279. The Effect of Technology on Relationships, The 5 Indicators of a True Brand, The Appeal of Love/Hate Businesses, & the Rise of Super Apps (Nicole Quinn)
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Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss The Effect of Technology on Relationships, The 5 Indicators of a True Brand, The Appeal of Love/Hate Businesses, & the Rise of Super Apps. In this episode, we cover: Walk us through your background and path to VC What if anything changed the most from your early days, angel investing on your own to the days you joined the team at Lightspeed? I think a good place to start is with an article you wrote a little over a year ago about your investment philosophy, and how it was shaped by the book, Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight. What was the seminal learning from that book, and how has it shaped your approach? What's the thesis at Lightspeed? What are the consumer behaviors in different regions? You emphasized the importance of hiring and the framework Lightspeed uses for its portfolio companies. Could you give us the broad strokes on that? How did you develop your thesis on Lunch Club, and what makes you so excited about it and kind of the way they're thinking about relationships? You have such a lens on social and all these things, but how will relationships be affected over time with not being able to achieve that same level of authentic connection with folks when it's just over chat or the internet? Are you bullish or bearish on Clubhouse? What are the early indicators in a company that signal that a true brand is being built? Are their must-haves vs. nice to haves? Have you ever come across an opportunity where the NPS was? marginal or low, but the repeat rate and referral rate was high? Have you looked at all this? You know, kind of buzzy new way of looking at that the Rahul Vohra Superhuman? How pissed off would you be if this was taken away or something like that? Most of the super apps have been outside of the states, places like China, Latin America. Do you expect the rise of more super apps here? Why or why not?
A Conversation with Nicole Quinn (Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners) | Episode 4
Listen & Think
Nicole is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focused on early-stage consumer internet and FinTech companies, having invested in companies such as Calm, Cameo, Lunchclub, and Haus Laboratories. Nicole invests in generational change companies that are building brands and quickly becoming part of popular culture. In this episode, we discuss influencer-led start-ups, what makes a good founding team, voice as a new platform and other exciting developments in the consumer start-up ecosystem.
Everything You Want to Know From a Labor & Delivery Nurse with Nicole Quinn
Breaking the Ice
Nicole Quinn, girlfriend of Andrew MacWilliam, of Redbull Munich in the DEL, joins me on the podcast today! Nicole is a labor & delivery nurse and we talk about all the things including: -Genetics and how it affects labor & delivery -Second baby truths and myths, as well as food myths -Early signs of labor and how you can induce labor naturally. We also chat about POOP during labor, water leaking vs. water breaking, back labor vs. front labor and so much more! Nicole is SO knowledgeable and has years of experience. I asked her questions about what happened with my birth experience and she answered several of your anticipated questions. I loved chatting with her and hope you enjoy this episode. There will be no intro from me this week due to technical difficulties. Follow Nicole on Instagram: www.instagram.com/nkquinn DISCLAIMER: We are not providing medical services, or attempting to diagnose or treat any condition. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health. Do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of information you have heard on the podcast.
AVC18: Understanding Consumer Behaviour in a Hybrid World with Nicole Quinn
Antler VC Cast
In Episode 18, we speak to Nicole Quinn, General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Lightspeed Ventures is an iconic Silicon Valley fund that has 10 billion dollars in assets under management. Nicole’s focus is on early-stage consumer internet and fintech companies, with a portfolio that includes mental wellness app Calm, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories, cult shoe brand Rothy's, Zola and Girl Boss. Nicole talks about consumer behaviour that is going to stick post COVID, the incredible value of Influencer Marketing for customer acquisition, and shares her predictions for the next big trend in the consumer world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Trailer for AVC18: Understanding Consumer Behaviour in a Hybrid World with Nicole Quinn
Antler VC Cast
In Episode 18, we speak to Nicole Quinn, General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Lightspeed Ventures is an iconic Silicon Valley fund that has 10 billion dollars in assets under management. Nicole’s focus is on early-stage consumer internet and fintech companies, with a portfolio that includes mental wellness app Calm, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories, cult shoe brand Rothy's, Zola and Girl Boss. "It's important to think big, know where your North Star is. And while you're in execution mode, make sure that you are driving towards the bigger goals." - Nicole Quinn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
#56 Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners Nicole Quinn Board Member of Calm, Cameo, HAUS, Girlboss
Smart Venture Podcast
056 Nicole Quinn is the General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. She invested in companies like Calm, Cameo, Lunchclub, HAUS, Zola, Girlboss and many others. Her investments are among the most competitive deals to get into, and a few of her portfolio companies are started by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Lady Gaga. Prior to venture she spent nearly a decade at Morgan Stanley, where she worked on IPOs for companies like Facebook, Groupon and Pandora. https://www.SmartVenturePod.com IG/Twitter/FB @GraceGongGG LinkedIn:@GraceGong YouTube: https://bit.ly/gracegongyoutube Join the SVP fam with your host Grace Gong. In each episode, we are going to have conversations with some of the top investors, super star founders, as well as well known tech executives in the silicon valley. We will have a coffee chat with them to learn their ways of thinking and actionable tips on how to build or invest in a successful company.
This week, a conversation with Nicole Quinn, a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a premier venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. She's known for her bullish stance in regards to voice as the next major platform shift and, of course, her keen eye for tomorrow's platforms, marketplaces, games, fintech, social, or e-commerce companies. Her portfolio consists of startups, including the likes of Calm.com, Cameo, Goop, Rothy's and lady gaga's cosmetic startup Haus Labs. A U.K native, Nicole now calls San Francisco home.
Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners discusses the growth of women in venture capital, why it’s vital to listen to core customers, and the importance of being open to new ideas. In a career that has taken her from startups to wealth management to branding and beyond, Nicole has seen firsthand how “hard work, determination, and grit set apart the good from the great.”