Aug 15 2023
VC10X - What is Platform in Venture Capital? - Allie Mullen, Director of Platform, Wireframe Ventures
In this episode, our host Prashant interviews Allie Mullen, the Director of Platform at Wireframe Ventures, to explore the ins and outs of the 'Platform' role in VC.
Here's a sneak peek of what we discussed:
Main Topics Discussed:
- What exactly is Platform in venture capital?
- How does it operate and vary across different firms?
- Who is best suited for this role and how can one break into it?
Key Takeaways and Lessons:
- The responsibilities and tasks of a platform manager at Wireframe Ventures
- Tips and insights for individuals looking to enter the platform industry
- Surprising aspects of working in VC in the Platform role
The Platform role in venture capital is a non-investor position that plays a crucial role in supporting portfolio companies. It encompasses various responsibilities such as marketing, investor relations, HR and recruiting, operations, and more. As you'll learn from the episode, Platform professionals often come from diverse backgrounds and possess a wide range of skills.
Allie Mullen, our guest for this episode, shares her journey into the Platform role and offers valuable advice for those interested in pursuing a career in Platform. She emphasizes that a background in VC is not essential and that individuals from various backgrounds can excel in the Platform role.
Throughout the episode, Allie provides insights into the day-to-day tasks of a Platform manager at Wireframe Ventures, a Pre-seed/seed stage fund. She also shares her experiences and highlights the importance of building a strong Platform team to support founders and enhance the overall efficiency of the firm.
If you're interested in learning more about the Platform role in venture capital, this episode is a must-listen! You'll gain valuable insights, tips, and inspiration from Allie's experience.
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