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20VC: 2 Signs That A Company Is Ready For IPO, Why Fund Cycles Are Too Short & Why Management Teams

20VC: 2 Signs That A Company Is Ready For IPO, Why Fund Cycles Are Too Short & Why Management Teams

Gene Frantz is a Partner of CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth investment fund which has investments in the likes of Airbnb, Snap Inc and Stripe. As for Gene, before joining CapitalG, Gene was a partner at TPG Capital, a global private equity fund. During his 13 years at TPG, Gene was responsible for multiple technology and telecom investments and represented TPG on multiple public and private company boards of directors. Prior to TPG Capital, Gene worked at Oracle Corporation leading its venture capital effort and previous to that in corporate development. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Gene made his way from the world of traditional private equity to investing with Google? 2.) Gene has seen many investment cycles, how has Gene experience of both the ups and the downs of the market affected how he invests today? 3.) What does a company need to show or provide today in order to get a large late-stage cheque or IPO? How has this changed over the years? 4.) Why does Gene think that

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