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Justin Fishner-Wolfson — 137 Ventures

Justin Fishner-Wolfson — 137 Ventures

Justin Fishner-Wolfson is the cofounder and managing partner at 137 Ventures. 137 has more than $1.5B assets under management and is known for investing in growth-stage companies by providing custom...

Carey Ransom — Operate

Carey Ransom — Operate

Carey Ransom runs the Operate Studio and is one of the best known startup investors in Orange County. Carey challenges us all--from LPs to GPs--to think harder about how we are measuring success and...

Daniel Leff — Waverley Capital

Daniel Leff — Waverley Capital

From sitting on the Roku board from 2011 - 2018, Daniel Leff saw disruption in the media industry first hand. He says that, unlike in tech, disruption in media comes from working with the incumbents...

Raina Kumra — The Fund LA

Raina Kumra — The Fund LA

Raina is a partner at The Fund LA along with Anna Barber, Josh Jones, and Austin Murray.   We talk about The Fund, ethics in tech, the benefits of daily turmeric and more.  I...

Mike Jones — Science

Mike Jones — Science

I could have talked with Mike for many more hours.. about building Science, building consumer brands, NFTs, social networks, parenting and much more.  Worth a listen even if just for inspiration on...

Anna Barber — M13

Anna Barber — M13

Anna Barber is a partner at M13 where she is launching consumer startups.  She's also a partner at The Fund LA, an LA-focused pre-seed fund.     Anna tells us about the difference between launching...

Sam Wick — UTA Ventures

Sam Wick — UTA Ventures

Sam Wick joins to talk about UTA Ventures. Sam clarifies how and when startups can best approach UTA's clients and the role of the Ventures team. I am excited to get to chat with Sam Wick,...

Will Schmitt — Miroma Ventures

Will Schmitt — Miroma Ventures

Will Schmitt is Head of Venture Strategy at Miroma Ventures.  Miroma recently announced a $100M commitment to fund the next generation of consumer brands and media platforms.  ...

Marlon Nichols — MaC Ventures

Marlon Nichols — MaC Ventures

Today Marlon talks about MAC Ventures and how he, Mike Palank, Adrian Fenty and Charles D. King tap into their deep networks to identify shifts in cultural trends and behaviors. I am...