Rick will speak about Crosscut Ventures’ investment thesis, current investment climate, startup advice, and more. There will be ample opportunity for questions at the end of the interview!
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About Rick Smith
Rick Smith is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Crosscut Ventures.
Prior to co-founding Crosscut, Rick was a managing director at an earlystage venture capital firm based in Santa Monica, California, with over $500 million under management. Prior to that, he was a managing director at SunAmerica, Inc., where co-founded SunAmerica Ventures, a $750 million fund focused on both direct investments and investments in other venture funds.
Rick began his career as a corporate attorney, working at the Los Angeles office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, a New York-based firm. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with a degree in finance. He also graduated from Harvard Law School.
About Crosscut Ventures
Crosscut is an early-stage venture capital with over $300 million under management. Crosscut invests across the technology spectrum, including enterprise software, consumer and gaming. Crosscut current and past portfolio companies include Inspire Energy (sold to Shell), Pacaso, TeamPay, Fabletics, Narvar, JustFab, Ipsy, Docstoc (sold to Intuit), GumGum, Pulpo Media (sold to Entravision), Data Science (sold to Oracle), Verve, Shoedazzle (sold to JustFab), Dermstore (sold to Target), Winc, Lettuce (sold to Intuit), PlayVS, BlackTux, Boosted and Zingle (sold to Medallia).
June 21, 2023
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