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The Consumer VC: Venture Capital, Early-Stage B2C Startups

By Mike Gelb

The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. If you want to follow along, you can visit or follow @mikegelb and @consumervc on twitter

  1. 1.
    Jason Shuman (Primary Ventures) - Payback Period, Market Timing, and The Importance of Distribution02/20/2020
  2. 2.
    Kate Boyle (Banjo Robinson) - Expanding Into Different Countries, Her Unfair Advantage, and Storytelling02/18/2020
  3. 3.
    Gautam Gupta (M13) - The Thin Line Between Success and Failure, Board Construction, and Why He Offers Learnings, Not Advice02/13/2020
  4. 4.
    Tim Katt (TACK Ventures) - How Tech is Disrupting Sports, Media and Advice for Founders in Secondary Markets02/10/2020
  5. 5.
    Sophie Bakalar (fable & Collaborative Fund) - What is Market Expertise?, Conscious Consumerism, and How She Sensed An Opportunity02/06/2020
  6. 6.
    Sumeet Shah (Swiftarc Ventures) - 4th Generation of Retail, Periscope Founders and What is Wrong in VC02/03/2020
  7. 7.
    Jason Stoffer (Maveron) - Mediocre Markets, Early Traction, and Knowing Your Weaknesses01/30/2020
  8. 8.
    Jordan Nof (Tusk VP) - Regulated Industries, The Importance of Timing, and Good Growth vs. Bad Growth01/27/2020
  1. 9.
    Eamonn Carey (Techstars) - Consumer Trends in Europe, Expanding to New Markets, and The Three Most Important Words in the English Language01/23/2020
  2. 10.
    Greg Bettinelli (Upfront Ventures) - #longla, Why Los Angeles Has Become a Hub of Consumer Innovation, and finding Product-Market Fit & Founder-Market Fit01/21/2020
  3. 11.
    Paul Martino (Bullpen Capital) - What it Means to be a Contrarian Investor, The Arbitrage Opportunity at Post Seed, and Founders That Have Chips On Their Shoulders01/16/2020
  4. 12.
    Anna Barber (Techstars) - What makes the Los Angeles Tech Ecosystem So Special, Breakdown of Techstars Accelerator Program, Tips on How to Reach Out to Investors01/13/2020
  5. 13.
    Mike Ghaffary (Canvas Ventures) - How to Evaluate Online Marketplaces, Why This is a Contrarian time to Invest in Consumer01/09/2020
  6. 14.
    Leah Solivan (Fuel Capital) - The Importance of Passion, When a Company Should Have Product-Market Fit, and What Founders Should Pay Attention To In Their Pitch Decks01/06/2020
  7. 15.
    Will McClelland (Elizabeth Street) - The Changing of Retail on High Streets, How to Analyze Competitive Advantages, ROI on Consumer Companies12/19/2019
  8. 16.
    Mike Duboe (Greylock) - Learnings as Head of Growth at Stitch Fix & Tilt, The Importance of Saying No, and Analyzing Health of Acquisition12/16/2019
  9. 17.
    David Wu (Maveron) - The Reinvention of Entertainment, The Founder Scorecard, and the Lessons Learned From Building a Houseboat and Cruising Down the Mississippi12/12/2019
  10. 18.
    Rick Heitzmann (FirstMark Capital) - The Future of Marketplaces, Why investing in B2C companies is different to B2B companies, Investing in Secondary and Tertiary Markets12/09/2019
  11. 19.
    Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures) - Why Investing in Women Founders is Still an Untapped Market12/05/2019
  12. 20.
    Caitlin Strandberg (Lerer Hippeau) - How To Identify Consumer Pain Points, The D2C Investment Landscape, and The New York Ecosystem12/02/2019
  13. 21.
    Ajay Kamat (Pear VC) - Clarity of Thought, Future of Audio, and Today's Investing Landscape11/26/2019
  14. 22.
    Amit Mukherjee (NEA) - The Gen Z Consumer, How to Evaluate Two Different Competing Companies11/19/2019
  15. 23.
    Nicole Quinn (Lightspeed Venture Partners) - Future of Media, Investing in Women, and Thinking Big11/12/2019
  16. 24.
    Hayden Williams (BrandProject) - Empathy, Investing in Smoothies, and the Fickle Consumer11/05/2019
  17. 25.
    Jay Kapoor (Launch Capital) - Persistence, Building Trust & Finding Founder-Market Fit10/30/2019
  18. 26.
    Ep.0 - Why "The Consumer VC"?10/22/2019

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