Ask A VC, the TCTV show where you put VCs in the hot seat, is back, and I’m going to be hosting the show. I’m really excited about helping you get to know some of the investors behind the companies we write about on a daily basis.
We’re kicking off the series with Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut. With the recent chatter around the Series A Crunch, and reported shift in investor attention to enterprise apps vs. consumer; there’s a lot to discuss with Senkut, who has invested in more than 80 companies.
So how does this show work? You ask questions either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them of our VC guests.
A little more about our guest this week: Senkut is the founder and managing director of Felicis Ventures, an early stage fund. The fund, which focuses on startups in the health, education, mobile, e-commerce, and enterprise sectors, has invested in Rovio, Shopify, Wildfire (acquired by Google) Practice Fusion, Mint (acquired by Intuit), Chomp (acquired by Apple), and Karma (acquired by Facebook).
Senkut just raised a new $70 million fund, turning a super angel into a boutique fund. As of June, the firm’s portfolio companies now generate $800 million in annualized revenue, and the total enterprise value from all of the firm’s exits is about $1.2 billion.
Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, Senkut was a senior manager at Google, responsible for strategic partner development and account management in Asia Pacific (including Japan). Senkut joined Google in 1999 as its first product manager to launch Google’s first 10 international sites, its first online search licensing products and its first Safe Search.
So please send us your questions for Senkut here or put them in comments below today or tomorrow!