289: Mike Maples on Finding World-Class Founders

Mike Maples, Jr is a Partner at Floodgate. He has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010. He is one of the most successful early stage technology investors in the world with previous investments in Twitter, Twitch.tv, and Lyft.

In this conversation, we discuss how to build a breakthrough company, why a founder’s insight is more important than their original product, a new scientific method for identifying attractive markets, and what patterns Mike has recognized in the best founders over the years.


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289: Mike Maples on Finding World-Class Founders
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