Prolog – Jon Lehr 001

By Steve Berg

Jon Lehr (@Work_Bench) is the organizer of the New York Enterprise Technology Meetup and also is a co-founder of Work-Bench a New York Enterprise VC. He has a similar focus to my fund Antecedent Ventures and that makes him a great person to discuss the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of this new podcast. Jon asks me to give a little background and history of me and my fund and then we dig into a number of great topics including: my views on product and market diligence for early stage investors, the challenges one faces in getting a good understanding of a founders skill set (along with the importance of getting that right) and the intangible qualities that can lead to founder success. In addition, we talk about the expected format of the podcast (which is one intangible quality with one expert per episode) as well as who should listen and who we expect to talk with. We hope you get value from it. The podcast and the whole first season of Intangibles are sponsored by Dentons. Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. Find them at: