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Upfront Ventures' Mark Suster on Investing in a Fast Forward Market

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Connie & Alex skim through some of the week's most interesting tech stories and then talk to Mark Suster, a General Partner at Upfront Ventures, a seed- and early growth-stage venture firm based in Los Angeles.Music: 1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

40mins

4 Sep 2021

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Robinhood earnings breakdown, Amazon launching department stores + Mark Suster deep dives VC | E1268

This Week in Startups - Video

Jason breaks down the 2 metrics he uses to to assess Robinhood's Q2 earnings (1:43) and Amazon entering Department Store retail (16:39). Then, Mark Suster from Upfront Ventures joins (24:07) to discuss venture metrics, community as a moat, why high valuations don't necessarily mean a bubble & more.

1hr 32mins

19 Aug 2021

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Robinhood earnings breakdown, Amazon launching department stores + Mark Suster deep dives VC | E1268

This Week in Startups

Jason breaks down the 2 metrics he uses to to assess Robinhood's Q2 earnings (1:43) and Amazon entering Department Store retail (16:39). Then, Mark Suster from Upfront Ventures joins (24:07) to discuss venture metrics, community as a moat, why high valuations don't necessarily mean a bubble & more.

1hr 32mins

19 Aug 2021

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Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures on Generational Firm Evolution, Why Fundraising is Like Enterprise Sales, & The State of Venture today

Venture Unlocked: The playbook for venture capital managers.

We discuss: How to build a firm's legacy, how fundraising is like enterprise sales, & the paradox that faces investors. Get on the email list at ventureunlocked.substack.com

48mins

22 Jun 2021

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How Upfront VC Mark Suster Hires (Recruit Rockstars 398)

Recruit Rockstars Podcast

You may not know Mark Suster, Managing Partner at LA-based Upfront venture capital firm. But you know the companies in which he’s invested (…early!) They include Bevy, thredUP, Bird, ChowNow, GOAT, and MakeSpace. VC’s come & go. Mark came & stayed. And he has the track record to prove it. Prior to co-founding Upfront in 2007, Mark was Founder & CEO of 2 successful enterprise software companies, the most recent of which was acquired by Salesforce.com where he became VP Products. In this 20-minute conversation, Mark reveals how a top VC thinks about hiring, and how he ensures that each portfolio company puts a Rockstar in every seat.

35mins

14 May 2021

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Innovation in Los Angeles & Using Social Media as a Business Professional w/ Upfront Ventures Managing Partner Mark Suster

Innovation with Mark Peter Davis

As the Managing Partner of Upfront Ventures, Mark Suster has helped Los Angeles, where he and Upfront are based, reach the national stage when it comes to venture capital. The landscape was totally different 20 years ago and Mark/Upfront is a big reason why.After two successful exits as a founder, Mark joined Upfront in 2007. Since then Mark has become one of VCs most prominent venture capitalists. The main reason being his savvy business decisions, but he’s also always been ahead of the game when it comes to social media. Between his blog (www.bothsidesofthetable.com) and Twitter, he has always made his presence known by sharing fantastic insights into the world of venture capital.During today’s chat we discuss what has changed in venture over the last decade and where it’s moving forward, Mark’s take on how VCs should think about branding and social media, and how to balance politics and business.Follow us on Twitter:@msuster / @Upfrontvc@mpdGuest Links:Twitter - Mark, Twitter - Upfront, Mark’s Blog, Podcast Links:Website, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

55mins

15 Apr 2021

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S3E17: Eating Healthy and Becoming Your Best Self with Mark Suster

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead

Mark Suster, venture capitalist and managing partner of Upfront Ventures, lost 65 lbs in 18 months. He talks with Steve about how he cultivated a healthy lifestyle, why food logging is so important, and how you too can become your best self.

58mins

29 Jan 2021

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Mark Suster -- Upfront Ventures

LA Venture

Mark Suster from Upfront explains why the best time to talk to founders about fundraising is 3-4 months after their last fundraise.     He was kind enough to share that framework and others this week on LAV.   #longla

33mins

11 Nov 2020

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Mark Suster: Leveraging Los Angeles’s Unique Selling Propositions

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cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets. Mark Suster is the Managing Partner of Upfront Ventures, the LA-based VC fund with homerun success stories such as Bird, Ring (acquired by Amazon), and Maker Studios (acquired by Disney). Prior to Upfront, Mark co-founded BuildOnline (merged with Citadon) and Koral (acquired by Salesforce). What’s in this episode? 1) LA’s unique position and its surge as a tech hub over the past decade 2) Mark’s entrepreneurial experience and how it shaped him as an investor 3) Upfront’s conviction focused investment strategy and portfolio management 4) Success of immigrant entrepreneurs and what sets them apart 5) Opportunities to invest in European tech You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur.

36mins

11 Jun 2020

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SaaStr 340: Mark Suster, Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures, on Funding In the Time of Coronavirus

The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors

Mark Suster is a managing partner at Upfront Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in Los Angeles, and a prominent blogger in the startup venture capital world. In this episode of the SaaStr podcast, he shares his learnings on the current landscape of funding in the time of Coronavirus, including: Valuation and compression  Forecasting market trends The slowdown in VC His best advice for surviving the downturn and raising a round of funding  You can find the full video and transcript of this talk on our blog: https://www.saastr.com/funding-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-with-mark-suster-video-transcript/

29mins

4 Jun 2020

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