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Episode 47  |  43:17 min

Why Retail Vacancies Create A Massive Opportunity For The Experience Economy

Episode 47  |  43:17 min  |  02.18.2020

Why Retail Vacancies Create A Massive Opportunity For The Experience Economy

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This is a podcast episode titled, Why Retail Vacancies Create A Massive Opportunity For The Experience Economy . The summary for this episode is: Will McClelland is the co-founder and partner at Elizabeth Street Ventures. Will had his first taste as an investor when he supported his brother’s efforts to launch a bike company in the Phillipines that was manufactured out of bamboo. That experience, including their bikes being a gift to President Obama from the Phillipines government, have led Will to focus on investing in consumer startups. We talked about the 30+ investments he has had made, why the intuition of the entrepreneur is what he looks for the most, and the broad aperture they use at Elizabeth St to define consumer.
Takeaway 1 | 00:34 MIN
What I look for in an entrepreneur
Takeaway 2 | 00:52 MIN
Companies in those spaces hadn't needed to innovate
Takeaway 3 | 00:59 MIN
Brand creates a moat
Will McClelland is the co-founder and partner at Elizabeth Street Ventures. Will had his first taste as an investor when he supported his brother’s efforts to launch a bike company in the Phillipines that was manufactured out of bamboo. That experience, including their bikes being a gift to President Obama from the Phillipines government, have led Will to focus on investing in consumer startups. We talked about the 30+ investments he has had made, why the intuition of the entrepreneur is what he looks for the most, and the broad aperture they use at Elizabeth St to define consumer.

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