Scott James Data Collective, General Counsel
Maureen Farrell The Wall Street Journal, Reporter
Matt Levine Bloomberg News, Columnist
Josh Wolfe Lux Capital, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Categories:Startups & Venture Capital
Program Level: Intermediate
Duration: 30 Minutes
Recorded On: June 25, 2020
The General Counsel of Data Collective hosts an engaging and thought-provoking discussion among a venture capitalist and journalists from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News about the challenges involved in protecting a private market investor against the risk of investing in a fraudulent or illegitimate entrepreneur.
The discussion begins with why in today’s private market it is so difficult to match legitimate capital with legitimate ideas, including addressing the phenomenon of “growth hacking.” The discussion then turns to WeWork to discuss how such a failure might be avoided in the future. The panelists end with an insightful discussion of how human psychology plays such a prominent role in the private market and the incentives or disincentives at play for a venture capitalist (as compared to an investigative journalist) to differentiate between a genuine and disingenuous entrepreneur.
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General Counsel, Data Collective
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Columnist, Bloomberg News
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital