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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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20VC: What Does It Take To Gain A Late Stage Cheque Today? The Fundamental Mistakes CEOs Make In The Scaling Process & The Importance Of Building The Next S Curve For Founders with Jules Maltz, General Partner @ IVP

Jules Maltz, is a General Partner @ Insight Venture Partners (IVP) where he has made investments in the likes of Slack, Zendesk, Twitter, Zenefits and many more incredible companies. Prior to IVP, Jules held roles at the likes of 3i, Admob and Bank of America. Jules has also been named to The Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors and been featured in the likes of Inc and Fast Company. I also want to say a huge thank you to Rebecca Lynn @ Canvas and Clark Landry for the intros to Jules today.

In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Jules made his way into growth stage investing with IVP?

2.) What are the major trends that Jules has observed in the later stages over the last few years? Where is there funding gaps and room for opportunity? 

3.) What does it take for companies to attain later stage cheques today? What are the benchmarks required? How have we seen these benchmarks change?

4.) What are the fundamental mistakes that CEO's make in these scaling stages? When is the right time to scale rapidly? How does Jules view product market fit?

5.) Jules has previously stated the importance of building the next S curve. What does he mean by this and how should founders adopt this mentality?

Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Jules' Fave Book: All The Light We Cannot See

Jules' Fave Blog or Newsletter: Nir and Far

Jules' Most Recent Investment: Checkr

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