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Venture Capital Episodes

Feb. 1, 2021

Where is AI getting us and how deep-tech investing works? By Amit Garg

Amit Garg, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Tau Ventures talks about deep tech investing and the AI field. We discussed how VCs make their decisions while evaluating complicated deep-tech startups. We also discussed how AI is used now, where it …

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Jan. 28, 2021

Using operational experience in investing. By Laurent Grill.

Laurent Grill, partner at Luma Launch and we spoke about the use of operational experience in startup investing. We also discussed which companies shouldn't try to raise money from VCs, what are the alternative sources of capital and what are …

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Jan. 20, 2021

PLASMA THRUSTERS - how to raise money in capital-intense fields? By M…

Mark Stokes CEO and Co-Founder at Magdrive, a company that is developing a plasma thruster for the new space age talks about raising money for such complicated projects, what it takes to get into the space startup field, what are …

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Jan. 18, 2021

Finding the right investors at the right stages, by Andrew Gluck.

Andrew Gluck, General Partner at irrvrntVC talks about how startup founders should choose investors for every stage of fundraising that they go through. We also talked about what qualities should founders look for in VCs and why is it important.

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Jan. 15, 2021

371 ideas and $1.7 million raised at pre-seed. Story of Heru by Stive…

Stiven Rodríguez , Co-founder and COO at Heru talks about how they managed to raise such a large pre-seed round, why they decided to start a company in Mexico instead of the US and how his work at Uber helped …

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Jan. 11, 2021

Raising during covid Winter, by Adam Jackson.

Adam Jackson, Founder & CEO at Braintrust talks about how he managed to close a round during the covid and how different it was from the "normal" fundraisings. We spoke about early stage fundraising VS raising for Series A+ and …

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Jan. 8, 2021

Looking at key factors. By McKeever (Mac) Conwell

McKeever (Mac) Conwell, Managing Director at RareBreed Ventures talks about investing in minorities through the RareBreed Ventures fund and also talks about what major metrics he personally looks at when reviewing a startup.

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Jan. 6, 2021

Money, Data, Product and Healthcare. By Abboud Chaballout

Abboud Chaballout, Co-Founder at Diagnoss talks about working in a heavily regulated field and what it takes to get into healthcare space. We also talked about fundraising for Diagnoss and how he approached it during the pandemic.

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Jan. 4, 2021

Building relationship after the rejection, by co-founder of Toucan - …

Taylor Nieman, Co-Founder and CEO at Toucan talks about raising money from investors who previously rejected her. We spoke how to maintain good relationship with investors and how that can lead to an investment from someone who previously rejected you.

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Dec. 30, 2020

Investing in Fintech by principal at Costanoa Ventures - Amy Cheetham

Amy Cheetham, principal at Costanoa Ventures talks about investing in Fintech during the pandemic (and post-pandemic) and how founders in these fields should work with investors at times like this.

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Dec. 28, 2020

Using referral networks and how to get intros to investors. By Martij…

Martijn De Wever, CEO & Founder of Force Over Mass and Floww, talks about using (and building) referral networks and getting warm introductions to investors you've never met before. Martijn also talks about his experience of raising money during COVID …

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Dec. 23, 2020

YC during pandemic - how did it work out? By Vladimir Klimontovich

Vladimir Klimontovich, Co-founder & CTO @ Jitsu (YC S20) talks about how it felt to be in the YC during the pandemic. He explained what major problems he saw in participating in the program fully remotely and also discussed the …

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Dec. 21, 2020

Raising from overseas investors, by Pascal Unger from Darling Venture…

Pascal Unger, Managing Partner at Darling Ventures talks about raising money from non-US-based investors and who should try this strategy, we also spoke about raising money for funds and how funds approach their fundraising. Touched onto San Francisco being not …

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Dec. 11, 2020

Dave Krauthamer, a digital disruptor for The Band of Angels and a gro…

Dave Krauthamer, Founder and CEO at QuSecure, Founder at Quantum Thought, Founder at Neural Sales and Chair of Digital Disruption Group at the Band of Angels. In this episode he speaks about how the Band of Angels invests, what major …

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Dec. 4, 2020

Pascal Levy-Garboua, angel investor of 120 startups including a few u…

Pascal Levy-Garboua, currently the Venture Partner at Long Journey Ventures, talks about his previous experiences with both - fundraising and building companies in general. We also talked about what Long Journey Ventures likes to invest in and those who are …

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