Welcome back to the Alt Goes Mainstream podcast.
Today we bring on one of the world’s largest pre-seed investors to cover what the state of early-stage investing looks like.
We welcome Maelle Gavet, the CEO of Techstars, a leading accelerator and global investment business that works with early-stage startups. Maelle has taken a background where she’s been a CEO, COO and operator at the likes of Priceline and Compass to run Techstars as they continue to transform their business. Techstars has invested in over 3,700 early-stage startups that have collectively achieved over $98B in all-time accelerator portfolio market capitalization.
With a global reach and an early-stage perspective across ecosystems and sectors, Maelle was in a great position to share views on:
Why being relentless makes a great founder.
Why, even despite more seed funds than ever, there’s still been an increase in applications to Techstars by over 2.5x.
Why Techstars can be seen as the ultimate fund-of-funds in her view.
Why an actively managed index of early-stage innovation can make sense for many allocators.
Thanks Maelle for coming on the Alt Goes Mainstream podcast to share your wisdom and perspectives on early stage investing.
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