Finding Genius profiles the investors behind the visionary entrepreneurs that founded Airbnb, Uber, Twitter, Facebook, SpaceX, Tesla, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram and other disruptive ventures. Finding Genius, Kunal Mehta's second book on startups and entrepreneurship, is a response to the questions he heard from entrepreneurs across the country about the state of Venture Capital.
Within the pages of Finding Genius are the stories of the venture capitalists, impact investors and angels instrumental in scaling entrepreneurial ideas from a sketch on a napkin to important technological ventures. As droves of aspiring entrepreneurs continue to enter the realm of startups, how do discerning investors block out the noise and identify the next wave of disruption? What qualities of entrepreneurs or concepts stand true? Is there a randomness to these investments or a predictive trend that entrepreneurs and investors can learn from? The anecdotes in Finding Genius will search for these answers through the candid stories of the risk-takers behind the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation.
Finding Genius is written and compiled by Kunal Mehta but will feature chapters written by nearly a dozen other Venture Capitalists to offer a diverse and expert perspective on new technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain as well as specific investment frameworks across industries such as Agriculture, Genomics, Future of Work, Education, Social Enterprises and Healthcare.
The Venture Capitalists
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Union Square Ventures
Two Sigma Ventures
LaunchX, Bessemer Venture Partners
New York Angels
NYU Innovation Venture Fund