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Rob Lusk: Syndicating Deals with Sydecar [Ep 36]

Rob Lusk: Syndicating Deals with Sydecar [Ep 36]

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In this episode Harry and Colin speak with Rob Lusk. Rob leads Business Development at Sydecar and is the Founder/General Partner of Duende Ventures. Prior to joining Sydecar, Rob served as Head of Partnerships at Assure. Before focusing on the pipes for venture capital, he spent different chapters producing documentary film, playing football, and serving as a full-time missionary.

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Rob has garnered attention for his innovative approach to venture capital, often leveraging his diverse background, which includes producing documentary films, playing football, and serving as a full-time missionary. His journey in the venture space includes a range of roles, from leading partnerships to focusing on SPVs and infrastructure for capital deployment.

Throughout the discussion, Rob shares his insights on democratizing access to private markets, the importance of product-led growth, and building strong teams in the venture space. He also provides advice for emerging managers and syndicate leads, drawing from his extensive experience and unique perspective on the industry.

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0:00 Intros

2:10 Why was Rob interested in Sydecar?

7:50 What was Rob's first SPV?

10:30 What are some things Rob regrets doing?

16:30 What stands out to Rob within SPVs?

23:00 What are some unique things Sydecar has productized?

31:41 What has Rob noticed is having a lot of success?

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About Harry: Harry Campbell runs The Rideshare Guy, a popular community for drivers and gig workers. He’s an active angel investor having invested over $500k of personal funds in 30+ companies and funds over the past few years, still trying to figure it all out though! Harry also has a $500k mini-fund that invests in early stage mobility, logistics, marketplaces and his network.

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Harry LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrygcampbell/

Harry Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheRideshareGuy

About Colin: Colin Gardiner has spent over a decade building startups focusing on online marketplaces. Most recently, he worked for Outdoorsy as Chief Revenue Officer. He advises marketplace/platform startups on growth, analytics, monetization, fundraising, and strategy. He also runs the rapidly growing syndicate Yonder Ventures, which invests in marketplaces and platforms and the SaaS, Fintech, Insurtech, and the technology enabling them.

Colin LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colingardiner/

Colin Twitter - https://twitter.com/ColinGardiner

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