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In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Allison made her way from investment banking with Morgan Stanley to running the investment arm of Time Warner?
2.) How has Allison seen the world of corporate VC change over the last 16 years? How has Allison seen the VC perception of corporate VC change over the years? Do corporates still get the preference rights they once received?
3.) What are the big questions entrepreneurs must ask corporate VCs when entering into discussions with them? What are the big red flags entrepreneurs should look for in their dialogue? What line of conversation should give the entrepreneur confidence?
4.) Is there a signalling risk for startups of having corporate investors rather than Tier 1 VCs? How can this signalling risk be mitigated? Why does Allison not think corporates make for good Series A lead investors?
5.) How does Allison view fund structures for corporates? How does the lack of fund end affect how corporates can invest long term? How does it affect their time allocation without needing to raise future funds?
Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:
Allison’s Fave Book: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Allison’s Fave Blog: NextDraft
Allison’s Most Recent Investment: Mic
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