Ross Baird is President and founder of Village Capital, a venture capital firm that takes a unique philosophy and approach to choosing the entrepreneurs they fund. He has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs in over 50 countries and has visited over 100 cities worldwide in an effort to find new entrepreneurs and help the people supporting them.
Baird is also the author of BenBella book, The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We Back the Wrong Ideas and What to do About It, which is based around three blind spots. The first is how we invest, the second is where and who we invest in, and the third is why we invest.
Listen in as Baird and Yeffeth discuss why Baird wanted to put into language what is going on in our country at this moment in time, to try and diagnose what the actual problem is, and to try and propose some solutions. Learn why Baird believes people in positions of power and authority are missing a lot due to simply “not knowing”, and how he is introducing different voices, places, and experiences into conversations to eliminate these “blind spots.”