This Week in Venture Capital is awesome. I’ve watched every episode. The show is a mix of startup advice and startup analysis:

“Entrepreneur [now VC] Mark Suster and a rotating group of guest experts bring you weekly news and commentary on the top 10 recent venture deals and exits.”


This Week in Venture Capital (TWiVC) is a great way to get to know Mark and his guests without ever meeting them. And if you’re not in the Valley, TWiVC is a wonderful way to get a feel for Valley culture, even though the show is filmed in LA — Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.

Here’s a recent episode:

Video: TWiVC #6 with Jason Calacanis

Jump to 33:05 for a solid block of startup advice on:

  1. Your deck getting in the wrong hands. @ 33:05
  2. If this is your first time raising angel money… @ 38:13
  3. “VCs—when we fund raise—never ever are raising money. We’re pre-marketing until the round’s closed.” – Mark Suster @ 44:34

And if you see a guy named Farb Nivi on the site, that’s my brother (yes, I go by my last name):

Video: TWiVC #8 with Farb Nivi

One more thing…

Also check out TWiVC’s sister show, This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis. The episode with Joel Spolsky is the best one I’ve seen so far.

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