Mark Peter Davis of Interplay VC
In this episode, Hall interviews Mark Peter Davis, venture capitalist and managing partner of Interplay VC. Interplay is a foundry and venture capital firm that builds, incubates and invests in companies.
Mark talks about the birth of Interplay, and how they are split into two sides – a more traditional follow-up venture fund, and their foundry/incubator. Mark discusses several of the companies that they’ve built, and also talks about how the socially responsible investment ethos has informed their decisions at Interplay. Mark talks about the importance of product-market fit and existing traction, whether the company is pre- or post-revenue. Mark also discusses how their foundry approach helps their entrepreneurs focus on product development by providing them with expertise and assistance with all the other aspects of creating a business (accounting, marketing, etc.) – aspects that, in other investment models, often fall by the wayside or are poorly executed due to inexperience.
Follow Mark on Twitter at https://twitter.com/markpeterdavis.
You can find Interplay VC at http://interplay.vc.
Mark can be reached on LinkedIN at https://www.linkedin.com/in/markpeterdavis
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