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#155 Jon Coker, Eka VC

#155 Jon Coker, Eka VC

New episode of The European VC podcast is out 🥳

Today we are happy to welcome Jon Coker, Founding Partner of Eka Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that invests in Seed and early Series A consumer technology companies building sustainable economy. Jon founded Eka alongside Camilla Dolan to build a leading venture firm that integrates impact investing with mainstream venture. Prior to Eka, Jon has spent 11 years at MMC Ventures, ultimately as Managing Partner and led venture investments in 17 companies, been the investor representative at the board of 21 companies.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Everything about assessing founder development capacity and the pillars of self-awareness, impact awareness, systems and process thinking and speed of self-development

  • Jons views on coaching and coaches in venture capital and the difference between looking for A players and Growth Mindset founders

  • How Jon and Eka build their founder assessment around honest interviews that uncover the story and person behind the startup

  • Why Jon has seen more value taken away by VCs than added by VCs

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