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343. Opportunities in Market Downturns, Lessons from Lehman, Inherent Optimism in Venture, and Why Rise of the Rest Isn't Slowing Its Roll (Anna Mason)

343. Opportunities in Market Downturns, Lessons from Lehman, Inherent Optimism in Venture, and Why Rise of the Rest Isn’t Slowing Its Roll (Anna Mason)

Anna Mason of Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund joins Nick to discuss Opportunities in Market Downturns, Lessons from Lehman, Inherent Optimism in Venture, and Why Rise of the Rest Isn’t Slowing Its Roll. In this episode we cover: Advice for Women Entering Wall Street Parallels from Previous Downturns…

Investing in $B+ Marketplaces, Beating the Cold Start Problem, Warby Parker's Key to Scaling, and the Backstory Behind Redpoint's Social Media Surge (Annie Kadavy)

342. Investing in $B+ Marketplaces, Beating the Cold Start Problem, Warby Parker’s Key to Scaling, and the Backstory Behind Redpoint’s Social Media Surge (Annie Kadavy)

Annie Kadavy of Redpoint Ventures joins Nick to discuss Investing in $B+ Marketplaces, Beating the Cold Start Problem, Warby Parker’s Key to Scaling, and the Backstory Behind Redpoint’s Social Media Surge. In this episode we cover: Musings on New Marketplace Models Increasing Diversity in Venture The Importance of Building a…

339. Founding Renaissance Technologies & First Round Capital, The Origins of Idealab, Reasons Not to Grow your Fund, and How Sourcing from YC Has Changed (Howard Morgan)

339. Founding Renaissance Technologies & First Round Capital, The Origins of Idealab, Reasons Not to Grow your Fund, and How Sourcing from YC Has Changed (Howard Morgan)

Howard Morgan of B Capital Group joins Nick to discuss Founding Renaissance Technologies & First Round Capital, The Origins of Idealab, Reasons Not to Grow your Fund, and How Sourcing from YC Has Changed. In this episode we cover: Starting the First Quantitative Hedge Fund Idealab’s First Check The Story Behind…