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LA Series B Investors

Shawn Colo — 3L Capital

Shawn Colo — 3L Capital

Shawn Colo is a founder and managing partner at 3L Capital, a growth equity firm based in LA and NY writing $10-30M checks. We discuss 3L portfolio companies goPuff, Relativity Space, AvantStay and Shawn's founding of Demand Media.  Shawn Colo is a...

Martha Notaras — Brewer Lane

Martha Notaras — Brewer Lane

Martha Notaras is the smartest and most fun Insurtech investor that I know.  She tells us about Brewer Lane's $175M Fund I and investing into Series A and B Insurtech and Fintech companies.  I am excited for my conversation with Martha Notaras...

Drew Taylor — Digitalis Ventures

Drew Taylor — Digitalis Ventures

Drew Taylor is a partner at Digitalis Ventures.  Digitalis has a $100M human health fund, a $100M pet health fund and $30M for venture creation. We also discuss being part of a family business and why founders in pet health are great people to work with. ...

Justin Fishner-Wolfson — 137 Ventures

Justin Fishner-Wolfson — 137 Ventures

Justin Fishner-Wolfson is the cofounder and managing partner at 137 Ventures. 137 has more than $1.5B assets under management and is known for investing in growth-stage companies by providing custom liquidity solutions to founders. I am joined today by Justin...

Daniel Leff — Waverley Capital

Daniel Leff — Waverley Capital

From sitting on the Roku board from 2011 - 2018, Daniel Leff saw disruption in the media industry first hand. He says that, unlike in tech, disruption in media comes from working with the incumbents rather than working against them. Today I am with Daniel...

Vik Sasi — Dreamers VC

Vik Sasi — Dreamers VC

Vik is a partner at Dreamers VC, a $55m fund co-founded by Will Smith. Vik explains the world of influencers, talent fees, production fees, warrants, and much more.      Hello and welcome to the LA Venture Podcast. This is Minnie Ingersoll, host of the...

Phil Sanderson — Griffin Gaming Partners

Phil Sanderson — Griffin Gaming Partners

Griffin Gaming Partners is a $250m Fund I focused exclusively on gaming.     Phil Sanderson says that gaming investing is the new enterprise software--a predictable business model with strong CAC to LTV ratios and increasingly large exit opportunities.   We also talk...

Jamie Montgomery — March Capital

Jamie Montgomery — March Capital

Fantastic chance to get to know Jamie Montgomery.  Jamie shares how he's built such strong relationships, delivered outsized returns for March Capital, his approach to philanthropy and his high school fire extinguisher business. For more, tune in March 3rd and...

Zach White — Sinai Ventures

Zach White — Sinai Ventures

Great talk with Zach White about managing Sinai Venture's $600M Fund II.   We talk about investing in Pinterest, buying secondary shares, and independent thinking in the venture business. I'm excited to be talking with Zach white today. Zach is a...

Nicole Quinn — Lightspeed

Nicole Quinn — Lightspeed

Nicole Quinn says "you can't be called Lightspeed and move slowly" and explains how they can get a term sheet done in 2-3 days. Lots of insights on building an enduring brand that are applicable whether you are in the consumer space, or building an...

Mark Terbeek — Greycroft

Mark Terbeek — Greycroft

Mark is a leading B2B investor and on the board of Scopely, Icertis and more.  He shares his current investment theses and explains how Greycroft operates as a seed to growth stage venture fund. Mark Terbeek is a partner at Greycroft and one of the...

Dan Abrams — Cobalt Capital

Dan Abrams — Cobalt Capital

Dan Abrams is a partner at Cobalt Capital. Prior to Cobalt, Dan (and the entire Cobalt team) was at CAA-affiliated Evolution Media. Cobalt leads Series B rounds, but likes to get to know founders earlier in their journey. I have Dan Abrams with me today. Dan,...