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Dan Engel and Dan Hedden of Santa Barbara Venture Partners: Making Genuine Investment Partnerships

Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other platforms. Dan Engel gives an overview of what Santa Barbara Venture Partners is [02:50] Dan Engel talks about his background and what the tech community was like in Santa Barbara [05:19] What’s the tech and investment education like in Santa Barbara? [07:46] When did the tech community come up on Dan Hedden’s radar? What made him want to become part of it? [08:33] What made Dan Engel decide to become a full-time investor? [10:17] What attracted Dan Hedden to switch to the investor side after working at a startup? [13:17] Dan Engel shares where they prefer to make investments, and where they usually get and look for deals [15:40] Dan Engel talks about some of the successes they’ve achieved in terms of acquisitions etc. [20:35] Hedden and Engel share the right time to meet companies, what they look for, and the importance of building rapport with founders [22:17] Dan Hedden talks about deep-level data tracking of companies and trends [24:34] Dan Engel shares what it’s like in their workplace, why admin work is essential, and why don’t rely on their service providers entirely [25:35] How did Engel and Hedden know it was the right time to look at another fund? [26:53] Dan Hedden and Dan Engel share their favorite taco spot, Mony's Tacos [28:01] Follow Dan Engel LinkedIn   Follow Dan Hedden LinkedIn  Santa Barbara Venture Partners LinkedIn | Website   Check out our Tacos and Tech Tacos Database to learn where our local SD entrepreneurs and leaders satisfy their taco crave!   

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