- Venture Capital - John Frankel- This Week in Venture Capital #71





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Published on Oct 1, 2012

1:00 Welcome everyone, my guest today is John Frankel of ff Venture Capital, an early stage VC firm out of New York City.
2:00 Why don't you like the term VC?
5:30 John: Brands with a proven track record are attracting capital.
7:00 80% of the VC funds last year went to a small handful of funds. What's your take on that?
10:30 Question from the chat: How do you define the difference between traditional VC and private equity?
12:45 Describe the structural, cyclical trends you're seeing in technology.
16:00 What should government be doing?
21:00 We're unquestionably moving towards more democratization, which is a good thing, yes?
23:00 Discussion of California's social media privacy laws.
25:15 Did you follow the Quora scandal?
27:00 John: Trust and reputation are hard to earn and easily lost.
30:00 What makes ff Venture Capital unique?
37:30 I think there's an opportunity to train people in several month to be entrepreneurial leaders.
39:15 Why did you invest in Klout? What did you see in them?
43:15 John demonstrates how users can curate their own Klout feed.
46:45 Comment from the chat: Are you familiar with Upstart.com?
47:00 John breaks down the Bing/Klout deal.
50:30 Let's talk about the biggest company in LA that no one has ever heard of: Cornerstone.
52:00 Do you really think LA tech is lacking a sense of identity?
55:00 How much was SuccessFactors bought for?
56:45 Looking at the stock price of Cornerstone.
58:30 Tell me about your investment in 500px.
1:05:15 Tell me about Bottlenose run by Nova Spivack.
1:08:00 Doing a sample search on Bottlenose.
1:11:15 Thank you to Scott Walker Corporate Law for supporting the show. Everyone check it out at walkercorporatelaw.com. Thank you also to Detroit Venture Partners. You can thank them for their support @DVPtweets.
1:15:45 Who are all of the members of your team?
1:19:15 Thank you to Walker Corporate Law and Detroit Venture Partners. And John, thank you so much for joining us today.

Mark: @msuster
John: @john_frankel
ff Venture Capital: @ffvc
TWiVC: @twivc
Walker Corporate Law: @scottedwalker
Detroit Venture Partners: @dvptweets

Special Thanks for the Theme Song!
"Man In My Town" by Isaac Ft. G Scott and Boldy James


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