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On this special replay, Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures joins Nick to discuss Getting Smart on a New Market. In this episode we cover:
- What Charles’ experience at SoftTech was like and how he made the transition to founding Precursor.
- What his continuing role as a Venture Partner at SoftTech entails.
- How Charles decides to study a new, emerging market and some of the markets that he’s analyzed over the years.
- The three components of his approach to getting smart on a new area.
- How important timing is and how he considers if the timing is right for a new area.
- If he assesses markets vertically and looks for the level within the supply chain stack to see where a company is playing and which level within the chain is going to exert the most control over the market.
- How he breaks down market structure and the critical components therein.
- The importance of the degree of homogeneity of the customer base within a target market.
- How he thinks about companies disrupting existing markets and those creating brand new markets.
- We discuss how there’s always a good reason to say no to startups and, more importantly, the key, recurring reasons that come up that cause him to say yes.
- How do you look at companies addressing industries where the incumbent product offerings are free. Businesses like Slack that were replacing free options
- Fresh Eyes… You’ve written about how you don’t look at decks before the first meeting w/ an entrepreneur. Can you touch on the key reasons why you take meetings without reviewing the deck?
- If you are evaluating a startup that is pre-traction – what do you look for and why?
- In the spirit of continuous improvement… What are your thoughts on how one can learn and improve once they have a job in VC?
- What startup investor has inspired and influenced you most and why?