Venture Capitalist Adam Besvinick explains the value of pure hustle in pursuing his dreams of breaking into the Startup and Venture Capital industry. Recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, Adam has invested in several startup companies as Principal at Deep Fork Capital.
In episode 14 we explore where Adam came from and how that connects to where he is now. Adam started blogging on VentureMinded.Me years ago and created his own track record through taking ownership of his brand. He has always strived to be continually helpful and add value to others. Through that hustle he previously worked his way into a role at Lowercase Capital to learn from Chris Sacca. Afterword Adam was one of the early employees at Gumroad while going to Harvard Business School. Now Adam is Principal at Deep Fork Capital and has invested in several companies across the country, with a focus on New York City and Silicon Valley. We go over what he looks for in great startups, how he used self-marketing to break into venture capital, and also cover:
- The influences of growing up around entrepreneurship.
- The value of experiencing life abroad.
- How to demonstrate your expertise in a given field.
- Why self-marketing is important.
- How Twitter can create real world connections.
- How constantly being helpful to others, leads to opportunity.
- His experience at Duke and Harvard.
- The differences between Silicon Valley and New York City.
- How being an Investor in New York City is beneficial.
- What Adam looks for in startups today.
- Exploring some of the Deep Fork Capital portfolio companies.
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Links from this episode:
- Adam Besvinick
- Deep Fork Capital
- From Jefferies to Wanelo: A 2.5-Year “Job Search”
- Lowercase Capital
- Product Hunt Live Chat with Chris Sacca
- Forbes 30 Under 30
- One Concern
- Review Ambition Today
- Ambition Today Stickers
- Founder Institute
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