Jun 15, 2021 • 38M

How to break into venture capital with John Gannon

The Consumer VC Episode 138 with John Gannon, Founder of GoingVC

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit www.theconsumervc.com. For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Welcome to The Consumer VC, a newsletter about venture capital and consumer startups delivered straight to your inbox. If you aren’t subscribed, come and subscribe below.

My guest today is John Gannon, founder of GoingVC. GoingVC is a VC career accelerator. John designed the program to help folks break into venture capital by directly connecting motivated VC job seekers with VC firms.

If you are interested in heading into venture capital and want to understand what skills are important, this episode is for you.

We also touch on:

  1. How venture capital has changed over the past 15 years

  2. His approach to cohort based learning

  3. The consumerization of enterprise and the enterprization of consumer products

  4. Specialized vs. generalists funds

  5. His evaluation process when investing

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