260. The Fund that Started on Twitter, Why Community-driven Startups Win, and Embracing the Underestimated (Lolita Taub & Jesse Middleton)


This post is by Nick Moran from The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans


Lolita Taub & Jesse Middleton of The Community Fund join Nick to discuss The Fund that Started on Twitter, Why Community-driven Startups Win, and Embracing the Underestimated. In this episode, we cover:

  • Background of Lolita & Jesse
  • How did the two of you meet and ultimately decide to launch a fund together?
  • What’s the thesis at the Community Fund?
  • Conflicts or issues running multiple funds that invest at similar stages?
  • Why did you create a distributed investment team of 13?
  • How did you select them?
  • Approach to investing in cold reach outs?
  • How does decision-making work?
  • What does a great founder look like to you?
  • You invest in community-driven companies… what does that mean, and how do you define community-driven?