#73 Ben Narasin (What makes a smart venture investor and how to find one?)

  • 00:01:45 The genesis of Ben’s career as an entrepreneur and venture investor
  • 00:18:57 Are valuations too high for seed stage Venture Capital rounds right now?
  • 00:28:40 What are Ben’s best investments right now and what investments is Ben looking for?
  • 00:34:53 Is there a better way for entrepreneurs to match with a VC? What should they look for?
  • 00:44:59 How ben honed his skill at instant ‘lie detection’?
  • 01:04:28 Can science fiction be an investment guide? What are Ben’s favorite science fiction books?
  • 01:14:22 Will AI be a huge investment theme? Or is just a hype?
  • 01:27:22 Will we go to Mars? Is it a good idea?
  • 01:40:12 Is our inbuilt pioneering spirit rational? Will it pay off?

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Ben Narasin is a Venture Partner at NEA and early-stage investor and former entrepreneur. Ben loves hearing your investment video pitch for his upcoming seed fund at Pitch Ben.