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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,...

Virginia Schmitt — B Capital

Virginia Schmitt — B Capital

Virginia Schmitt is a partner and CFO at B Capital.  B Capital is a leading growth-venture firm and one of the largest with an LA office, investing $10-60M in series B-D companies. Virginia shares insights from being a CFO investing out of over $1B AUM. ...

Adam Lilling — Plus Capital

Adam Lilling — Plus Capital

Adam Lilling probably has the coolest job.  He's the founder and managing partner at Plus Capital, where he works with celebrities like Ellen and Portia who want to invest in growing companies (post-seed) that align with their values.   Adam Lilling is with...

Don & David — Global Founders Capital (GFC)

Don & David — Global Founders Capital (GFC)

Don Stalter and David Resnekov are colleagues at GFC (Global Founders Capital), a $1.2B fund that will invest pre-product all the way through later growth rounds and will even lead multiple rounds for a company.  Interesting, entrepreneurial approach to VC....

Brendan Wallace — Fifth Wall

Brendan Wallace — Fifth Wall

So interesting talking to Brendan Wallace about how he built Fifth Wall to $1.2B in 3.5 years. We talk about how the retail landscape is changing, how the work week will change and hopefully how the carbon impact of real estate will change.    So excited to...