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Dec. 21, 2021

Nisha Dua (BBG Ventures) - Opportunities within health and wellness, Investing in climate friendly consumption and solving problems for the 99%

Nisha Dua (BBG Ventures) - Opportunities within health and wellness, Investing in climate friendly consumption and solving problems for the 99%

Thank you Deb Benton for introducing me to our guest today Nisha Dua , co-founder and General Partner at BBG Ventures . BBG Ventures is an early-stage fund backing big ideas that will reshape the way we live. One of the first episodes of this podcast was with Susan Lyne, who is the other co-founder of BBG and Susan graciously accepted to come on the show without knowing who I was when the podcast hadn't even been released yet so I am VERY grateful to the BBG. Some of their investments include Zola, Blueland, Real, and Zero Grocery. Nisha and I discuss the opportunities within health and wellness, climate friendly consumption, and solving problems for the 99%.

Some of the questions I ask her:

  1. What was your initial attraction to venture capital?
  2. How did you meet Susan Lyne?
  3. How did BBG Ventures come together?
  4. What are some of your themes or areas of focus?
  5. How do you evaluate founders and teams?
  6. What are characteristics about consumers that might be nuanced or not everyone understands?
  7. What are the proof points?
  8. How do you think about price in this current market?
  9. How do you think about your role as an investor?
  10. Has COVID changed any of your thoughts on your investment themes?
  11. How do you think about price in the market
  12. Consumption change
  13. FOMO timelines and price
  14. What's one thing you would change about venture capital?
  15. I know there are no silver
  16. What has been your lowest moment in your journey and how did you get out of it?
  17. What's one book that inspired you professionally and one book that inspired you personally?
  18. What's one piece of advice that you have for founders?