Nandu Anilal (Investor @ Canaan Partners)
The process of learning as a VC, the rise of data-driven companies, themes worth monitoring within data infrastructure, preempting rounds and escaping the competitive fundraising process
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This week we had on Nandu Anilal (@nanduanilal) of Canaan Partners.
Canaan is an early-stage fund that has a portfolio that speaks for itself. Within his role, Nandu focuses on enterprise technology companies, and in his free time, he shares a lot of his lessons and learnings through writing.
In this talk, we discuss:
The process of learning as a VC
The rise of data-driven companies
Themes worth monitoring within data infrastructure
Preempting rounds and escaping the competitive fundraising process
Check out the full episode below:
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