Inaugural Recording of "Elevate: Black Wharton Alumni Excellence in Focus” with Antonio Key and Brandon Hoffman of Sunset Ventures
We are thrilled to invite you to be part of the live recording of the inaugural episode of our new podcast series, "Elevate: Black Wharton Alumni Excellence in Focus." This engaging series, presented by the Wharton Black MBA Alumni Association (WBMBAA), will showcase in-depth conversations with accomplished business leaders from our esteemed alumni community.
Episode 1 - Launching a Venture Capital Firm with Antonio Key (‘14) and Brandon Hoffman (‘15)
In this first episode, we will explore the remarkable journey of launching a Venture Capital Firm with two outstanding Wharton alumni, Antonio Key ('14) and Brandon Hoffman ('15). Their insights and experiences promise to be both enlightening and inspiring.
- Date: Tuesday, November 7th
- Time: 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT
- Location: Click here for event details
About Our Guests
Brandon Hoffman is a Co-Founder & General Partner of Sunset Ventures, an early-stage venture fund based in Los Angeles & San Francisco focused on the future of gaming, finance, and commerce. Sunset backs uncommon founders using frontier technology to redefine the internet.
Prior to Sunset, he was an operator & investor at Samsung Next, the software group of Samsung Electronics. He led R&D efforts for the Chief Innovation Officer around gaming, fintech, wellness, and Web3/AI and executed more than 20 early-stage deals.
Antonio Key is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sunset Ventures, an early-stage venture fund based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He is a current member of the Kauffman Fellows Program (Class 28).
Prior to founding Sunset, Antonio was the Director of Investments at Samsung Next, Samsung’s early-stage venture fund focused on software and services. In an earlier role at Samsung Next, he led corporate development for the team that drove Partnerships and M&A specific to Ad tech, IoT, Digital Health and the Fintech. Before Samsung, Antonio was an M&A investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in NYC and completed 10 transactions totaling $26bn in enterprise value.
About Sunset Ventures
Sunset Ventures is a Pre-Seed venture fund in Los Angeles and San Francisco with a mission to invest in founders building a better tomorrow.
The partners have worked together for ten years, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, and most recently as investors and operators at Samsung's software division (Samsung Next). In the last five years, they have invested in over 70 companies, including Ready Player Me, Yuga Labs, Wonder Dynamics, Flow Carbon, BlocPower, and more.
They take pride in being early believers and seek to be the first institutional investor within a startup’s first $1M raised to address the gap founders generally face at the Pre-Seed stage.
Mark your calendar for November 7th, and join us for this engaging and enlightening discussion. We can't wait to see you there!
Please note that this event will be recorded and made available in video and podcast formats for those who can't attend live. However, attending the live recording gives you the unique opportunity to interact, ask questions, and engage with our distinguished guests in real-time.