May 25, 2021 • 52M

Martha Stewart, New York and the creator economy with Kate Shillo Beardsley, Partner at Hannah Grey

The Consumer VC episode 132 with Kate Shillo Beardsley, Partner at Hannah Grey

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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 For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Hey There!

Our guest today on The Consumer VC is Kate Shillo Beardsley, Partner at Hannah Grey. Hannah Grey is a first check venture fund investing in founders reimagining everyday experiences to improve work and life.

It was really fun chatting with Kate. We went down a lot of fun rabbit holes like -

  • What could we learn from Martha Stewart?

  • New York VC and startup scene in the late 2000s/early 2010s

  • Why founders are artists

  • How she views DNVBs today vs. 10 years ago

  • Products for creators

  • How VC and startup hubs have changed

You can listen on Apple Podcasts Here, Spotify Here and other podcast distribution networks.

Thank you Samara Hernandez for the introduction!

As always, thanks for listening,