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Summary

Interview starts: 06:15

This conversation took place on the third Comeback Cities tour on May 15, 2019, aimed at connecting venture capitalists from the East and West Coasts with investment opportunities in the heartland. It also had stops in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown.

This conversation includes:

Ashley Brasier and Janou Gordon from Lightspeed Ventures Partners, a Bay Area VC firm focusing on early stage investments in the enterprise technology and consumer space.
Learn more about Lightspeed: https://lsvp.com/

Courtney Buie Lipkin from First Round Capital, a Bay Area and Philadelphia based early stage VC fund specializing in technology based around real estate, manufacturing, logistics, agriculture, and transportation, among other industries.
Learn more about First Round: https://firstround.com

Ezra Galston from Starting Line Ventures, an early stage Chicago based Venture Capital fund investing in premier consumer startups & brands.
Learn more about Starting Line: https://www.startingline.vc/

Nitin Pachisia from Unshackled Ventures, a Bay Area based early stage venture capital fund for immigrant founded startups.
Learn more about Unshackled Ventures: https://www.unshackledvc.com/

Patrick McKenna from HighRidge Venture Partners, which invests in early stage companies and focuses on tech startups bases outside of Silicon Valley
Learn more about HighRidge: https://www.highridgevp.com/

Peter Rojas from Betaworks Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund based in New York and the Bay Area investing in network-focused, consumer-facing media businesses.
Learn more about Betaworks Ventures: https://betaworksventures.com

Roy Bahat from Bloomberg Beta, an early stage venture capital fund based in the Bay Area and New York focused on investing in the future of work.
Learn more about Bloomberg Beta: https://bloombergbeta.com

Follow upside on Twitter: https://twitter.com/upsidefm

Show Notes

Interview starts: 06:15

This conversation took place on the third Comeback Cities tour on May 15, 2019, aimed at connecting venture capitalists from the East and West Coasts with investment opportunities in the heartland. It also had stops in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown.

This conversation includes:

Ashley Brasier and Janou Gordon from Lightspeed Ventures Partners, a Bay Area VC firm focusing on early stage investments in the enterprise technology and consumer space.
Learn more about Lightspeed: https://lsvp.com/

Courtney Buie Lipkin from First Round Capital, a Bay Area and Philadelphia based early stage VC fund specializing in technology based around real estate, manufacturing, logistics, agriculture, and transportation, among other industries.
Learn more about First Round: https://firstround.com

Ezra Galston from Starting Line Ventures, an early stage Chicago based Venture Capital fund investing in premier consumer startups & brands.
Learn more about Starting Line: https://www.startingline.vc/

Nitin Pachisia from Unshackled Ventures, a Bay Area based early stage venture capital fund for immigrant founded startups.
Learn more about Unshackled Ventures: https://www.unshackledvc.com/

Patrick McKenna from HighRidge Venture Partners, which invests in early stage companies and focuses on tech startups bases outside of Silicon Valley
Learn more about HighRidge: https://www.highridgevp.com/

Peter Rojas from Betaworks Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund based in New York and the Bay Area investing in network-focused, consumer-facing media businesses.
Learn more about Betaworks Ventures: https://betaworksventures.com

Roy Bahat from Bloomberg Beta, an early stage venture capital fund based in the Bay Area and New York focused on investing in the future of work.
Learn more about Bloomberg Beta: https://bloombergbeta.com

Follow upside on Twitter: https://twitter.com/upsidefm

What is upside?

Named a top 27 business podcast by Fortune, upside examines startup investing outside of Silicon Valley.

Every Wednesday, we speak with an early stage founder. We interview them as if we are angel investors considering the company as an investment opportunity.

Each show has three segments:

1.) Intro: independent research of the company
2.) Interview: interview with the founder
3.) Debrief: breaking down the opportunity

On Mondays, we share Coffee Chats interviewing venture capitalists, community builders, and later-stage founders.