The aSaaSins Podcast

Tech accelerators, Disco's first check, and the 500 Startups experience with Marvin Liao, Partner at Diaspora and former GP at 500 Startups

September 02, 2022 Season 1 Episode 20
The aSaaSins Podcast
Tech accelerators, Disco's first check, and the 500 Startups experience with Marvin Liao, Partner at Diaspora and former GP at 500 Startups
Show Notes

Marvin Liao, Founder and Partner of Diaspora Ventures and formerly a General Partner at 500 Startups joins the aSaaSins podcast to talk about. 

- What are Marvin's assessment criteria for investing in pre-seed and seed stage companies.

- How long after a company joined 500 Startups did he know if a company was going to make it or not, and what differentiated those that made it from those that didn't.  

- How the incubator model is changing and evolving, and what this means for the future of seed stage companies going through incubator programs.

- How to improve your odds at getting accepted into an early stage accelerator, and alternative approaches and options founders can take to get support to go from zero to one.