Collin West joins Adam this week on the Boost VC Podcast. Collin talks about extreme adventures as a parallel to the startup world, while discussing the different aspects of venture capital. Listen to learn about what VC’s look for in entrepreneurs and how different VC’s add specialized value to companies.
As a member of Correlation’s investment team, Collin focuses primarily on identifying and evaluating early-stage startups. Collin also serves on the board of the NextGen Partners organization and is a Kauffman Fellow. Both of these educational organizations are focused on serving the venture capital and startup communities. Prior to joining Correlation Ventures, Collin founded two businesses in digital advertising and adventure travel, respectively. Prior to that, Collin was an IT Strategy consultant at Accenture. Collin earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management with an emphasis on Innovation & Entrepreneurship where he was awarded a prestigious Four Pillars award, awarded to only four members of the graduating class for embodying the values of the school. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Finance from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Correlation, Collin and his team of four broke a Guinness World Record completing the longest expedition across the Arctic Ocean by rowboat, rowing over 1,000 miles non-stop and unsupported for 41 days.