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The podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti interview VC's & Startup Founders and on how they build great technology startups.

The Full Ratchet (TFR): Venture Capital and Startup Investing Demystified Nick Moran | Angel Investor | Startup Advisor | Venture Capitalist

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    • 4.9 • 242 Ratings

The podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti interview VC's & Startup Founders and on how they build great technology startups.

    443. The Path from Aspiring VC to Partner at Bessemer, Building Non-Consensus Conviction, The Most Compelling Vertical Applications of AI, and Why Fintech is the New Frontier in Supply Chain (Mike Droesch)

    443. The Path from Aspiring VC to Partner at Bessemer, Building Non-Consensus Conviction, The Most Compelling Vertical Applications of AI, and Why Fintech is the New Frontier in Supply Chain (Mike Droesch)

    Mike Droesch of Bessemer Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss The Path from Aspiring VC to Partner at Bessemer, Building Non-Consensus Conviction, The Most Compelling Vertical Applications of AI, and Why Fintech is the New Frontier in Supply Chain. In this episode we cover:

    AI Applications in Various Industries, Advancements in AI-Powered Voice Transcription Technology, AI's Potential to Disrupt Vertical SaaS Industries Business Models for AI Software, Including Copilots, Agents, and Tech-Enabled Services AI Applications, Defensibility, and Market Potential Open Source vs. Closed Source AI Models Supply Chain Inefficiencies and the Role of FinTech in Improving Payment and Invoicing Processes Investing in Non-Consensus Supply Chain Software Categories, Focusing on Procurement and Freight Audit
    Guest Links:

    LinkedIn Twitter/X  Bessemer Venture Partners
    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 52 min
    Investor Stories 357: Key Advice (Klein, Jensen, Edelson)

    Investor Stories 357: Key Advice (Klein, Jensen, Edelson)

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

    Todd Klein Larsen Jensen Alex Edelson
    We asked guests for the most important piece of advice that they'd share with folks early in their venture career.

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 6 min
    442. The Prospects & Primary Benefits of Open Banking, Assessing Multi-Variate Risk in Fintech, and Whether Larger Outcomes will come from Embedded Fintech or Vertically Integrated Platforms (Adam Felesky)

    442. The Prospects & Primary Benefits of Open Banking, Assessing Multi-Variate Risk in Fintech, and Whether Larger Outcomes will come from Embedded Fintech or Vertically Integrated Platforms (Adam Felesky)

    Adam Felesky of Portage joins Nick to discuss The Prospects & Primary Benefits of Open Banking, Assessing Multi-Variate Risk in Fintech, and Whether Larger Outcomes will come from Embedded Fintech or Vertically Integrated Platforms. In this episode we cover:

    Investing in Web3, Crypto, and Blockchain, with a Focus on Global Markets and Entry Points Investing in International Companies, with a Focus on Due Diligence and Risk Assessment Modernizing Financial Infrastructure and Stacks Open Banking, Payment Rails, and Acquisitions in the FinTech Industry FinTech Investing, Risk Management, and Portfolio Support
    Guest Links:

    LinkedIn Twitter/X Portage
    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 37 min
    Investor Stories 356: Lessons Learned (Rueckert, Tunguz, Rotman)

    Investor Stories 356: Lessons Learned (Rueckert, Tunguz, Rotman)

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

    Rob Rueckert Tomasz Tunguz Frank Rotman
    We asked guests to tell the most important lesson they've learned in their career.

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 7 min
    441. ID’ing Generational Founders, Targeting Structurally Broken Markets, Bringing Venture Back to the Studs, and How Value will Accrue in AI Between Incumbents and Upstarts (Alexa von Tobel)

    441. ID’ing Generational Founders, Targeting Structurally Broken Markets, Bringing Venture Back to the Studs, and How Value will Accrue in AI Between Incumbents and Upstarts (Alexa von Tobel)

    Alexa von Tobel of Inspired Capital joins Nick to discuss ID’ing Generational Founders, Targeting Structurally Broken Markets, Bringing Venture Back to the Studs, and How Value will Accrue in AI Between Incumbents and Upstarts. In this episode we cover:

    Support Innovative Companies Addressing Societal Problems Investing in Structurally Broken Markets AI Adoption, Future of Work, and Potential Job Automation AI Value Distribution, Incumbents Vs. Startups, and M&A Challenges Future of FinTech and Reimagining Products Investment Strategy in Uncertain Macro Environment
    Guest Links:

    LinkedIn X Inspired Capital
    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 47 min
    Investor Stories 355: Why I Passed (Klein, Patricof, Strebulaev)

    Investor Stories 355: Why I Passed (Klein, Patricof, Strebulaev)

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

    Todd Klein Alan Patricof Ilya Strebulaev
    Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

JoeWhite90 ,

The Show I Needed

It is difficult to find informative and educational podcasts out there that help founders and investors peak behind the curtain to see what the VC world is like. I highly recommend this show to anyone wanting to learn more about this space.

Keltheceo ,

Super solid podcast

Informative, check it out for yourself.

Closet Reader ,

The Definitive Podcast about Angel and Venture Investing

Nick Moran has done a truly remarkable job in creating and producing a consistently interesting and useful series that has become the contemporaneously historical record of the industry. His audience of the world’s leading angels and VCs listen to it religiously to keep up with people, funds and trends in the industry, and I’ve lost count of the number of times that I have followed up with business deals based on guests he has interviewed. If you want to truly know what is happening in the startup financing world, The Full Ratchet is a must-listen.

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