FounderLine is a live weekly webcast devoted to helping startup founders succeed, hosted by seven-time startup entrepreneur and investor Joe Beninato. Each week, Joe welcomes an experienced entrepreneur or investor to discuss startup-related topics and field questions from entrepreneurs around the world. FounderLine is broadcast live, and viewers are welcome to send questions via email or twitter. For more information, go to founderline.com.
In this episode, host Joe Beninato and guest Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures answer viewer questions including:
- What are the key factors in your deciding to meet with an entrepreneur about their company? What are the key factors in your deciding to invest in that company?
- How does your firm handle a portfolio company that becomes somewhat successful, but is not a home run? How does that impact your investment in other companies in a similar space?
- Thank you, Kirsten, for your leadership as a woman in venture capital. Do you find the Silicon Valley community to be an "old boys network" where you are not taken seriously and/or have to work harder than the men?
- How much traction or sales growth is required in an e-commerce business before you'll decide to invest? Do you ever invest in an e-commerce idea that hasn't sold anything yet?