“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 and keep the lights on. She has helped start-ups such as Latch (LTCH), Chainalysis, Tempo Automation, Alloy, Headway, Supergreat, and many more. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • The best investors focus on building community authentically and rolling up their sleeves to help mentor the next great entrepreneurs, VC’s, and companies. 
  • The many to many model (in which a community of founders provides capital and mentorship to a group of entrepreneurs) is more effective than the one to many traditional VC model. 
  • “If you’re going to raise venture capital, that is not a solo activity, it takes a village to do that. And so having more connectivity to other founders and to people in the ecosystem I think is really what helps get the momentum going”.

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