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.
Taylor Adams -- Rise Together Ventures
When Taylor Adams advises family offices on setting up venture programs he recommends investing into fund of funds for coverage, emerging managers for access and direct investments for alpha.
In addition to his family office work, Taylor is the co-founder of Rise Together Ventures, a fund enabling for-profit entrepreneurs to realize their full for-profit and philanthropic vision.
Gaby Darbyshire -- Dangerous Ventures
"It would be delightful if all the brightest brains in the world focused their energies on solving climate problems."
Gaby Darbyshire gained deep operational expertise as a founder of Gawker Media before starting climate tech focused Dangerous Ventures. There is a lot to learn from Gaby in many dimensions.
Jason Yeh -- Patron
The next version of the internet will feel a lot more like a game.
Jason Yeh and partner Brian Cho helped Riot Games scale League of Legends to a massive global scale. They take a lot of lessons from gaming as they invest from $90M Patron Fund I into what they call the "spectrum of play".
Andrew Kahn -- Crush Ventures
Andrew Kahn from Crush Ventures invests in music, interactive media, the creator economy, and more. Crush Ventures is the venture arm of Crush Music, a global talent management firm whose roster includes Miley Cyrus, Sia, Green Day, Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, among many others.
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!
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.