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#71 Andris Berzins, Change Ventures

#71 Andris Berzins, Change Ventures

Today, we're happy to introduce you to Andris Berzins, Managing Partner at Change Ventures, the first and largest truly pan-Baltic pre-seed/seed fund. Change Ventures backs ambitious Baltic founders and are searching for founding teams that have the "grit" to succeed. Andris was also recently awarded the Human Development Award by the President of Latvia for an outstanding contribution to the future of the nation, what a guy 😍.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

- All about the Baltic ecosystem - what’s happening, what to look out for and how to approach the market
- Why Andris sees many commonalities between the Baltics and the Israeli ecosystem and how this informs Change Ventures’ thesis & strategy
- How Andris collaborates with Angels in the region and have brought them into his fund for a close and vested relationship
- Important reflections on building a remote-first VC firm, living on slack and key learnings for anyone looking to grow their firm internationally.