Zak and I jam all about portfolio construction, what he looks for in a founder, and why he doesn't care for Harvard grads. Hope you enjoy this episode of Forward Thinking Founders on Partner Mondays!
Today, I'm talking to Zak Slayback who is a Principal at 1517 Fund
. This fund spun out of the Thiel Fellowship. We go deep into:
About Partner Mondays
- Pro-rata and what it means for founders
- Raising from VCs at the right time in their fund
- Why Zak doesn't care too much for Harvard grads
- Portfolio construction and why it matters to founders
- And tons more!
This partner monday, where we talk to VCs about fundraising. The point of these podcasts is to give founders an better idea of VC incentives and why they do what they do. We go deep into a day in the life of a VC so founders can better understand them to come fundraising time.