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Fund81 | My New Podcast for Venture Capitalists

I’m excited to announce the launch of my Fund81 podcast for VCs. You can check it out on iTunes or Soundcloud.

I launched my first business in 2005 at the age of 24. This was before Venture Deals was written, accelerators were commonplace and shows like Shark Tank existed. How would my experience as a first-time entrepreneur have been different if I would have started my business with a support system as robust as our startup community is today? I often think about that question.

Now, as an entrepreneur, turned angel investor, turned venture fund manager, I see a striking parallel to my experience as a first-time entrepreneur in 2005. Today, when entrepreneurs have a question, the answer is typically just one google search away. This is not the case for new venture fund managers. With more and more people making the jump to venture, I would like to change that. That is why I'm launching Fund81. 1981, the year I was born and the birth of the millennial generation, Fund81 is a podcast for the rising stars of venture capital. I am going to take all of the questions I have had as an emerging venture fund manager and try to answer them in a way that will benefit others in similar situations.

Fund81 will tackle very specific, easily searchable questions commonly asked by venture fund managers.

I will be rolling out a lot of new content over the next few weeks. Let me know if there are any questions you would like Fund81 to answer or if you would like to be featured as a venture expert on the show.

Onward and Upward.

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