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We talk to Southern California VCs to get to know them, their funds, and their advice for entrepreneurs
Nick Grouf — Alpha Edison

Nick Grouf — Alpha Edison

Nick believes VC has become a very reactive business. He explains how he and Nate Redmond set out to build Alpha Edison as a proactive, knowledge-driven fund.   Nick Grouf is a founder...

Rob Dyrdek — Dyrdek Machine

Rob Dyrdek — Dyrdek Machine

So much fun talking with Rob Dyrdek about everything from his $450M in exits to his multiple world records to his thoughts on building self-belief!   Rob has built a system for it all at the...

Sanjay Reddy — Unlock Venture Partners

Sanjay Reddy — Unlock Venture Partners

Sanjay tells us about Unlock Fund II, his Southern California focus, advice for startups on finding good bankers and much more.   Sanjay Reddy is a founding partner at Unlock Venture...

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...

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...

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...