Episodes

March 29, 2021

IP rights, NDAs and starting early - the story of Physna by Paul Powe…

Paul Powers, Founder & CEO of Physna talks about the beginnings of his career in startups and the challenges he faced. We talk a …

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March 26, 2021

Silicon Valley Show in real life? Sure! Epic story of Distil Networks…

Rami Essaid, CEO at Finmark, venture partner at Pioneer Fund and partner at IDEA fund partners and previously the founder of Dist…

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March 26, 2021

Educational episode #8 - how do you construct financial models? By Ra…

This educational episode is about constructing financial models on early stages - what exactly do you need to have, what do your …

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March 24, 2021

The most active VC of Midwest - Founder of M25 gives advice to founde…

Victor Gutwein, Founder and Managing Partner at M25 talks about startup ecosystem in the Midwest and how it changed recently due …

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March 22, 2021

Student-led Venture Capital, how is it different from other VCs? Stor…

Hunter Babcock, Managing Partner at Atland Ventures talks about the structure of Atland Ventures, their fundraising and their maj…

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March 19, 2021

User acquisition and African startup ecosystem - why are US investors…

Henry Pray, Director of Product Management at UpKeep talks about user acquisition for early startups and about the African startu…

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March 17, 2021

Changes in VC landscape over the past 20 years. By Steve Miller

Steve Miller, Founding Partner at Origin Ventures talks about the changes that he saw in the VC landscape over the past 20 years …

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March 15, 2021

Building and funding ventures with relatives and selling startups. By…

Rob Weber, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Great North Labs talks about his path into VC, how he managed to build and sell mul…

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March 12, 2021

Founder VS Investor POV - answering the same questions from different…

Val Gui, VP of Automotive Lending at Upstart and Brittany Yoon, Principal at NFX talk about investor outreach, company valuation …

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March 10, 2021

How do you pitch yourself to an investor? The essentials of talking t…

Alyson DeNardo, partner at Mac Venture Capital, founder and CEO of Alden and partner at M Ventures talks about first time chats w…

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March 8, 2021

Operator, angel, advisor - Nick Cobb about investing as an operator t…

Nick Cobb, Senior Software Engineering manager at Aurora, active angel investor and an advisor to multiple startups talks about o…

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March 5, 2021

Angel investing, advising and unicorns - advice for first time founde…

Ashish Bhatia, software engineer, active angel investor and an advisory board member of 5 different startups talks about the jour…

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March 3, 2021

1 day delivery anywhere in the world - how is DASH doing it? By Joel …

Joel Ifill, Founder and CEO at DASH Systems talks about their unique technology, how they manage to protect it without shoving ND…

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March 1, 2021

Rolling funds and how they are different from regular funds. By Jonat…

Jonathan Wasserstrum, CEO and Co-Founder at SquareFoot and lead of a syndicate and a rolling fund talks about running a rolling f…

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Feb. 26, 2021

How to get top talent from large firms on your cap table. By Alessand…

Alessandro Gnoli, Engineering Manager at Google talks about getting talent from top firms to get in your startups. In this episod…

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Feb. 24, 2021

Founder as a first time manager - what are the major challenges? By S…

Simon Gong, Senior Manager, Capacity Engineering & Analysis at Facebook talks about startup founders being the first time team ma…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Building the team - how, where and when do you start? By Nick Miceli.

Nick Miceli, Senior Tech Lead/Engineering Manager at Google talks about assembling the right team, choosing to go remote or hirin…

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Feb. 19, 2021

How to break into VC and how Array ventures invests in solving big pr…

Shruti Gandhi, General Partner and Founding Engineer at Array Ventures talks about how she managed to get into the VC space and w…

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Feb. 17, 2021

How to accelerate the due-diligence process? By Michael Proman.

Michael Proman, Managing Director at Scrum Ventures talks about the due-diligence process and why some investors like to "take th…

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Feb. 15, 2021

Testing out the idea for market disruption - how FidoCure made it. By…

Christina Lopes, Founder and CEO at FidoCure talks about how she came up with an idea, how she tested it out and raised her first…

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Feb. 12, 2021

SPACs, how they work and where is the consumer space headed. By Joe T…

Joe Tonnos, principal at Mistral Equity Partners and Co-Founder at Ketch Ventures talks about his experience of creating SPACs an…

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Feb. 10, 2021

Fair insurance - fundraising in InsureTech. By Carey Anne Nadeau Co-C…

Carey Anne Nadeau, Co-CEO of Loop talks about what it means to be a Co-CEO and how that works, how Loop managed to raise over $3 …

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Feb. 9, 2021

How to choose the right growth investor and difference between early …

Mary D'Onofrio, Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners (the oldest VC firm in the US) talks about choosing the right growth …

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Feb. 5, 2021

What do you do after you raise your Pre-Seed round vs Seed round? By …

Jonathan Anderson , Co-Founder & CEO at Candu talks about what happens after each round of fundraising and what are the major dif…

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