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Oct. 11, 2022

Mike Hirshland (Resolute Ventures) - The state of pre-seed & seed investing

Mike Hirshland (Resolute Ventures) - The state of pre-seed & seed investing

Our guest today is Mike Hirshland, co-founder of Resolute Ventures. Resolute Ventures is a lead seed and “pre-seed” investor focused on backing and connecting a community of Founders who share an entrepreneurial spirit and energy. Some of their investments include Bark Box, Clutter, and Lumen. We discuss what pre-seed and seed investing is today, the opportunity within Web3, and how he builds conviction within founders. Without further ado, here’s Mike.

Some of the questions I ask

  1. How did you enter venture capital?
  2. What were some of the learnings from that
  3. How did Resolute come together?
  4. What got you interested in the seed stage?
    1. How do you describe seed today?
    2. 10 financing in a year
  5. How do you think about risk in this market?
  6. Henrik Werdelin of BARK recently told Mike his "superpower is authenticity" which is what founders need now. What does that mean? Why is authenticity so important?
  7. One of your big themes is community. What’s your approach to building community, why is it so important and why did you create the Resolute DAO?
  8. How do you think about the opportunity within Web3? What are use cases that get you excited?
  9. Emotionally support
  10. Can we imagine a world where solving a problem
  11. What parts of Web3 is investible?
  12. How do you think about the current market/landscape?
  13. What’s you diligence process?
  14. What’s one thing you would change about venture capital?
  15. What’s one book that inspired you professionally and one book that inspired you personally?
    1. As It Is