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