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358: Design and Venture Capital

August 5, 2020

This week, we caught up with Bobby Goodlatte and Josh Williams, two designers-turned-investors who recently announced Form Capital, an early-stage venture fund. In this episode we talk about the path to starting a fund, whether founders should live in the Bay Area, and share advice to designers who are interested in starting their own company someday.

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  • What is the most under-rated skill for founders?
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  • Marshall has recently crossed 100 episodes and two years of co-hosting this podcast! Boy, oh boy, how time flies - thank you Marshall, it's been a fun two years!


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