Live Internet Radio / Podcast on VC Director Accountability and Board Effectiveness 9-28 10 – 11 AM PDT

This coming Thursday, September 28, I will be interviewed by Steve Bengston of PriceWaterhouseCoopers on the subject of current initiatives in the VC industry to promote greater director accountability and board effectiveness.

News stories today report the challenges concerning director accountability and board effectiveness of public corporations. Private venture-backed companies face similar challenges as well as industry-specific governance challenges related to their development stage. As you are aware from this blog and my other writing on VC trends, I am passionate about private company governance.

The show will be broadcast live on, the largest internet talk radio station in the world (  Steve Bengston is Managing Director of Emerging Company Services at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

The one hour discussion will include:

–The state of formal director education in the venture capital industry

–The organized efforts in the venture capital industry which are addressing these shortcomings in basic director education

–The baseline-knowledge of venture-backed company directors about the expectations and legal requirements of board service

–The minimum expectations for directors: the criteria for management directors, VC directors, and independent directors

I hope that you will have the opportunity to tune into on September 28 from 10-11AM PDT. To hear the broadcast, go to the website ( and click on the How to Listen instructions.

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