The Road Untraveled: VC Perspectives with Brian Hollins

By Brian Hollins

Most venture capital firms are stress testing the technology and hard hitting questions of what "tomorrow" may look like. Here’s their real-time take…

  1. 1.
    Navigating Your Fundraise Journey with Jean-Pierre Adechi, CEO at Wheeli
  2. 2.
    The Godfather of Pre-seed Investing: A Conversation with Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures
  3. 3.
    Mercedes Bent (Lightspeed Venture Partners) on the future of edtech, how exceptional founders prioritize, and the need for more diverse VC investors.
  4. 4.
    Kauffman Fellowship - Jeff Harbach on finding your "zone of genius", advice for emerging managers and his take on trends coming to the venture industry.
  5. 5.
    James Currier and Brittany Yoon (NFX) on Network Effects and the Power of Building Community
  6. 6.
    David Tisch (Box Group) on investing with a prepared mind, finding the best teams and how to build a strong generalist portfolio.
  7. 7.
    The Queen of Equal Pay: Leyla Seka (Operator Collective) on building coalition and community, identifying talented Founders, and tips as you prepare for your Fundraise.
  8. 8.
    Clouded Judgement: SaaS trends, what it takes to go public, and how to build a personal brand with Jamin Ball (Redpoint Ventures)
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    Sequoia Scout Crystal Widjaja on the Sequoia investing framework, building consumer products and becoming a good seed investor.
  2. 10.
    Semil Shah (Haystack VC) on the LP landscape, advice for founders, and the "chocolate chip cookie company" fallacy
  3. 11.
    'Back to School' with the Moore Twins (CRV) on breaking into venture, building a personal brand and sourcing great companies in a pandemic
  4. 12.
    Courtside VC on the return of the NBA, the future of in game betting and the Stockdale Paradox.
  5. 13.
    645 Ventures' Nnamdi Okike on the top 5 myths of Billion dollar startups, leveraging data to find investments, "return the fund" frameworks, and advice for black founders.
  6. 14.
    NextView Ventures' Rob Go on investing in underrepresented Founders, the transition from FOMO to FOLD, and changes to the consumer business model.
  7. 15.
    Brendan Wallace (Fifth Wall) on built world technology, the future of the retail ecosystem, and the impact of COVID on the home office setup.
  8. 16.
    Jules Maltz (IVP) with a note for aspiring VCs, the importance of protecting cash flow, and changes to the VC funding environment
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    Legendary Investor Brad Feld (Foundry Group) on never having "fake days", how to be a better ally, the impact of second order effects, and the failure of warning systems in tech.
  10. 18.
    Road Untraveled: 5-time Founder and General Partner Nihal Mehta (Eniac Ventures) on the media consumption trends, industries to watch, and building a company in a pandemic.
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    Road Untraveled: Sheel Tyle (Amplo) on building companies that matter, false rallies in the stock market, and the perseverance of "downturn founders".
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    Road Untraveled: Miriam Rivera (Ulu Ventures) on advice to startup founders, the importance of investing in diverse teams, and the innovation that often arises in times of adversity.
  13. 21.
    Road Untraveled: (Sports) DRIVE by DraftKings - Managing Director Kiki Mills Johnston on returning to sports after COVID19 and the future of fan engagement.
  14. 22.
    Road Untraveled: Marlon Nichols from MaC Venture Capital on companies that thrive in this environment, the importance of still setting goals, and how to support diverse founders right now.
  15. 23.
    Road Untraveled: M13's Courtney Reum on interesting consumer sectors to watch, the "experiential" economy, and the importance of wellness and self care.
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    Road Untraveled: Lightspeed Venture Partners' Amy Wu on the PPP program, cash flow management, and the industries she is watching.
  17. 25.
    Road Untraveled: Prologis Ventures' Breton Birkhofer on supply/demand shocks, real estate tech, and fundamental changes to the labor force as we knew it.
  18. 26.
    Road Untraveled: RSE Ventures' Matt Higgins on the future of DTC companies, the role of content creation, and playing "offense" in times of uncertainty.
  19. 27.
    Road Untraveled: Ann DeWitt, General Partner of MIT's 'The Engine' on tough tech companies and how this pandemic will bring light to the many global crises we are facing.
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    Road Untravaled: Shasta Ventures' Nikhil Basu Trivedi on the importance of employee health, industries to watch and the light at the end of COVID19.
  21. 29.
    Road Untraveled: (UK Edition) GCVs’ Jim Mawson on the global impact of COVID19, the role of debt funding, and what it's like viewing the US response to COVID19 from London.
  22. 30.
    Road Untraveled: Shift Ventures’ Jeff Cherry on investing in uncertainty, maintaining culture and how to interact with your investors through COVID19.
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    Road Untraveled: Shawn Merani on first-time funds, raising capital and the importance of identifying your champions during COVID19.
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    Road Untraveled: Culture Shift Labs’ Andrea Hoffman on resiliency, D+I in the workplace and black leaders setting positive examples during COVID19
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    Road Untraveled: Founders Circle Capital's Andrew Boston on trends in the secondary markets and the impact of layoffs to company morale.
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    Road Untraveled: Pear VCs' Mar Hershenson on seed investing, communicating with portfolio companies and assessing a founder in a digital era
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    Road Untraveled: Plexo Capitals' Lo Toney on first time VC funds, raising inside rounds, and the role of the CEO during COVID19
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    RoadUntraveled: NEAs' Amit Mukherjee on investing through COVID19 and how to build a healthy WFH setup
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    RoadUntraveled: Next Play Capitals' Ryan Nece on Leadership and Managing Culture in Uncertain Times
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    RoadUntraveled: DFJ Growths' Jocelyn Kinsey on stress testing your business model and setting expectations during COVID19
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    RoadUntraveled: Bain Capital Ventures' Jamison Hill on setting up your WFH, digital partner meetings, and the importance of CEO transparency during COVID19
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    RoadUntraveled: WndrCos' Arteen Arabshahi on mental health, recession vs pandemic investing, and the long term impact of remote work
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    RoadUntraveled: Bessemer Venture Partners' Elliott Robinson on mentorship, investing and unit economics during COVID19

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