Our guest today is Nate Cooper, partner at Barrel Ventures. Barrel is seed stage fund based in the heart of the midwest. Some of their investments include Haus, Olipop and Clove. Previously, Nate founded L3 Hospitality Group and Wise Apple.
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In this episode you will learn:
- His initial attraction to food and bev? His learnings as an operator when he founded L3 and Wise Apple? Why he started Barrel Ventures?How are you thinking of the seed stage landscape during these times? Have investments slowed down? Is there a shift towards new categories? His due diligence process?If it’s been harder to find conviction within founders when meeting them online?
- Advice for founders located in secondary and tertiary markets? Consumer trends he’s focused on right now. One thing that he would change when it came to venture capital? His most recent investment and what makes you excited about it? What’s one piece of advice that he has for founders?