Found In The Rockies

Brian & Elyse from Access Venture Partners \\ Investing in fiercely passionate founders leading visionary, early-stage technology companies

November 03, 2021 Season 2 Episode 6
Found In The Rockies
Brian & Elyse from Access Venture Partners \\ Investing in fiercely passionate founders leading visionary, early-stage technology companies
Show Notes

In today’s episode, I talk to Brian and Elyse from Access Venture Partners. We talk about the origin story of the fund and how it all started. We discuss the role of a Head of Platform in a venture fund. We talk about the history and evolution of the firm from the late 90’s to today. Elyse shares her experience as a woman in a venture in Colorado. We talk about what’s unique about the founders in their portfolio. Brain talks about the Code of the West. We discuss where and how Access finds deals. We talk about Colorado's role in their firm’s success. We discuss the post-COVID era and what has changed. We wrap up by discussing the future of the fund. 

Here’s a closer look at the episode:

  • The origin story of Access Venture Partners
  • What is a Head of Platform in a Venture fund 
  • What is the evolution of Access from the late 90’s to today 
  • Elyse’s experience as a woman in venture in Colorado 
  • What’s unique about the founders on their portfolio 
  • The Code of the West 
  • Where and how does Access find deals? 
  • Looking back, what did they miss?
  • What role has Colorado had in the firm’s success?
  • Are any out of region companies trying to raise the competition? 
  • What has changed post-COVID in Colorado? 
  • Where do you see Access Venture Partners going in the future? 

Resources:

Website: https://accessvp.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/accessvp

Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/access-venture-partners/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianwallace2/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elysekent/