In this episode, I interview Liza Benson. Liza is a partner with Moderne Ventures, an early-stage VC fund focused on technology companies innovating within real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance, hospitality, and home services.
At MergeLane, we’ve been thinking about how changing market conditions may affect our fund in the future. I know many of our listeners are asking themselves that question as well. I invited Liza to share some of her thoughts. With 20 years of VC experience, Liza lived through both the dot-com crash in 2000 and the 2008 financial crisis. Her fund, Moderne Ventures, launched in 2008. That experience played a pivotal role in the development of Moderne’s strategy.
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