May 6, 2021

Elizabeth Galbut (SoGal Ventures) - The biggest arbitrage opportunity of her lifetime, managing a global investment fund, and leveraging her community to make decisions

Elizabeth Galbut (SoGal Ventures) - The biggest arbitrage opportunity of her lifetime, managing a global investment fund, and leveraging her community to make decisions

My guest today is Elizabeth Galbut, one of the founding partners of SoGal Ventures. SoGal Ventures is the is the first female-led, next generation venture capital firm. In this episode we discuss how Elizabeth's interests led to thinking about consumer innovation, how she started a fund, the biggest arbitrage opportunity of her lifetime, and managing a two person global fund. Without further ado, here's Elizabeth.


Some of the questions I ask Elizabeth:

  1. You were originally in healthcare. What prompted you to make this transition to become a venture capitalist?
  2. How did SoGal Ventures come about? What's your typical check size
  3. I know Pocket is located in Asia, you're located in the United States and you are a two GP, how do you think about where to focus on investing since you are quite global and have a small team?
  4. Walk me through your due diligence process
  5. What categories do you spend the most time on? How do you analyze categories
  6. What has to stand out when you talk to founders?
  7. I know part of your focus is looking at products that serve the upcoming generation. What are you most surprised by Gen Z?
  8. What's one thing you would change about venture capital?
  9. What's one book that inspired you personally and one book that inspired you professionally?
  10. What's the best piece of advice that you've received?
  11. What's one piece of advice for founders?