The State of Venture Capital and Getting to $100M ARR with Byron Deeter, Bessemer Venture Partners


18-05-2022 • 57 mins

On this episode of the Traction podcast, host Lloyed Lobo of Boast.AI welcomes Byron Deeter, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

With massive shifts and uncertainty in the markets right now, founders, CEOs, CFOs, and board members alike want to know what the new rules are to play by.

In this episode join Byron for a deep dive on what's going on in Venture Capital and how you can build a cloud unicorn in the current climate.

Byron started as a SaaS CEO and has invested in probably more SaaS IPOs and unicorns than any other VC, from Twilio to Canva, DocuSign, HashiCorp, Box, Intercom, and dozens more. Few have been doing this better, for longer, than Byron.

In this session, Byron covers:

4:29 - What's happening in VC right now

7:29 - Public and private market analysis

13:08 - What's driving decision making and advice in VC at seed and series A vs growth rounds

25:38 - Which metrics boards and investors are watching right now

30:18 - What the best companies are focusing on to drive sustained growth to $100 million

44:34 - When is the right time to build a second product, and when should you become a platform company

51:57 - Where founders should be investing and where they should be pulling back

1:01:37 - Byron's top resources

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