#38 - John Smothers (Ambassador Program Lead @ Acrew Capital) on building businesses on top of online communities, problems with pattern matching, and venture becoming a hospitality business


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This week we had on John Smothers (@smothers_john) from Acrew Capital.

Acrew is a multi-strategy fund focused on modernizing security and infrastructure, rebuilding financial services, reimagining the future of work, better connecting datasets, and activated communities. Within his role, John focuses on sourcing pre-seed companies that match the funds’ thesis.

In this talk, we discuss:

  • The opportunity to build businesses on top of existing online communities
  • The irony of relying on pattern matching when investing in the future potential of companies
  • How venture is becoming a hospitality business

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