In episode 5 of The Startup Playbook Podcast, I interview Paul Naphtali, the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Rampersand Venture Capital.
Prior to starting Rampersand, Paul was involved in the PR and Marketing teams at several successful startups such as Snaptu (acquired by Facebook) and TokBox (acquired by Telefonica).
Rampersand Venture Capital has recently closed a $50 Million fund, to invest in early stage technology startups. Since launching their first fund in 2013, Rampersand has built a strong track record in finding and backing successful early stage startups.
In this episode, Paul shares when and how to contact VC’s, the common ingredient that he sees in successful founders, the Rampersand investment process and what the biggest turnoffs are for investors.