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 Jaclyn Hester, Partner at Foundry Group. At Foundry, Jaclyn leads direct investments in early-stage companies. She operates with a passion for supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors. Since 2016, Jaclyn has focused on making direct investments as well as launching the partner fund strategy, building Foundry’s portfolio to over 45 managers. Jaclyn first fell in love with entrepreneurship while earning her JD/MBA at CU Boulder. There, she served as Executive Director of Startup Colorado and was a practicing attorney where she advised M&A transactions and early stage financing.
00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Jaclyn Hester
05:34 Where does networking bring an advantage?
10:11 How to manage challenging issues.
14:59 One of the standout annual meetings.
20:13 Jaclyn on liking the opposite of being transactional
24:55 What's going on in the Boulder startup ecosystem?
30:25 Jaclyn on having a different level of founder empathy.
Jaclyn Hester | https://twitter.com/jfreester?lang=en
Foundry | https://foundry.vc/
Lindel Eakman | https://twitter.com/LDEakman
USV | https://www.usv.com/
Spark | https://www.sparkcapital.com/
Give First | https://givefirst.techstars.com/
Natty Zola | https://twitter.com/nattyz
Matchstick Ventures | https://www.matchstick.vc/
Ryan Broshar | https://twitter.com/rbroshar
FareHarbor | https://fareharbor.com/