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VC Corner Q&A: SC Moatti of Mighty Capital

SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest and undoubtedly the most influential network of product managers in the world.

Previously, SC built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. Andrew Chen, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.”

— What is Mighty Capital’s mission?

Mighty Capital is an early-growth Silicon Valley venture capital firm. We deliver outstanding returns by investing in great products that are also great businesses, like Airbnb, DigitalOcean and Amplitude. Amplitude calls us the “best value for the dollar invested.”

Our moat is exclusive access to a global business acceleration platform which helps our portfolio companies drive sales, hire talent, validate ideas, and exit via corporate M&A: Products That Count, one of the largest and undoubtedly the most influential networks of product managers. That’s why top-tier venture firms like USVP, Mayfield and Aligned Partners have invited us to co-invest with them, and why Business Insider says we’ve come up with “a new way of doing venture capital.”

— What is one thing you’re excited about right now?

Times of hardship are when the best companies are founded because that’s when the most brilliant entrepreneurs come up with their most creative and resilient ideas.

— Who is one founder we should watch?

Charlie Silver, founding CEO of MissionBio, and Spenser Skate, founding CEO of Amplitude.

— What are the 3 top qualities of every great leader?

Integrity, humility, tenacity.

— What is one question you ask yourself before investing in a company?

If I’m only able to make one investment this year, is this the one?

— What is one thing every founder should ask themselves before walking into a meeting with a potential investor?

Spend as little time as possible telling your story so you can spend as much time as possible build a relationship with your investor.

— What do you think should be in a CEO’s top 3 company priorities?

Sales, hiring and fundraising.

— Favorite business book, blog or podcast?

Crossing the Chasm is a classic. I also often read Stratechery. And with the risk of sounding self-promoting, I love the resources we produce at Products That Count (www.productsthatcount.com) -they are meant to help all of us build better products.

— Who is one leader you admire?

Jeff Bezos. I admire his strategic mind and vision, his ability to execute, and his boldness/courage.

— What is one interesting thing most people won’t know about you?

I sing in a rock band.

— What is one piece of advice you’d give every founder?

You are ready.

Ready to make a pitch? Startups looking for an opportunity to pitch Mighty Capital can apply here!

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