On this Drive at Five editione speziale the omnipresent community builder/angel investor/and now Solo GP, Sarah Drinkwater sits in to discuss her newly announced fund, Common Magic.
Tune in, turn it up, and start taking notes, because this week we're talking:
- What is a Solo GP fund? - Angel speed, less structure, more access. - Nightclub term sheets. - Traditions to keep, traditions to change. - Sarah has raised one-third of a targeted £10 million. - Investing in 30 to 35 startups in Europe and the US at the pre-seed and seed stage. - "Hey kid, here's a hundred bucks, don't spend it all in one place." - "Products with community at their core." What does that mean? - Sarah's first job? You do not want to miss the answer. - Flexing the Google - 2014 - 2018 London. Good times. - SuperVenture: 40 people at a meeting, 38 in ironed white or blue shirts. - Temperature check: what is the funding landscape like at the minute? - What are LPs looking for right now? - Who do you see as people, "who are underestimated and underrepresented in their field"? - Grit! - An eye infection, pitching for 50 hours a week, and nobody says yes. - Pitfalls founders should be aware of when setting out on community building. - Nick breathes community. But only if they smell good. - A thesis, an ah-ha moment, and a "but isn't this obvious?" - Great club nights. - "I'm always nervous about trends because trends imply impermanence." - Building community is hard. Community builders are busy.
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