E523: Renowned VC Fred Wilson shares insights on his stars (Twitter, Kickstarter, Tumblr), our economy, the future, & his own personality



about this episode

Today’s episode kicks off our 2015 LAUNCH Festival series in style! Jason sits down with Fred Wilson, Cofounder & Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures and one of the most renowned venture capitalists and bloggers in the country. A VC since 1986, Fred and Union Square Ventures have invested in countless stellar startups, such as Zynga, Etsy, Tumblr, Twitter, and Kickstarter. During his candid fireside chat with Jason, Fred reveals the common characteristics of good founders and good VCs (hint: care more about the company than the investment), why he still owns stock in Zynga, what makes Kickstarter special, why Tumblr sold to Yahoo!, USV’s current investment focus, startup ecosystems, the best entrepreneur on the planet, his own strengths & weaknesses, what he’s learned from his kids, and so much more.

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