E674: Upfront Ventures’ Mark Suster shares secrets from both sides of the table: advice for pitching to VCs, best founder qualities, investing in lines not dots, skipping demo day, missing Uber, being pro-a16z & pro-IPO




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On location at Upfront Ventures, Mark Suster joins Jason to share the lessons he’s learned from both sides of the table, as an entrepreneur and investor. Mark lends insight into the hottest topics in the investing world: why VCs are obsessed with ownership, who are the best founders and why?, what does it really take to make it, the questionable value of demo day, how do you wow a VC during your pitch, handling zombie companies, coming to terms with a massive miss (hint: Uber), being bullish on Andreessen-Horowitz and on IPOs, and much more.

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  • Oli Ma

    Good talk on the VCs and Founders, thank you.
    I wonder how would you be approaching the diversity question with startups outside of the US, managing to reach both US and EU and suffering from the distance between them and great minds like in UpFront for instance?

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