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 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.

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Product @upfrontvc

Latest Posts

Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

Over the past month a colleague (Chang Xu) and I sifted through data on the venture capital industry (as we do every year) and made a…

Want to See What all the Fuss was About? The Shocking Opening to the Upfront Summit?

As you may know we run an annual conference called The Upfront Summit in which we try to bring together the world of investors…

A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

I’ve heard a lot of people question whether there is too much money in venture capital chasing too few great deals. “We’re in a new tech…

Why Stacey Abrams got the First Standing Ovation in #UpfrontSummit History

This past week Stacey Abrams spoke at The Upfront Summit in a 25-minute talk followed by a breakout town hall discussion. You may know…

Why It’s Time for Les Moonves to Go — You Can’t Charm Your Way out of Sexual Misconduct

I just returned from a week’s vacation in the mountains where I had almost no Internet access but was aware that Ronan Farrow had published…

Some Quick Things Every Founder Should Know

One thing that comes with being a venture capitalist is you see hundreds and hundreds of businesses. You get to have interesting…

All The Questions You Wanted Answered about Bird Scooters and Their Recent $300 Million Funding

No company has ever elicited so many questions by friends, colleagues, entrepreneurs, fellow VCs and journalists as has Bird, the company…

Be Careful Not to Lose Twice

There are times to fight.

My Top Movie Recommendation for 2018

For Father’s Day I was watching the most heartfelt movies I’ve seen in a long time, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” It is a movie that will…

What Should You Send a VC Before Your Meeting?

One of the hardest things to know when you’re new to fund raising is what you’re supposed to send to an investor, when and will they keep…


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