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Episode 91: Behind the Scenes of Becoming a VC Friday Coffee Meet Up Podcast

    • Education

An informal look at my experience raising $200M from Sand Hill Road, transitioning to a new role as a partner at a local LA venture fund, lessons learned, lessons learning, and what has surprised me now that I’m sitting on the other side of the table.

At Shift, we raised ~$100M from DFJ, Highland Capital, Goldman Sachs, BMW and DCM before just recently raising another $140M series D. Shift started with me showing up at my co-founders apartment every morning at 10am, parking cars outside his house and taking pics with my iPhone. It’s been up and to the right like a deeply soul-searching rollercoaster.

I moved back to Pasadena to be close to family and did some speed dating with the LA venture funds before landing at TenOneTen. We fund early stage entrepreneurs (usually $500k - $1M check size) and I am just learning the ropes. In this talk, I’ll reflect on what I’ve learned and what I’m still learning.

Bio: Minnie Ingersoll
Long-time Silicon Valley product leader and operations executive with a particular interest in building and scaling impact through elegant technical solutions and great teams.

I started my career as an early product manager at Google where I co-founded the Access team. After 11+ years, I left Google to become COO of Shift. In my spare time I volunteer for city government, surf baby waves, and raise baby people.

An informal look at my experience raising $200M from Sand Hill Road, transitioning to a new role as a partner at a local LA venture fund, lessons learned, lessons learning, and what has surprised me now that I’m sitting on the other side of the table.

At Shift, we raised ~$100M from DFJ, Highland Capital, Goldman Sachs, BMW and DCM before just recently raising another $140M series D. Shift started with me showing up at my co-founders apartment every morning at 10am, parking cars outside his house and taking pics with my iPhone. It’s been up and to the right like a deeply soul-searching rollercoaster.

I moved back to Pasadena to be close to family and did some speed dating with the LA venture funds before landing at TenOneTen. We fund early stage entrepreneurs (usually $500k - $1M check size) and I am just learning the ropes. In this talk, I’ll reflect on what I’ve learned and what I’m still learning.

Bio: Minnie Ingersoll
Long-time Silicon Valley product leader and operations executive with a particular interest in building and scaling impact through elegant technical solutions and great teams.

I started my career as an early product manager at Google where I co-founded the Access team. After 11+ years, I left Google to become COO of Shift. In my spare time I volunteer for city government, surf baby waves, and raise baby people.

49 min

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