Erik Torenberg is an entrepreneur, investor, founder & Chairman of On Deck, and host of the Venture Stories Podcast.
Ali Tamaseb (@alitamaseb), investor at DCVC and author of Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups joins Erik to discuss:- His learnings from gathering data on unicorns and comparing them to a random selection of startups that didn’t succeed.- Why the age of a founder doesn’t correlate to success.- Why successful founders aren’t necessarily solving personal problems and are often going through a deliberate ideation process.- How data could make someone a better investor.- Why competition is actually good for startups.- Why successful founders are often opportunistic.- Why there is resistance to these conclusions.- Why being a solo founder doesn’t make you less likely to succeed.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), angel investor and Chief Product Officer at Adobe, joined Erik for an On Deck Angels event to discuss:- How he came to make his first investments in Uber and Pinterest.- How his thinking on investing has evolved and the principles he’s picked up over time.- Why being an operator-investor is the greatest opportunity in the space today, and why founders are drawn to operator angels.- Why he gravitates to the pre-momentum stage — Scott says he likes to focus on the potential of a team rather than the present.- His requests for startups, including for a social network based on receipts, a newsfeed that lets you follow a story, and a way to give developers more credit for their work across the web, and more.- He also talks about which areas he's bearish on, including productivity tools and video for work.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Andrew Yu (@andrewcyu), who is running the On Deck Product Management program, joins Erik on this episode to discuss:- His non-traditional route to becoming a product manager. (Fun fact: He recently worked on the Biden campaign and inauguration).- What the ODPM program will look like, including the “intentional networking” they have planned.- What “productizing yourself” as a product manager looks like.- How the field has evolved over time.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Rex Woodbury (@rex_woodbury) of Index Ventures joins Erik on this episode to discuss:- Where he’s looking to invest in the creator economy.- Why authenticity and vulnerability are replacing performative and status-driven social media.- The shift away from an ad-based model on the web.- Why we won’t see mega-celebrities like Oprah ever again.- What the financialization of culture means and how NFTs and staking fits into it.- His learnings as a student of meme culture.- The future of work and education as work gets disaggregated.- Why gaming is underrated.- His requests for startups.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
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