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Venture Capital Episodes

Oct. 13, 2020

Talk to customers damn it - how to pivot. By Angad Singh.

Angad Singh, Founder and CEO at Casette that was acquired by Evernote and currently he is the Product Manager at Coda. And in this episode we spoke about differences between small and big startups from fundraising perspective as well as …

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Oct. 10, 2020

SoCal Super Angel - why accelerators? By David Mandel.

David Mandel, SoCal-based super Angel, investing in emerging technology startups who Invested in over 500 startups up to date, talks about early stage startups. We focused our conversation on how helpful accelerators can be and why founders should consider applying …

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Oct. 7, 2020

Health tech field - how should founders overcome legal and financial …

Sunny Kumar, Partner at GSR Ventures talks about the healthtech field. How can founders overcome multiple regulation barriers and get through the capital-intense field? How should they get in touch with the right people in healthtech space if they don't …

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Oct. 5, 2020

60 investors participating in one round - how was it done and why? By…

Daniel Kravtsov, previously co-founder and CEO at RTBmedia that exited in 2016 and currently co-founder and CEO at Improvado talks about his approach to fundraising and why he decided to raise from so many investors. We also talk about major …

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Sept. 29, 2020

Traditional banking explained - how can startups work with banks? By …

Reza Sabahi, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance explains how traditional banking works. What do you need to have in order to get a loan from a bank for your startup? How do bankers evaluate startups and what are …

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Sept. 28, 2020

Fundraising through crypto - is it still viable? By Pelli Wang.

Pelli Wang, managing partner at DeerCreek talks about fundraising through crypto currency issues. Are ICOs still alive? Who should raise through crypto currency and what are the major downsides of this process? We've also discussed STOs and more.

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Sept. 27, 2020

Old VS young fund - who to reach out to and why? By Amit Mehta

Amit Mehta, partner at BuildersVC talks about reaching out to funds - should you reach out to an older fund that has been operating for 5 years after the raise or should you reach out to a freshly-raised fund? And …

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Sept. 26, 2020

2 weeks for fundraising - how to raise a fast round, by David Yaffe.

David Yaffe, Co-Founder at Estuary, Previously Co-Founder of Arbor (Acquired by LiveRamp) talks about closing a very fast round (2 weeks only) and how that happened. We also discuss the best strategies of gaining new connections and assembling the right …

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Sept. 24, 2020

Accelerating fundraising process - Adrian Mendoza on how to raise a r…

Adrian Mendoza, Founder and General Partner at Mendoza Ventures talks about his very first fundraising and why it took him so long. Adrain also talks about the ways to accelerate that process and what methodologies can be applied while fundraising.

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Sept. 23, 2020

Feature diarrhea - how to build product and how to start company in a…

Gabriel Paunescu, CEO at Naologic talks about his experience of opening 7 startups at 3 different countries and raising money for some of them. He talks about creating a useful and cheap product and how to start new business in …

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Sept. 22, 2020

Angel groups VS Venture Capital - how to choose? By Ryan Whittemore.

Ryan Whittemore, Chief Investment Officer at Florida Funders explains the major benefits of working with an angel group versus a venture capital. We also discussed what major factors should founders look into while making their decision.

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Sept. 21, 2020

Moving to the Silicon Valley as a founder - when? By Carlos Ochoa.

Carlos Ochoa, Founder and Managing Partner at Alpha Impact 8 Ventures explains what it means to expand to the South Americas, who should do it and when is it applicable. We also talked about moving to the silicon valley and …

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Sept. 19, 2020

Investing in "unsexy" fields, by Denis Kalyshkin

Denis Kalyshkin, principal at I2BF Global Ventures explains what does it mean to work in the "unsexy" field and how the non-technological fields present a great opportunity for startup founders. We also talk about how startup founders can get involved …

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Sept. 16, 2020

Acquired for $780 million - lessons learned about Fundraising and mov…

In this episode we talk to Zain Jaffer, Partner at Blue Field Capital and previously the founder and CEO of Vungle(acquired for $780M). Zain talks about how he moved from the UK to the US and about the mistakes that …

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Sept. 15, 2020

Stock buyback - how does it work in a startup? By Mike Preuss.

Mike Preuss, Co-Founder and CEO at Visible.vc explains how he managed to raise the first rounds of funding and how later on his company bought back some of the equity it sold to its investors. We also discussed the importance …

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