Today, I’m joined by Kelli Fontaine, Partner at Cendana Capital who previously served as Director for Trinity Capital Investment. Cendana Capital invests globally in very early stage funds, and now manages over $2.2B. They are our anchor investor for Fund 2, and I could not be more excited to have Kelli on the show today.
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.
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00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Kelli Fontaine
04:42 Why Cendana chose to partner with BGV
10:33 How Kelli's role has evolved as Cendana has grown
15:44 What stands out to Kelli in initial meetings with managers?
21:58 Seed stage venture firms evolving in the next 10 years
Kelli Fontaine | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellitrent
Cendana Capital | https://www.cendanacapital.com/
Michael Kim | https://twitter.com/mkrocks?lang=en
Trinity Capital | https://trinitycap.com/
Medium Article by Silicon Foundry | https://sifoundry.medium.com/seed-investing-macrotrends-an-interview-with-kelli-fontaine-from-cendana-capital-3781d1a31471
Graham Pingree | https://twitter.com/gpingree?lang=en