Sarah Tavel on Evaluating Markets, The State of Education, and Crypto [Live Episode]


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Erik is joined on this special live episode by Sarah Tavel (@sarahtavel), general partner at Benchmark. Sarah gave a fireside chat as part of Village Global’s Network Catalyst accelerator program in May 2019. They talk about: * The state of education and what Sarah is looking for in the space. * Why founders need to focus on “getting one thing really right, no matter how big or small.” * What Sarah sees in the crypto space and why she invested in Chainalysis. * The promise of vertical marketplaces. * Why Benchmark say “we are not in the business of predicting the future but rather of seeing the present clearly.” * How she evaluates markets and some of the verticals that she’s looking at investing in. * Company-building tips, including why as a company grows the CEO needs to “transition from CEO of the product to CEO of the system that builds a system.” And much more. Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

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