Jan 11, 2022 • 42M

What's next after the iPhone with Mike Ghaffary, General Partner at Canvas Ventures

The Consumer VC episode 188 with Mike Ghaffary, General Partner at Canvas 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 www.theconsumervc.com. For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Hey Friends,

My guest today is Mike Ghaffary who is a General Partner at Canvas Ventures, a firm that specializes in leading Series A rounds. Some of their investments include Flyhomes, Nubrakes, and Zola. Mike is our first second-time guest on the show. In his first appearance we went deep on how to evaluate and invest in marketplace businesses.

In this episode, we discuss what is the next big thing as a consumer platform after the iPhone? Is it web3, metaverse, remote work applications or something completely different?

We touch on:

  • Is Web3 having a moment?

  • When will VR go mainstream?

  • Is this the time to invest in B2C technology or B2B

  • Should we rule out any technology?

  • Who is the tech messiah after Steve Jobs?

I hope you enjoy listening.