Panache’s Chris Neumann on FounderFuel’s return and “shitty” VC behaviour

Chris Neumann, Panache Ventures
"Myself and every other investor I know has a long list of people we will not deal with again."

Hello and welcome to another AMA edition of BetaKit Podcast.

The format for these episodes is simple: we ask you for your questions about Canadian tech or tech from a Canadian perspective, and then Rob and I try to tiptoe around them while getting our guest to answer.

“There is a special place in hell for investors who intentionally screw over their founders with no empathy for the journey or the challenges that they are going through.”

Our quest this week is Chris Neumann, general partner at Panache Ventures.

We’ve wanted Chris on for quite some time to talk to him about his blogging.

But his kids got sick, so he got sick, so we smooshed him onto our AMA pod, to pepper him with both our questions and yours.

Let’s dig in!

Blog posts and recent news discussed on the podcast:

Canada can’t afford a flight to fear
Why aren’t there more VCs in my city?
To create more Canadian VCs, we need more Canadian LPs
What do VCs talk about?
Investor liquidity issues are putting the squeeze on Canadian startups
Real Ventures partners with Panache, Inovia to relaunch FounderFuel accelerator

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The BetaKit Podcast is hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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