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Elizabeth Yin

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GHP #82 - VC #6 - Democratize Wealth Through Entrepreneurship with Elizabeth Yin!

The Generation Hustle Podcast

Episode 82 is with Elizabeth Yin, Co-Founder & General Partner at Hustle Fund! Hustle Fund makes pre-seed investments into the fastest-growing start-ups. With a team of former founders, Hustle Fund understands how amazing AND terrible startup life is and brings that authentic element to the table. Elizabeth Yin was a former partner at 500 Startups where she invested in seed stage companies and ran the Mountain View accelerator. In a prior life, Elizabeth co-founded and ran an ad-tech company called LaunchBit (acq. 2014). Since then, she has reviewed over 20,000 startup pitches from around the world in the last few years and has helped numerous portfolio founders raise hundreds of millions of dollars. She details her transition to venture capital from being a founder, what Hustle Fund stands for and looks for in founders and their companies, indicators of a good VC, dealing with investment regret, and much more! Hustle Fund https://www.hustlefund.vc/ Elizabeth Yin https://elizabethyin.com/ Timestamps  2:10 - A Day in the Life  3:55 - Elizabeth’s Transition to Venture Capital  8:40 - Indicators of a Good VC 13:20 - The Best Way to Become a VC 15:30 - The Changing VC Landscape 18:27 - The VC Model - Fundamentals 21:00 - What does Hustle Fund look for? 26:10 - Dealing with Investment Regret/FOMO 27:13 - Lightning Round

30mins

19 Sep 2022

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VCs in SaaS - Elizabeth Yin - The Only 3 Things You Really Need to Focus On

The Sales Development Podcast

Elizabeth Yin is Co-founder and General Partner of the Hustle Fund, a VC fund that invests in pre-seed software startups. During her years of investing and before that, running a company, she's discovered a few simple practices that ensure a company, and revenue team will be ultimately successful. Listen in as we dive into the big 3 things you need to focus on to be successful, with your company, and in your career!

23mins

12 Sep 2022

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#14 Elizabeth Yin - Investing Early in Founders & Weathering a Down Market

Stonks Angel Investing Podcast

Host Ali Moiz sits down with Elizabeth Yin from the Hustle Fund to talk about her thoughts on investing during a downturn. Hear about the history behind Hustle Fund, her previous exit as a founder, and how Ali and Elizabeth are handling the changes in the market. Welcome back to Stonkcast and our newest season, be sure to follow us and subscribe to catch all the newest episodes. 

30mins

5 Jul 2022

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Investing in Emerging Markets, Lessons from Raising a Second Fund, and the Story behind Those Twitter Threads, with Elizabeth Yin of Hustle Fund

The VITALIZE Podcast: Venture Capital | Startups | Angel Investing

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Elizabeth Yin (@dunkhippo33), Co-Founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, a VC fund that invests in pre-seed software startups. Hustle Fund is often the first check into a startup or in the first round of funding. Beyond the usual criteria that VCs typically look for, they prioritize founders' speed of execution above all else. Per their name, they also make a fast decision after speaking with a company.Elizabeth is a tech entrepreneur turned startup investor. Her mission for the next 30-40 years is to democratize wealth through entrepreneurship. She also blogs about how to raise early stage capital. Previously, Elizabeth was a partner at 500 Startups where she invested in seed stage companies and ran the Mountain View accelerator. In a prior life, Elizabeth co-founded and ran an adtech company called LaunchBit (acq 2014). Elizabeth has a BSEE from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan.Elizabeth has reviewed over 20k startup pitches from around the world in the last few years and has helped numerous portfolio founders raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Her work and writing on startup fundraising has been featured in numerous publications including TechCrunch, Forbes, Huffington Post, BetaKit, and more.Website: Hustle FundLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/elizabethyin/Twitter: @dunkhippo33Elizabeth’s Website: https://elizabethyin.com/ Show Notes: The transition from founder to investor and why Elizabeth doesn’t actually see herself as a VC The variety of ways Hustle Fund is supporting founders and investors beyond investing capital Behind the scenes of developing Camp Hustle How Angel Squad came about and the power of angel investing communities Elizabeth’s perspective on crowdfunding How Hustle Fund provides value and stands out in a crowded industry Becoming widely known for her Twitter threads What Hustle Fund looks for in their potential investments How they evaluate founders in emerging markets Lessons from raising a second fund Their fund strategy and portfolio construction What’s next for Hustle Fund More about the show:The Vitalize Podcast, a show by Vitalize Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 300+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital, The Vitalize Podcast includes two main series. The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world. The goal? To help develop the next generation of amazing investors. The Future of Work series takes a look at the founders and investors shaping the new world of work, including insights from our team here at Vitalize Venture Capital. More about us:Vitalize Venture Capital was formed in 2017 as a $16M seed-stage venture fund and now includes both a fund as well as an angel investing community investing in the future of work. Vitalize has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.The Vitalize Team:Gale - https://twitter.com/galeforceVCCaroline - https://twitter.com/carolinecasson_Justin - https://twitter.com/justingordon212Vitalize Angels, our angel investing community open to everyone:https://vitalize.vc/vitalizeangels/

28mins

19 May 2022

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#13 ELIZABETH YIN - Selling LaunchBit to BuySellAds and pitching 700 investors to start Hustle Fund

The MVP Show

For Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Youtube and Website Links go to: https://linktr.ee/MinimumViablePod. Don't forgot to SUBSCRIBE!  --  Elizabeth Yin is a co-founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, a pre-seed fund for software entrepreneurs. Previously, Elizabeth was a partner at 500 Startups where she invested in seed stage companies and ran the Mountain View accelerator. In a prior life, Elizabeth co-founded and ran an adtech company called LaunchBit (acq 2014). Elizabeth has a BSEE from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Elizabeth has reviewed over 20k startup pitches from around the world in the last few years and has helped numerous portfolio founders raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Her work and writing on startup fundraising has been featured in numerous publications including TechCrunch, Forbes, Huffington Post, BetaKit, and more. ---  In this episode, we talk about: - Elizabeth's early career and working in Switzerland, India and Japan - Building and Selling Launchbit to BuySellAds - Capital Knowledge and Networks - Current State of Valuations in Startups - Raising $10m for a Fund, Pitch Iteration For Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Youtube and Website Links go to: https://linktr.ee/MinimumViablePod

55mins

1 May 2022

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Hustling Your Way To The Top with Elizabeth Yin - Hustle Fund

Venturing in VC

Elizabeth Yin is a GP and Co-Founder of Hustle FunD, which is a VC fund that invests in pre-seed software startups. They prioritize founders' speed of execution above all else. Per their name, they also make a fast decision after speaking with a company.

38mins

24 Mar 2022

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Elizabeth Yin from Hustle Fund VC

The First Close

Elizabeth Yin is redefining venture capital by democratizing wealth through startups.On this week’s episode of The First Close, we hear from Elizabeth Yin, the Co-Founder and General Partner of Hustle Fund, a pre-seed fund focused on democratizing venture capital.Elizabeth started her career at Google. Eventually, she decided to start her own company, and ultimately, Elizabeth founded a company Launchbit, an advertising platform, which she sold in 2014. From there, Elizabeth started angel investing, she became a partner at 500 Startups, and then co-founded Hustle Fund. Elizabeth and the team have built Hustle Fund on three pillars: capital, knowledge, networks. The way the firm delivers on these value propositions looks a lot like how a tech company operates. Accessibility, especially at the pre-seed stage is a huge competitive advantage. Hustle Fund is investing in the riskiest part of the entire venture asset class. Many companies form, but few get funded, and even fewer succeed. The vast majority of venture capital goes to companies that have traction. Hustle Fund has designed their firm to ensure they see as much of the pre-seed ecosystem as they can. Their team has worked to remove all barriers to entry, so that they have the best possible chance of finding and funding the companies that will be successful. As Elizabeth tells her founders, the most important elements of any business are customer acquisition and unit economics. Uniquely, they are a VC firm that has figured out how to deliver on both.Learn more about Hustle Fund VC ›

42mins

17 Aug 2021

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736 - Elizabeth Yin, Cofounder of Hustle Fund

Forward Thinking Founders

I am very excited to be chatting with Elizabeth Yin, who is the co-founder of Hustle Fund. The following is a bio I pulled from her persona website:Elizabeth Yin is a co-founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, a pre-seed fund for software entrepreneurs. Previously, Elizabeth was a partner at 500 Startups where she invested in seed stage companies and ran the Mountain View accelerator. In a prior life, Elizabeth co-founded and ran an adtech company called LaunchBit (acq 2014). Elizabeth has a BSEE from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan.Elizabeth has reviewed over 20k startup pitches from around the world in the last few years and has helped numerous portfolio founders raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Her work and writing on startup fundraising has been featured in numerous publications including TechCrunch, Forbes, Huffington Post, BetaKit, and more. ★ Support this podcast ★

24mins

9 Aug 2021

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Elizabeth Yin // Co-founder of The Hustle Fund

Tools for Scale

In this bonus episode, I speak with Elizabeth Yin, Co-founder of The Hustle Fund on changing the landscape of traditional venture capital and opening up access to aspiring founders.If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe, review, and share this podcast!Elizabeth Yin is a co-founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, a pre-seed fund for software entrepreneurs. Previously, Elizabeth was a partner at 500 Startups where she invested in seed stage companies and ran the Mountain View accelerator. In a prior life, Elizabeth co-founded and ran an adtech company called LaunchBit (acq 2014). Elizabeth has a BSEE from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan.Elizabeth has reviewed over 20k startup pitches from around the world in the last few years and has helped numerous portfolio founders raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Her work and writing on startup fundraising has been featured in numerous publications including TechCrunch, Forbes, Huffington Post, BetaKit, and more.The Hustle Fund invests in pre-seed rounds. Not seed. Not post-seed / mango seed. Pre-seed. As their mantra states - "We invest in hilariously early startups". The Hustle Fund's first check is usually $25k unless the team has worked with the founder before. Most of the time, founders can expect to receive a response from the team between 24 and 48 hours after having a call.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.We are powered by:Impact Investor - Discover Impact Investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow

39mins

2 Aug 2021

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How to Create FOMO During a Fundraise with Elizabeth Yin of Hustle Fund

Founders Forward Podcast

On episode 3, season 2 of the Founders Forward Podcast, we welcome Elizabeth Yin. Elizabeth is the founder of Hustle Fund, a venture fund for "hilariously-early founders." As a past founder and current investor (and a founder favorite Twitter follow), Elizabeth knows what it takes to successfully raise a round of venture capital. Elizabeth breaks down how founders can leverage tranches, raising from small funds and angels, and shares other tactical tips to knock out your seed round. Our CEO, Mike Preuss, had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Elizabeth. You can give the full episode a listen below:

43mins

28 Jul 2021

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