Feb 5 2020

New Podcast – Funding Frequency

I do a lot of random podcasts and especially like to be an early guest on new ones to help get them started.

001 – Brad Feld

The first five episodes are with me, David Cohen, Susan Conover, Amos Schwartzfarb, and Charlie O’Donnell.

Andrew Waine is the producer. He’s currently a senior at the University of Florida finishing his Bachelor’s degree in the Summer of 2020.

He reminds me of a young Harry Stebbings of the 20 Minute VC who reached out to me early (I was on Harry’s 65th episode in 2015), hustled, and did a fun interview with me where we cover the following topics.

  • What is in the new edition of Venture Deals
  • My time as an entrepreneur and entry into venture capital
  • Advice from Jack Tankersley, an early mentor
  • The differences between raising fund I vs. fund II at a VC Firm
  • How fund sizes impact investing strategies
  • How a startup can weather the storms of an economic downturn and the characteristics of the companies that survived the 2008 recession
  • My opinion on USV founder Fred Wilson’s blog post about the importance of follow-on capital
  • Why Foundry Group invests capital into other VC funds
  • What startup accelerator Techstars looks for in its applicants
  • Some resources and advice for a young person looking to gain knowledge about VC and Startups

You will even find out where I learned that “even pigs can fly in a hurricane” around minute six.