At FundersClub we've always played around with the idea of starting a podcast. It came from our burning desire to say things that weren't being said in most VC blogs but are of prime importance for a founder that wants to win.
Enough of the "we invest in people that are changing the world, are courageous and tackle big markets." Sure you do. So do we my friend.
What I haven't seen is content that is founder friendly to its core. Brutal transparency. Interviews that doesn't glorify GPs as if they were Midas. The venture world doesn't need another self-fulfilling prophecy.
Transparent VC is purely tactical advice on how to raise money in a clean, efficient way while giving you the heads up to avoid all the pitfalls we've seen our companies make throughout the years. If founders don't win we don't win. Period.
Since 2012 we have invested in over 230 startups and are one of the most active investors in the US. I have been a part of the FC journey for the past 1.5 years and I saw firms considered Tier-1 by the tech press do horrific things to founders. I won't name names, but we'll fight this trend with high-quality content that says it how it is.
We'll approach every discussed topic with brutal transparency and everything presented comes supported with a real-world example that we saw happen through the course of our careers as Venture investors. All names will be kept confidential, but the examples will be juicy.
Here is our first episode, in which we talk about the dangers of giving SuperProRata to our VCs.
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