Jeremy Liew says to forget the critics and watch “Planet of the Apps” for its window onto pitch meetings


Reviewers have not been kind to Apple’s first TV offering, “Planet of the Apps.” Variety had a particularly entertaining, if biting, take, with writer Maureen Ryan likening the show to “something that was developed at a cocktail party, and not given much more rigorous thought or attention after the pitcher of mojitos was drained.”

Earlier today, we talked with one of the show’s “stars,”  Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners, about those reviews, along with how many startups he found through the filming and where he’s shopping now. Liew said he doesn’t mind the critics’ opinions but worries founders could miss a solid opportunity to learn from the pitch meetings aired in the latter half of each episode. “I don’t think there are many opportunities like…

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