GTM 6: GTM Fund VC Update (Bonus Episode)

GTM 6: GTM Fund VC Update (Bonus Episode)

What’s new in the world of venture capital and the GTM Fund? Get up to speed in this update as Max Altsuchler, the firm’s founder and general partner, joins Scott Barker.

In this update, Max shares why first-mover advantage doesn’t exist and cites examples where being first to market didn’t help a company. He also talks about the deals and investments GTM Fund is doubling down on, why LPs are valuable for the future of the fund and the value of community to the fund.

Make it a point to listen in and discover the latest in the VC landscape and the GTM Fund.


  • One thing you would be surprised about Max Altschuler
  • Deals that GTM Fund did
  • How founders are finding GTM Fund
  • Why first-mover advantage is not a real thing
  • Why LPs are important for the future of the fund
  • Investments that GTM Fund is doubling down on
  • Why community is important for the future of the fund
  • What’s next for the GTM community
  • The value of having more LPs in an area


First mover advantage is not a real thing. There was no advantage there.

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Before helping found GTMfund, Scott spent 4 years at Outreach as Director of Strategic Engagement. He was in charge of aligning key relationships with VCs, BoDs, ecosystem partners and community members to drive revenue and strategic initiatives across Outreach. Scott initially ran revenue/partnerships for Sales Hacker (which was acquired by Outreach in 2018). Prior to Sales Hacker, he led and built outbound Business Development teams at Payfirma and MediaValet. Scott also advises for a number of high growth start-ups and is the host/author of The GTM Podcast and The GTM Newsletter. At GTMfund, Scott leads all fundraising efforts and runs the media arm of the firm. He’s also responsible for assessing investments, team management, LP/community relationships and GTM support for founders.

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