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.
Deron Quon -- Angel Investor
"Good paperwork makes good friendships". Deron Quon, co-founder of Menus.com, Datassential, and Collective Solution shares thoughts on scaling and navigating a sale to private equity.
Now an active angel investor and founder of Hoopla.com, Deron also talks about the importance of investing back into the LA ecosystem.
Roy Rubin -- R-Squared Ventures
Roy Rubin dropped out of UCLA to start Magento, a massive eCommerce platform that scaled to over $100B in transactions annually.
Roy is now writing $500k to $1M checks out of his fund, R-Squared Ventures.
The story of his success and lessons learned is inspiring and worth a listen!
Vinay Singh -- Anthemis Group
There are so many great founders and VCs moving to LA! Vinay Singh is a Managing Director at Anthemis where he leads seed and Series A investments out of their early stage fund.
Vinay tells us that Anthemis is a global investment platform focused on the digital transformation of financial services, investing across all stages of growth.
Beth Kearns -- Touchdown Ventures
What are the best ways for a startup to partner with a big corporation?
Beth Kearns from Touchdown Ventures tells about different partnership models, best practices and pitfalls to avoid.
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Kareem El Sawy -- Arrowroot Capital
Word on the street is that more deals have structure. Kareem tells us about structured equity--when it makes sense and who it's right for.
Arrowroot is an 8+ year old growth equity firm in LA and Miami on Fund V ($500MM+ invested globally across 28 port cos.) that specializes in structured equity for venture-backed enterprise software companies.
Jeffrey Evans -- Mantis VC
Talking with Jeffrey made me wonder if I need to get a celebrity for our venture fund. Jeffrey had the opportunity to work with Alex and Drew of the Chainsmokers to set up Mantis VC and it sounds like an amazing team.
Jeffrey explains the value that the Chainsmokers are able to bring and how entrepreneurs and funds can best work with celebrity.
A Must-Listen for Entrepreneurs!
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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.
Minnie is the best!
Couldn’t be a better host than Minnie.