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E27: Compound’s Michael Dempsey on Thesis-Driven vs Founder-Driven Investing

In this episode of Turpentine VC, Michael Dempsey, Managing Partner at Compound, joins Erik Torenberg to discuss thesis-driven vs founder-driven investing, Compound’s AI thesis, company building opportunities, ways to win at venture, advice for emerging managers, and much more.

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Feb. 20, 2024

E27: Compound’s Michael Dempsey on Thesis-Driven vs Founder-Driven In…

In this episode of Turpentine VC, Michael Dempsey, Managing Partner at Compound, joins Erik Torenberg to discuss thesis-driven vs founder-driven investing, Compound’s AI thesis, company building opportunities, ways to win at venture, advice for emerging managers, and much more.

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Feb. 13, 2024

E26: Insights from IVP: Inside One of Silicon Valley’s Best Growth Fi…

In this episode of Turpentine VC, Somesh Dash, General Partner at IVP, joins Erik Torenberg to discuss how IVP differentiates itself, winning late stage deals, team construction, why venture capital in 2024 looks like private equity in 2008, the future …

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Feb. 6, 2024

E25: Frank Rotman of QED on Navigating FinTech and Crypto Investments

In this episode of Turpentine VC, Erik is joined by Frank Rotman, the founding partner of QED investors, a fintech-focused VC firm.

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Jan. 30, 2024

E24: Building a Multi-Billion-Dollar Asset Management Firm with CoVen…

In this episode of Turpentine VC, Ali Hamed, Partner at CoVenture, joins Erik Torenberg to discuss the advantages of investing across asset classes, CoVenture’s inflection points, the importance of being liked in venture, why LPs are willing to accept lower …

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Jan. 23, 2024

E23: Tomasz Tunguz on the Theory Behind Theory Ventures

In this episode of Turpentine VC, Tomasz Tunguz, General Partner at Theory Ventures, joins Erik Torenberg to discuss the Theory Ventures model, the coming contraction in investable VC dollars, Tom’s contrarian view on blockchain, the parallels between PE and VC, …

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Jan. 16, 2024

E22: Phin Barnes on Unbundling VC

In this episode of Turpentine VC, Phin Barnes, co-founder of The General Partnership, joins Erik Torenberg to discuss Phin’s idea of building a YC for emerging fund managers, the sweat equity model, building the General Partnership, incubation at The General …

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