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Webinar: Lyft that Rocket Lab to the Improbable (all things “unicorn”)

  • Fri, July 12, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online
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Lyft that Rocket Lab to the Improbable (all things “unicorn”)  

Friday, July 12, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Online Webinar

Please note that the link to access the webinar will be sent to registrants in advance of the program.


Lyft,* Rocket Lab, and Improbable are three of more than 260 private companies valued at $1 billion plus, an ensemble known as unicorns. We will explore how unicorns are similar and different, investigate industry signals of activity and momentum, and examine wealth generation patterns. This program was presented in the spring conference and due to popular demand is now being offered again online. 

* Material for this presentation was gathered just prior to Lyft’s initial public offering (IPO). By the time of this presentation, Uber, too, will have publicly floated and estimates price the company at a valuation approaching $90 billion compared to Lyft’s market capitalization that has trended below $20 billion. The interplay in the on-demand market, which encompasses companies like Lyft and Uber, is fascinating.


Richard Horne leads a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital which is merging to become the second-largest health system in Massachusetts, to promote fundraising research insights and prospect management support for a rapidly-growing development office. He previously worked in development/advancement at Yale, where he studied Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Richard is a co-founder of the Yale Economic Review and a member of NEDRA's Board of Directors for which he chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and co-chairs the Sponsorship Committee.

LaShawn Underdue joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in August 2017 as its Associate Director for Prospect Management after seven years culminating in a senior research role on the distinguished Boston Children's Hospital's Prospect Research team. While at BCH, LaShawn earned a LEAN Six Sigma yellow belt and helped her team build many good things as part of their contributions toward a $1.3 billion capital campaign result (to be). A graduate of Washington, DC’s Howard University and lover of good books, LaShawn has helped media companies and Boston’s (and New England’s) beloved WGBH meet sales and fundraising goals since joining our field in 2001.


$85 Members

$125 Non-Members


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