LA Venture Podcast: Greycroft's Mark Terbeek on Investing in Gaming and B2B Startups
Mark Terbeek is a leading B2B investor and on the board of Scopely, Icertis and more. On this episode of L.A. Venture , he shares his current investment theses and explains how Greycroft operates as a seed-to-growth-stage venture fund.
What sets Greycroft apart, Terbeek says, is the fund's flexibility, and its focus on "sexy" B2B and enterprise companies.
Terbeek also discusses his interest in gaming companies such as Scopely, and where he sees the industry going and why it's seeing such explosive growth in the past few years.
"I think there's a couple reasons," Terbeek says. "One is the technology of games has gotten so good and so realistic and so similar to real-world kind of stuff. The second is the interactivity of the games, especially player-to-player, both the ability to play against somebody, but also to communicate and build relationships with people."
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'There's Not a Bigger Problem Right Now': Wavemaker Labs' Buck Jordan on How Robotics Will Change Restaurants
On this week's episode of L.A. Venture, hear lots of insights on equity crowdfunding from Buck Jordan. He's raising $50-$100K a day, mostly on SeedInvest, for the robotics and food companies coming out of WaveMaker Labs.
Jordan also addresses the dramatic changes coming to the food industry, and why WaveMaker is so focused on the application of robotics to this industry in particular.
"The best investments I think come from the really hard problems," he says. "There's not a bigger problem right now or an industry that's more under siege than the food industry is."
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This Newport Beach Medtech Company Has a Plan to Clear the Nation's Coming Spike In Discarded Vaccine Needles
As the country prepares for mass COVID-19 vaccinations, OnSite Waste Technologies is expecting a spike in demand.
The Newport Beach-based company's device quickly sterilizes needles and other biomedical waste, a process that can take clinics and nursing homes over a month as they ship off the hazardous materials to one of the country's several dozen incinerators.