Tali Vogelstein (Avid Ventures) - Are Valuations High, How to invest globally, and What Verticalized Fintech means
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Our guest today is Tali Vogelstein, who is one of the founding investors at Avid Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in NYC that invests in visionary founders building transformative businesses across consumer internet, fintech, and software in North America, Europe, and Israel. On this episode, we focus on how to invest at a global scale and the opportunities, breaking down different verticals for fintech, as well as their fund strategy.
Here's some the questions I ask Tali:
- What was your attraction to finance and venture capital?
- How did Avid Ventures come together?
- What's the structure of how you deploy capital?
- How do you think about risk? Why do you choose not to lead rounds?
- How do you stay price disciplined?
- How do you think about market size? How do you make sure you don't underestimate markets?
- What do you think about copying business models, x for y market that work well in one market and a founder is trying to replicate that business in a new market?
- How do you think about the current environment where you have soaring evaluations?
- What's the biggest misconception when it comes to fintech?
- How do you think about distribution innovation vs. product distribution?
- Since you invest globally, how do you think about markets and consumer or prosumer pain points?How do you analyze that pain point?How do you analyze if this is a good market to invest in? What makes a market nice to invest in?
- How do you break down future of work? What type of businesses are you bullish on?
- What's one thing you would change about venture capital?
- What's one thing book that inspired you personally and one book that inspired you professionally?
- What's the best piece of advice that you've received?
- What's one piece of advice for founders?