Insights from Judah Taub, Managing Partner, Hetz Ventures, on Understanding Startup Valuations – VC10X Podcast

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Welcome to the VC 10x podcast! In this episode, our host, Prashant, interviews Judah Taub, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Hetz Ventures. Judah, previously the Head of Data for Lansdowne Partners, a London-based Hedge Fund, shares his insights on a variety of topics, including the impact of public markets on private investing, how to evaluate startup valuations during a downturn, the challenges of sticky developer salaries and layoffs, the investment thesis at Hetz Ventures, and the biggest lessons from Judah’s investing career.

In today’s fast-paced startup ecosystem, Judah provides a unique perspective on the true worth of startups and the importance of considering future potential. He draws from his experience in macro analysis and highlights the connection between public and private markets. The recent global events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical conflicts, have shown how macro events can unexpectedly affect the startup landscape. Founders now face the challenge of navigating uncertain market conditions while assessing their company’s value and growth prospects.

Judah emphasizes the need for founders to closely monitor similar companies in the public markets to gauge their potential value and trajectory. By understanding and modeling after successful public market companies, founders can better determine the amount of funding, time, and risks required to reach their desired stage. This approach allows founders to align their expectations with market realities and adjust their strategies accordingly.

For more valuable insights from Judah Taub and to learn about Hetz Ventures’ investment thesis, visit their website [here]( Connect with Judah on [LinkedIn]( for more updates.

Check out the full episode post [here]( to dive deeper into the conversation with Prashant and Judah. Don’t miss out on this informative discussion about navigating the startup ecosystem amid market uncertainties.


Judah Taub is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Hetz Ventures. Previously, Judah served as Head of Data for Lansdowne Partners ($20B London-based Hedge Fund), as well as an advisor to multiple young start-ups.

In this episode we talk about:

– Impact of public markets on private investing
– How to think about startup valuations amid a downturn?
– Sticky Developer salaries
– Reason behind layoffs
– Investment thesis at Hetz Ventures
– Biggest learning of Judahs’s investing career
& lots more

Links mentioned:

Hetz Ventures website: ⁠⁠
Follow Judah on Linkedin: ⁠⁠

Full episode post at ⁠⁠

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