265. Maintaining a Disciplined Fund Size and Strategy, The Rise of NYC Tech, and Changes in the Exit Environment (Brian Hirsch)



Brian Hirsch of Tribeca Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss Maintaining a Disciplined Fund Size and Strategy, The Rise of NYC Tech, and Changes in the Exit Environment. In this episode, we cover:

  • Walk us through your background and path to VC
  • What’s the thesis at Tribeca Venture Partners (TVP)?
  • We've seen notable firms in the valley launch platform and service offerings to founders... have you considered this at Tribeca - why or why not?
  • Biggest differences between NYC tech vs Bay Area Tech
  • COVID is causing many people to move away from the city. Any concerns about losing tech talent?
  • How much does the exit environment for tech companies effects what you invest in?
  • what's most undervalued in the public market or exit market at large that will be more appropriately valued in 3-5 years from now
  • What's your take SPACs?
    • 10/9 Brain's Tweet: "New ? every 3 days this year vs. how many SPACs?  Unicorns and SPACs are like pizza. If the ratio of cheese to sauce is off the ? tastes bad and goes down poorly."
  • What's your take on rolling funds?