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Joe Guzel — Haven Ventures

Joe Guzel — Haven Ventures

After investing in Chime, Step, Brace, and many others, leading FinTech investor, Joe Guzel, tells us why he and fellow Crosslink partner McLain Southworth are starting their own fund, Haven, and...

Ben Marcus — UP Partners

Ben Marcus — UP Partners

Ben Marcus is the co-founder of UP Partners, a new $230M fund investing in the moving world.   Ben tells us about electric vertical takeoff airplanes, drones delivering packages from the roofs of...

Baron Davis — Baron Davis Enterprises

Baron Davis — Baron Davis Enterprises

Two-time NBA all-star, Baron Davis talks about his investing and how he encourages people to put their money where their mouth is. Hey, Baron Davis. He was not expecting you. I got to...

Best Of — Omar Hamoui

Best Of — Omar Hamoui

Omar is a partner at Mucker and leads their $190M "early" fund.  Previously a partner at Sequoia and founder of AdMob.   So many great insights on building companies and why it's hard for...

Kyle Adkins — FullCycle Climate Partners

Kyle Adkins — FullCycle Climate Partners

Kyle Adkins is a partner at FullCycle Climate Partners. FullCycle invests to accelerate the deployment of technologies that address our greenhouse gas crisis. Kyle shares great perspective on the...

Saeed Amidi — Plug and Play

Saeed Amidi — Plug and Play

Saeed Amidi is the CEO and founder of Plug and Play.  Plug and Play connects startups with corporate partners and is one of the most active investors in the world with about 250 investments per...

Alex Andrianopoulos — Kairos Ventures

Alex Andrianopoulos — Kairos Ventures

Alex Andrianopoulos tells us how scientific breakthroughs are going to reshape medicine, climate and the world we live in. Kairos Ventures is a ~$300M fund investing in these breakthroughs... even...

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...

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...