The Full Ratchet: Venture Capital Demystified

In this special replay of Episode 154, Ben Narasin of NEA joins Nick to discuss NEA’s Investment Process & The Key Ingredients for Startup Success. In this episode we cover: 

- Why he made the move to NEA
- His Investment focus
- The investment process the firm and if decisions are made by committee
- Ben's Evaluation Process
- The key factor that every successful founder possesses
- The common red flags that pop up and cause him to say no to strong startups
- Why he believes his job is to say no
- How he assess opportunities with 100 reasons to say yes and one reason to say no
- Ben's evolving approach toward weighing risk factors in startups
- How the tech and investing industry has changed over the past decade
- How AUM is driving a bifurcation in venture

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