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About Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania

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20VC: Investing Lessons from Fred Wilson and Why Small Funds Outperform Large Funds | Why the Secret to Winning in Venture is Splitting Deals |Learnings From the Biggest Hits and Biggest Losses | Why Anyone That Always Does Their Pro-Rata is Wrong with Mo Koyfman @ Shine Capital

Aug 8, 2022

| Why Anyone That Always Does Their Pro-Rata is Wrong with Mo Koyfman @ Shine Capital Posted on 8th August 2022 by hstebbings1 Mo Koyfman is the Founder and General Partner @ Shine Capital, who announced earlier this year Shine II, a $200M early-stage fund, and Shine Opportunities I, a $100M vehicle. Prior to founding Shine, Mo was the Managing Member @ Moko Brands where he made angel investments in Coinbase, Polychain, Harry’s to name a few. Before Moko, Mo spent over 7 years as a General Partner @ Spark Capital where he made investments in Plaid, Warby Parker, Skillshare and Hivemapper, to name a few. Finally prior to Spark, Mo spent over 5 years at IAC where he oversaw group of companies that included Connected Ventures, parent of Vimeo, CollegeHumor & BustedTees. From Entrepreneurial Parents to IAC, Spark Capital and Founding Shine: How did Mo make his way into the world of venture having worked with Dara Khros, Barry Diller and Jeremy Liew? What were some of the biggest takeaways from his time with Barry Diller and IAC? How did Mo’s time at Spark impact his investing mindset? What did he learn that he took with him to founding Shine? 2.) Investment Firm vs Investment Partnership: What are the biggest differences between investment firms and investment partnerships? What are the biggest risks founders are taking when they take money from investment firms? Mo has very strong beliefs, how does he manage and inspire debates within his firm without shutting down or intimidating younger, less experienced team members? What does Mo mean when he says, “firms are great but partners matter”. 3.) How To Win in Venture: Why does Mo always believe that small funds outperform large funds? What have been some of Mo’s biggest lessons from Fred Wilson on fund strategy and sizing? How much of an emphasis does Mo place on the importance of ownership? Why does Mo believe the way to win in venture is to be collaborative? Why does Mo believe in the macro conditions we are entering, the landscape is about to become a lot more collaborative? Why does Mo believe any firm that says they will always do their pro rata is lying? 4.) The Lessons: Success and Failure: What are some of Mo’s biggest lessons from his biggest wins, like Plaid at seed? That said, why does Mo believe it is so dangerous to try and learn lessons from the wins? What failures have been most impactful to Mo? What did he take away from them? Why does Mo believe that making great burgers is like building great companies? Items Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Fred Wilson Investments

6 Investments

Fred Wilson has made 6 investments. Their latest investment was in Blueprint Power as part of their Series A on July 7, 2018.

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Company

Amount

New?

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7/9/2018

Series A

Blueprint Power

$3.5M

Yes

4

7/30/2015

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

10/1/2014

Seed VC

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10

12/6/2011

Angel

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2/18/2008

Angel

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$99M

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Date

7/9/2018

7/30/2015

10/1/2014

12/6/2011

2/18/2008

Round

Series A

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Angel

Angel

Company

Blueprint Power

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Amount

$3.5M

$99M

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New?

Yes

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Sources

4

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10

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Fred Wilson Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Fred Wilson has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Blueprint Power on October 07, 2021.

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Companies

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10/7/2021

Acquired

$99M

2

2/5/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/7/2021

2/5/2013

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

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2

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