Mackey Cavern, Partner at OpenView Venture Partners, discusses what Series A VCs are looking for in the realm of software investments. We talk at length about the Series A gap from the perspective of a fund that focuses on Series A and beyond.
Semyon Dukach, Managing Partner at One Way Ventures, a firm that is 100% focused on immigrant entrepreneurs.
Hussain Kanji, Partner at Hoxton Ventures, is based in London and the primary focus is on European ventures.
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During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest William Hsu, Co-founder, Partner at Mucker Capital, a Los Angeles based fund that invests largely outside Silicon Valley and follows a more fundamentals oriented approach.
As for the pitches, first, Ramkumar R S from Mumbai, India, pitched True TRP, a content monetization platform.
Next, Catalin Lesscu from San Francisco, CA, pitched Amascope, a film-based promotional service for marketing books.
Sramana Mitra: It’s great to hear your enthusiasm. I’m married to a European. I love Europe. We spent a lot of time in Europe and London. I do see the energy change in London as well, which is a negative energy change. It’s kind of sad.
Overall, I do think that the momentum in Europe has improved and that’s a very good thing. What do you feel you as a counterpoint of the unicorn mania that we’ve seen in the Valley or in the US over the 2014 to 2016 timeframe? >>>