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Dec. 19, 2021

Startup Investing: From VC-Backed Founder to Partner at Gradient Ventures with Wen-Wen Lam

In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Wen-Wen Lam ((@wenwen)) Partner at Gradient Ventures. Former CEO and co-founder of NexTravel (YC15)- acquired by Travelperk in 2020. Advisor/Investor in awesome early-sta


In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Wen-Wen Lam ((@wenwen)) Partner at Gradient Ventures. Former CEO and co-founder of NexTravel (YC15)- acquired by Travelperk in 2020. Advisor/Investor in awesome early stage tech/e-commerce companies including Runway, Tuckernuck, Messageme, Final, Meadow, Aero, and more. Lover of technology, travel, and very expensive shoes.

 

Website: Gradient Ventures

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/wenwen

 

Show Notes

  • Transitioning from founder to VC at Gradient Ventures
  • How being a founder influenced Wen-Wen as an investor
  • What Wen-Wen looks for in founders
  • Investing in Party Round's pre-seed funding
  • Wen-Wen's core focus for the companies they are investing in with Gradient ventures
  • How hands-on Wen-Wen is when working with companies
  • Angel investing prior to Gradient Ventures
  • How Wen-Wen manages her time now
  • What Wen-Wen is excited for next

 

More about the show:

The Vitalize Podcast, a show by Vitalize Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 300+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.

Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital, The Vitalize Podcast includes two main series. 

The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world. The goal? To help develop the next generation of amazing investors. 

The Future of Work series takes a look at the founders and investors shaping the new world of work, including insights from our team here at Vitalize Venture Capital. 


More about us:

Vitalize Venture Capital was formed in 2017 as a $16M seed-stage venture fund and now includes both a fund as well as an angel investing community investing in the future of work. Vitalize has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The Vitalize Team:
Gale - https://twitter.com/galeforceVC​
Caroline - https://twitter.com/caroline_yeager​
Justin - https://twitter.com/justingordon212​

Vitalize Angels, our angel investing community open to everyone: 
https://vitalize.vc/vitalizeangels/