Each week, StrictlyVC Editor-in Chief Connie Loizos and Alex Gove, a former journalist, VC, and operating exec, review the top stories in StrictlyVC and interview a mover and shaker in the world of tech.
Catching up with Keith Rabois of Founders Fund
Connie interviews Keith Rabois, a partner at Founder"s Fund and a co-founder and CEO at OpenStore, a startup that is rolling up Shopify businesses, about his investments in Traba, Faire, Ramp, Royal, and OpenAI ... and much more.
Y Combinator's Pete Koomen Argues YC's Size Is Its Strength
Connie talks to Pete Koomen, co-founder of Optimizely and a Group Partner at Y Combinator, about Y Combinator"s selection process, why YC"s size is an advantage, and how it has changed since Koomen was a Y Combinator entrepreneur.
Investor Hans Swildens on the Small Tech Buyout Opportunity
Connie & Alex talk tech news, and then Connie speaks with Hans Swildens, founder of Industry Ventures, a venture firm, fund of funds, and secondary shop with more than $7 billion under management.
Reed Jobs and Katie Haun at Disrupt
At TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, Connie talks to Reed Jobs, son of Steve, whose new fund, Yosemite, is devoted to making cancer "non-lethal in our lifetimes"; and Katie Haun, a former federal prosecutor and Andreessen Horowitz partner whose inaugural $1.5 billion fund, Haun Ventures, is targeting web3 and crypto deals.
Al Gore Has a Plan to Save the World
Connie talks to Vice President Al Gore and Lila Preston of the sustainability-focused public and private equity firm Generation Investment Management about a fascinating report Generation just issued on climate tech trends. Music: 1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired) 2.
LP Michael Kim on Why He Doesn't Like Special Deals
Connie & Alex talk to Michael Kim of Cendana Capital, which has just raised $470 million to back seed and pre-seed VC funds. Music: 1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired) 2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance) 3. "Dre