Speaking History

Moderator at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

J. Skyler Fernandes

Founder & Managing Director
Simon Venture Group
Speaking History

Moderator at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

J. Skyler Fernandes is the founding Managing Director of Simon Venture Group (SVG), a multi-stage venture capital group focused on innovating the future of retail and commerce. 

SVG is ranked by CB Insights as a top 5 corporate venture fund in the U.S and is the venture capital arm of Simon, an S&P 100 company and the largest retail real estate company in the world with retail sales that are larger than Amazon.com and Apple.com combined.

Simon Venture Group invests in five core ecosystems: Data Analytics & Marketing, Localized & Personalized Commerce, Recommerce & Experiential Retail, Rising New Brands, and Smart City/Building Tech. 

SVG invests $250K-$5M+ in early stage to high growth companies (Seed-Series C rounds) that are strategic to Simon, its retailers, and the retail industry. 

For more information on Simon Venture Group, go to: www.SimonVentureGroup.com

Mr. Fernandes has developed key entrepreneur resources, such as "The Best Startup Pitch Deck" , the #1 investor pitch deck template online, viewed and downloaded over 400,000 times and used by top accelerators and business schools.  Mr. Fernandes also co-founded with his wife the board game, "The Next Big Thing: The Game of Entrepreneurship" , http://www.nextbigthingboardgame.com

Mr. Fernandes graduated a year early from New York University (NYU), summa cum laude, due to his studies at Harvard University in Quantum Physics and Foreign Policy. Mr. Fernandes is an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching Intensive Venture Capital, is on the board and faculty of Bard's MBA, and is a frequent speaker on venture capital at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School.  Mr. Fernandes also gave a TEDx Talk on Venture Capital, called "Innovating the Financing of Innovation".