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Mark Suster and Samir Kaji on the 2024 Venture Market, IPOS, and Secondaries | E1899

E1899 • Feb 16, 2024 • 83 mins

In this episode, Jason Calacanis, Samir Kaji, Nick Calacanis, Mark Suster, and David Weisburd discuss current market conditions, fundraising trends, and exit strategies. They emphasize the importance of a structured approach to product development, discuss the valuation of software companies, and reflect on the legacy of VC firms.

Key Points

  • Keith Rabois's investment strategy involves placing funds into deals led by partners at top firms without taking board seats, leveraging their work for his own benefit.
  • Mark Shuster emphasizes the importance of maintaining relationships with LPs and having a unique belief system to succeed in venture capital.
  • Jason Calacanis discusses the value of having deep conversations within the industry to sharpen intuition and inform investment strategies, particularly regarding AI-driven finance and marketplaces.
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