E138: Spencer Lazar, Partner at General Catalyst Partners – Interview

December 14, 2017


In this interview we get to talk about venture capital with Spencer Lazar, Partner at General Catalyst. Spencer has spent most of his career in VC. Before General Catalyst he was with Accel Partners and Insight Venture Partners. He also spent some time as a venture backed entrepreneur and had a development studio.

It was interesting to hear more about Spencer’s background and what he’s excited about now. Some of his current investments include ClassPass, Giphy and Lemonade.

Here are some other things we talked about:

-What’s your personal investment focus at General Catalyst?
-You mention on your profile that timing is one of the hardest things for entrepreneurs. How do you help entrepreneurs de-risk timing?
-How do you know the team is the right team, motivated? How have you misread teams in the past?
-What do you like to do outside of work, take it easy?