Investor Connect – Episode 170 – Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots

Investor Connect – Episode 170 – Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots

February 28, 2019 by investor

Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots

In this episode, we are joined by Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots. As the interview starts, we learn that before joining the VC world, Doug’s background was mostly consumer products and services. After college he worked for publicity firms and then went to high end consumer goods (Bentley, Lamborghini, Vespa). This led to sports marketing, (Nike, Motorola and Direct TV). From there he went to a motorcycle design firm and really got hands on into the manufacturing and distribution of physical goods. His path led him to start a tech company with two friends which gave him his first real exposure to venture capital. 

In this episode, Doug offers his advice to those wanting to invest in the CPG space- “ Have realistic expectation. I think that’s probably very broad and candid advice. But food and beverage venture capital was created in back when unit costs weren’t really a consideration. Scalability is quite infinite.”  

Doug shares his knowledge on the state of CPG investing, how the landscape is changing and evolving and his thoughts on family offices and VCs in the whole scheme of things.

You can find Bias and Blind Spots at biasandblindspots.com 
Douglas can be reached on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasraggio/
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