E22: “Angel” podcast: Charles Hudson, Managing Partner of Precursor Ventures, shares strategies on the great rewards & risks of pre-seed, betting on founders with unique insight, analyzing market structure vs. size, importance of mobilization to increase SV diversity, & the art of making early deals without data

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Charles Hudson, Managing Partner of Precursor Ventures, shares strategies on the great rewards & risks of pre-seed, betting on founders with unique insight, analyzing market structure vs. size, importance of mobilization to increase SV diversity, & the art of making early deals without data

Show notes:

0:38 – Jason introduces season 3 of ANGEL and Charles Hudson from Precursor Ventures.

 

3:18 – Charles talks about how he got into VC investing, In-Q-Tel’s thesis, and Precursor’s history.

 

11:37 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Go to linkedin.com/angel and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.

 

13:09 – Precursor Venture’s investment strategies, why they invested in Superhuman, and the importance of market structure and market size.

 

26:40 – Jason thanks sponsor Embroker. For guaranteed 10% off on premiums (& up to 20% depending on quote) go to embroker.com/angel.

 

28:39 – Making the decision to either give or not to give the bridge, and on following on with companies.

 

40:39 – Thoughts on Silicon Valley’s poor reputation and its impact on democracy and the world at large, and diversity in the tech industry with regards to race and gender.

 

1:05:43 – Jason and Charles talk about accessing tech today vs. in the 90s and the amount of information that is available.

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