Both Sides of the Table

Perspectives of a 2x entrepreneur turned VC at @UpfrontVC, the largest and most active early-stage fund in Southern California. Snapchat: msuster

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Mark Suster

2x entrepreneur. Sold both companies (last to salesforce.com). Turned VC looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs — I’m on Twitter at @msuster

Kerry Bennett

Head of Marketing, @upfrontvc. Formerly: @DogVacay, @HauteLook. 100% pro-brand.

Kyle Taylor

Product @upfrontvc

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