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LA Venture | Venture Capital | VC

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David Waxman and Minnie Ingersoll are partners and investors at TenOneTen, an early stage venture fund in LA. They talk with LA based VCs and friends about the rapidly growing Los Angeles tech scene.

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David Waxman and Minnie Ingersoll are partners and investors at TenOneTen, an early stage venture fund in LA. They talk with LA based VCs and friends about the rapidly growing Los Angeles tech scene.

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Terrific podcast

By john rickland - Dec 23 2019
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Really great content, and lots of insights about LA movers and shakers. Keep it up!

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By JTT19 - Dec 14 2019
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More content please! Great stuff though.

iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
Average Ratings
103
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0

Terrific podcast

By john rickland - Dec 23 2019
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Really great content, and lots of insights about LA movers and shakers. Keep it up!

More content

By JTT19 - Dec 14 2019
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More content please! Great stuff though.
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LA Venture | Venture Capital | VC

Latest release on Dec 02, 2020

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David Waxman and Minnie Ingersoll are partners and investors at TenOneTen, an early stage venture fund in LA. They talk with LA based VCs and friends about the rapidly growing Los Angeles tech scene.

Rank #1: Brian Lee -- BAM Ventures

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Brian is the founder of BAM Ventures, ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom, the Honest Company and more.  We talked to him about investing out of BAM Ventures where he's not afraid to invest early--$250-500k into a great entrepreneur and an idea. 

Also really interesting to learn his approach to launching a brand, shopping at CVS, and whats going on today at BAM labs.

Dec 16 2019

28mins

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Rank #2: Michael Tam -- Craft Ventures

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Great chat with Michael Tam about Craft Ventures ($1-$15M), vertical labor marketplaces, Uber, his partners David Sacks, Bill Lee, Jeff Fluhr, Sky Dayton, and Michael's path into venture.   David Sacks posts: https://medium.com/@davidsacks

Feb 10 2020

29mins

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Rank #3: Erik Rannala -- Mucker

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We got a chance to catch up with Erik about Honey's $4B exit, his new partner Omar, his decision-making process and all things Mucker ($100k - $1.5M checks and a lot of elbow grease).

Jan 22 2020

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Rank #4: Eric Schiffer -- Tech Coast Angels

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Eric is the president of Tech Coast Angels, but we definitely got caught up talking about his prior experience as CEO of 99c only stores.  This one is a great listen if you're at all interested in selling consumer goods or scaling operations.

Nov 25 2019

35mins

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Rank #5: Peter Lee -- Embark Ventures

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Peter is a founder and managing partner at Embark Ventures, one of the very few deep tech/frontier tech focused investors in town.  They write $500- $1M checks into pre-product companies with important science behind them.     Peter is full of interesting thoughts on robotics, brain computer interaction and tech transfer out of universities.

Nov 04 2019

30mins

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Rank #6: Michael Stoppelman -- Angel, scout, friend

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Michael is one of the most sought after and prolific angel investors in LA.  One year he invested in 50 companies... and that was before joining a prominent scout program.  We also talk about growing Yelp with his brother Jeremy Stoppelman.

Mar 03 2020

29mins

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Rank #7: Laurent Grill -- Luma Launch

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Laurent Grill is lead investor at Luma Launch, an LA pre-seed fund that does both B2B and B2C, with a particular interest in storytelling. In addition to funding (average check size $250k), Luma provides great mentors and services for it's teams.  Laurent explains why Luma (and others) have moved away from the accelerator model.

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #8: Courtney Reum -- M13

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M13 is a $200M LA-based brand development and venture capital firm. Courtney is a co-founder of M13 and an investor in Pinterest, Ring, Lyft and much more. This is a fun one!

Feb 24 2020

31mins

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Rank #9: Alex Rubalcava -- Stage Venture Partners

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Alex is an early-stage enterprise B2B investor, typically writing checks $300-$600k into rounds of ~$1-3M.  He is full of interesting insights and convictions. I could have talked to him for a long time.  

Oct 24 2019

31mins

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Rank #10: Peter Goldberg -- PLG Ventures

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Great episode if you like entertaining guests.  Peter invests up to $250k initial checks out of PLG Ventures and is not afraid to invest super-early (pre-product, pre-revenue).  

He helps his portfolio companies on all things organizational behavior, but was formerly CEO of AmTrust, the largest privately held bank.

Jan 28 2020

32mins

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Rank #11: John Waller -- Okapi Ventures

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John is a gem.  He is also a partner at Okapi Ventures.  Before Okapi he was a founder (twice), he worked at Idealab and in corporate M&A.  As he says, he has sat on all 10 sides of the table.

Oct 10 2019

29mins

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Rank #12: Miki Reynolds -- Grid110

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Grid110 is a fantastic free accelerator program in DTLA (no cost, no equity).  Miki started Grid110 in 2014 with a focus on fashion tech, but now Grid110 is open to early stage entrepreneurs in all sectors.  Miki's awesome and what's not to love.

Nov 18 2019

25mins

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Rank #13: Jay Goss -- Wavemaker 360 Health

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Jay is a partner at Wavemaker 360 Health, a healthcare fund with a liberal definition of what a healthcare company is.  They do seed investing ($100-$500k first check).  Jay is very thoughtful about everything from how he leverages his LPs to the implications of value-based care.

Dec 10 2019

34mins

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Rank #14: Jesse Draper -- Halogen Ventures

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Halogen Ventures invests ($250k - $1M) in consumer tech companies led by women (The Skimm, Carbon38). Jesse Draper shares her perspective of growing up 4th gen VC, how she learned to be fearless, and much more.

Apr 14 2020

30mins

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Rank #15: Meredith Finn -- March Capital Partners

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Meredith is a partner at March Capital Partners where she leads investments into enterprise B2B companies raising Series A, B and C.  Prior to March, Meredith was at Salesforce Ventures.    I'd want Meredith on my board if I were running a later stage enterprise business!

Dec 03 2019

30mins

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Rank #16: Noramay Cadena -- MiLA Capital

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Founder of MiLA Capital, Noramay Cadena, talks with me about the intersection of tech and manufacturing.  Along with partners Carmen Palafox and Shaun Arora, Noramay is writing first checks ($100k-$1M) into "tech you can touch".

Shout out to creator, collaborator Z holly and Make it in LA   SoCal Alliance report on SoCal innovationKauffman fellows

Feb 18 2020

28mins

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Rank #17: Derek Norton -- Watertower Ventures

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We caught up with Derek Norton about Watertower ($100-500k checks with his partner Jeremy Milken), micro M&A, advantages(?) of a hard fundraise, media as IP, and how great we are here in LA :)

Feb 05 2020

29mins

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Rank #18: Elaine Russell -- Albertsons Fund & Greycroft

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Elaine recently joined Greycroft to co-lead the Albertsons Fund, a $50M fund investing into the future of retail.

The Albertsons Fund (ACI Fund) is investing with Greycroft's core fund $2-6M into Series A or seed companies that are redefining the future of retail.

Mar 17 2020

26mins

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Rank #19: Dinesh Moorjani -- Comcast Ventures

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Today's episode is with Dinesh Moorjani, managing director of LA-based Comcast Ventures.  Comcast's sweet spot is a Series A check ($3-20M) but they are flexible.  Dinesh explains how Comcast operates, tells us about the early days of Tinder, his experience of private equity, and much more.

Apr 02 2020

29mins

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Rank #20: Minnie Ingersoll -- TenOneTen

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It was really hard to do a podcast about myself on my own podcast, but my dear friend Steph Hannon was kind enough to interview me.  I tried to give the basics of TenOneTen ($500-$1M into seed rounds), but mostly felt like we chatted about my background and this podcast :)   https://www.linkedin.com/in/skhannon/ (get her a job in LA!)

Mar 26 2020

31mins

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Nicole Quinn -- Lightspeed

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Nicole Quinn says "you can't be called Lightspeed and move slowly" and explains how they can get a term sheet done in 2-3 days.

Lots of insights on building an enduring brand that are applicable whether you are in the consumer space, or building an insurance company.

Dec 02 2020

25mins

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Marcos Gonzalez -- Vamos Ventures

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Marcos Gonzalez is the managing partner at Vamos Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund investing in Hispanic and diverse founders.     Over half of LA county is Hispanic. Seems like a great time to be investing in this community!

Nov 25 2020

30mins

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Arjan Schutte -- Core Innovation Capital

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Great discussion with Arjan Schutte about democratizing prosperity and running Core Innovation Capital, a finTech fund that measures its impact on society and has invested in Ripple, NerdWallet, Synapse, Fundera and more.

Nov 18 2020

34mins

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Mark Suster -- Upfront Ventures

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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

Nov 11 2020

33mins

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Petra Griffith -- Wedbush Ventures

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One of my new favorite LA investors, Petra Griffith, joins to discuss Wedbush Ventures. 

Petra talks about starting a new fund, how she's seen venture debt work well as non-dilutive funding, and lessons on the content business from Netflix and Yahoo.

Nov 05 2020

32mins

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Bruce Hallett -- Miramar Digital Ventures

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Bruce's new $100M fund, Miramar Digital Ventures II, invests early in software and data.  He explains why many VCs have gone back to preferring notes over SAFEs, and other insights on deal preferences and construction.

Oct 28 2020

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Buck Jordan -- WaveMaker Labs

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Lots of insights on equity crowdfunding today from Buck Jordan.  He's raising $50-100k/day (mostly on SeedInvest) for the cool robotics and food companies coming out of WaveMaker Labs.

He also has great insights on corporate innovation and how seed stage companies can take advantage of corporate partners.

Oct 21 2020

30mins

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Andrew Glazier -- Defy Ventures

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This is a pre-election must listen.  Andrew Glazier is the CEO of Defy Ventures and runs an incredible entrepreneurship program for incarcerated entrepreneurs. We talk about developing an entrepreneurial mindset and the need for criminal justice reform.

Oct 14 2020

34mins

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Jim Andelman -- Bonfire Ventures

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We talk with Jim Andelman about Bonfire's new $100M Fund II, the great team additions (Jennifer Richard, Tyler Churchill, Brett Queener), what good traction looks like nowadays, and a couple great resources on tech.

Oct 07 2020

29mins

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Z Holly -- Good Growth Capital

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Super interesting guest (and person), Z Holly talks about university innovation, LA manufacturing, gracious professionalism, the LA River, and a parachute malfunction while skydiving...!

Sep 30 2020

34mins

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Mark Terbeek -- Greycroft

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Mark is a leading B2B investor and on the board of Scopely, Icertis and more.  He shares his current investment theses and explains how Greycroft operates as a seed to growth stage venture fund.

Sep 23 2020

22mins

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David Fleck -- FreeFlow

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I deeply appreciate David's approach to life and work. He founded FreeFlow to invest in startups coming out of Caltech that have the potential to improve our world.

Sep 16 2020

21mins

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Brian Schwartz -- Canaan scout

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Brian Schwartz is a hub of LA startup deals, a scout for Canaan Partners, the founder of SIZE advisors, SIZE capital, and an advisor to unicorn startup goPuff.

Sep 09 2020

24mins

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Alex Gurevich -- Javelin Venture Partners

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Javelin's Alex Gurevich talks with us about investing in Masterclass, Thumbtack, Mythical Games and more.  Alex also tells us why VCs should be getting performance reviews from their founders.

Sep 02 2020

31mins

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Eric Pakravan -- TenOneTen

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Eric and I work together at TenOneTen!  We talk about our partners, Lava Lab, AmplifyLA, Scopely, marketplaces and the sort of companies that thrive in LA.

Aug 26 2020

27mins

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Dan Abrams -- Cobalt Capital

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Dan Abrams is a partner at Cobalt Capital. Prior to Cobalt, Dan (and the entire Cobalt team) was at CAA-affiliated Evolution Media. Cobalt leads Series B rounds, but likes to get to know founders earlier in their journey.

Aug 19 2020

24mins

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Hamet Watt -- Share Ventures

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We had a chance to hear about Hamet's newly launched venture foundry, Share Ventures, focused on human performance.  We talk about brain health, Hamet's role at Upfront, and insights on early stage innovation.

Aug 12 2020

34mins

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Virginia Schmitt -- B Capital

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Virginia Schmitt is a partner and CFO at B Capital.  B Capital is a leading growth-venture firm and one of the largest with an LA office, investing $10-60M in series B-D companies. Virginia shares insights from being a CFO investing out of over $1B AUM.

Aug 05 2020

31mins

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D.A. Wallach -- Time BioVentures

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One of LA's most fascinating investors, DA Wallach, tells us about touring with Blink 182, making a song with with Diddy, becoming an investor with Ron Burkle, and his current life science focus at Time BioVentures.

Jul 28 2020

35mins

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Rachel Springate -- Muse Capital

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Great connecting with Rachel Springate about her path into VC, raising consumer-focused Muse Fund II, her partnership with Assia, and diversity in venture.

Jul 22 2020

18mins

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iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
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Terrific podcast

By john rickland - Dec 23 2019
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Really great content, and lots of insights about LA movers and shakers. Keep it up!

More content

By JTT19 - Dec 14 2019
Read more
More content please! Great stuff though.