On my 13-year journey in venture, investing wins and losses, AI-first companies, fund sizes and LPs, and more.
Nikhil - fantastic session. Fantastic insights. One thing that didn't quite jive is your advice to not look at title on the VC's business card. As a repeat entrepreneur, almost all times, I have found that junior VCs don't have the ability to move the needle forward. It's a waste of time. You personally are an exception, but many junior VCs are door openers... On the other hand "exceptional companies deserve exceptions" is fabulous advice. BTW small funds are better for an entrepreneur as well because you get more help from partners.
Also last request: please don't only focus on the Canva's of the world when giving examples. Most of us are building "boring" companies that don't hold the same sex appeal... but overall - great interview and perspectives.