Episode NO.365

Scott talks to Alda Leu Dennis, general partner at Initialized Capital. Started by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion and Garry Tan, Initialized was borne out of their early Y Combinator days and has become the “honeybadger” of venture with an emphasis on change making ideas with over 200 companies in their portfolio.

Alda shares her journey from Texas to Stanford, getting the venture bug after meeting Peter Thiel and becoming a GP at Initialized.

Alda and Scott also dive into Coastal/Midwest VC comparisons, the impact of COVID-19 and making funding more remote-and accessible- as ever, building your brand in public vs privately and what she looks for in a founder and company idea that can impact the world at scale.