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On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, Mantis Venture Capital co-founder and partner Jeffrey Evans discusses how celebrities can benefit venture capital firms and what makes a good founder.

Evans co-founded Mantis VC alongside electronic music duo The Chainsmokers—Alex Pall and Drew Taggart—and Milan Koch. Investing out of its second fund, the firm focuses on consumer tech, media, entertainment and blockchain technology.

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Courtesy of Fred Farina

On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, Caltech’s Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer Fred Farina discusses how the university converts fundamental research into new technology and supports developing startups.

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Courtesy of Mike Fernandez

On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, the B Capital Group’s Mike Fernandez discusses investing in growth-stage companies and the current state of the later stage private markets.

Fernandez joined B Capital the year it started in 2015. It now has 150 employees and $6.5 billion assets under management. B Capital’s growth team primarily focuses on Series B all the way through pre-IPO funding rounds, writing checks of anywhere from $10M to $100M for growth-stage companies.

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