SV035: From Hollywood Star to Venture Capitalist with Anathem Ventures Managing Partner Crystal McKellar


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Crystal McKellar is the Founder and Managing Partner of Anathem Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in companies that have developed breakthrough technology that they are pragmatically leveraging to win and own uncrowded, high-margin markets. Crystal currently serves on the board of Cooler Heads, and previously served as a board member at Siren, Neurable, and DoubleDutch (acquired by Cvent) and as a board observer at Fractyl.  Crystal is a Kauffman Fellows Mentor, and has served as a mentor to the TechStars MetLife Digital Accelerator and the Ad Astra tech incubator program. Crystal is a proud member of All Raise and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation at technology conferences and finance events.In this episode, you’ll learn:When raising a fund, what recommendations are there for first-time fundraisers?What are the relationship dynamics between a Venture Capitalist and the Limited Partners (LPs)?The life of a VC, how is it really? What are some of the positives and negatives of the role?What are the advantages of keeping the fund size small?We would like to thank Maya Tussing for making the introduction which allowed for today’s episode. Thank you for the support!HELP US OUT!Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley.BOOKS AND RESOURCESDownload your free audiobook at Audible.Capital One. This is Banking Reimagined.Experience a real estate investing platform that is powered by an investor-first model with Fundrise.Make your money work harder with Wealthsimple.Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere with Betterhelp. CONNECT WITH CRYSTALLinkedIn| Website | Email GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWNShawn Flynn’s Twitter AccountShawn Flynn’s LinkedIn AccountSilicon Valley LinkedIn Group AccountShawn Flynn’s Facebook AccountEmail: