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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...

Gil Elbaz — TenOneTen

Gil Elbaz — TenOneTen

My partner Gil Elbaz joins to talk about his passion for data, building AdSense, selling to Google and then building Factual.   He also explains why founders should mentally commit 10...

Scott Lenet — Touchdown Ventures

Scott Lenet — Touchdown Ventures

We talk with Scott Lenet of Touchdown Ventures about the pros and cons of corporate venture... and how Touchdown is trying to do it right.   Touchdown already has 45 people on the team, and they're...

Omar Hamoui — Mucker Capital

Omar Hamoui — Mucker Capital

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 startups to...

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...

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 Ajay Relan...

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...