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The Ignite Podcast delves into the innovations and ideas that are transforming our world. Hosted by Brian Bell of Team Ignite Ventures, it offers candid conversations with trailblazing founders, visionary investors, and leaders who are shaping the future.
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Operation Innovation – Backing Veteran Entrepreneurs with Rachel Hobert of Hivers and Strivers | Ep13

E13 • Nov 20, 2023 • 43 mins

In this episode, Brian Bell talks with Rachel Hobert of Hypers and Strivers about the transition from Angel syndicate to a full-fledged fund, current market trends, and FOMO in venture capital. They discuss challenges for young women, investing in military veteran founders, breaking into venture capital and its future.

Key Points

  • Rachel Hobert is a general partner at Hypers And Strivers, a venture fund that exclusively invests in early-stage companies led by military veterans.
  • Hypers And Strivers has evolved from an angel syndicate to a fully-fledged fund with $80 million under management, focusing on military veteran-led startups across various industries.
  • Rachel discusses the unique strengths of military veterans as entrepreneurs, such as integrity, team-building skills, and the ability to under-promise and over-deliver, which often lead to outsized returns for their ventures.
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