Video: Lightspeed VP, Mucker Capital and Wavemaker Partners on LA startup scene

Mitos Suson · November 2, 2016 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/47ed

At Vator Splash LA 2016, panelists:Erik Rannala, Eric Manlunas and Alex Taussig discussed over lunch

At our Vator Splash LA 2016 event last Oct. 13, Jefferson Graham (Columnist, USA Today) moderated the Lunch Time Panel. The panelists of the Lunch Time Session were Erik Rannala (Co-Founder & Partner, MuckerLab), Eric Manlunas (Co-Founder & Partner, Wavemaker), Alex Taussig (Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners).

Splash is Vator's startup conference, gathering top CEOs to share their lessons learned, and highlighting promising new ones. This year's winner and runner-up were Industry and Arbiclaims, respective.

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