Ravi Viswanathan has has been an investor long enough to see some serious ups and downs.
Viswanathan recently founded NewView Capital a few years ago – a company founded by investors with $ 1.35 billion, mainly to acquire the stake in 31 companies funded by New Enterprise Associates.
Before NewView, Viswanathan spent almost 15 years at NEA. Co-lead of his growth investments. In this way, he knew which companies to take to NewView, which by the way has largely the same investors as NEA.
Because he has seen the business world come to a standstill several times in his career – and because he has a lot of insight into the future market – we spoke to Viswanathan yesterday about the effects that the massive collapse of the public market could be Piece of the startup world – and how long. Our chat was edited lengthways.
theinformationsuperhighway: You're pretty much focused on late stage companies, right?
Ravi Viswanathan: We are in medium to late growth. It makes up 70% to 80% (of the portfolio) and the rest are early stage companies that I am very confident in based on my previous investments, including Fintech and SaaS.
What are some of the companies in your portfolio that are completely new businesses, which means that they were not part of the business package that you chose to spin off NewView from NEA?
plaid was a new deal. Hero of course. Hims. Scopely. Heap, a product analysis company.