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:
- You were originally in healthcare. What prompted you to make this transition to become a venture capitalist?
- How did SoGal Ventures come about? What's your typical check size
- 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?
- Walk me through your due diligence process
- What categories do you spend the most time on? How do you analyze categories
- What has to stand out when you talk to founders?
- I know part of your focus is looking at products that serve the upcoming generation. What are you most surprised by Gen Z?
- What's one thing you would change about venture capital?
- What's one book that inspired you personally and one book that inspired you professionally?
- What's the best piece of advice that you've received?
- What's one piece of advice for founders?