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A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.

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    Investor Stories 250: What's Next (Sippel, Zulkosky, Sands)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 7:34

    Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Eric Sippel Sara Zulkosky Greg Sands The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    339. Founding Renaissance Technologies & First Round Capital, The Origins of Idealab, Reasons Not to Grow your Fund, and How Sourcing from YC Has Changed (Howard Morgan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 48:09

    Howard Morgan of B Capital Group joins Nick to discuss Founding Renaissance Technologies & First Round Capital, The Origins of Idealab, Reasons Not to Grow your Fund, and How Sourcing from YC Has Changed. In this episode we cover: Starting the First Quantitative Hedge Fund Idealab's First Check The Story Behind the Founding of First Round Capital What's Ahead in The VC Funding Markets Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 249: Why I Passed (Rivera, Levine, Mehta)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 8:53

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Miriam Rivera Seth Levine Nihal Mehta Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod). The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-moran-a738503/), General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in the exceptions. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website (https://www.newstack.vc/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/11396054/) and be sure to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NewStackVC). Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank (http://vc-rank.com/) and tell us about your business. We'll send a list of possible investors right to your email's inbox!

    338. The $640B Care Economy, The Invisible Work Dilemma, and Differentiation Tips for Emerging Managers (Julie Wroblewski)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 45:30

    Julie Wroblewski of Magnify Ventures joins Nick to discuss The $640B Care Economy, The Invisible Work Dilemma, and Differentiation Tips for Emerging Managers. In this episode we cover: The Magnitude of the Care Economy and Why The Time is Now How Technology is Influencing How We Care for Each Other The Invisible Work Powering Innovation The Benefits of Being a Thematic Fund and Tips on Differentiating and Scaling One What Sets Unicorn Founders Apart and More!

    Investor Stories 248: Post Mortems (Borumand, Falvey, Sarracino)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 8:57

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Cameron Borumand Ryan Falvey Steve Sarracino Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod). The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-moran-a738503/), General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in the exceptions. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website (https://www.newstack.vc/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/11396054/) and be sure to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NewStackVC). Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank (http://vc-rank.com/) and tell us about your business. We'll send a list of possible investors right to your email's InBox!

    337. Navigating Macro Headwinds, Balancing Growth v. Profitability, and How to Get in Front of the Top 1% of Founders (Nnamdi Iregbulem)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 39:09

    Nnamdi Iregbulem of Lightspeed Venture Partners joins Nate to discuss Navigating Macro Headwinds, Balancing Growth v. Profitability, and How to Get in Front of the Top 1% of Founders. In this episode we cover: Tips for Founders When Capital Gets Expensive Where Software is Still Eating the World The Uncapped Upside of Writing in VC How to Get in Front of the Top Founders Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter. Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we'll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    Investor Stories 247: Strange & Unusual (Lehr, Nagaraj, Sarracino)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 5:31

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Jonathan Lehr Sunil Nagaraj Steve Sarracino Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.    Did you miss our guests full length episodes?  For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).   

    336. The Mendoza Line in VC, Why Most Investors Fail More than they Succeed, What Founder Greatness Looks Like, and Lessons from Pitching to 500 LPs & Closing $42.6M (Nick Moran)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 82:06

    Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures joins Nick to discuss The Mendoza Line in VC, Why Most Investors Fail More than they Succeed, What Founder Greatness Looks Like, and Lessons from Pitching to 500 LPs & Closing $42.6M. In this episode we cover: What The Mendoza Line is & It's Implications for Venture Capital How New Stack Finds & Selects Great Founders Lessons from Pitching over 500 Limited Partners and Raising $42.6 Million Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter. Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we'll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    Investor Stories 246: Lessons Learned (Go, Sankar, Page)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 6:15

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Rob Go Santosh Sankar Karen Page Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn(https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod). The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-moran-a738503/), General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in the exceptions. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website (https://www.newstack.vc/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/11396054/) and be sure to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NewStackVC). Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank (http://vc-rank.com/) and tell us about your business. We'll send a list of possible investors right to your Inbox!

    335. The $2 Billion Pizza Order, The Founding Story of Grubhub, Why NPS Sucks, and How Fixer is Transforming Gig Work (Mike Evans)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 54:43

    Mike Evans of Grubhub & Fixer joins Nick to discuss The $2 Billion Pizza Order, The Founding Story of Grubhub, Why NPS Sucks, and How Fixer is Transforming Gig Work. In this episode we cover: How Grubhub Started with a Pizza Order Why Marketplace Founders Should Cheat NPS as a Flawed Metric The Advantages of W2 Employees & more! Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter. Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we'll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    334. A Decade at Costanoa, Where Large Multistage Funds Fail Founders, Denominator v. Numerator Effects, and Tips on Startup Selection (Greg Sands)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 37:26

    Greg Sands of Costanoa Ventures joins Nick to discuss A Decade at Costanoa, Where Large Multistage Funds Fail Founders, Denominator v. Numerator Effects, and Tips on Startup Selection. In this episode we cover: Lessons from 10 Years at Costanoa The Denominator Effect in VC Tips on Selecting Startups Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

    Investor Stories 245: What's Next (Kashyap, Cohen, Stojkovic, Cairo)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 10:34

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Nagraj Kashyap Matt Cohen Jennifer Stojkovic Jed Cairo Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    Investor Stories 244: Why I Passed (Wiener, Zhuo, Zulkosky)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 6:51

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ben Wiener TX Zhuo Sara Zulkosky Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod). The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-moran-a738503/), General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside the Bay area.

    333. Mexico's New Tech Mafia, Winning Copycat Strategies, and the Future of Fintech in LatAm (Hernán Fernández)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 44:09

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 243: Strange & Unusual (Suissa, Foxe Blader, Barrile)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 6:08

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Yanev Suissa, Ruth Foxe Blader, and Parker Barrile.  Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    332. 7 Unicorns from Seed, Quantitative Decision-Models for Selecting Investments, Thoughts on Male vs. Female Founders & Investors, and Lessons from Larry and Sergey in the Early Days of Google (Miriam Rivera)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 42:13

    Miriam Rivera of Ulu Ventures joins Nick to discuss 7 Unicorns from Seed, Quantitative Decision-Models for Selecting Investments, Thoughts on Male vs. Female Founders & Investors, and Lessons from Larry and Sergey in the Early Days of Google. In this episode we cover: Lessons from the Early Days of Google Quantitative Decision Making in VC Male vs. Female Founder Questions And more!  Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 242: Post Mortems (Wilkins, Mehta, Saenko)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 7:52

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Tony Wilkins, Manan Mehta, and Maryanna Saenko.  Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    331. The Founding Story of NEA, The True History of Venture Capital, the Keys to an Enduring Firm Legacy, and Why the Best VC's Dare Disturb the Universe (Chuck Newhall)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 47:07

    How NEA Raised Fund I Why Chuck Passed on Home Depot Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 241: Lessons Learned (Pascucci, Lehr, Pantoja)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 5:56

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Victor Pascucci, Jonathan Lehr, and Marcelino Pantoja.  Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    330. Building Unicorns from the Ground Up, Recruiting Founders from the C-Suite, and Driving Top 1% Returns with Concentration and Majority Equity Stakes (Jed Cairo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 42:47

    Jed Cairo of Juxtapose joins Nick to discuss Building Unicorns from the Ground Up, Recruiting Founders from the C-Suite, and Driving Top 1% Returns with Concentration and Majority Equity Stakes. Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in outsiders. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter. Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and tell us about your business. We'll send a list of possible investors right to your email's Inbox!

    Investor Stories 240: What's Next (Nagaraj, Falvey, Page)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 6:38

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Sunil Nagaraj, Ryan Falvey, and Karen Page.  Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    329. The $8.3T Opportunity in Procurement, How to Sell to the Fortune 500, Building a Bottoms Up Culture, and Mastering Cold Emails (Kevin Frechette)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 47:18

    Kevin Frechette of Fairmarkit joins Nick to discuss the $8.3T Opportunity in Procurement, How to Sell to the Fortune 500, Building a Bottoms Up Culture, and Mastering Cold Emails. In this episode we cover: What Leading Investors Insight Partners and GGV Found Interesting Sales Lessons from Kevin The Future of Procurement Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in outsiders. To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter. Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and tell us about your business. We'll send a list of possible investors right to your email's Inbox!

    Investor Stories 239: Why I Passed (Hung, Sankar, Cohen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 6:13

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Jonathan Hung, Santosh Sankar, & Matt Cohen.  Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    328. Why the Pacific Northwest Will Win Big, Tapping the Enterprise Talent Pool, and Investing in Apps over Infrastructure (Cameron Borumand)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 32:17

    Cameron Borumand of FUSE joins Nick to discuss Why the Pacific Northwest Will Win Big, Tapping the Enterprise Talent Pool, and Investing in Apps over Infrastructure. In this episode we cover:  The Story of FUSE Spinouts in VC Attracting & Building Talent Networks Why Cameron avoids the Zoom Pitch Enterprise Apps v. Infrastructure Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 238: Strange & Unusual (Paxhia, Mehta, Zhuo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 6:28

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Emily Paxhia, Nihal Mehta, and TX Zhuo. 

    327. The Late Stage Reset, Competing with Tiger, and Last Mile's Unit Economics (Steve Sarracino)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 42:28

    Investor Stories 237: Post Mortems (Grayson & Holt, Kashyap, Barille)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 6:33

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Dayna Grayson & Rachel Holt, Nagraj Kashyap, and Parker Barille.  Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    326. FoodTech's Female Founders, Crossing the Chasm for Alt Proteins, and Why the Psychedelics Market isn't like Cannabis (Jenny Stojkovic)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 42:27

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 236: Lessons Learned (Mead, Suissa, Foxe Blader)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 7:48

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Winter Mead, Yanev Suissa, and Ruth Foxe Blader. 

    325. Finding Alpha in Emerging Managers, Common Mistakes & Pitfalls, and Sources of Differentiation (Sara Zulkosky)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 48:44

    Sara Zulkosky of Recast Capital joins Nick to discuss Finding Alpha in Emerging Managers, Common Mistakes & Pitfalls, and Sources of Differentiation. In this episode we cover: Sara's Background and Path to VC Tips for Emerging Managers How To Differentiate Your Fund & more! Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 235: What's Next (Tamaseb, Ebinger, Heddleston)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 6:27

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ali Tamaseb Jonathan Ebinger Russ Heddleston Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    324. Support for Ukraine, 3 Measures for Evaluating DeepTech, a 15-year Fund Horizon, and Today's Most Compelling Climate Technologies (Maryanna Saenko)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 39:40

    3 Measures they look for when Evaluating DeepTech Climate Tech Trends & Regenerative Agriculture Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 234: Why I Passed (Requarth, Paxhia, Sippel)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 6:46

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Brian Requarth Emily Paxhia Eric Sippel Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    323. Box's Go-To-Market Strategy, Building the Enterprise Sales Motion, and When to Bring on a Sales Leader (Karen Page)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 30:44

    Investor Stories 233: Strange & Unusual (Levine, Wiener, Go)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 7:39

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Seth Levine Ben Wiener Rob Go Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    322. Attacking Inequality with VC, How Ecommerce Infrastructure Competes with Amazon, The Future of Hourly Work, and the Body as a Platform (Jamison Hill)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 43:17

    Jamison Hill of Base10 joins Nick to discuss Attacking Inequality with VC, How Ecommerce Infrastructure Competes with Amazon, The Future of Hourly Work, and the Body as a Platform. In this episode we cover: How Base10 supports HBCU Endowments Trends in Ecommerce Infrastructure, Fintech, and the Future of Work The Body as a Platform Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 232: Post Mortems (Sun, Foxe Blader, Mehta)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 6:52

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ben Sun Ruth Foxe Blader Manan Mehta Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    321. Solo Capitalist Firm Building, Supporting Founder Mental Health, and Navigating Board Dynamics (Matt Cohen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 32:34

    Matt Cohen of Ripple Ventures joins Nick to discuss Solo Capitalist Firm Building, Supporting Founder Mental Health, and Navigating Board Dynamics. In this episode we cover: Solo GP's vs. Firm Building The Toll of Rising Valuations and Remote Work on Founder's Mental Health Trends in the Canadian Ecosystem & More! Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 231: Lessons Learned (Paxhia, Wilkins, Heddleston)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 8:10

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Emily Paxhia Tony Wilkins Russ Heddleston Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    320. Consumer Fintech, the Future of Banking, and Navigating Web 3.0 Regulation (Ryan Falvey)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 46:51

    Ryan Falvey of Financial Venture Studio joins Nick to discuss Consumer Fintech, the Future of Banking, and Navigating Web 3.0 Regulation. In this episode we cover: The "Masters Degree for Fintech Startups" National Banks Staying Power DAO's, Crypto, and Web 3 Regulations Why Ryan's Bearish on B2B2C Models Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 230: What's Next (Grayson & Holt, Go, Lehr)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 7:06

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Dayna Grayson & Rachel Holt Rob Go Jonathan Lehr Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    319. Investing Nerdy & Early, The Story of Auth0's Seed Round, and Why You Shouldn't Leave to Start "The Right" Company (Sunil Nagaraj)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 39:35

    Sunil Nagaraj of Ubiquity Ventures joins Nick to discuss Investing Nerdy & Early, The Story of Auth0's Seed Round, and Why You Shouldn't Leave to Start "The Right" Company.  Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 229: Why I Passed (Libby, Larco, Kashyap)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 6:53

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Billy Libby Vanessa Larco Nagraj Kashyap Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    318. Founding the 1st VC Index Fund, Rethinking the Future of Capital Deployment, and Advice for Emerging Managers (Marcelino Pantoja)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 25:54

    Marcelino Pantoja of Measurement joins Nick to discuss Founding the 1st VC Index Fund, Rethinking the Future of Capital Deployment, and Advice for Emerging Managers. Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investor Stories 228: Strange & Unusual (Luerssen, Pascucci, Ebinger)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 6:44

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Brian Luerssen Victor Pascucci Jonathan Ebinger Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    317. The Rise of Supply Chain Startups, Why We're Feeling Whiplash, and What the Future Holds for Labor & Data (Santosh Sankar)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 48:04

    Investor Stories 227: Post Mortems (Hung, Requarth, Mead)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 7:00

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Jonathan Hung Brian Requarth Winter Mead Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    316. Fika's Playbook for Success, Finding Value Outside of Central Casting, and the Future of Fintech as Banks Get Unbundled (TX Zhuo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 50:51

    DAO Infrastructure Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    315. 2022 Predictions P2: Web 3.0 Dorsey vs. Andreesen, Crypto's Killer App, Omicron's Staying Power, Which FAANG Co. Loses to Anti-Trust First (Ramy Adeeb)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 27:00

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