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VC Jeopardy!

VC Jeopardy!

Listen along as four venture capitalists answer Jeopardy-style trivia questions — or try to answer the questions yourself.
Venture capitalists Deena Shakir (left) and Julian Eison (right)

On this week’s Dead Cat, Tom Dotan and I reflect on this year’s SXSW. We take stock of the Austin tech scene and ponder what storylines emerged from the mega conference.

At the 19:24 mark, VC Jeopardy starts. You can listen in as I host four venture capitalists in a fierce battle of startup-world trivia.

Our contestants were Deena Shakir at Lux Capital, Charles Hudson at Precursor Ventures, Julian Eison at Next Ventures, and Steve Brotman at Alpha Partners.

Venture capitalists Charles Hudson (left) and Steve Brotman (right)

You can also play along yourself:

Here’s a link to the first round questions

VC Jeopardy Round 1

Here’s a link to the second round questions

VC Jeopardy Round 2

Thanks to my dear friends, Max Child and James Wilsterman at Volley for hosting the SXSW event. Wilsterman wrote the Jeopardy questions with some light oversight from yours truly. Volley is a San Francisco-based startup that creates voice-controlled games. The company just announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Television to produce a Jeopardy! game for Amazon’s Alexa and for Google smart devices.

Great to see everyone who made it out to the event. Let’s do it again next year!

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