Ali Tamaseb, a partner at Data Collective (DCVC), a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley that manages more than $2 billion discusses innovation, unicorns, billion-dollar ideas, and everything in between from his new book “Super Founders.” Garnering wisdom from his vast career as investor, advisor, founder, and leader, in his new book, Ali explains the burning questions that drove him to research and identify the traits of a super founder and what makes a billion-dollar startup.
Sharing insights from the over 35,000 data points collected over four years, advice for best pitches, and what makes a million-dollar business, Ali debunks myths about entrepreneurship, startups, and bursting the proverbial bubble.
Meet our guest:
Ali Tamaseb is a partner at Data Collective (DCVC), a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley with over $2 billion under management and investments in more than ten billion-dollar startups. He holds multiple leadership and board director positions at companies across the United States and globally. He holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London and studied general management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ali was an honoree of the British Alumni Award of 2018 by the British Council, and he received the Imperial College President’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement. Ali’s work has been featured on BBC, in The Guardian, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., The Telegraph, and other media outlets, and he has given talks and appeared on panels at major events and conferences. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ali brings the perspective of an entrepreneur, startup founder, and highly technical academic researcher to DCVC. Ali is the author of Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups, a highly rated book that uses a data-driven approach to understand what really differentiates billion-dollar startups from the rest. In addition to Super Founders, Ali has 6 publications, holds several patents, and has won medals in national and international olympiads and innovation fairs.