The Full Ratchet (TFR): Venture Capital and Startup Investing Demystified

Ben Lerer of Lerer Hippeau joins Nick to discuss How to Thrive in a Down Market; Investing through the AI Hype Cycle; and Consumer Exits and Key Lessons from Warby Parker, MIRROR, Casper, Allbirds, and Oscar. In this episode we cover:

  • Opportunities In the New York Tech Scene
  • The Challenges Of Building a DTC Company
  • How To Assess Purchase Frequency When the Market Is Low
  • Avoiding Startups Building With Generative AI
  • Where Is the Alpha In the Solar Space
  • What Makes For an Amazing CEO
  • Do Founders Have a Unique Superpower

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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.

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Direct download: Ben_Lerer_Final.mp3
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