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On today’s episode of Get Found, Get Funded, we speak to our very own McKeever Conwell about his new fund RareBreed Ventures. We touch on his background, how he created RareBreed Ventures, and how he uses Twitter to help other entrepreneurs.
The Get Found Get Funded podcast is at the intersection of entrepreneurship and social justice where we focus on entrepreneurship as a possible path to wealth creation — specifically for Black and Latinx communities.
McKeever Conwell, Founder & Managing Partner of RareBreed Ventures
RareBreed Ventures: https://www.rarebreed.vc/
Mac on Medium: https://macconwell.medium.com/
1:24 The formation of a career in entrepreneurship and VC.
4:03 How RareBreed got its name.
6:29 Using Twitter as a unique VC fundraising tool.
7:33 Seeing areas of improvement as an opportunity to innovate/Rolling Funds
13:56 Entering the trade ecosystem with tools from creating startups.
18:06 Value of mentorship
22:52 Treating investing and entrepreneurship as pay-forward industries.
26:02 Trusting your ability to learn and adapt when thrown into new challenges.
28:38 Imbalance of the pandemic, the process of reorienting and stabilizing.
36:56 Seeking out room for improvement as a strategy for investment
39:26 What it means to be “industry agnostic”
41:40 Things to look for in an LP
43:31 The infrastructure of RareBreed
48:49 What should the focus for entrepreneurs as they build their businesses
51:48 Closing remarks and well wishes looking ahead
RareBreed Ventures: https://rarebreed.webflow.io/
Deal Camp (VC training program): https://ecosystems.500.co/berkeley
Builders Fund (Preseed fund for women & minority-led companies): https://www.thebuildersfund.com/