Network is not a dirty word •


Hello and welcome back to Equitya podcast about the business of startups, where we uncover the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

This is our Wednesday show where we focus on a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha asked: What does breaking into venture capital look like today, and how is it changing? Alex and Becca jumped on the mic to discuss this and start with a refresh of our latest opinion: “4 views on unpaid entrepreneurial internships.”

  • We went through three buckets of venture disasters: the traditional route, the new wave and the tourism strategy. Each has its own pros and cons and covers everything from rolling funds to the true definition of partner.
  • We also discussed more about the value of certain ones on slopes, and whether the network is the right thing to disrupt (or if it’s based more on a track record)
  • We didn’t try to work with Dorm Room Fund too much, but we did talk about why their $12.5 million fund, which is run by unpaid students, irritated us and other initiatives that we thought were better for those trying to break into VC.
  • Read our in-depth coverage for more stories on this topic:

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