We recently had the honor of sitting down with Jeremy Shinewald, host of “Smart People Should Build Things,” the Venture for America Podcast, and we encourage you to give it a listen.
You already know about our focus on early-stage SaaS and NextGen Commerce companies in New York City. And you probably also know about our unwavering strategy for helping our portfolio companies through a combination of talent and platform support. But there’s a lot you may not know – about our background, what brought us together, our view of the world. Tune in to the podcast to learn more about…
- How the marriage of Ben and Brad – two entrepreneurs from different sides of the coin – came about, and bred a compelling alternative to the traditional VC model
- How Ben got an early start in entrepreneurship, bussing tables and running deliveries at his parents’ restaurant in Tribeca
- How Brad’s “liberal arts education in the business world” (aka, consulting) ultimately drove him to the investment world
- How extreme bootstrapping techniques helped Ben’s first company, Community Connect, weather the dot-com bubble
- How a seemingly innocuous game of pick-up basketball can shift one's trajectory
- How we’ve built out our platform with the singular purpose of helping our portfolio companies navigate the road from Seed to Series A
- Why we’re so hot on the NYC Tech market right now
We hope you enjoy the podcast!