My guest for Ep167 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was Justin Lipman, Partner at EVP.
Justin started his career in Finance working inside organisations like Credit Suisse, EY and Investec before taking the plunge to join EVP in the very early days of the Venture Fund.
The team spent the first year advising startups before raising $25M for their first fund. Fast forward 7 years later and EVP now has over $250M in funds under management.
Unlike other funds that open their investment mandate as they grow, EVP has doubled down on it’s focused investing approach by only investing in B2B software and marketplace businesses.
This focused approach has allowed them to build a fantastic portfolio which includes the likes of Siteminder, Deputy, Ignition and Shippit.
In this episode we covered a range of topics including:
A big thank you to Matt de Boer, Dan Szekely and William On for their help with this interview. Also a big thank you to our partners for this episode.
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