Incentives matter. So understanding the incentives of venture capitalists will help you decide if raising money from a venture investor makes sense for your business.
In this first of a 3-part series (which originally aired as YouTube videos), a16z Managing Partner Scott Kupor talks with Frank Chen about how venture capital works: how the money flows, what Limited Partners (the organizations that invest in venture capitalists) are looking for, what differentiates the top investors, and what all of this means for an entrepreneur raising money.
In this episode, Scott and Frank discuss:
Want to learn more? Read Scott’s book “Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It“.
Scott Kupor is an investing partner focused on growth-stage companies building in the bio and healthcare industries.
Frank Chen currently leads the a16z Seed Program, which helps early stage (typically pre-seed, seed, and Series A) founders build great companies on their way to their next fundraise.
The a16z Podcast discusses the most important ideas within technology with the people building it. Each episode aims to put listeners ahead of the curve, covering topics like AI, energy, genomics, space, and more.