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The Upfront podcast features a variety of guests to discuss startups, venture capital, and current events - providing an insider's view into entrepreneurship and technology.

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The Upfront podcast features a variety of guests to discuss startups, venture capital, and current events - providing an insider's view into entrepreneurship and technology.

    Josh Kopelman Interviewed by Mark Suster | Upfront Summit 2020

    Josh Kopelman Interviewed by Mark Suster | Upfront Summit 2020

    Founder and Managing Partner of First Round Capital Josh Kopelman talks with Upfront Managing Partner Mark Suster about scaling a VC with early stage as a focus. Topics include:
    - What's changed in the early stage ecosystem
    - Why Josh believes 70% of VC is picking the right founder
    - His advice for new funds and for LPs considering new venture investments
    - How and why they've invested in platform as a value-add service

    • 27 min
    Wolfgang Puck and Byron Lazaroff Puck Interviewed by D.A. Wallach

    Wolfgang Puck and Byron Lazaroff Puck Interviewed by D.A. Wallach

    Chefs Wolfgang Puck and Byron Lazaroff Puck talk with investor D.A. Wallach about the birth and expansion of the Puck global food empire; the connection between food and the arts; quality control across the brand; and how the Puck food empire is innovating for sustainability and cultural change.

    • 27 min
    Paris Hilton Interviewed by Courtney Reum | Upfront Summit 2020

    Paris Hilton Interviewed by Courtney Reum | Upfront Summit 2020

    Paris Hilton talks with M13's Courtney Reum about being the CEO of a billion dollar brand; balancing her entrepreneurial efforts including product lines, properties, retail outlets and entertainment; her start as the first "influencer" and connecting with fans; the differences between her public and private personae; and the leaders and advice that have inspired her career.

    • 29 min
    David Lawee and Jason Lemkin Interviewed by Teddy Schleifer | Upfront Summit 2020

    David Lawee and Jason Lemkin Interviewed by Teddy Schleifer | Upfront Summit 2020

    David Lawee and Jason Lemkin Interviewed by Teddy Schleifer | Upfront Summit 2020 by Upfront Ventures

    • 24 min
    Jeff Jordan Interviewed by Kara Nortman | Upfront Summit 2020

    Jeff Jordan Interviewed by Kara Nortman | Upfront Summit 2020

    a16z Managing Partner Jeff Jordan speaks with Upfront partner Kara Nortman multi-stage investing at the firm; trends in VC; how and in what sectors he makes investment decisions including Airbnb and Overtime; how his experience as an operator informs his role as a board member; and the benefit of sports experience as a VC.

    • 28 min
    David Sobie Explains Why DTC Brands are Opening Retail Stores | Upfront Summit 2020

    David Sobie Explains Why DTC Brands are Opening Retail Stores | Upfront Summit 2020

    Founder and CEO of Happy Returns, David Sobie, shares his perspective on the myth of the "retail apocalypse" and why DTC brands are well situated to the new retail reality.

    • 8 min

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