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Episode 49  |  22:28 min

Phin Barnes of First Round Capital On How Great Process Leads To Great Outcomes

Episode 49  |  22:28 min  |  03.12.2020

Phin Barnes of First Round Capital On How Great Process Leads To Great Outcomes

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This is a podcast episode titled, Phin Barnes of First Round Capital On How Great Process Leads To Great Outcomes. The summary for this episode is: As a Partner at First Round Capital, Phin Barnes is one of the leading seed venture capitalists in the country. But his path to venture capital isn’t the typical one. In his first job after college, Phin spent six years helping to scale AND 1 Basketball from $15 million to over $225 million in revenue including developing their signature AND 1 marketing property — the AND 1 Mix Tape. We sat down to talk his journey, why relationships and process matter, and how he went from marketing basketball shoes to investing in disruptive startups such as GOAT, Blue Apron, and Birchbox.
Takeaway 1 | 00:24 MIN
Absent any good ideas of my own
Takeaway 2 | 00:14 MIN
With great process comes great outcomes
Takeaway 3 | 00:23 MIN
I focused on the small pieces of the job - the craft
As a Partner at First Round Capital, Phin Barnes is one of the leading seed venture capitalists in the country. But his path to venture capital isn’t the typical one. In his first job after college, Phin spent six years helping to scale AND 1 Basketball from $15 million to over $225 million in revenue including developing their signature AND 1 marketing property — the AND 1 Mix Tape. We sat down to talk his journey, why relationships and process matter, and how he went from marketing basketball shoes to investing in disruptive startups such as GOAT, Blue Apron, and Birchbox.

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