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Eurie Kim

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Eurie Kim: Partner at Forerunner Ventures

Next Play Perspectives

Eurie and Forerunner have enjoyed a decade of performance that places them at the apex of the VC world. But, as Eurie is quick to explain, the actual investment is more like the "start of an ultra marathon" than a finish line. Eurie and Ryan's conversation covers her path to get into venture, how Forerunner works to give their portfolio companies an unfair advantage, and even how she approaches risk and investing with her own nest egg. Enjoy this wide ranging conversation with a General Partner whose fund has gone from investing out of a $40M first fund to a $500M fifth fund in a time period that saw them invest in an enviable list of excellent startups.

58mins

9 Feb 2021

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Fireside chat with Forerunner Ventures General Partner, Eurie Kim, WG'09

Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders

In this podcast, Eurie Kim, WG’09, speaks about her road to venture as a partner at Forerunner Ventures. In this candid, hilarious, and wide-ranging discussion, hear Eurie explain:-How the development of social media as marketing platforms lead to DTC success-How the trust of technology accelerated customer expectations-What the initial pitch of unicorn company Away looked like -The traits she is looking for in a founder—and what it means to be “magnetic”-How to weigh the passion of an endeavor vs the numbers and metrics-A simple example of how to extend a brand-How she initially raised funds for Forerunner Ventures

1hr 11mins

16 Jul 2019

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EP 12: Eurie Kim, Creative Director of Jet.com

Walk The Tech Talk | Anna Frazzetto of Harvey Nash

On this episode of Walk The Tech Talk, Anna interviews Eurie Kim, Creative Director of Jet.com, an online retailer allowing customers to shop curated brands and essentials in one place. Eurie shares how to build confidence, her journey to a career in eCommerce, how she combines design and creative practices with technology, advice to women looking to advance their careers, and so much more. Join Anna and learn from the strategies and accomplishments of this episode's tech trailblazer

22mins

14 Jan 2019

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Eurie Kim (Forerunner Ventures) - How to Know if Entrepreneurship is For You

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

The key is understanding your own tolerance for risk in what you do for work, and how you pay the bills at home. At the firm Forerunner Ventures, founders must have three traits in spades to get funding: magnetism, discipline and vision. Eurie Kim, general partner at the firm, explains what it’s like to work at companies of different sizes, and what skills and strengths make you best suited for each.

55mins

21 Feb 2018

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Eurie Kim (Forerunner Ventures) - How to Know if Entrepreneurship is For You

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Video Series

The key is understanding your own tolerance for risk in what you do for work, and how you pay the bills at home. At the firm Forerunner Ventures, founders must have three traits in spades to get funding: magnetism, discipline and vision. Eurie Kim, general partner at the firm, explains what it’s like to work at companies of different sizes, and what skills and strengths make you best suited for each.

54mins

20 Feb 2018

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20VC: Why Brands Can Have The Same Revenue Multiples As Enterprise Companies & The Right Way To Think About Amazon In Today's World of Commerce with Eurie Kim, General Partner @ Forerunner Ventures

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Eurie Kim is a General Partner @ Forerunner Ventures, the early stage firm dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs defining the next generation of commerce. Fun fact, they are the only firm to have investments in both Jet.com and Dollar Shave Club, two of the biggest and highest-profile e-commerce exits in recent years. Forerunner also counts Birchbox, Bonobos, Glossier, Hotel Tonight, Warby Parker and Zola among its portfolio companies. Prior to Forerunner, Eurie was a consultant at Bain and before that an investor at Castanea Partners. Eurie currently sits on the boards of companies such as Away, MoveWith and The Farmers Dog, just to name a few. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Eurie made her into the world of VC and investing in the next generation of commerce with Forerunner? 2.) How does Eurie look to argue that commerce deals do attain the same revenue multiple on exit as enterprise deals? Do Forerunner think about exit potential when investing in companies? How does this Eurie's thesis on both ownership and price sensitivity? What are the required fund-returning ownership levels today? 3.) With the time it takes for brands to flourish, how does Forerunner think about reserve allocation? How does Forerunner determine which companies to double down on and which to constrain capital? Why does Eurie believe that it takes less time than ever for brands to flourish today? What is a good example of this? 4.) How does Eurie define the term "digitally native vertically integrated brand"? What are the core components that make those all star brands of today shine in the early days? What are the commonalities in those successful founders that build these mega brands? 5.) Given the rise of some prominent new brands eating incumbent market share, does Eurie believe this is a market of consolidation or new incumbents will be made? How does Eurie view the role of Amazon? To what extent does Eurie observe and analyse Amazon's activity? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Eurie’s Fave Book: Blue Ocean Strategy  Eurie's Fave Blog: Business of Fashion Eurie’s Most Recent Investment: Shop Shops As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Eurie on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Snapchat here for mojito madness and all things 20VC. NatureBox Unlimited snack plans offer all you can eat snacks for one fixed price per employee. Naturebox use simple ingredients you can trust to create bold flavors you can’t find anywhere else. All NatureBox snacks are free from artificial junk and variety is endless with options from sweet or savory to vegan or gluten-free. Simply choose the plan that fits your team’s unique snacking habits and select any of NatureBox’s time-saving add-on’s. And beyond Unlimited snacks, you’ll receive perks such as free kitchen setup, no contracts, a dedicated account manager and more. Simply click here to and use the offer code VC20 to get 20% of your first Naturebox month. Leesa is the Warby Parker or TOMS shoes of the mattress industry. Leesa have done away with the terrible mattress showroom buying experience by creating a luxury premium foam mattress that is ordered completely online and ships for free to your doorstep. The 10-inch mattress comes in all sizes and is engineered with 3 unique foam layers for a universal, adaptive feel, including 2 inches of memory foam and 2 inches of a really cool latex foam called Avena, design to keep you cool. All Leesa mattresses are 100% US or UK made and for every 10 mattresses they sell, they donate one to a shelter. Go to Leesa.com to start the New Year with better nights sleep!

30mins

22 Jan 2018