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Jeffrey Evans — Mantis VC

Jeffrey Evans — Mantis VC

Talking with Jeffrey made me wonder if I need to get a celebrity for our venture fund.  Jeffrey had the opportunity to work with Alex and Drew of the Chainsmokers to set up Mantis VC and it...

Mike Fernandez — B Capital

Mike Fernandez — B Capital

Why is a Series B pitch so much different than pitching a Series A company?  How do growth stage investors think about multiples today?   Mike Fernandez talks about what he is...

Blake Bartlett — OpenView

Blake Bartlett — OpenView

This is a great explanation of PLG from the guy who coined the term.  Blake Bartlett tells us about the different eras of business software and the problems it was built to solve--from solving a...

Fred Farina — The Caltech Fund

Fred Farina — The Caltech Fund

Fred is the Chief Innovation and Partnerships officer at Caltech where he oversees the Tech Transfer office and recently set up two new funds : The Caltech Fund and the Wilson and Hill fund. Fred...

Jackie Fast — Sandbox Studios

Jackie Fast — Sandbox Studios

I learned so much about working with celebrities from Jackie Fast at Sandbox Studios : * Celebrities are not doing this for impact.  It is for the money * George Clooney's $1B payday from Casamigos...

Greg Kubin — PsyMed Ventures

Greg Kubin — PsyMed Ventures

The hippies were right. From music festivals, to veganism, to eastern philosophy, and now psychedelics.   In this fascinating episode, Greg Kubin tells us about the growing psychedelic movement...

Brad Zions — Pitbull Ventures

Brad Zions — Pitbull Ventures

Should we be pouring massive amounts of time and money into web3 or is it just technology looking for a use case?  Pitbull Ventures founder Brad Zions is also the producer of Kissing Jessica Stein...

Will Bumpus — Concrete Rose

Will Bumpus — Concrete Rose

Will Bumpus from Concrete Rose joins us today.  Concrete Rose has grown quickly and is now leading rounds with $1-2M checks to support a virtuous cycle of wealth and opportunity for...