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The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

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The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actiona… read more

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20 VC 049: VC is Getting Younger with Spencer Lazar @ General Catalyst Partners

Spencer Lazar is a Principal at General Catalyst Partners, based in New York City. He focuses on early stage software & internet investments, with a particular interest in online marketplaces, mobile applications, web services, and enterprise IT. Spencer was previously the cofounder of Spontaneously, Inc - an iOS development studio. Prior to that he was an early stage software & internet investor at Accel in London, where he sourced and worked with companies including HailoBirchboxBonobosForgeRock, and Qriously.


In Today's Episode You Will Learn:


How is the roads into the venture industry changing?


What young people can do to make themselves more attractive to VCs?


What would make Spencer's perfect founder?


How important is geography when investing in startups?


How does Spencer feel the education technology space is developing?


What metrics Spencer examines when investing in a startup?


What sectors is Spencer most interested in?


Items Mentioned in Today's Show:


Spencer's Favourite Book: The Everything Store on Jeff Bezos


Spencer's Latest Investment: CampusJob


Insight Venture Partners


How Lightspeed's Jeremy Liew invested in Snapchat?


Hot EdTech Startups: Lynda.comPluralSightGeneral AssemblyGrovoClimbCredit


Oscar, Sensio


As always you can follow Harry, Spencer and The Twenty Minute VC on Twitter here!

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