In an era that sees venture capitalists flock to Twitter to dispense their wisdom to the masses via threads, newsletters, podcasts and every other conceivable medium, Mohammed and Ammar Amdani – brothers and co-founders of Adapt Ventures, a year-old venture firm with $10 million to deploy and more than 40 investments under its belt – are refreshingly low-key. Their approach to venture is refined. It’s designed not to compete with, but to complement, that of Sequoia’s and a16z’s of the world.
Insider compiled this list by talking to dozens of Gen Z venture capitalists to discover the rising stars making names for themselves within their own spheres.
VCs have two big jobs to do: Invest in startups shaping the future of the world and generate big exits for their fund. Yet, if you look at the lionshare of funding, you’ll quickly see that most VCs are primarily betting on white, straight (cis) men based in Silicon Valley who graduated from Stanford.
Passion is the first attribute we look for in a founder. No matter how promising the opportunity is, we don’t invest in founders without passion.