The Road Untraveled
VC Perspectives with Brian Hollins
Hear how investors are exploring new strategies for building, supporting and transforming the future of tech…
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“It Takes a Village” – From Techstars to Launching The Fund with Jenny Fielding
Summary Jenny Feilding, General Partner at The Fund, Adjunct professor at Columbia, and entrepreneur joins us on the Road Untraveled this week. Jenny is a pre-seed investor and mentor to hundreds of founders around the world. She is a 2x entrepreneur herself and knows how challenging it is to build great products, inspire a team…
Hunter Walk (Homebrew) – The Screendoor Initiative, lessons learned in big tech, & how to enjoy the journey
Summary Hunter Walk, Co-founder and Partner at Homebrew. Homebrew is a seed-stage venture firm with investments like Chime, Plaid, Gusto, and many more. Prior to Homebrew, Hunter received his BA from Vasser and MBA from Stanford and then spent time at Youtube as a director of product management. Episode Highlights: Lessons learned at Google and…
The RAISE Conference – Talking LP/GP relationships with Ben Black (Akkadian Ventures)
Summary Key Take-Aways Ben Black – Founder and CEO of Akkadian Ventures: 1. “Venture capital requires a level of trust that is unlike any other business because you find out your failures first before you figure out your wins. And if you want to press personal relationships and really put a lot of pressure on them,…
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Passionate about driving access and education to the Black community, Brian has spent a majority of his career building tools and resources for underrepresented communities around the country. He is Founder & CEO of the Takeoff Institute, a non profit equipping Black undergrads with the resources they need to launch a successful young professional career, and also is a Founding Board Member of BLCKVC, the preeminent investor ecosystem for Black investors looking to make a career in venture.
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