We talk to Southern California VCs to get to know them, their funds, and their advice for entrepreneurs.
Hosted my Minnie Ingersoll from TenOneTen, an LA-based seed fund investing in b2b software.
Daniel Leff -- Waverley Capital
From sitting on the Roku board from 2011 - 2018, Daniel Leff saw disruption in the media industry first hand.
He says that, unlike in tech, disruption in media comes from working with the incumbents rather than working against them.
Raina Kumra -- The Fund LA
Raina is a partner at The Fund LA along with Anna Barber, Josh Jones, and Austin Murray.
We talk about The Fund, ethics in tech, the benefits of daily turmeric and more.
Mike Jones -- Science
I could have talked with Mike for many more hours.. about building Science, building consumer brands, NFTs, social networks, parenting and much more.
Worth a listen even if just for inspiration on building better social networks for our children.
Anna Barber -- M13
Anna Barber is a partner at M13 where she is launching consumer startups. She's also a partner at The Fund LA, an LA-focused pre-seed fund.
Anna tells us about the difference between launching companies (narrowing the focus) and accelerating companies (widening the aperture), doing Series A investments and much more.
Sam Wick -- UTA Ventures
Sam Wick joins to talk about UTA Ventures. Sam clarifies how and when startups can best approach UTA's clients and the role of the Ventures team.
Will Schmitt -- Miroma Ventures
Will Schmitt is Head of Venture Strategy at Miroma Ventures. Miroma recently announced a $100M commitment to fund the next generation of consumer brands and media platforms.
Miroma has worked with companies from McDonald's to Netflix to Masterclass and Spotify. They invest at the seed or Series A stage and aim to bring that expertise to earlier stage companies.
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.
I’m all ears
I’m a newcomer to the world of VC and this podcast is a fantastic resource to help get me ranked quickly and stay in the know for the SoCal scene.