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Feb 5, 2020

About this nugget:

This nugget was pulled from episode 219 from an interview with Matt Burton,  One of the partners at QED. This nugget is on how to actually get your foot into a VCs door.  

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Matt Burton has had successful exits to Google, Facebook and Kabbage.  His last exit was with Orchard to Kabbage and post exit he joined QED as a partner.  As a successful operator turned VC he has a unique perspective on the decision making process in which VCs use to invest.  Most founders spin their wheels pitching investors incorrectly. Matt said the essence of a pitch deck is a poor way to get your foot in the door and there’s actually a much better way.  In this clip he shares some potent ways to do so. Coming from a partner at QED, a powerful nugget to soak in and act on. 

What is a nugget of the week?: 

The host John Siracusa has recorded over 280 episodes as the host of the Bank On It & Before the A fintech podcasts where he interviews founders building the future of fintech and the VCS/Angels who fund them. 

With each interview there’s this wow moment when the person interviewed has shared something really special, unique or a reminder on how founders or investors should think. So, here we are delivering those moments to you in the form of a bite sized nugget.

About Matt Burton:

Matt is a partner at QED and has spent his career creating technologies and businesses that have transformed industries. In digital advertising he helped build, scale and optimize the Internet’s top advertising exchanges at Google, Admeld and LiveRail, which collectively handled trillions of transactions. As employee number seven at AdMeld (which was acquired by Google for $400M in 2011), Matt played a central role in all aspects of the company, from product development to sales to operations. After Google, Burton joined LiveRail (which was acquired by Facebook for $500M in 2014) where he continued to focus on programmatic exchanges.

After transforming online advertising.  In 2013 he founded Orchard Platform where he and his co-founders combined their expertise in auction dynamics and bidding behaviors, extensive knowledge in credit risk and underwriting analytics to reimagine the future of credit. Orchard was sold to Kabbage in April 2018.


About the host: 


John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’