20VC: a16z’s Martin Casado on How the Venture Model is Broken, Why VCs Should Be Running Wall St, Who Wins and Who Loses in the Next Generation of Venture & Investing Lessons from Marc Andreesen, Ben Horowitz and Chris Dixon
5th December 2022
1.) How did Charles made his way into VC from working with the CIA? What were Charles biggest takeaways from his operational experience?
2.) Why have we seen the rise of the solo GP fund? What tools and services can be used by solo GPs to make their lives easier?
3.) Chris Sacca said, ‘you have to be a moron to launch a solo VC fund’. What does Charles think about this and what was it about Precursor that made him want to leave SoftTech?
4.) How does Charles’ market requirements change now as a pre seed investor, a 100m exit is excellent. Do you you still need unicorns?
5.) How does Charles look to differentiate with Precursor in the sea of emerging VC funds? What is the most important thing for him about pr-seed investing?
6.) What is Charles’ vision for Precursor? What would success look like for him?
Items Mentioned In Today’s Episode:
Charles’ Fave Book: Alec Ross: Industries of The Future
Charles’ Fave Blog: The Information