Danny-Cohen

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Episode Summary

Danny Cohen is the General Partner at Carmel Ventures, which is based out of Israel and has been a Venture Capitalist for the past 15 years. He says his company receives over 500 pitches a year, yet they only do about 7 deals. He gives the honest truth about what a VC looks for in an entrepreneur and talks to John about his favorite pitch, successful startups, and much more.

Key Takeaways

  • 02:00 – Why did Danny decide to become a VC?
  • 05:10 – The amazing story behind Watch Doc being sold to Blackberry.
  • 09:10 – What is OutBrain?
  • 12:15 – You can’t fire your investor, which is why you have to choose them carefully.
  • 17:50 – The entrepreneur has to understand the market dynamics and their customer base.
  • 20:55 – Don’t try to raise funds all in one week. Schedule 3-4 meetings, get feedback, and try it again.
  • 23:45 – Danny really loves business books catered around sports.

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Israel Venture Capital 3.0

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