Jeff Clavier is the French-born founder and managing partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, with 170+ investments since launching in 2004 as an early pioneer of Consumer Internet and raising one of the first micro-VC funds in 2007.  Jeff and his team have backed successful startups including Fitbit, Mint, Bleacher Report & Eventbrite, and are currently investing out of an $85M Fund IV in mobile/cloud software, consumer services, connected hardware, marketplaces and healthcare IT startups.

In part 2 of Jeff's podcast (part 1 here), we discuss his:

  • 'Three Asses Rule' for investing & the characteristics of an ideal founder
  • Thoughts on big 'flameout' startups like and HomeJoy
  • Views on the growing impact of Accelerators & Incubators like Y-Combinator
  • Perspective on the current tech industry (fundraising, valuations & unicorns)
  • Technology he's most excited about
  • Opinion on the lack of diversity in tech and what he's doing to drive change

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