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A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
Hall T Martin interviews angel and venture capital investors on how they invest and talks with CEOs who discuss their sector and what to look for. Hall T Martin also leads the Startup Funding Espresso series in which you can learn about startup funding and investing in the time it takes to have an espresso. https://investorconnect.org/
 
Moe and Jenna Abdou interview a highly influential roster of founders, venture capitalists, CEO’s, master thinkers, bestselling authors, academic minds, and creatives to deconstruct the hidden insights that only those who are building breakthrough ventures can reveal. For ten years now, 33voices has engaged closely with founders, senior executives and company builders to identify interesting & pressing challenges that give rise to thoughtful dialogue with contributors who not only think diff ...
 
What makes Silicon Valley the innovation capital of the world? It all starts on Sand Hill Road, considered the mecca of venture capital. Join us for insightful interviews from the heart of Silicon Valley with the VCs, start-ups and innovators behind the trending technologies of tomorrow. Hosted by NBC Bay Area business and technology reporter and host of Press:Here, Scott McGrew.
 
Origins is a podcast about Limited Partners, the firms and institutions that invest in venture capital funds. Through a series of interviews, we explore what has historically been an opaque corner of the startup ecosystem and learn how the people behind the capital make decisions. This podcast was created by Alex Lines and Nick Chirls, partners at Notation.
 
In the Decade of Biotech when there will be myriad opportunities to invest in angel-scale biotech startups. After decades of angel investing, I am focusing on the life science side of my portfolio and invite other angels to do the same. Here's why: https://www.labcoatventures.com/why-we-are-focused-on-early-stage-biotech/ I’m Sal Daher, host of the Angel Invest Boston Podcast. After immigrating to Boston as a child and attending Belmont High School, I studied engineering at MIT and Stanford. ...
 
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David Hornik & Craig Syverson

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Venture capitalist David Hornik, author of the popular VentureBlog, and Howard Hartenbaum, a partner with David at August Capital, take a random talk down Sand Hill Road with conversations, interviews and conference reports around the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial scene.
 
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Venture Studio. New York City Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investing Interviews with host Dave Lerner

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Welcome to Venture Studio! Dave interviews angel investors, venture capitalists and other great personalities who comprise the NYC tech ecosystem and beyond. Learn insights from some of the best, and Subscribe on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.
 
Angel Insights takes you deep into the world of angel investing and what makes some of the most successful angel investors tick. Join our host Tom Britton in conversations with the world's most successful investors, and some of their portfolio company entrepreneurs, to understand their investment strategy, approach to due diligence, and tips that can dramatically improve your own approach to investing. Angel Insights is created by SyndicateRoom: https://www.syndicateroom.com
 
Join Boost VC’s Founder & Managing Director Adam Draper, to learn about emerging technology from leading figures in the industry. Each episode we interview founders and investors to explore topics like startup strategy and venture capital, as well as incredible technology like bitcoin, virtual reality, AI, exoskeletons, drones, space and more.
 
Startup Funding is the podcast for business owners ready to attract funding. We talk with founders who have successfully raised money, venture capitalists and angel investors who have funded amazing startups. You will get all of the information that you need to take your business to the next level.
 
Host Mike Maples Jr from venture capital firm FLOODGATE offers lessons from the startup super performers—BEFORE they were successful—featuring interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most legendary entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger, and more.
 
Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view. Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.
 
Balderton Capital are one of Europe's largest tech VCs, investing the best breakthrough technology companies in the continent. This podcast will share weekly insights for those at the forefront of the European technology scene: our partners, investment team, portfolio companies, and other selected experts and contributors. The 'cast will be a worthwhile listen for anyone who is looking to raise venture capital investment, building a technology company from the ground up, or is enthusiastic a ...
 
Backstage Capital is venture investment fund that backs underrepresented tech startup founders. Since inception in September 2015, Backstage has deployed nearly $2m into 40+ startups around the U.S. that are led by women, POC, and LGBT founders. This podcast takes you behind the scenes to show you what it's like to build a fund from scratch and give you deep insights into what investors are REALLY looking for. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You might steal a donut. But that'll have nothing to do ...
 
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Andreessen Horowitz

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The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!
 
Bowery Capital is an early stage venture capital fund that focuses solely on helping portfolio companies with sales related challenges. This podcast is a discussion between the Bowery Capital team and experienced industry friends in an effort to help a younger generation of startups better understand the issues and pain points they will face when thinking about early revenue generation.
 
Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Turns out, everything you learned about economics is wrong. And if we don’t do something about rising inequality, the pitchforks are coming.
 
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Joubin Mirzadegan

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Grit explores what it takes to create, build, and scale world-class organizations. It features weekly episodes highlighting the leaders who are pushing their companies to make a difference. This series is hosted by Joubin Mirzadegan, go to market operating partner at Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital firm investing in history-making founders.
 
Join Hercules Capital Senior Managing Director Catherine Jhung in conversations with today’s top CFOs of venture and private equity-backed companies, CFOs who have taken their companies public, and CFOs of venture funds. Learn about their strategies for financing rapid growth and scaling their businesses, as well as their unique interests and life stories that have shaped their paths to success.
 
The best information diet for future CEOs. Subscribe to our video podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/GraceGongSmartVenturePodcast Host Grace Gong talks to the most influential people in business, venture capital, and tech. From executives to billionaire founders, Grace helps you get smarter one episode at the time. SmartVenturePod.com LinkedIn: @GraceGong IG/Tw: @GraceGongGG FB: @SmartVenturePodcast
 
"More Equity" takes you inside the world of Harlem Capital. On each podcast, we discuss the startup and venture capital landscape with founders, investors, and industry leaders. Harlem Capital is a New York-founded early-stage venture capital firm on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse founders over the next 20 years. We are focused on investing in minority and women founders in the United States. We want to hear from you! Send us topics or guest su ...
 
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TechCrunch, Natasha Mascarenhas, Alex Wilhelm, Grace Mendenhall, Maggie Stamets, Kell, Mary Ann Azevedo

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Equity: A podcast about the business of startups. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Alex Wilhelm, Natasha Mascarenhas, and Mary Ann Azevedo unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We wade through the hype to keep you up to date on the world of business, technology and venture capital.
 
The Chicago Capital Podcast explores the startup and Venture Capital ecosystem in the Windy City. Each episode will feature a prominent founder, Venture Capitalist, or Angel investor who plays an integral part in the city's entrepreneurial story. Join host Matt Castellini as he chats with guests about their career journey, their perspective on a particular market, and their thoughts on the Chicago VC and startup scene.
 
Saj & Jack discuss Tech, Entrepreneurship and Startups. Venture Hustles Podcast embarks on a journey every week to explore what it takes to start and grow a company in the 21st century. No matter the industry, service, or product, there is always a formula to the steps that need to be taken in order to grow and scale a business. Find out the tricks of the trade for your industry by listening in every week as Venture Hustles brings on new guests that are industry experts and disruptors.
 
Female founders, investors and ecosystem enablers share their stories, knowledge, fears and failures, moments of growth, and pieces of advice. With these conversations, we want to inspire more women to build their own businesses and invest as well as support them on this journey. We're building a community of venturing women – founders, investors and amplifiers – to shape the world we live in. Together. Podcast Host: Darya Kamkalova
 
The world of finance is made complex by "experts" and big, intimidating buzzwords. Former investment banker Chris Coffman, author of the financial thriller "Crisis Deluxe" is here to simplify the world of international investment banking. If you want to know how the global economy really works behind the scenes, then this show is for you.
 
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David Fialkow is the Co-Founder and Managing Director @ General Catalyst, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Stripe, Snap, Airbnb, Anduril, Canva and many more amazing names. Prior to founding General Catalyst with Joel Cutler, David was a serial entrepreneur building and selling 4 successful companies. I…
 
In this podcast, Jan talks about how Otto vets financial coaches, how to build moats around businesses, metrics which marketplace founders should focus on, how to look at data to acquire customers, and the growth of influencer marketing in financial industries, and much more!By Rohit Malhotra
 
Sports and games are a huge part of our lifestyle and culture and will continue to be for generations to come. But how can investors and creators encourage growth and take advantage of this unique market? Investor, founder, and entrepreneur Kai Bond had spent over a decade in gaming at companies like Comcast Ventures and Samsung when he realized he…
 
Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape. We have a great conversation on top this week with Jeff Richards, Managing Partner at GGV Capital. Founded in 2000, GGV manages nearly $10B in AUM and invests across stages in both the US and Asia, and has invested in companies s…
 
In this episode of The BARE Ventures Podcast, Samir Vig interviewed Gaurav Jain, Managing Partner at Afore Capital. Samir and Gaurav cover the emergence of pre seed investing, the opportunity Afore Capital saw early on and what has shaped the evolution of today’s market. Story Notes: Gaurav’s Background Views On The Pre Seed Market Helping Founders…
 
Dustin Rosen is the founder and managing partner of Wonder Ventures, a top-tier pre-seed firm based in LA. He's been an early investor in companies like Whatnot, Clutter, Arcadia and Honey. He previously founded a venture-backed startup in LA and started his career at the William Morris Agency, where he helped launch their first venture fund. This …
 
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record notes on what’s going on to kick off the week. What was on our minds this morning? The following: Global markets are generally down, albeit nothing too terrif…
 
Know Your Why Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In funding startups, it’s important to know your why. This goes beyond making money, saving for retirement, and financial goals. What is your mission or cause that you are passionate about? Start with your passion and w…
 
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jaime Moreno de Los Rios, Chief Operating Officer at Secfi. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded in 2017, Secfi is trusted by thousands of startup employees for equity planning and financing. Secfi is the first to provide a proprietary suite of equity planning tools, 1:1 guidance…
 
Larry Kochard is the CIO at Makena Capital Management, a $20 billion OCIO formed by senior executives from the Stanford Management Company in 2005. Larry joined Makena in 2018, following a storied career serving as CEO and CIO of University of Virginia Investment Management Company, as the first CIO at Georgetown University, and as Managing Directo…
 
Larry Kochard is the CEO and CIO of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), where he provides leadership, connectivity to the University, and responsibility for the University's $8.5 billion long-term investment pool. Before joining UVIMCO in 2011, he served as Georgetown University's first in-house CIO. Prior to that, he…
 
Archana Agrawal started her job as CMO of Airtable on March 18, 2020 — the same week that the US began to “shelter in place” as cases of the novel coronavirus rapidly rose. With kids who would be staying home from school and Airtable’s San Francisco office closed, everything was changing at once, so she switched into what she calls “problem-solving…
 
We’re taught from a young age about *finite* sporting games like baseball, basketball, and soccer. Or board games like checkers or chess. Or academic games like grades and test scores. Or status games like credentials and university degrees. In these games, we know the rules and how to determine who scored the highest, according to rules set by som…
 
Growing up in Germany, Shopify co-founder and CEO Tobi Lutke was never quite comfortable with people telling him to do things because that's the way they're done. In this episode, Mike Maples, Jr of FLOODGATE interviews Lutke to discuss the origins of Shopify, the difference between finite games and infinite games, and the reason it's important for…
 
Today – a special edition of our sister podcast "Call In," which explores Inclusive Leaderships – when to call in, and when to call out. Our guest was Julian Francis, President and CEO of Beacon Building Products – the largest publicly traded distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products in the U.S. and Canada. A key componen…
 
This week we recorded live, which is always good fun, meaning that we took some questions from the audience. If you want that version of the show, we have a YouTube archive of it here. For those of you more into audio, we have you covered here. Natasha, Alex, and Grace teamed up with Julio and Yashad to host the shindig, allowing us to cover the fo…
 
Powerball vs. Moneyball Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. There are two approaches to venture investing: Powerball and Moneyball. Powerball looks for startups that will be unicorns and pay outsized returns upon an exit. These are called home runs. Moneyball looks for…
 
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes John Livesay, aka “The Pitch Whisperer”, best-selling author, host of The Successful Pitch podcast, and sales keynote speaker. The Successful Pitch is heard in over 60 countries, and interviews successful thought leaders and entrepreneurs who share their stories so you can have a road map to succes…
 
With a background rooted in private equity and venture capital, Connor takes a data-driven approach to investing, but also enjoys observing cultural shifts in consumer behavior and applying those learnings to new investment themes. Connor works closely with management teams to gain insights and improve performance and enjoys the challenge of unders…
 
Ravi Viswanathan is the Founder & Managing Partner at NewView Capital. Today with over $2.2BN AUM, Ravi has built a portfolio including Plaid, Duolingo, Hims & Hers, MessageBird, and Scopely. Prior to founding NVC, Ravi was a General Partner at NEA, where he co-led the firm's fintech investment practice and made investments in Braintree (acquired b…
 
On episode 46 of The Compound and Friends, Jan van Eck joins Michael Batnick and Downtown Josh Brown to discuss the bear market, inverse ETFs, the bond market, venture capital, Bitcoin vs gold, Terra's collapse, oil and gas outperformance, and much more! This episode is brought to you by our friends at Masterworks. Visit https://masterworks.art/com…
 
Chun Wang started mining Bitcoin in 2011 and later created F2Pool, one of the leading Proof-of-Work mining pools. Despite his deep involvement in Proof-of-Work, Chun also recognized the transformative impact of Proof-of-Stake and started stakefish. stakefish has become one of the leading staking provider. Chun joined us to talk about his journey an…
 
In this week’s SlatorPod, we are joined by Kirsten Brecht Baker, Co-founder and CEO of Jeenie, an on-demand healthcare interpreting platform that recently raised USD 9.3m in Series A funding. Kirsten begins with her journey as a daughter of linguists and how she transitioned from working in international education to co-founding Jeenie. She tells u…
 
Laura Crabtree (@llcrabbie), founder and CEO of Epsilon3, joins Lucas Bagno and Ian Cinnamon on this episode to discuss: - What she accomplished during her time at SpaceX and her journey to starting Epsilon3. - Whether the biggest contribution of SpaceX to the industry will be all the amazing people leaving to start their own space companies. - How…
 
Evaluating the Startup’s Metrics Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In reviewing a startup, ask the founder or CEO for the metrics they use to guide the business. Check for these points in their metrics: Do they have a key set of metrics? Many startups aren’t tracking…
 
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Devin Miller, Founder of Miller IP Law and Host of The Inventive Journey Podcast. Headquartered in Mountain Green, Utah, and founded in 2019, Miller IP Law is a law firm that assists startups and small businesses with patents and trademarks across the US and worldwide. Miller IP Law is changing the…
 
“If you are going to live a full life after loss, you have to find your way back to joy,” writes Marisa Renee Lee. In Grief Is Love, she unveils love as the compass to get there. Marisa shares insight on navigating our healing journeys, from giving ourselves permission to grieve to naming our feelings and creating a healing circle of family and fri…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Yanev Suissa, Ruth Foxe Blader, and Parker Barrile. Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Al…
 
This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: What does the most recent wave of layoffs mean for tech workers? The question comes after Natasha’s recent Startups Weekly column, "The Great Resignation, meet the Great Reset." In the piece, which includ…
 
This is the Investor Connect KiwiTech 2022 podcast series. In this series, we discuss trends and topics in the startup world. I hope you enjoy this episode.________________________________ Thank you for joining us for the Investor Connect KiwiTech 2022 podcast series. For more episodes, please visit the site at: Check out our other podcasts here: F…
 
Beyond the Growth Story Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In raising funding it’s important to demonstrate the growth story -- sales, team, product, and fundraise are in motion. These are the core four things investors look for to judge the startup’s traction and mom…
 
Tony Fadell, often referred to as the father of the iPod is one of the leading product thinkers of the last 30 years as one of the makers of some of the most game-changing products in society from the iPhone and iPod to more recently founding Nest, creating the Nest Thermostat, leading to their $3.2BN acquisition by Google. Tony recently released B…
 
When building any startup and venture, after a certain period of time you may just need money to take your business to the next level. In this episode, Saj, & Jack discuss how to raise investment, exploring different avenues to raise money and why you should or should not Raise Money for your Startup. --------------------------------------------- A…
 
Gross margins–which are essentially a company’s revenue from products and services minus the costs to deliver those products and services to customers–are one of the most important financial metrics for any startup and growing business. And yet, figuring out what goes into the “cost” for delivering products and services is not as simple as it may s…
 
Our decision making heavily depends on the information we consume. Should I get vaccinated or not? Is climate change real or a hoax? Is quinoa as healthy as advertised (seriously, is it)? With time, our worldview crystallises and it seems nearly impossible to break free from our personal echo chambers that often offer so much comfort. Jenny Romano,…
 
Angels helping biotech startups: Learn More Exited founder Sean Kevlahan, PhD tells the story of Quad Technologies and how an interesting polymer contributed to the explosion of cell therapies in the last decade. Sean gives great advice for biotech founders and investors, and joins Armon Sharei in my pantheon of chemical engineers who are gifted co…
 
Lauren Riihimaki is a YouTuber who has over 8.5Million followers on YouTube channel LaurDIY and 21M+ followers over social media. She is also the host and executive producer of an HBO Max competition series called Craftopia. Prior to that Lauren won the YouTube Streamy Award in the "Lifestyle" category, and a Shorty Award in the "House & Home" Cate…
 
Jimmy Soni (@jimmyasoni), author of The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, joins Ben Casnocha on this episode to discuss: - How diversity and variety of backgrounds and opinions helped PayPal become successful. - The fact that PayPal’s leading product was not solving a problem that they had set out to sol…
 
Competitive Advantages Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In the pitch, investors look for the startup’s competitive advantage. "Me too" companies are more difficult to fund because they have few if any competitive advantages. A true competitive advantage increases yo…
 
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