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In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Drew made his way from Joe Lonsdale’s Chief of Staff to Founding Partner @ 8VC?
2.) Why does Drew believe the way we think of VC today will change? How does the extended period of privatization affect the role of the VC and their relationship to the founder vs the company?
3.) Why does Drew believe that funds make big mistakes in the internal setup of their operation? Why do funds not do a good job of developing talent? What are the problems of funds being internally competitive with deal by deal carry etc?
4.) As a Founding Partner of a $425m fund at 26, what were the challenges of having such a position, earlier than usual? How did Drew overcome them? What advice would Drew give to young people who want an accelerated career path?
5.) Why does Drew believe that “VCs have forgotten their job is to invest in entrepreneurs NOT technologists”? How does Drew determine whether someone has the ability to bridge both technologist and entrepreneur?
Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:
Drew’s Fave Book: Barbarians At The Gate, Fooled By Randomness
Drew’s Fave Blog: Dan Primack: Axios
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