The Full Ratchet: Venture Capital Demystified

Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures joins Nick to discuss Better Diversity, Better Outcomes. In this episode, we cover:

  • Her involvement in creating the first VC investment group at Johns Hopkins
  • What the focus is at SoGal and why that creates their edge
  • How she and her partner divide responsibilities
  • How the establishment has reacted to her and her firm
  • We talk about her experience as a design professor and how that impacts her approach
  • she gives an example of a design-centric investment
  • she discusses her thinking when evaluating an early stage business
  • we review their dealflow and sourcing strategy
  • and we wrap up w/ Elizabeth's advice for a younger version of herself if she had the opportunity to give it

 

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Direct download: FR160_Galbut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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

  • Vic Pascucci
  • Brendan Wallace
  • Rebecca Kaden 

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or
trends that may have significant impact in the
future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.

 

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Direct download: IS81_whats_next_pascucci_wallace_kaden.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Paul Martino of Bullpen Capital joins Nick to discuss the emergence of the Post-Seed round. In this episode, we cover:

  • Why Paul passed on joining Mike Maples at Floodgate in order to start Bullpen
  • The product/market fit algorithm he developed for Mike
  • If the stages of funding are moving out or if there are just more of them
  • How Bullpen is differentiated
  • The metrics they require to engage with startups
  • How his quant background has helped make this subjective discipline more objective
  • The hardest aspect of developing new, young VCs
  • We discuss lack of innovation in the asset class
  • Why herd mentality is pervasive
  • Other contrarian principles he and Bullpen embrace
  • If it's harder to get A or B round funding for the non-traditional founders or industries that he invests in
  • How Private Equity is impacting exits
    the differences in sourcing at post-seed
    and we wrap up w/ Paul's thoughts on how branding and investment focus helps drive opportunity for Bullpen

 

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Direct download: FR159_Martino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

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

  • Peter Boyce
  • Jordan Nof
  • Sergio Gurrieri 

Each investor describes their investment thesis and
how they evaluate startups for investment.

 

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Direct download: IS80_Thesis_Boyce_Nof_Gurrieri.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

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