Startup Investing: Hunter Walk of Homebrew on Launching a Venture Fund, Supporting Underrepresented Emerging Managers, and the Benefits of Writing as an Investor
Justin Gordon talks with Hunter Walk Partner at Homebrew - Providing early-stage investment, assistance & love to entrepreneurs building companies for the Bottom Up Economy.
Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) Partner at Homebrew - Providing early-stage investment, assistance & love to entrepreneurs building companies for the Bottom Up Economy. Investments include ShieldAI, Plaid, Gusto, Chime, Cruise, Bowery Farming, and other FinTech, SaaS, API, marketplace, commerce businesses.
Before Homebrew, he led consumer product management at YouTube, starting when it was acquired by Google. He originally joined Google in 2003, managing product and sales efforts for AdSense, Google‘s contextual advertising business. His first job in Silicon Valley was as the founding product and marketing guy at Linden Lab. Before graduate school, he was a management consultant and also spent a year at Late Night with Conan O‘ Brien. His parents are proud of his BA in History from Vassar and MBA from Stanford University.
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Hunter Walk’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/hunterwalk
- Leaving google and launching his own venture
- Different ways of being an investor
- Angel investing
- Blogging as an investor
- The value of Twitter
- Screendoor, an organization supporting underrepresented General Partners of emerging venture capital funds
- How Hunter's time at Google impacted him
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The VITALIZE Podcast, a show by VITALIZE Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 400+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.
Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at VITALIZE Venture Capital, The VITALIZE Podcast features interviews with a variety of VCs, angel investors, and founders, with a particular focus on the future of work.