LA Venture Podcast: Bruce Hallett Of Miramar Digital Ventures

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Minnie Ingersoll is a partner at TenOneTen and host of the LA Venture podcast. Prior to TenOneTen, Minnie was the COO and co-founder of $100M+ Shift.com, an online marketplace for used cars. Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google. Minnie studied Computer Science at Stanford and has an MBA from HBS. She recently moved back to L.A. after 20+ years in the Bay Area and is excited to be a part of the growing tech ecosystem of Southern California. In her space time, Minnie surfs baby waves and raises baby people.
LA Venture Podcast: Bruce Hallett Of Miramar Digital Ventures
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On this week's episode of L.A. Venture, hear about Bruce Hallett's new $100M fund, Miramar Digital Ventures II. The fund invests early in software and data.

Miramar has about 25 companies in their portfolio, about two thirds of which are Southern California-based.

"We're big fans of entrepreneurs," Hallett says. "We see ourselves as supporting entrepreneurs, not telling them what to do."


Many in L.A., but Miramar itself is based in Orange County. Hallett has been doing venture for a couple decades. He explains why many VCs have gone back to preferring notes over SAFEs, and other insights on deal preferences and construction.

Click the playhead to hear the full interview, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to hear more from L.A. Venture.

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