Ben Williamson

Senior Associate & General Counsel, Invest Nebraska

Ben Williamson, Senior Associate & General Counsel, Invest Nebraska

1:40 Enterprise Legal Studio (Bart Dillashaw) 

3:20 Ben’s Role at Invest Nebraska 

7:1Dan Hoffman & Matt Foley 

10:35 Shark Tank pitching 

11:35 The pitching process for Invest NE 

14:3What is this problem you’re trying to solve in the world?’ 

19:05 Minimally viable product, the MVP 

21:10 Categories of investments 

24:25 Ocuvera & Steve Kiene 

27:2Covid19’s impact on finance 

29:5Metrics of growth 

33:20 The Power Curve 

41:05 Funding styles 

44:20 Why VCs are okay with companies failing fast 

47:45 Being an investor vs being a good investor 

51:20 VC in pop culture has been bastardized  

53:40 The data on successful funds 

59:20 Competition between funds in small vs larger market 

1:02:35 Malort Moment 

1:07:3‘No one is really good at picking companies’ 

1:09:0Kauffman Foundation  

1:13:20 Equity in a company defined 

1:16:5The Exit stage 

1:32:05 Define Entrepreneur  

1:32:40 Ben’s Gym business 

1:34:30 Parks & Rec reference from Skip (drink) 

Music: DFA1979 ‘If We Don’t Make It We’ll Fake It’


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