On Season 2 Episode 3 of the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor interviews Justin Fishner-Wolfson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 137 Ventures.
Justin Fishner-Wolfson is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 137 Ventures, a VC firm that invests in growth-stage companies, like Wish, SpaceX, Airbnb, Uber, and many more through customized liquidity solutions. Previously, Justin worked on the investment team at Founders Fund, and has aided in the development of leaders in global innovation and the venture capital industry as a Kauffman Fellow.
I was everybody’s emergency contact in college. I had friends who I was the easiest person to put down as their emergency contact because their parents were in other States or didn’t speak English that well. And so I would usually find out after the fact, they’re like, “Oh, I went skydiving and I put you down as the emergency contact.” I was like, thanks?! — Justin Fishner-Wolfson
On this episode of the Think Like A Founder podcast, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Justin’s thoughts on…
- His grandfather’s work at the New York stock exchange
- Building a team with the right people
- How he got his first taste for venture capital while working at Founders Fund, with friends from Stanford
Learn more about 137 Ventures on their website!
Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there.
Series Producer: Róisín Hunt
Sound Design: Marc Ream
Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan
Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.