Raising $281 million fund 2 and the evolution of New York's startup scene with Alexa von Tobel of Inspired Capital
The Consumer VC Podcast episode 164 with Alexa von Tobel, Founder of Inspired Capital and LearnVest
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Inspired Capital is a generalist fund based in New York City that backs early-stage founders with transformative ideas. Some of their companies include Chief, Geneva, Public and Snackpass.
Yesterday, Inspired announced their second fund of $281 million investing in Seed and Series A companies. Alexa also founded LearnVest, which was an American financial planning company which she sold for $250 million.
In this episode we discuss:
How New York's entrepreneurial and venture capital scene has risen in the past 15 years
Impact of COVID on emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems
Investing as a generalist
Staying price disciplined in this current market
Why ARR can be misleading