37 minutes | Nov 12, 2020

[59] From Founder to VC with Grant Gurtin

Grant Gurtin is a 4 time founder and the youngest VC in his portfolio’s history, investing in 25 unique startups to date. His focus has now shifted to full time investing and coaching other founders in his fund. Rachel and Grant discuss changing trends for investing during COVID, What you will learn in this episode ✧ How Covid has accelerated deals and why investing looks different in 2020 compared to 2019✧ The number one reason startups fail and how founders can avoid this pitfall✧ The interesting way Grant is compiling insights for founders and portfolios to improve the startup ecosystem Tangible Tips✧ The importance of self reflection to learn lessons and improve ✧ When to pivot, pause, and persevere through the next funding round✧ Why founders self sabotage and how to stop itRecommended Resources ✧ Texas Startups: Fund + Accelerator: https://www.capitalfactory.com/More about Grant Gurtin and Beta BusinessGrant Gurtin is General Partner at Gurtin Ventures, an investor in early stage startups. The fund has invested in over 20 companies including Fight Camp, Swag.com, and XOR.ai. Grant also has experience as an entrepreneur. His first company Fanium was acquired by CBSSports in 2015. After leaving CBS, Grant co-founded Trend.io, a marketplace for social media influencers to connect with brands that want to promote their products.Beta Business provides the ultimate content for first time tech entrepreneurs. Information, interviews, and advice packed into a powerful few minutes to give you the knowledge needed to help you defy the odds. Podcast launching in 2021.You can learn more, connect and follow along with Grant here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/grantgurtinhttps://www.instagram.com/betabusinesspod/https://twitter.com/grantgurtin
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