May 6, 2021 • 57M

The Arbitrage Opportunity of her Lifetime, and Managing a Global Venture Fund with Elizabeth Galbut, GP at SoGal Ventures

The Consumer VC Episode 128 with Elizabeth Galbut, General Partner at SoGal Ventures

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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.
Episode details

Hey there,

My guest today on podcast is Elizabeth Galbut, one of the founding partners of SoGal Ventures. SoGal Ventures is the first female-led, next generation venture capital firm. Some of their investments include Function of Beauty, Everlywell, Lovevery, and Eterneva.

I particularly enjoyed our discussion about arbitrage opportunities and how she analyzes different geographic markets - Elizabeth lives in the United States while her investment partner, Pocket, lives in Asia.

Some of the topics we discuss:

  1. How she transitioned her career from healthcare to venture capitalist

  2. How she fundraised for SoGal Fund 1

  3. How she makes investment decisions and invests in companies that are located in different parts of the world

  4. What she is most surprised by the Gen Z generation

  5. How she conducts diligence at the early stages

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