July 14, 2021

#36 Avid Ventures: Applying Analytical Rigor to Early and Growth Stage Venture Capital | Addie Lerner, Founder & Managing Partner

#36 Avid Ventures: Applying Analytical Rigor to Early and Growth Stage Venture Capital | Addie Lerner, Founder & Managing Partner

Addie Lerner is Founder and Managing Partner of Avid Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in fintech, consumer internet, and software companies. In part one of this episode, Addie and Daniel discuss investing in international founders, seeing both upsides and downsides to opportunities, and the future of fintech.


“I think this whole job is such a privilege. When you zoom out, you get to work with and spend time with the smartest people in our industry—in the world—on a daily basis. You get to explore brand new ideas and industries.” – Addie Lerner

Addie Lerner (@addielerner) is Founder and Managing Partner of Avid Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in exceptional founders building transformative fintech, consumer internet, and software companies. Prior to starting Avid, Addie worked with investments at General Catalyst, General Atlantic and Goldman Sachs. She was named one of NYC Fintech Women’s “50 Inspiring Fintech Females” in 2020 and was featured in the 2019 Forbes “30 Under 30” Venture Capital list.

Show notes with links, quotes, and a transcript of the episode: https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/addie-lerner-outlier-academy-show-notes1 

Chapters in this interview:

  • Addie’s background with Goldman Sachs, General Atlantic, and General Catalyst
  • Investing in international founders 
  • Fighting imposter syndrome
  • The Avid Ventures investment framework
  • De-risking opportunities
  • Seeing both the upsides and downsides of opportunities
  • The future of fintech


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