August 6, 2018

The VentureFizz Podcast: Eric Paley - Managing Partner at Founder Collective

For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective, a seed stage investment firm in the Boston area.

This year, Eric was ranked #11 for the Forbes Midas list, which is a ranking of the top VC in the industry. And yes… there’s no doubt, he definitely has the golden touch. Here are just a small sampling of his early stage investments: Uber, The Trade Desk (IPO), Cruise Automation ($1B acquisition by GM), Formlabs (valued at $1B), and more.

Prior to launching Founder Collective with his partners David Frankel and Micah Rosenbloom, he was a co-founder (along with Micah) at a company called Brontes Technologies that was acquired by 3M.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Eric’s background and his journey into entrepreneurship
  • The background story about Brontes and how they disrupted an untapped industry
  • The formation of Founder Collective
  • The story behind his investment in Uber
  • Why he loves making investments that are "non-obvious” or “non-glamorous.“
  • Plus, a lot more!

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.