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
    28:34
  2. 2.
    The Godfather of Pre-seed Investing: A Conversation with Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures
    37:09
  3. 3.
    Mercedes Bent (Lightspeed Venture Partners) on the future of edtech, how exceptional founders prioritize, and the need for more diverse VC investors.
    31:19
  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.
    28:08
  5. 5.
    James Currier and Brittany Yoon (NFX) on Network Effects and the Power of Building Community
    28:20
  6. 6.
    David Tisch (Box Group) on investing with a prepared mind, finding the best teams and how to build a strong generalist portfolio.
    39:29
  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.
    26:22
  8. 8.
    Clouded Judgement: SaaS trends, what it takes to go public, and how to build a personal brand with Jamin Ball (Redpoint Ventures)
    30:06
  1. 9.
    Sequoia Scout Crystal Widjaja on the Sequoia investing framework, building consumer products and becoming a good seed investor.
    25:25
  2. 10.
    Semil Shah (Haystack VC) on the LP landscape, advice for founders, and the "chocolate chip cookie company" fallacy
    23:44
  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
    22:49
  4. 12.
    Courtside VC on the return of the NBA, the future of in game betting and the Stockdale Paradox.
    25:51
  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.
    24:55
  6. 14.
    NextView Ventures' Rob Go on investing in underrepresented Founders, the transition from FOMO to FOLD, and changes to the consumer business model.
    23:02
  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.
    22:08
  8. 16.
    Jules Maltz (IVP) with a note for aspiring VCs, the importance of protecting cash flow, and changes to the VC funding environment
    21:49
  9. 17.
    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.
    45:34
  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.
    17:35
  11. 19.
    Road Untraveled: Sheel Tyle (Amplo) on building companies that matter, false rallies in the stock market, and the perseverance of "downturn founders".
    22:30
  12. 20.
    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.
    28:09
  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.
    12:56
  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.
    20:24
  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.
    18:44
  16. 24.
    Road Untraveled: Lightspeed Venture Partners' Amy Wu on the PPP program, cash flow management, and the industries she is watching.
    10:23
  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.
    19:26
  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.
    15:14
  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.
    13:14
  20. 28.
    Road Untravaled: Shasta Ventures' Nikhil Basu Trivedi on the importance of employee health, industries to watch and the light at the end of COVID19.
    16:26
  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.
    18:34
  22. 30.
    Road Untraveled: Shift Ventures’ Jeff Cherry on investing in uncertainty, maintaining culture and how to interact with your investors through COVID19.
    18:29
  23. 31.
    Road Untraveled: Shawn Merani on first-time funds, raising capital and the importance of identifying your champions during COVID19.
    20:29
  24. 32.
    Road Untraveled: Culture Shift Labs’ Andrea Hoffman on resiliency, D+I in the workplace and black leaders setting positive examples during COVID19
    18:50
  25. 33.
    Road Untraveled: Founders Circle Capital's Andrew Boston on trends in the secondary markets and the impact of layoffs to company morale.
    17:27
  26. 34.
    Road Untraveled: Pear VCs' Mar Hershenson on seed investing, communicating with portfolio companies and assessing a founder in a digital era
    17:32
  27. 35.
    Road Untraveled: Plexo Capitals' Lo Toney on first time VC funds, raising inside rounds, and the role of the CEO during COVID19
    18:09
  28. 36.
    RoadUntraveled: NEAs' Amit Mukherjee on investing through COVID19 and how to build a healthy WFH setup
    16:42
  29. 37.
    RoadUntraveled: Next Play Capitals' Ryan Nece on Leadership and Managing Culture in Uncertain Times
    18:40
  30. 38.
    RoadUntraveled: DFJ Growths' Jocelyn Kinsey on stress testing your business model and setting expectations during COVID19
    14:06
  31. 39.
    RoadUntraveled: Bain Capital Ventures' Jamison Hill on setting up your WFH, digital partner meetings, and the importance of CEO transparency during COVID19
    13:07
  32. 40.
    RoadUntraveled: WndrCos' Arteen Arabshahi on mental health, recession vs pandemic investing, and the long term impact of remote work
    23:44
  33. 41.
    RoadUntraveled: Bessemer Venture Partners' Elliott Robinson on mentorship, investing and unit economics during COVID19
    27:53

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