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

Frank Rotman of QED Investors joins Nick to discuss Lessons from Building the Iconic Firm QED, the History of Fintech, the Efficiency of Carbon Vs. Silicon Processing, and Decentralizations Role in the Future of Finance. In this episode we cover:

  • Decentralization, and Stable Coins in Finance
  • Financial Nihilism and Is Impact on Savings, Investing, and the Economy
  • Megatrends, Including Aging Population, Climate Change, and GLP-1 Drugs
  • Carbon-Based vs Silicon-Based Learning Machines, Strengths and Limitations
  • Balancing Investor and Founder Needs
  • Venture Capital's Role in Startup Growth and the Need for Innovation in the Industry
  • Investing in Startups, Importance of Reserves, and Portfolio Construction

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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: Frank_Rotman_Final.mp3
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