The Twenty Minute VC: Ryan Sarver, Partner @ Redpoint Ventures

Do VCs really hustle enough & why Chris Sacca is like Yoda?

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Really excited to listen to this episode @harrystebbings! @rsarver wrote a great post on his transition into VC back in December of 2013 which I highly recommend: Awesome job!
@adammarx13 absolutely and it was such a pleasure to have @rsarver on the show! Amazing guest!
@adammarx13 @harrystebbings thanks Adam. Interestingly enough, not much has changed since I posted that. Thanks for listening
@rsarver @harrystebbings I feel like that's actually right in line with your discussion on conviction. Having a vision for what you want to drive at and continuing to drive at it is a huge part of VC and founder stamina imo. Tactics may change, but long term vision--how one wants to impact the world at large--tends to be pretty concrete amongst the most focused founders and investors (or rather, people in general).
@RSarver is a Partner @Redpointvc where he focuses on early stage consumer startups. He sits on the board at @Luxe, where he led the seed and A rounds, and was an early investor in Memoir. Prior to joining Redpoint, Ryan was a director at Twitter, where he oversaw the Twitter Platform and its developer ecosystem. Before Twitter, Ryan was director of consumer products at Skyhook Wireless, which pioneered the Wi-Fi and cellular tower triangulation technology incorporated in the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and MacBook. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Ryan made his move into the world of VC? 2.) What were Ryan's biggest takeaways from seeing Twitter scale from 30 to 2,500? How does he apply those to his formative days learning the investing game? 3.) Coming from the hustle of operation, do VCs have enough hustle and grit in Ryan's opinion? 4.) What really is an EIR program? Why does Redpoint have it? What are the fundamental benefits? How do investors collaborate and work with EIR’s? 5.) Ryan has said before that AI is the next transformational platform. What does AI as a platform look like to Ryan? How does hardware and sensors integrate with this thesis? Why is it easier than ever to build these smart devices? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Ryan’s Fave Book: Sapiens Ryan’s Most Recent Investment: Luxe
@harrystebbings @redpointvc @luxe Thanks so much for having me on Harry. Made for a fun chat. Clearly we need to send @sacca a Yoda costume