Beezer Clarkson invests in early-stage venture funds in the US, Europe, and Israel as the managing director at Sapphire Partners (the division within Sapphire Ventures that invests in venture funds). In this episode, Beezer shares how the pandemic is affecting Sapphire Partners’ investment strategy. I also share what I’ve been seeing from investing in startups and venture capital funds through our MergeLane fund.
The two podcast episodes Beezer mentions are Samir Kaji’s Venture Unlocked with the Hustle Fund’s Elizabeth Yin and Notation Capital’s Origins with Fika Ventures’ Eva Ho.
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