40 Minute Mentor

February 21, 2024

Masha Bucher: Harnessing the power of storytelling in VC with Day One Ventures

This week’s 40 Minute Mentor is Masha Bucher, Founder & General Partner at Day One Ventures.

The firm backs Founders from AI and Climate, to future of work and Deeptech, helping customer obsessed and mission-driven Founders win, by harnessing the power of storytelling.

With a background in communications and PR, Masha is pioneering a new model in VC by spearheading public relations in Day One Ventures portfolio, which is one of the many topics we dive into in today’s episode…

Masha Bucher
“If you’re not ready to commit to VC for at least 10 years, it’s just not worth trying…”

Masha Bucher

Tune in to discover

Busting a big VC myth [2:52]
Growing up with a winning mentality [5:24]
The outcome of going viral on Twitter, now X [7:37]
Life as Head of Comms in VC [9:22]
Scaling her PR Consultancy [11:19]
Finding and owning her niche [13:13]
The investment thesis of Day One Ventures [14:29]
The power of patience and listening to yourself [16:51]
A deep dive into assessing culture [19:47]
Tips for early stage Founders [21:11]
What turns a good pitch into a great one [24:15]
A culture built on love, freedom and truth [27:35]
The value of working with Day One Ventures [31:49]
Making a habit of building your personal brand [38:03]
Trusting your intuition [41:37]

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Helpful links

➡️ Connect with Masha: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mashadrokova/ 
➡️ Find out more about Day One Ventures: https://dayoneventures.com/

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