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20VC: The Transition From Founder To CEO, How To Determine When To Stretch On Price in Venture & The Benefits of Attribution for Partnership Dynamics with Jeff Richards, Managing Partner @ GGV Capital
Jeff RichardsÂ is Managing Partner @Â GGV Capital, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes ofÂ Alibaba, Slack, Square, Xiaomi, Peloton, OpenDoor, just to name a few. As for Jeff, he sits on the board of or is an observer atÂ BigCommerce,Â Brightwheel, Gladly, Lambda School, Namely and Tile just to name a few. Jeff also led GGVâ€™s investments in Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce), HotelTonight, Flipboard and has been actively involved in GGVâ€™s investments in Opendoor, Domo, Square and Wish. Prior to joining GGV, Jeff founded two software companies: R4 (acquired by VeriSign), and QuantumShift, backed by Texas Pacific Group (TPG). In Todayâ€™s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Jeff made his way into the world of VC with GGV from founding and scaling 2 software companies in the 90s? What were Jeff's 2 biggest takeaways from having the company he founded raise over $100m then go to $0 in the crash? 2.) How does Jeff approach and see the transition from founder to CEO today? When does this transition need to occur? How do first-time founders differ compared to experienced serial entrepreneurs when it comes to building their teams? Where do they often struggleÂ or make mistakes? What advice does Jeff offer them? 3.) Jeff has previously said, "do not raise for the highest valuation", what is his thinking here? What specific examples does Jeff have of why it can hurt and damage both the founder and the company? How does Jeff think about his own price sensitivity today? How does he determine when a stretch is a stretch too far? From backing the likes of Alibaba, Xiaomi and Didi, what were his biggest takeaways when it came to price? 4.) Decision-making is one of the only products venture has, how does Jeff and GGV approach decision-making as a firm today? Being a slightly later stage firm, how do they think about reserve allocation? What does the re-investment decision-making process look like? How does GGV think about attribution as a firm today? What are the benefits? 5.) What advice would Jeff give to an individual that has just entered VC? What does Jeff know now that he wishes he had known at the beginning? How does Jeff think about what it takes to be a truly special board member? What one or two things can a board member do to move the needle in their relationship with their founder? Items Mentioned In Todayâ€™s Show: Jeffâ€™s Fave Book:Â In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington Jeffâ€™s Most Recent Investment:Â Lambda School,Â Electric As always you can followÂ Harry,Â The Twenty Minute VCÂ andÂ JeffÂ on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry onÂ Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.
Aired 11 months ago 44:17
Golden Globes and the Rise of Glenn Close
On the day Oscar nominations begin, your hosts break down all the chaos and confusion caused by this yearâ€™s unpredictable Golden Globes ceremony. Whose fiery speech may have just won them an Oscar? Tune in to find out.
Aired 1 year ago 22:13
1975 Radio Drama: Meet the Miracle Man
At a stage performance, a man who calling himself the Miracle Man demonstrates his amazing powers including invulnerability and strength greater than the Thing. The Fantastic Four flying home in their Fantasticar are relieved that the Miracle Man isn't a menace. However, unbeknownst to them, the Miracle Man has indeed decided to turn to crime beginning by bringing a monstrous statue to life!Splitting up to search for the giant monster Mr. Fantastic finds the it robbing a jewelry store and tries to stop it but the monster escapes when the Miracle Man throws a brick at Mr. Fantastic. The rest of the team then encounter the monster but as the Human Torch burns it to the ground though the Miracle Man escapes though the Invisible Girl manages to tail him while invisible. The remaining members of the team meanwhile get into a fight and Johnny Storm storms off.The Miracle Man discovering the Invisible Girl hypnotizes her into obeying him. Ordering her to signal the Fantastic Four he then sabotages the Fantasti-copter and attempts to flee in a stolen atomic tank and the Fantastic Four set off in chase. During the chase the Human Torch makes his flame so bright that the flash blinds the Miracle Man, rendering him powerless since all along he was merely hypnotizing people to see things. However, the Human Torch and the Thing argue once again and the Human Torch announces that he is leaving the Fantastic Four forever and flies away.