Jan. 20, 2021

Nina Stepanov (Contrary Capital) on the increasing importance of platform strength in VC, alternative strategies to building massive companies, and the changing world of value-add platforms

Nina Stepanov (Contrary Capital) on the increasing importance of platform strength in VC, alternative strategies to building massive companies, and the changing world of value-add platforms

Nina Stepanov joins me today! 

 

Nina is currently running platform at Contrary Capital, which puts an interesting spin on community based venture platforms. Prior to Contrary, Nina spent some time investing at Acceleprise. Before that, in her pre-venture days, here were a few career highlights:

 

- leading growth @ ViewPoint (acquired by OpenGov)

- working on special projects under Dharmesh Shah @ HubSpot

- improving internal operations @ Intuit

 

For this conversation, we spend some time chatting about the increasing importance of platform strength in VC, alternative strategies to building massive companies, and the changing world of value-add platforms. There are also some awesome gems regarding education and building an amazing career. 

 

Also, check out Contrary's 2020 University Report for more info on some of the things we highlight around higher Ed.

 

That's all. Enjoy.

CR

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