The Full Ratchet: Venture Capital Demystified

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this installment, we will be recapping the following episodes:

  • 96. Student-Focused VC Funds, Part 1 (Peter Boyce II)
  • 97. Student-Focused VC Funds, Part 2 (Peter Boyce II)
  • 98. Public Policy for Angel Investors, Part 1 (David Verrill)
  • 99. Public Policy for Angel Investors, Part 2 (David Verrill)
  • 102. The Limited Partner, Part 1 (Lindel Eakman)
  • 103. The Limited Partner, Part 2 (Lindel Eakman)

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Direct download: FR152_Cram_Boyce_Verrill_Eakman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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

  • John Buttrick
  • Semil Shah
  • Eric Paley

Each investor illustrates a critical lesson
learned about startup investing and how
it's changed their approach.

 

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Direct download: IS75_Lessons_Learned_Buttrick_Shah_Paley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Brendan Wallace of Fifth Wall Ventures joins Nick to discuss Kingmaking, De-Risking Every Investment & the Future of Real Estate Tech.  In this episode, we cover:

  • how building a fund is different from a startup
  • why fifth wall invests in real estate tech
  • why they take a different approach to workign with LPs and portcos
  • how large corporate LPs get comfortable with threatening tech that can destroy existing asset value
  • Brendan gives an overview of the real estate tech landscape and how it's segmented
  • why he thinks no other funds are focused on this sector
    the common demoniator he looks for in startups
  • the concept of the built world and how tech will bridge the gap between physical and digital
  • the most disruptive ideas he's come across in real estate
  • how the hot trends like AI, AV, robotics and VR/AR will effect the sector
  • and finally, what's surprised him most since raising fifth wall fund 1

 

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Direct download: FR151_Wallace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

J.B. Pritzker of Pritzker Group Venture Capital joins Nick to discuss his impact on tech in Illinois, where he gets his motivation and why he's running for Governor. In this episode, we cover the following questions:

  • Take me back to your childhood...What was it like growing up in your family and what did you learn from your parents?
  • Your father and uncle famously built and managed Hyatt Hotels...Who was your biggest inspiration in the family?
  • You could have gone in many directions with your career... hotel industry, education, straight into politics. Why'd you choose the path you did?
  • Who were your primary inspirations in tech?
  • Looking through your accomplishments, you're clearly a builder, a creator, you've got internal drive. Where do you get your motivation?
  • What's the greatest lesson you've learned from your career in venture that informs your bid for governor?
  • If you could go back and talk to young J.B... a J.B. in his teens, what would you tell him?
  • What's the best lesson that you've learned from your kids that has changed the way you approach business and/or politics?
  • We've got Donald Trump in the office of the president and Bruce Rauner in the office of Illinois Governor...Do we really need another rich guy in office?
  • The talent vacuum is real and everyone experiences it. In Illinois, the best and brightest in rural areas, leave for the metro areas. In Chicago, many of the best in tech leave for the coasts. How do we approach talent suck more thoughtfully and address a real problem?
  • Can you highlight your plans for tech and innovation, if you are elected?

 

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Direct download: FR150_Pritzker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04am EST

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


-Christine Tsai
-John Greathouse
-Lindel Eakman
 
Each investor describes a situation where they did
decide to invest, what the key factors were that led
to “Yes” and how that investment has worked out.

 

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Direct download: IS74-_Why_I_Invested_Tsai__Greathouse__Eakman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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