Peter Fenton: Venture Capital and Investment Strategy

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Peter Fenton: Venture Capital and Investment Strategy
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Published on Feb 28, 2017

A discussion and Q&A with venture capitalist and partner at Benchmark, Peter Fenton. In this discussion Peter talks about his investment strategy and his thinking when choosing to invest. Peter also talks about venture capital more broadly and the current areas that interest him.

Video Segments:
0:00 Introduction
2:05 How do you pick an investment
7:56 Doing Venture Capital differently
11:17 Is big data a focus of yours
16:58 Why are open source companies attractive
22:07 Thoughts on business models
27:34 Interesting areas
32:33 Nuclear Winter
38:42 Start of Q&A
38:54 Have you given any thought to blockchain?
41:16 Do you talk to your start ups differently because of the unicorn overhang?
45:44 Amazon the biggest threat & is there a return of “bullshit” artists that pitch mediocre companies?

Interview Date: 16th March, 2016
Event: FirstMark’s Data Driven NYC
Original Image Source:http://bit.ly/PFentonPic

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