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William Hsu of Mucker Capital // an accelerator committed to getting to you to your next round of funding [CC073]

William Hsu of Mucker Capital // an accelerator committed to getting to you to your next round of funding [CC073]

Update: 2021-05-26
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Interview begins: 7:07

Debrief: 38:45


William Hsu is a founding partner at Mucker Capital. He started his career as a founder, creating BuildPoint, a provider of workflow management solutions for the commercial construction industry not long after graduating from Stanford.


Based in Los Angeles, Mucker invests in Seed and Series A rounds in Southern California and other underfunded ecosystems outside Silicon Valley. 


MuckerLab works with only 10-20 companies per year in annual cohorts. No three month bootcamps. No demo days. Just heads-down business building for one year -- or however long it takes to reach the next set of critical business milestones.


We discuss:


  • Relying on one's experience 13:13

  • Working on a Comeback 15:08

  • Who's the Customer on VC? 18:38

  • MuckerLab 21:33

  • Scaling Vertically 25:49

  • Mucker Environment 30:31

  • Mucker being expensive 32:36

  • Vision for Mucker 34:34


Mucker Capital was founded in 2011 and based in Santa Monica, California.


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William Hsu of Mucker Capital // an accelerator committed to getting to you to your next round of funding [CC073]

William Hsu of Mucker Capital // an accelerator committed to getting to you to your next round of funding [CC073]

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