Interview question help. I had an interview a few months ago at a VC firm. One of the questions was name a company/industry you’d want the firm to invest in and why. I talked about ghost kitchens and how they were growing even before Covid. I couldn’t think of a technology though. Does anyone have insight into how they would answer that question? Needless to say I didn’t get to the next round

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I think that was an opportunity to both demonstrate your ability to pitch ideas as well as just talk about something you’re interested in. I think it’s easy to hear passion in people’s voices, and even if the interviewer did not agree with the investment thesis, they’d at least remember your energy. Also I’d compare it to interviewing for a job as a librarian and being asked what book you would recommend. The best candidate would probably have an organic answer to the question. Not hating on your ghost kitchen idea - more exciting if you have a culinary background or personal interest there.

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Well Uber Eats pioneered delivery from ghost kitchens and set up a whole department to help get them running. They also worked with restaurants to set up new menus that are only available via delivery. Those menus would depend on the market context too, so if an Italian restaurant had ground beef in stock and there were no hamburger restaurants in the area, they could sell a burger via Uber Eats. This is a difficult area to invest in though since it’s fragmented. But I agree it’s growing quickly.

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