Apr 14, 2022 • 44M

How to Invest in Deep Tech B2C Companies // Bilal Zuberi, Partner at Lux Capital

The Consumer VC Episode 207 with Bilal Zuberi, Partner at Lux Capital

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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.
Episode details

Hey friends,

Today’s episode is about investing at the intersection of deep tech and consumer and am delighted to be joined by Bilal Zuberi, Partner at Lux Capital. Some of their investments include Happiest Baby, Citizen, Carbon Health, and Duck Duck Go. Bilal also founded GEO2 Technologies and comes from an extensive technical and science background.

We cover:

  • What is deep tech

  • Why do investors over-index on business model innovation vs. technological innovation

  • Examples of product-led competitive advantages

  • Timeline horizons for deep-tech companies

  • How he diligences founding teams