203 episodes

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.

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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.

    Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka -- Canaan Partners

    Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka -- Canaan Partners

    Venture capital is a team sport masquerading as an individual sport.  Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, partner at Canaan Partners, tells us why he thinks VC partnerships resemble a swim team.  
    We also talk about space and defense tech, the evolution of venture capital, how generational transition can work well and why a thoughtful reserve strategy has outsized leverage, especially in early stage venture firms.

    • 28 min
    Avery Rosin -- Lead Edge Capital

    Avery Rosin -- Lead Edge Capital

    More growth rounds in 2024!  Avery Rosin is writing $50-300M checks for Lead Edge Capital. He thinks PE firms are going to continue being acquisitive, companies are going to reorient around the Rule of 40 and more reasons for his optimism.

    • 30 min
    Shamin Walsh - BAM Ventures

    Shamin Walsh - BAM Ventures

    Have VCs overreacted against investing in consumer?  Shamin Walsh has a 10x fund and numerous case studies to show that consumer can provide huge returns when done right. 
    Shamin shares how to win when investing in consumer (eg: invest in a cat litter company that raises $1.5M and exits for $500M!!)

    • 30 min
    Michael Tubbs -- Tubbs Ventures

    Michael Tubbs -- Tubbs Ventures

    Michael Tubbs gained national prominence when he became the youngest mayor of any major American city at age 26. He was a hero of the universal basic income movement until he suddenly lost reelection. Listen to his lessons learned and think about what you're willing to stick your neck out and lose for.
    Tubbs is now investing out of Tubbs Ventures, where he focuses on government technology and solving fundamental societal problems.

    • 31 min
    Josh Resnick - OpenSky Ventures

    Josh Resnick - OpenSky Ventures

    Josh Resnick is the co-founder of candy brand Sugarfina, where he sold very expensive gummy bears that made people happy. Before Sugarfina, he sold his video game developer Pandemic Studios for $860M. 
    He is now a General Partner at OpenSky Ventures where he invests in the future of commerce and helps founders avoid pitfalls of growing too fast--adding SKUs too quickly, not having a handle on business data, overspending on legal and other lessons he's learned from his founder and angel investing journey.
     

    • 33 min
    Kunal Tandon -- El Cap

    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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

ASobering ,

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!

JakesPods ,

So much promise

Yet the show needs quite bit of help and better producer

pkilco65 ,

Good vibes

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.

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