On today’s episode I catch up with Nick Moran of New Stack Ventures. New Stack is a VC firm based out of Chicago, IL that focuses on early seed stage investing. With a strong focus on investing in their own backyard, Nick and New Stack are on pace to build a brand name VC between the coasts that represents the Midwest on the national stage. It was great to hear about how things are going and what they have planned for the future.

Along with being a big time VC, Nick is also a veteran podcaster. He hosts a podcast called The Full Ratchet where he interviews fellow venture capitalists and investor experts. It’s a great pod and I highly recommend checking it out. He was kind enough to have me on the show back in 2015. If you’d like to listen to those episodes, I’ve included links in the show notes below.

During today’s chat you’ll hear some pretty honest, real talk about the world of venture capital and how it functions, what’s broken, and where it’s going.

Enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter: @TheFullRatchet / @NewStackVC / @mpd

Guest Links:

Twitter - Nick, The Full Ratchet (Nick’s podcast), New Stack Ventures

Here’s a link to The Full Ratchet episodes with Mark as the guest: Part 1, Part 2

Podcast Links:

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