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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...

Austin Clements — Slauson & Co

Austin Clements — Slauson & Co

Many VCs shy away from tech that serves SMBs.  Austin explains how this has left an enormous opportunity and his tips for entrepreneurs in the space. We talk about his partnership with...

Chang Xu — Basis Set Ventures

Chang Xu — Basis Set Ventures

Chang Xu is a partner at $140M fund Basis Set Ventures.  We discuss everything from why open source is a good business model, how next gen infrastructure might look, what she learned...

Ryan Hoover — Weekend Fund

Ryan Hoover — Weekend Fund

I really enjoyed my conversation with Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover about product launches, building community and what he looks for when investing out of the Weekend Fund. Today, I am...

Aaron Fyke — Thin Line Capital

Aaron Fyke — Thin Line Capital

What is the state of global warming today?  Renewables?  Should all VCs be investing in CleanTech?   Aaron Fyke from Thin Line Capital is one of the smartest CleanTech investors and...

Taj Eldridge — Include Ventures

Taj Eldridge — Include Ventures

Taj Eldridge tells us about his brand new $250M fund, Include Ventures, that he just launched with Bahiyah Robinson and Keith Spears.     Taj is passionate about reducing the wealth gap through...

David Waxman — TenOneTen

David Waxman — TenOneTen

The one, the only, David Waxman!!  David was the founder of three venture backed companies before he and Gil Elbaz started TenOneTen. David shares lessons learned from an IPO, a litigious board...

Megan Guy — King River Capital

Megan Guy — King River Capital

Megan is one of the founders of King River Capital, an LA-based fund investing in Series A and later companies.     They are investing out of a $100M Fund II. Megan shares how they...

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...

Kerry Bennett — Upfront

Kerry Bennett — Upfront

Loved talking with Kerry about how startups should think about their marketing org and how that has changed. Also fun to hear about Upfront's brand and the brand of the partners at Upfront. ...

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....

Sean Harper — Westlake Village BioPartners

Sean Harper — Westlake Village BioPartners

With their recently raised $500M, Westlake Village BioPartners is catalyzing the LA biotech ecosystem. Sean Harper, former Head of R&D at Amgen, tells us about his focus on therapeutics to...