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Fred Wilson began his career in venture capital in 1987. He has focused exclusively on information technology investments for the past 17 years. From 1987 to 1996, Fred was first an Associate and then a General Partner at Euclid Partners, a New York based, early stage, venture capital firm founded in 1970. In 1996, Fred co-founded Flatiron Partners. He is currently the Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures (http://www.unionsquareventures.com/). Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred is married with three kids and lives in New York City.
Visit Fred's blog: A VC (http://avc.blogs.com/a_vc/)
Balkar has been a practitioner of value investing for more than four years. His investment philosophy, including the ideas of margin of safety, competitive advantages, and statistical thinking have mostly been influenced by the works of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, among others.
He is also enrolled in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and have passed Level 2 of the curriculum. His aim is to work under a reputed value investor.