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January 2023


January Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest CQA news.

CQA Updates:

Happy New Year!

We're really looking forward to getting back to our usual schedule of CQA events this year. Please mark your calendars for the key dates of our upcoming conferences and seminars. It's not too early to start planning for the April conference. You can find hotel reservation information below. We are finalizing the agenda and expect a good crowd to join us at the Wynn in Las Vegas. If you've been travelling lately, you have surely noticed the increased traffic in the airports and full flights, so book early! 

Please be on the lookout for an email from Melissa regarding 2023 Membership Dues. Please note that if you fail to pay your dues by the deadline, you won't receive an invitation to the Las Vegas Conference. 
Dan Cardell
Membership Dues
Dues notices will be coming to your email inbox this month. These will be the only notices you receive and there will be a link to the payment page and instructions for payment options. You can pay your dues using this link:
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CQA Spring 2023 Conference
The Spring Conference will be held April 12-13 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please make your reservations early, as space is limited. You can reach the hotel reservation line at 866-770-7555. Use Group Code: 6CQA0423 to get our preferred rate of $249 per night.

Click here for more details.
Speaker Showcase
One of our featured speakers in April will be Clint Korver. Clint is co-founder and managing director of Ulu Ventures, a Silicon Valley seed stage venture firm investing in enterprise IT, FinTech, and startups led by diverse founders. An expert in decision-making under uncertainty, he designed Ulu’s investment process to combine data and intuition to minimize cognitive biases, reduce risk, and produce better, more consistent returns.
An active supporter of entrepreneurship within the Stanford community, Clint taught entrepreneurship in the School of Engineering; mentors at StartX, Stanford’s accelerator; and co-founded Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, one of Stanford’s largest alumni groups.
Over the last 13 years, Clint and his partner Miriam Rivera have invested in more than 170 startups including SoFi, Palantir, Guild, Krux (acquired by Salesforce), Blue River Technology (acquired by John Deere), Homelight, BetterUp, Figure and Guild Education. Prior to Ulu, Clint co-founded four Silicon Valley startups which provided tools to help individuals or organizations make better decisions. He also co-authored a book on ethical decision-making entitled Ethics for the Real World.
Clint is a Kauffman Fellow in venture capital and holds a PhD and an MS in decision analysis from Stanford’s School of Engineering and a BA in mathematics from Grinnell College where he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Recommended Reads
"Why Does Private Equity Get to Play Make-Believe With Prices?"
Investors and managers are playing a dangerous game of “volatility laundering,” Cliff Asness writes.
"The 52 New Books That Top Business Leaders Are Recommending—and Why"
Bloomberg put together their top books from 2022. A few books that stood out to CQA members on the list included The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future, Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life, A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence, and Collective Illusions: Conformity, Complicity, and the Science of Why We Make Bad Decisions.
"Cryptoassets: Beyond the Hype"
Based on interviews of investment professionals and crypto experts, the authors go beyond the hype to understand the state of crypto investing and the implications for investors and policymakers.
Upcoming Events
Inquire-Europe & Inquire UK Seminars
Joint Spring Seminar co-hosted by Inquire-Europe and Inquire UK
Republic of Malta - March 26-28 - More Info
Autumn Seminar hosted by Inquire-Europe
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany - September 24-26
CQA Fall 2023 Conference
Chicago - September 13-14
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