Seed to Harvest is a podcast focused on stories & tactics from a diverse array of investors, founders, and creators, hosted by Paige Finn Doherty, a founding partner at Behind Genius Ventures and author of Seed to Harvest, an illustrated children's book for adults.
Today, I’m joined by Turner Novak, Founding Partner of Banana Capital. Turner launched Banana Capital in 2021. Prior, he ran all venture capital investing at Gelt VC and invested their second fund. Prior to Gelt, Turner was a member of the investment team at Afore Capital, where he invested in pre-seed companies. Turner previously helped manage a $1.6b endowment, and prior to that worked in credit, private equity, and corporate finance.
00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Turner Novak
04:00 Turner Novak’s whistling talent
9:15 Investing in eCommerce platforms
14:45 How Turner makes LPs more money
20:00 Funny Cold Emails
26:18 Turner’s philosophy on scaling his venture team
Turner Novak | https://twitter.com/turnernovak
BeReal | https://bere.al/en
New Wave | https://www.newwave.vc/
Jean de La Rochebrochard | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeandlr/
Olivia Deng | https://twitter.com/olivia_deng_