We talk to Southern California VCs to get to know them, their funds, and their advice for entrepreneurs.
Hosted by Minnie Ingersoll from TenOneTen, an LA-based seed fund investing in b2b software.
Kunal Tandon -- El Cap
Kunal Tandon was running a family business importing paper and metal before cold calling his way into venture capital. Previously at Collaborative Fund, Kunal is now investing out of El Cap Fund II with his partner and former NFL player Stewart Bradley.
Scott Nolan - Founders Fund
Scott Nolan tells us what he thinks about the Elon-haters and how Founders Fund is unique in their investing approach. Scott, a partner at Founders Fund, has been there 12 years and was one of the first hires at SpaceX.
Ivan Nikkhoo -- Navigate Ventures
From fleeing revolution at 14 to shaping the future of B2B SaaS investments, Ivan's journey is nothing short of inspirational. Uncover secrets to startup success and the art of building a vibrant venture community.
Josh Porter -- FirstLook Partners
FirstLook Partners is a hybrid fund of funds actively investing in funds under $50M. Josh Porter, co-founder of FirstLook, explains why he thinks smaller funds make the best investment opportunities.
Josh has seen hundreds of decks and digs in on how to evaluate funds and his unique approach to co-investments.
Will Weisman -- KittyHawk Ventures
Can you live to be 150!? Our podcast guest Will Weisman thinks so! Explore the realm where future tech intertwines with the quest for immortality.
From his start as a couch-surfing entrepreneur to Executive Director of Singularity University to founder of KittyHawk Ventures. Predicting a world where immortality is possible, this episode dives into the cutting edge of longevity, the power of psychedelics, and reimagining our lifetimes. Tune in for an inspiring journey into tomorrow!
Everywhere Ventures -- Scott Hartley
Scott Hartley shares what we get wrong about college degrees, how to identify and test founders and why seemingly disparate interests create innovation.
Scott is the co-founder of Everywhere Ventures and Two Culture Capital, two global VC funds, a best-selling author and a team member on the Council on Foreign Relations. He has invested in >300 portfolio companies and gives heaps of tactical investing advice, thoughts from his book and some of the best lessons from his mentors.
A Must-Listen for Entrepreneurs!
Have a question about anything “VC?”
Minnie has got you covered. 😎
Whether you’re well established in the world of venture capital, or just getting started, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Minnie does an incredible job leading engaging conversations with industry leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves and every. single. episode. is jam-packed with helpful takeaways. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
So much promise
Yet the show needs quite bit of help and better producer
Came for the VC advice (I’m the CEO of an early stage start up), stayed for Minnies melodic voice that slowly lulls me to sleep.