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Silicon Real is the Weekly Talk Show dedicated to the People of the London Technology Startup Scene.In over 80 episodes we have spoken to the top people in Startups, Venture Capital, FinTech, Incubators, Hardware, and More.Our weekly episodes are viewed by over 10,000 people on YouTube and downloaded over 25,000 times on iTunes.Do you know someone on Silicon Real? Take a look...
 
Gain critical career and life insights from the most inspirational members on Wall Street Oasis. Detailed advice around recruiting, interviewing, networking and "day-in-the-life" segments. Even those who've "made it" usually didn't follow a straight path. Join us to hear of the twists and turns of successful professionals across investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, management consulting, prop trading, asset management and more!
 
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The ultimate podcast for up and coming entrepreneurs. A show by up and coming entrepreneur Philip Kasumu from London sits down with investors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders every week to find out what made them a success and how they got to where they are in today. But what makes this show different from any other business/entrepreneurial podcast is how each guest tells their story in detail allowing you to learn step by step how they did it what they did and in some cases why certain t ...
 
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In this session, we catch up with Tarnvir as he has made the successful transfer to Emory from Baruch since we last spoke over the summer. We have a long discussion about diversity programs, summer analyst recruiting and a plan for him as he enters a critical juncture in his Sophomore year. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
In this episode, EquityTrader shares her path from a Masters degree in France to working in FX Sales in Belgium. We learn why she was so confident quitting, how she ended up in Germany at a French bank working in Asset Secured Financing Sales and finally, what lead to the most jump to work in London as an equity trader over the past three years. Se…
 
In this episode, Chris shares his winding path from the University of Miami all the way to his current role as an investment analyst at Titan, a fast growing fintech firm. We cover a lot in this episode: Hear about his role in the back office at a bulge bracket investment bank, Why he was trying to get out before his role even started, How he trans…
 
In this session, Grace shares her experience working at Citi as a summer analyst across two groups. Listen to some important lessons and what her plans are for Junior Year since she already has her Blackstone internship lined up for next summer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/priva…
 
In this session, Victor shares how his life has changed since starting training at Fidelity in their asset management division. We learn about his upcoming SIE, Series 7 and Series 66 exams, but one major piece of news looms large and may change everything. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art…
 
In this episode, we hear from Aaron, a former investment banking associate that worked in equity capital markets at Barclays in New York. Learn how he managed to land a job in investment banking coming from Arizona State and why he made a brave leap after almost three years in the industry. Hear why he moved down to Miami and what he's up to now. S…
 
In this episode, NonTarget5 shares his path from a non-target school in the Southeast to landing at a top investment bank as an associate. Learn how even at a part-time MBA program with minimal IB placement he beat out kids from Wharton, Fuqua and Darden. Listen to hear how his path of promotions in a corporate role for 7 years played a large role …
 
For Episode 12 we have Patrick Mattern, Vice President of Business Development at Calgary Economic Development. He explores ecosystems, the benefits of setting up a business in Calgary, educates us about the north American ecosystem and shares his advice for navigating where to grow your business and the factors to consider. The conversation also s…
 
For episode 11 we have Mark Sutherland, CMO of Missouri Partnership speaking to Ron Nowlin, SVP of Aerospace and Military Aviation from EaglePicher about all things SpaceTech. Mark and Ron discuss the level of innovation it takes to power the mars mission, why its imperative to surround yourself with people smarter than you and what it takes to bui…
 
Today we have Russ Shaw, Founder, Global Tech Advocates & Tech London Advocates, and Stephen Nundy, Partner and CTO at Lakestar. Listen in for what qualities VCs look for in a Founder, what tech verticals they have their eye on right now and insight into the investment world. Stephen reveals his predictions for the future, explores the tech founder…
 
In this episode, S shares her story from India to the one year Duke Masters of Management program. We learn how she landed a role as a buyside analyst at a high yield credit shop, how she made the transition from the office in the US to London, why she got promoted and why she is now back in the US at Kellogg doing an accelerated MBA. See Privacy P…
 
In this episode, Julia shares her non-traditional path. From landing a sales & trading internship at Morgan Stanley and realizing it wasn't a good fit to landing multiple offers at a wide variety of firms, listen to why she chose to join General Motors' FLDP program and why she stayed for 4 years. Understand why she chose to leave when she did and …
 
In episode 9, Laura Stebbing, Co-CEO of accelerateHER, an organisation focused on addressing the under-representation of women in technology, talks to the founder of social fashion rental app, By Rotation, Eshita Kabra Davies. Did you know that the average person has 57 items in their wardrobe, yet we only use 30% of these? Laura and Eshita chat di…
 
In this episode Chris shares his path from the University of Zurich to working in Citi's London office for 14 years. Listen to hear his recruiting advice, what it was like when the Great Financial Crisis hit when he was an analyst in 2008, what that meant for his future, how his roles and pay shifted as he got promoted as well as some Dos and Don't…
 
Today Philip Kasumu had the pleasure of speaking with Raz who's vision is fueled by wanting to leave a better environment for his children and the next generation, Rich ‘Raz’ Razgaitis is tackling a problem most people don’t even know they have: toxic drinking water. As Co-Founder & CEO of FloWater, which is the world’s most advanced water refill s…
 
In this episode, Synergy shares his path from a non-target school in the US to working in China post-graduation in consulting. Listen to hear how he thrived in China, transitioned to a Big 4 in Transaction Services as one of the only expats in the office and eventually, how he used an MBA to transition back to the US and break into investment banki…
 
Today's interview was with Amir Salihefendić the CEO and Founder of Doist and Twist. Amir has viewed life a little differently ever since his family fled war-torn Bosnia for Denmark. He began to see the world becoming borderless and that worldview has influenced his mission to shape the future of work as Founder and CEO of Doist, a fully distribute…
 
Today we are delighted to have Tom Eisenmann, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of The Fail-Safe Startup. Interviewing him today is a friend and fellow from the Elevating Founders network and cohort, Sina Sadrzadeh. Tom and Sina discuss how important innovation is to drive economic growth post pandemic, why …
 
In this episode, Dan shares his path from the strategy group at Accenture, to M&A strategy at Deloitte and how he positioned himself to work with private equity clients. We learn what he does day to day and how his responsibilities have shifted now that he is working within a private equity fund to help their portfolio companies drive growth. See P…
 
In this episode, member @yekino shares his interesting path to high finance. From attending a program in university that had him going to school in Italy, Hong Kong and California to breaking into a summer analyst role in London at a US bulge bracket investment bank, listen how he navigated each transition and his tips on recruiting as well as his …
 
This week's episode features Rebekah Brown, Founder of FemTech startup, M Powder. Rebekah shares her personal motivations for starting M Powder, explains the challenges of launching a FemTech startup in a male dominated investor market, and explains the importance of driving conversations about the menopause, a stigmatised subject even today. Check…
 
In this episode, Rohan shares the details on investment banking recruiting in the UK out of Oxford. We then explore how he ended up in investment banking, best practices for private equity recruiting as well as his transition to a middle market firm in London. He then offers us a very detailed breakdown of various Visas and Green Card consideration…
 
In this episode, we learn how Gerard left college early to go pursue a professional hockey career in Europe. Find out how he broke into Columbia almost 5 years later, why he was so behind for finance recruiting and how he got his first break at Citi in equity research, only to jump 5 months later to Point72 as a research analyst. Listen to hear why…
 
In episode 6, Asha Haji, Co-Founder and COO of Framework chats with Eric Collins, CEO of Impact X about how Asha has pivoted drastically from both a personal and professional standpoint through the pandemic, why she believes education is a superpower and how making an impact in her career is so important to her. Their conversation is open, honest a…
 
In this episode, Marcellus shares his path as a gas trader for over a decade. Learn how he survived graduating into the great financial crises, how he got his first break, the set up at a large energy company doing prop energy trading and how that was different from a trading house as well as 2 key pieces of wisdom he shares near the end on how to …
 
In this episode, BankertoConsultant shares his path from a target school in the midwest to a bulge bracket investment banking analyst role in New York. Learn how he was able to make a transition from the FIG group in New York to the Technology group in San Francisco and why he moved back to India for a Strategy and Business Development role a year …
 
Carolyn Dawson (Informa Tech) chats to Tim Groot, Founder and CEO of Grip, the AI-powered events platform about the rise of virtual events through the pandemic and the power of meaningful connections. Grip, sometimes referred to as the Tinder for networking, didn’t just survive but thrived during the pandemic. Tim explains the painpoint that instig…
 
In this episode, @monkeydomination015 shares with us his path coming from a non-target university in the south. We learn how he was able to stack internships during his time at university to land himself at Fortress in the real estate arm right out of school. Learn why he decided to go into investment banking at a boutique shop and how he was able …
 
In this episode, Kevin shares his rare path of breaking into private equity at a lower middle market fund right after his MBA at Emory after stints in consulting and investment banking. Listen to hear why he took a large pay cut, why he didn't want to go back to being an advisor and how he eventually found himself running investments for a large fa…
 
In this episode, James shares his non-traditional path from the University of Georgia to working at UBS in investment banking once he graduated. We'll hear about a big risk he took delaying graduation, how he recovered when he was forced to finish his analyst stint early and why he ended up back in IB at Lazard a few years later before finally maki…
 
In this episode, Philip spoke with Girish the co-founder & CEO at Shopalyst. Prior to Shopalyst, he was a Vice President at Infosys where he was responsible for their Retail Industry Solutions Business. An author of four patents that he helped commercialize, he is passionate about how data and technology are shaping our world. Besides adoption by g…
 
In this episode, we follow Charles on his winding international investment banking career path. From undergrad at McGill, to working as an IB analyst in New York, to attending HEC for his Masters of Science in Paris to his eventual move to London, we find out why he jumped when he did and how he survived the long hours to find the right firm where …
 
In this episode, we learn about Calvin's path from investment banking at Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) to corporate development at some of the top technology firms in the world including DropBox and Twitter. Listen to hear how he broke into investment banking out of Berkeley, the big risk he took going into his senior year and what it's really li…
 
In this episode, Jaimi Goodfriend, Head of Point72's Investment Professional Development and director of the Point72 Academy shares her winding path through Wall Street. From starting in M&A when she graduated from Michigan in 1997 to her jump to equity research a few years later, we learn the main reason she decided to pursue a career in finance a…
 
Peter Yared is the founder and CEO of InCountry, a regulatory technology company that is providing data residency-as-a-service worldwide. Peter is also a 7x founder with more than $500M in exits, A Silicon Valley veteran, Peter founded six enterprise software companies that were acquired by Sun, Oracle, Citrix, VMware and more. Previously, Peter wa…
 
Lynn Anderson Clark, strategic partnerships lead at Founders Factory, speaks to Eric Schmidt, former CEO and chairman of Google and co-founder of Schmidt futures about why future founders should solve the world’s biggest problems. Their conversation explores how the startup ecosystem can increase impact investing, finessing the balancing act of pro…
 
On March 31, 2021 at 6 p.m. CET, in collaboration with Bocconi Alumni Career Advice, I will hold a live Webinar (in Italian) dedicated to providing a comprehensive overview of the hidden potential of the human voice.The event has a limited number of participants, so late arrivals are more likely to miss it, but it is open to everyone. Below is the …
 
In this episode, ConsumerInvestor shares her path from a non-target school to breaking into the equity research group at a bulge bracket bank. We learn how she landed a key sophomore summer internship, why she was so attracted to equity research, and how she eventually made the transition to another bulge bracket bank in order to get into investmen…
 
In this episode, member Benioff The Third shares his unlikely path from a non-target school on the east coast to one of the top VC funds on the west coast. We learn how he broke into investment banking at a middle-market shop, why he lateralled to a bulge bracket in tech M&A and eventually why he made the leap to VC. Listen to some great tips on ho…
 
In this episode of Elevating Founders, Brent Hoberman chats to Tim Draper, Founding Partner of Draper Associates, whose prominent investments include SpaceX, Hotmail, Skype and Tesla. Their conversation spans insights on Tim’s passion for VC, if entrepreneurship is teachable and the biggest opportunities for investment today beyond the usual market…
 
In this episode, Matt shares his impressive path from UPENN as a biology major to equity research at Morgan Stanley. Learn how he managed to make an internal lateral move in Morgan Stanley's tech IB team, how that opened up the opportunity at Khosla in venture capital and how he approached starting his own business. Finally, learn why Matt ended up…
 
You can learn how to transform your voice in a soft and very romantic one, but in the meantime keeping it connected with your true self and your emotions. When you’re involved emotionally with someone, it’s difficult to control your voice, so you can learn how to balance between things without avoiding being profound and effective.…
 
In this episode, Harrison shares why he turned down a full ride to Stanford to play soccer at Indiana University, how he broke into investment banking at JP Morgan and why he transitioned to a smaller middle market firm in Cleveland. Learn how he quickly positioned himself for one of the few coveted private equity spots in Cleveland and how he's al…
 
In this special episode, I give honest advice to a small group of MBAs and MSF students from John Hopkins University that face an uphill battle when trying to apply to front office finance roles. We talk strategy when networking, the future of WSO and I try not to sugar coat anything. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California P…
 
In this episode, John shares his path from a non-target university to his current job in real estate private equity in south Florida. Learn how he was able to land his first internship in M&A, how he managed to transition an internship role into a full-time offer from a family office post-graduation and what he did when he was fired 3 months later.…
 
In this episode, Omar shares his winding path trying to find his way forward. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he didn't feel pressure to get a traditional job coming out of school and had experimented with side hustles throughout his time at the University of Toronto. Listen to hear about his networking hack when he was working in dead-end A…
 
In this episode, we hear about Pierre's improbable story. From growing up with almost nothing to being a first-generation high school and college graduate and earning $30,000 in his first job out of school, to pursuing a master's in organizational psychology and eventually landing at UVA for his MBA at Darden. We learn how he managed to secure a jo…
 
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