Preferred Return Podcast

Join us to learn about the role of technology within private equity and venture capital firms. Our hope is to bring together the best and brightest across the industry to discuss best practices, the trends they’re seeing, and how firms are using technology to gain an edge in the market – raising funds faster, generating outsized returns, and delivering a world-class experience for LPs.

You can expect some original music too….

“The Holy Grail of Finance”

In this episode, our host Jeff Williams, Chief Strategy Officer at Altvia, sits down with Matthew Le Merle, Managing Director at Blockchain Coinvestors.

The Rise of Operator Investors

Kjael Skaalerud, CRO at Altvia, is joined by Mark Roberge, Co-Founder of Stage 2 Capital, a venture fund focused on enabling go-to-market (GTM) execution for early stage firms.

It’s Time for Angel Investing to Evolve

Jason Burke, Founding Partner at TBD Angels in the Boston area, decided it was time to take matters into his own hands by building...

Democratizing Venture Capital Investing

We are joined by Matthew Klein, Chief Experience Officer at Sweater Ventures, focused on giving retail investors courtside seats to the VC game.

The Ever Churning World of Product Management

We are ecstatic to sit down with Renee Niemi and Iris Chan from Mighty Capital, a VC firm that gives its portfolio companies exclusive access to >300,000 PMs and a playbook to turn them into customers.

Passing through Investor Onboarding

We’re thrilled to be joined by Tim Flannery, a co-founder of Passthrough — one company taking an interesting approach to solving this problem.

Featured Episode

The Rise of Operator Investors

Isn’t it strange that a startup’s likelihood of failure hardly changes as they mature from Series A to Series B and beyond? You would think the odds improve as a firm matures and achieves significant milestones…

Kjael Skaalerud, CRO at Altvia, is joined by Mark Roberge, Co-Founder of Stage 2 Capital, a venture fund focused on enabling go-to-market (GTM) execution for early stage firms. Stage 2 is fixated on reducing failure rates as a firm scales by leveraging an LP base made up of renowned GTM leaders to inform when to scale, and how fast. Mark himself is the former CRO of Hubspot, where he helped lead the firm from pre revenue to IPO. 

Tune in to learn more about Mark’s story, the thesis for Stage 2, and perhaps get a sneak peak into a venture operating model that challenges a range of conventional thinking, in an industry that hasn’t changed much the last twenty years.

Season 1, Episode 15 | 35 min

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