LA Venture Podcast


Austin Clements — Slauson & Co

March 31, 2021


Many VCs shy away from tech that serves SMBs.  Austin explains how this has left an enormous opportunity and his tips for entrepreneurs in the space.

We talk about his partnership with Ajay Relan at Slauson & Co and the work that PledgeLA and Grid110 have been doing to support underrepresented founders ($25k checks!)

Full transcript

Hello and welcome to the LA venture podcast. This is Minnie Ingersoll host of the podcast and partner at TenOneTen. TenOneTen is a seed stage fund here in LA. All opinions expressed on this show by me and my guests are solely our own. 

My great friend and former colleague Austin Clemens is with me today to talk about his new fund Slauson & Co. Slauson is an early stage venture capital with a mission to create sustainable economic inclusion slots and invest in founders from underrepresented backgrounds.

And Austin does the same in his spare time. Austin was founding chair of Pledge LA and managing director of grid110 SouthLA. Austin. Nice to see you.

Nice to see you. Great to be here, Minnie.

Well, let's jump in and start us off with Slauson and what you're building.