Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Francisco Alvarez-Demalde (Riverwood Capital) on board dynamics, keeping the bar high in founder selection & the importance of human capital in building a generational fund

October 11, 2022 Patrick Alex Season 3 Episode 7
Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Francisco Alvarez-Demalde (Riverwood Capital) on board dynamics, keeping the bar high in founder selection & the importance of human capital in building a generational fund
The Enthusiast: Founders & VCs beyond the Valley
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On this episode Pat sits down with one of the veterans of the tech investment space, Francisco Alvarez-Demalde, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Riverwood Capital.
Alongside the 15 years of the firm, Francisco has seen it all and provides valuable insights into how to build a generational firm, how to extract the most value from boards and his key investment criteria.

On this episode you will learn about: 

  • The origin story of Riverwood Capital 
  • Francisco's take on identifying and harnessing talent
  • Adding value on boards 
  • How to ensure a clear investment focus and doubling down on what you are good at.

You can find Francisco on LinkedIn here

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Francisco's entry into tech investing
Locating Riverwood within the investing landscape
How to double down on your zone of genius and don't loose focus
How to build a lasting firm
What founder talent is Riverwood looking for?
Adding value on boards and staying humble
Lessons on portfolio construction
Relationships with LPs
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