Venture Stories with Erik Torenberg

Venture capital investing requires an understanding of market dynamics, technology, and finance. 

There is also an element of human nature. Consumer trends can make or break the viability of a new product. And early stage venture investing is always a bet on a small team or individual founder. Early stage investments are usually into companies that have not found perfect traction with their product. Judging the worth of an early stage investment means judging the likelihood that the founders can make their vision a reality.

Venture Stories is a podcast that explores the wide spectrum of ideas that go into venture investing. Shows include two person interviews on economics, social networking, food technology, cryptocurrencies, and consumer psychology.

Erik Torenberg is a co-founder and partner of Village Global, an early stage venture capital firm. He is also the host of Venture Stories. Erik joins the show to discuss investing, media, and the kinds of new technology companies that are being created today.

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