The Twenty Minute VC - 85: Mark Suster at Upfront Ventures

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Harry StebbingsMaker@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
Hi guys, I would so love to hear your feedback on this episode. Had such a great time chatting to Mark and would be great to hear your thoughts on the content discussed! Let me know what you think.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@harrystebbings Loved this episode!
Harry StebbingsMaker@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
@bentossell @harrystebbings you are too kind Ben!! Very much appreciate it! When are you going to SF btw?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@harrystebbings Friday :)
Harry StebbingsMaker@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
In Today's Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How did Mark make his way into the world of tech and later make the transition to VC? 2.) How have Mark's entrepreneurial origins influenced his investment style and approach to startups? 3.) What really gets Mark excited in terms of the founders and the companies they have built? 4.) How does Mark recommend that startup founders can meet investors and get those initial meetings? 5.) What sector is Mark most excited by and why? 6.) Mark has said in the past 'too much money too early often fucks companies up'. Why is that and how should founders determine what is the right amount to raise?
tom britton@tombritton · Co-founder at SyndicateRoom
Great thoughts from Mark - "Even as a CEO, having a fundamental understanding of how systems work is critical to the business."