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1.) How Dustin made it into startups and the investing industry?
2.) What were Dustin’s major takeaways from his operational experience and how has he applied them to his role investing with Maiden Lane?
3.) Where does Ryan you democratisation of funding going in the next five years? What direction does Dustin believe we are moving in?
4.) Dustin has said that ‘capital is a crappy differentiator’ so what value add should founders look for in their VCs? How are we seeing the VC value add evolve over time?
4.) How does Dustin sell Maiden Lane in the sea of seed funds that have emerged over the last few years? How important does Dustin think it is for VCs and funds to have personal brands? What is bigger the brand of the VC or the fund?
5.) What is it Dustin looks for in products? Are there any must haves? Any design requirements?
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