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Think of Me Like a Smart Middle Schooler

Middle school Leah raising the roof about a science project, along with my middle school brother and cousin (and our very patient grandfather).

Sounding like you know what you’re talking about is cool. Actually understanding what you’re talking about is cooler.

As early-stage investors, we are tasked with generating opinions about inherently uncertain markets and ideas; this process requires informed (and often outsized) confidence. To develop this confidence, we have to see a lot of companies, in hopes of knowing a little about a lot…




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Leah Fessler

Leah Fessler

Investor at NextView Ventures. Journalist. Thinking about gender, equality, and pugs. Formerly at Chief, Quartz, Slow, Bridgewater Associates, Middlebury.

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