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Oct. 24, 2020

#213: Daniel Kaplan of Generator Ventures, a $55M Fund Focused on the Intersection of Aging, Senior Care, and Technology

#213: Daniel Kaplan of Generator Ventures, a $55M Fund Focused on the Intersection of Aging, Senior Care, and Technology

Daniel Kaplan, a Senior Associate at ( https://generatorvc.com/ ) is passionate about advancing senior care and aging. Generator Ventures partners with exceptional entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to transform the aging experience. They...


Daniel Kaplan, a Senior Associate at Generator Ventures ( https://generatorvc.com/ ) is passionate about advancing senior care and aging. Generator Ventures partners with exceptional entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to transform the aging experience. They believe that when high-tech, high-touch solutions are built to address the massive opportunities and challenges of the aging population, all stakeholders − seniors, caregivers, payers, providers, investors, and society − will succeed. 

About Our Partner

This episode is also brought to you by Hawke Media. Hawke Media is a full-service Outsourced CMO based in Santa Monica, CA, providing guidance, planning, and execution to grow brands of all sizes, industries, and business models.

Hawke Media was recognized by Inc. as the country’s fastest-growing marketing consultancy and is proudly one of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work”​, 2019 #893 on the Forbes 5000 list, UpCity Top Los Angeles Digital Marketing Agency. Hawke’s collaborative process, à la carte offering, and month-to-month fee structure give clients the flexibility they need to boost digital revenues and marketing ROI.

Hawke Media The company has serviced over 1500 brands of all sizes, ranging from startups like Tamara Mellon, SiO Beauty and Bottlekeeper to household names like Red Bull, Verizon Wireless and Alibaba.

Listen to our interview with Erik Huberman, Founder and CEO of Hawke Media, in episode 23 of the Just Go Grind Podcast.

Some of the Topics Covered by Daniel Kaplan in this Episode

  • What Generator Ventures focuses on ($55M Fund, $1M-$3M checks)
  • The value add of Generator Ventures and incredible team they have in the healthcare world
  • Where Generator Ventures is sourcing deals from
  • The number of new deals and follow on investments Generator Ventures typically is making in a year
  • How COVID has impacted Generator Ventures
  • The importance of speaking with customers as a VC and some of the questions Daniel typically asks
  • How Generator Ventures supports their portfolio companies
  • Daniel's experience as a mentor for Techstars' Future of Longevity Accelerator
  • Go-to-market strategies in healthcare
  • Some of the questions Daniel asks when he's reviewing the deck of a startup
  • Why Daniel wanted to get into venture capital
  • Opportunities within aging and senior care
  • Value-based care
  • What Daniel's role entails at Generator Ventures

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