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: