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20 - Jasper Smith on transitioning from serial entrepreneur to venture capital investor
Episode 209th March 2021 • The EIS Navigator • Brian Moretta, Hardman & Co
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We love a good entrepreneurial story and Jasper Smith has a great one. We discuss how he started as an 18-year old building demonstrators for Sky, and how that developed into a series of television related jobs and businesses.

As importantly, these experiences have strongly influenced his philosophy as an investor, giving him a holistic view of what founders need from their investors. We also touch on mental health for founders and investors, something that is often swept under the carpet but is particularly pertinent in current times.

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