Meet Your Instructor


Li Jin | Co-Founder & General Partner, Variant Fund

Li is the Co-Founder and General Partner of Variant, a first-check venture firm investing in the ownership economy. She previously was the founder and Managing Partner of Atelier, a VC firm investing in the creator economy and future of work. She’s an investor in startups that lower the barriers to creativity and income, including Substack, Patreon, Descript, and Stir. Previously, she was a consumer partner for 4 years at Andreessen Horowitz. She’s also a creator herself, with a Substack newsletter, podcast, and TikTok.

Read her profile in The New York Times.

Plus these guest instructors:

Blake Robbins

Principal, Benchmark

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Justin Moore

YouTuber, sponsorship coach & founder of CreatorWizard

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Nathan Barry

Creator, author, speaker, designer, and founder of ConvertKit

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Jesse Walden

Co-founder & General Partner, Variant

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Conrad Wadowski

Founder & CEO at Advice; co-founder of Teachable

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