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Spencer Rascoff — 75 & Sunny

Spencer Rascoff — 75 & Sunny

Spencer shares all about 75 & Sunny--how he is trying to avoid putting dot.LA behind a paywall, how Pacaso is not at all like a timeshare, and how he's reinvesting back into startups in LA and...

Gary Benitt — Social Leverage

Gary Benitt — Social Leverage

Gary Benitt is a managing partner at Social Leverage, a $99M seed fund with investments that include Robinhood, Rally Road, Kustomer and more.  Gary is a serial entrepreneur who likes to invest...

Pejman Nozad — Pear VC

Pejman Nozad — Pear VC

Pejman Nozad tells us about investing in Dropbox, DoorDash and how he picks winners.    He also talks about Pear's current initiatives: Pear Accelerator, Pear Fellows, Pear competition and...

Jessica Jackley — Untapped Capital

Jessica Jackley — Untapped Capital

Jessica Jackley is currently an investor at UntappedVC and the founder of Alltruists,  a startup disrupting the $300B volunteer economy.Jessica shares how her experience starting Kiva shaped her...

Matt McCall — Pritzker Group

Matt McCall — Pritzker Group

Matt McCall catches us up on venture investing for the Pritzker group where he's doing a lot of seed deals and using those to fuel his Series A investing.   We also discuss wearing life like a...

Josh Jones — The Fund LA

Josh Jones — The Fund LA

Josh Jones is the richest, goofiest, most confident yet normal-seeming person who was a Bitcoin pioneer, recently bought an airline, and is a partner at The Fund LA. Josh Jones is with me...

Shane Kelly — MCT

Shane Kelly — MCT

Media tech expert Shane Kelly joins to discuss the business of financing feature films and tech startups.   Shane also shares his passion for Pharrell's Black Ambition Price and his thoughts on the...

Rick Smith — Crosscut Ventures

Rick Smith — Crosscut Ventures

Rick Smith is a founding manager partner of @CrosscutVC and one of the pillars of the LA tech community.   Crosscut is now investing out of Crosscut Fund V, but started as a $5M Fund...

Chirag Chotalia — Threshold Ventures

Chirag Chotalia — Threshold Ventures

Chirag tells us about his journey from Pritzker Group to DFJ and the evolution from DFJ to Threshold.  He's one of only a few LA-based Series A investors. Great to hear his perspective on...