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 Anne Dwane from Village Global, an early stage venture fund backed by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs such as Jeff Bezos, Sara Blakely, Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Magic Johnson and Anne Wojcicki. Previously she co-founded Military.com, a social and professional network for service members and veterans that was acquired by Monster. Also, she was the CEO at Zinch, a network connecting students with colleges and scholarships. Zinch was acquired by Chegg, where she served as Chief Business Officer, before and after the IPO.
00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Anne Dwane
05:31 Building a venture firm vs. work as a founder
10:33 The founding story of Village Global
15:08 Advice for individuals just starting out in venture
20:14 Origin of Chegg
24:53 Quick hack on investor updates
30:22 Figuring out how to fine tune your process as an investor
Anne Dwane | https://twitter.com/adwane?lang=en
Village Global | https://www.villageglobal.vc/
Zinch | https://www.chegg.com/
Military.com | https://www.military.com/
Christopher Michel | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelchristopher/
Monster.com | https://www.monster.com/
Adam Corey | https://mobile.twitter.com/frumpy