How a Real VC Really Hires (Recruit Rockstars 418)

Venture Capital is booming. Everywhere.

…Yes, even in Iowa.

With $80M assets under management, Des Moines-based Next Level Ventures originally invested in early-stage Midwestern agriculture & B2B data companies.

Building on their success, they recently broadened their focus to Fintech companies nationally.

Which means a ton of hiring.

I wanted to find out how they do it So I spoke with Scott Hoekman, Partner at Next Level.

Scott has helped birth 26 companies so far. With a typical check size between $500K & $5M, he’s been early in success stories like Eltropy, Nymbus, and MotoRefi.

Scott takes hiring seriously.

In this 20-minute conversation, he reveals how he assesses Founders & helps them put a Rockstar in every seat of the portfolio company.

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“Jeff has recruited Rockstars and built winning cultures for 25 years. Finally, he shows us how!” —Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group Venture Capital