The Twenty Minute VC: Jenny Lefcourt, Partner @ Freestyle.vc

How startups should react to today's funding environment

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Harry Stebbings
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@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
@JennyLefcourt is a Partner @Freestylevc where she invests in early stage tech companies. Prior to Freestyle, Jenny was the Founder of Weddingchannel.com and Bella Pictures which were both acquired. During this time, Jenny raised funds from titans of VC including @KPCB Trinity Ventures, Amazon and more. Jenny has also angel invested and advised some incredible entrepreneurs with the likes of Minted and Style Seat. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How did Jenny made his way into VC from founding and exiting 2 startups? 2.) What were the differences in raising money as a founder and as a VC? What learnings as a founder did Jenny have that have helped her move into VC? 3.) How have the large macro-economic changes affected Jenny's investing style? Has she seen a change in her investment cadence? Does Jenny place more emphasis on burn reduction now? 4.) Why does Freestyle not invest with a thesis? What are the benefits of this? How does Jenny make investment decisions going forward without a thesis? 5.) What does Jenny mean when she says that VCs suffer from duck syndrome? What can VCs do to make them the best and their founders life easier? Items Mentioned In Today’s Episode: Jenny’s Fave Book: Dreamland, Blinkist (Harry's Suggestion) Jenny’s Most Recent Investment: CREXi