Posted on 18th November 2022 by hstebbings1
Oana Olteanu is a Accomplice @ SignalFire the place she focuses on enterprise software program at Seed, Collection A and Collection B. At SignalFire, Oana has led offers within the likes of Kurtosis, Enso, Kolena, Budibase, Plural, and Explosion. Previous to becoming a member of SignalFire, Oana was at Scale Enterprise Companions the place she invested in utilized ML and developer tooling. Oana sourced Scale’s investments in Observe.ai, Flatfile, and Proscia. She was a part of the deal groups for Honeycomb and AllyO (acquired by HireVue). She additionally supported current portfolio firms comparable to Dialpad, Matillion, and BigID. Previous to Scale, Oana was an AI seed investor at SAP.io, SAP’s $35M seed fund, the place she sourced the investments in Plum.io, Oto.ai, and Akorda.
In Right this moment’s Episode with Oana Olteanu We Focus on:
1.) From Tank Driving in Romania to VC’s Rising Star:
- How Oana made her manner from driving tanks in Romania to changing into a VC?
- How did leaving Romania for Germany after which shifting to the West Coast impression her mindset?
- What does Oana know now that she needs she had recognized when she entered VC?
2.) Methods to Assess a VC: The Founders Information:
- Pre-investment, how can founders know whether or not a VC can add worth? What are the indicators?
- What three core questions will reveal how a lot worth a VC can add?
- Publish-investment, what can founders do to extract essentially the most worth from their VCs?
- What ought to the founders ask their buyers for assist with? What ought to they do themselves?
3.) The VC <> Founder Relationship:
- Oana has the very best founder NPS of any VC I’ve ever had on 20VC, what does Oana imagine makes her founders price her contribution so extremely? What works? What doesn’t?
- How does Oana give generally very laborious suggestions to founders however retain that relationship of belief and security on the identical time? What errors do different VCs make in giving suggestions?
- What does Oana imagine are the one largest misalignment between VCs and founders?
4.) VCs Behaving Badly: 101
- What are the one largest methods Oana sees VCs behaving badly?
- How does Oana assume founders expectations of the product of enterprise ought to change?
- Does Oana imagine boards are precious? What might be finished to enhance them?
Objects Talked about in Right this moment’s Episode:
Oana’s Favorite Guide: The Each day Stoic: 366 Meditations on Knowledge, Perseverance, and the Artwork of Residing: That includes new translations of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius