Why you should listen:Discover Corporate VC's role in climate change solutions with SC VenturesLearn about SE Ventures and its innovative climate tech investmentsGain insights on collaboration with large companies and startup wisdom In this episode Silas Mahner (@silasmahner) & Somil Aggarwal (@somil_agg) speak with Grant Allen, General Partner at SE Ventures. They are a uniquely positioned Corporate VC that has autonomy from Schneider Electric as a whole, but can also leverage on Schneider's network to help their portfolio companies to succeed.Enjoy the Episode!
Dr. Alex Colville is the co-founder and General Partner of Age1 Ventures, a recently launched VC firm focused on funding contrarian, founder-led biotech companies aiming to extend healthy human lifespan. In this episode, Alex outlines Age1's thesis of identifying and empowering talented founders with ambitious visions for the longevity field. He shares his own journey to VC, including early interests in aging science and entrepreneurship. Alex provides an inside look at Age1's approach to community building, sourcing high-potential founders, investing at the pre-seed/seed stage, and supporting companies technologically and strategically. He also discusses Age1's very first investment in Aperture Therapeutics. Listeners will gain insights into how Age1 aims to catalyze change in the longevity biotech ecosystem.Key topics covered:Origins of Age1 in the pioneering Longevity Fund and Laura Deming's visionAlex's path from aging researcher to VC investor and community builderHow VCs raise funds from different types of investors (LPs)Age1's focus on early-stage companies and contrarian, ambitious foundersSourcing and identifying high-potential founders through networks and eventsThe importance of founder motivation and pragmatism in Age1's investmentsAge1's first investment in Aperture Therapeutics targeting neuroinflammationUnique value-add Age1 provides with specialized aging expertiseEmpowering founders by showing people "like them" can build startupsAge1's moonshot goal of enabling agency over healthspan and lifespanNotable Quotes:(quotes have been lightly edited for clarity)"A fund is a vehicle of money devoted to making investments to return capital with more money than you started with.""Once you have the money, your focus becomes finding the best founders and supporting them to increase the odds of success.""The best founders don't necessarily realize they could be a founder. We can help show people they can just dive in.""What matters most to us is not the idea, but the founder and their potential.""We want somebody with a very strong mission motivation towards aging. This core focus ends up being a huge strength of the company.""We look for a combination of pragmatism and moonshot mentality.""Our goal is to give people agency over how long they live in good health.”“Age1 needs to exist in order to convince some of the raw, ambitious talent that they can do things they don't yet know that they can do—in order to pull off moonshots.”Links: Age1Alex's recent paperEmail questions, comments, and feedback to email@example.comTranslating Aging on Twitter: @bioagepodcastBioAge Labs Website bioagelabs.comBioAge Labs Twitter @bioagelabsBioAge Labs LinkedIn
Given the massive downturn that started 18 months ago, many SaaS founders are nervous about what it takes to raise capital in SaaS in 2023. Christoph Janz, General Partner of Point Nine Capital, shares some answers about what it takes to raise capital in SaaS, overall investment activity in 2023, and how to develop a convincing AI strategy.
Alex Finkelstein ist General Partner bei Spark Capital und hat unter anderem Namen wie Twitter (X), Discord, Snap und Slack im Funds-Portfolio. Doch wie investiert ein Fonds wie Spark Capital und insbesondere Alex?ALLES ZU UNICORN BAKERY:https://zez.am/unicornbakeryWas du lernst:Warum ist es manchmal als Gründer:in sinnvoll, nicht alles nur rational zu betrachen?Wie weit geht Alex, um Deals zu gewinnen und bei Gründern investieren zu können??Wie gestaltet Alex seine Arbeits- und Lebensweise, um möglichst viel Erfolg in allen Bereichen zu erreichen?Wie baut man ein erfolgreiches Venture Unternehmen, wenn alle Welt Brand und Reichweite fokussiert?Alex Finkelstein, Spark CapitalLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/finkelsteinalex/ Spark Capital: https://www.sparkcapital.com/ WHATSAPP NEWSLETTER:1-2x wöchentlich bekommst du eine persönliche Sprachnotiz oder Inhalte von mir, die dich zu einem besseren Gründer machen, melde dich jetzt mit einem Klick an: https://bit.ly/ub-whatsapp-newsletter(00:00:00) Was sollten Newbies, die erst in der Hochzeit der Startupzeit hinzugekommen sind, über den Aufbau von Firmen wissen?(00:04:54) Worauf kommt es für euch bei guten Investments an?(00:09:59) Wie überzeugt ihr Unternehmen (wie bspw. Get Your Guide), die ihr wirklich haben wollt, von einer Zusammenarbeit?(00:15:21) Wie sieht es hinter den Kulissen aus - wie gestaltest du deine Arbeits-/Lebenszeit?(00:18:32) Wie setzt du es um, Executives für die Gründer zu überzeugen, von denen du meinst, dass sie zur Firma passen?(00:20:27) Wie senior/junior sollte man in der Seed Stage einstellen?(00:25:35) Aufbau einer erfolgreichen Venture-Capital Firma: Was braucht es wirklich? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
My guests today are Jack Altman and Miles Grimshaw. Jack is the co-founder and CEO of Lattice, an HR software platform. Miles is a General Partner at Benchmark, an early investor and Board Director at Lattice, as well as a former guest on Invest Like the Best. Jack started Lattice in 2015 and has scaled it into a multi-billion-dollar business that already serves over 5,000 organizations. In our discussion, we look at all aspects of building and scaling a software product from both an investor and operator's perspective, which made this particularly fun to do. Please enjoy my conversation with Jack Altman and Miles Grimshaw. Listen to Founders Podcast For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the modern research platform for leading investors. Stretch your research budget with flexible expert calls you can trust. At a fraction of the cost of traditional expert networks, Tegus customers pay only what an expert charges – with zero markups and no confusing call credits – netting an average 70% savings. Don't want to conduct a full hour call? Tegus offers the ability to schedule 30-minutes, an offer you won't find anywhere else. And they don't stop there. With white-glove custom sourcing for every project and robust compliance measures, including a dedicated 50+ analyst team that vets every call transcript, Tegus ensures your privacy and protection. As the industry innovator for qualitative insights, Tegus helps you find the right experts you need at a quality and speed that can't be matched. For a limited time, as a listener, you can trial Tegus for free by visiting tegus.co/patrick. ----- Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Past guests include Tobi Lutke, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, John Collison, Kat Cole, Marc Andreessen, Matthew Ball, Bill Gurley, Anu Hariharan, Ben Thompson, and many more. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes (00:02:55) - (First question) - How Jack & Miles met at Y Combinator in 2015 (00:04:22) - Lattice found a niche in mid-market HR software (00:07:55) - Discovering Lattice's true market need (00:11:14) - Fear of stalling drove the need for business growth beyond initial product (00:12:06) - Deciding on multi-product focus over up-market expansion (00:17:01) - Prioritizing quality of usage over frequency for customer health scores (00:20:06) - Balancing customer health scores and actual needs (00:24:31) - Prioritized community by spotlighting HR voices (00:28:20) - Building community helps companies sell a vision or lifestyle (00:31:05) - Cultivating broad awareness instead of hard-selling (00:35:33) - Overcoming the culture of 'perfection' (00:37:22) - Flywheel effect makes suites efficient: lower go-to-market costs, more focus on product (00:41:06) - The challenges of juggling current needs and future demands (00:46:27) - Navigating disagreements and trust-building within a company (00:50:36) - Investors' roles extend beyond founders, focusing on their own goals and interests (00:51:52) - How transparency eases the founder-investor dance (00:55:16) - The changing employer-employee relationship (00:58:37) - Navigating growth from startup to public equity (01:05:43) - Lattice's ultimate aspiration (01:07:42) - Evaluating founders' authenticity (01:11:18) - What Jack & Miles are most embarrassed about, the most proud of, and the most excited for (01:14:30) - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for Jack and Miles
Miguel Armaza sits down with Jean-Denis Greze, CTO at Plaid, a data network and one of the foundational fintech companies that works with thousands of firms, including several Fortune 500s and some of largest banks in the world. Founded in 2013 by Zach Perret and William Hockey, Plaid's network covers 12,000+ financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. They've raised over $700 million from Felicis, Homebrew, NEA, Spark Capital, Citi, Goldman, AmEx, Ribbit, and a long list of great investors.We discuss:How Plaid stays at the forefront of security and privacyThriving in a competitive market and how the only way to win is to play a different game than your competitorsThe future of Open Finance in the US and some regulatory predictionsHow AI LLMs are revolutionizing user interfaces… and a lot more!Live Recording Alert! Join us for a live Fintech Leaders recording and Happy Hour with Stuart Sopp, CEO & Co-Founder of Current, a multibillion-dollar fintech built in New York City. See you at Barclays Rise New York on Monday, October 16 to kick off New York Tech Week. Register here --> https://bit.ly/3sMaIBjWant more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join almost 60,000 readers and listeners worldwide!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder and General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIp
Are you intrigued by the complexities of real estate investment? Join us as we explore the billion-dollar portfolio experience with Julian Vogel, a seasoned Fund Manager at Colonial Hills Capital. Julian shares his wealth of knowledge on structuring capital for successful deals, including navigating through the complex web of agency debt, preferred equity, and participating preferred equity.In this engaging conversation, Julian reveals how the right application of these elements can exponentially increase forecasted returns for the General Partner. Are you curious about convincing your co-GP equity partners to take a step back for a preferred position? Julian provides actionable strategies on structuring carried interest to make the deal irresistibly attractive.We journey across the bridge of financing options that can significantly impact your investment. Julian masterfully uncovers the secrets of using creative structures to clinch the deal, providing invaluable insights for both novice and experienced investors.As we delve into the heart of Colonial Hills Capital's evergreen fund, we reveal its unique structure and its significance for investors. We also get a glimpse of Julian's perspective on the wider economic landscape, examining the 10-year treasury and conveying his insights on how investors view the economy.The conversation concludes with Julian sharing his philosophy of giving back to his family, community, and charities. Be prepared to unravel the mysteries of the real estate capital stack and understand the importance of knowing the deal structure when investing.Join us on this enlightening journey into the world of real estate investment with Julian Vogel. Visit Julian's website to gain further insights and resources tailored to enhance your investment journey. If you're interested in getting in touch with Julian directly, his website also provides a contact form for your convenience. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert. Click here now to explore more!VISIT OUR WEBSITEhttps://lifebridgecapital.com/Here are ways you can work with us here at Life Bridge Capital:⚡️START INVESTING TODAY: If you think that real estate syndication may be right for you, contact us today to learn more about our current investment opportunities: https://lifebridgecapital.com/investwithlbc⚡️Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheRealEstateSyndicationShow
EPISODE SUMMARY: Ever wondered how you can create long-term wealth through real estate investing? Strap in as we talk strategy and opportunities with army special operations veteran turned real estate investor, Eric Upchurch. Eric will blow your mind as he reveals the twists and turns of his journey, from his humble Midwest roots to multifamily units, storage, mobile home parks, and student housing. Hang tight as he spills the beans on his investment tactics from purchasing a fourplex with a VA loan to house hacking. Eric offers a no-holds-barred look into his journey as a limited partner and explains how his experience, including investing in a fourplex in Bakersfield in 2008, shaped his real estate approach. Eric underscores the importance of education and understanding the resources available to you. But prepare yourselves, because this conversation isn't just about real estate investing. We wrap up with Eric opening up about his mission and purpose, urging listeners to discover their own passions and find happiness in giving back. He hammers home the importance of taking action, learning, networking, and adding value to others. So get ready for a conversation that's not just about real estate, but about unlocking your potential and finding your "why". Your journey to success starts now with Eric Upchurch. ERIC'S BIO: Eric Upchurch is an Army Special Operations veteran who has a passion for educating the military community on how to create long term wealth through real estate investing. He has invested in thousands of multifamily, storage, mobile home park and student housing units as a General Partner over the last decade with involvement in sourcing, capital raise, risk capital, asset management, investor relations and as Key Principal. While serving our nation, Eric completed 5 combat deployments, and earned a Master's Degree in Aeronautical Science while managing a 27-man squad, deployed around the globe. Eric now serves as Co-Founder of Active Duty Passive Income (ADPI) and is a Senior Advisor with ADPI Capital. Eric resides in California with his wife of 18 years and two boys. GET IN TOUCH WITH ERIC: www.activedutypassiveincome.com www.ericupchurch.com EPISODE CHAPTERS: (0:00:01) - Building Wealth Through Real Estate Investing Eric shares his story of investing in real estate, educating the military community on wealth creation, and his journey to discovering his passion. (0:12:48) - Real Estate Investment Strategies and Scaling Eric shares his journey of investing in a fourplex and house hacking, educating himself on resources and investing passively. (0:17:55) - Real Estate Investing Mindset and Opportunities Eric Upchurch shares his journey of discovering real estate investing, emphasizing the importance of mindset and action, and the potential rewards of taking risks. (0:24:16) - Networks and Action in Real Estate Eric Upchurch purchased a fourplex with a VA loan, connecting people to build a 72-bed student housing deal, and demonstrating the power of taking action in the multifamily industry. (0:38:09) - Finding Purpose and Giving Back Eric Upchurch, a veteran and real estate investor, shares his journey of discovering his mission and encourages listeners to explore their passions and volunteer. (0:45:08) - The Importance of Taking Action Eric shares his story of investing in real estate, emphasizing learning, networking, adding value, and taking action. If you want to know more about Dr. Jason Balara and the Know your Why Podcast: https://linktr.ee/jasonbalara Audio Track: Back To The Wood by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/
In this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, our host Alex Theuma is joined by Carl Fritjofsson, General Partner at Creandum, who discusses what's required to raise VC in this changing world. "Put the work that you do, both internally in how you build your own processes, but also the end product experience - put that through a lens of generative AI to see where things can be improve, where efficiency can be gained or where new value can be created. I think the next generation of companies will certainly have some kind of AI capabilities deeply ingrained in their DNA." Carl shares:
In this episode, I am joined Sir Ian Livingstone, one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. Ian co-founded Games Workshop in 1975, exiting in 1991 before embarking on a remarkable career in the video games industry. Along the way he has written multiple Games books which have sold over 21 m copies worldwide, In 1995 he co-led the merger which created video games publisher Eidos plc launching blockbuster titles including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, He‘s an angel investor and has been an investor in, and executive at a range of huge successes including Golf Clash developers Playdemic Ltd, which achieved unicorn status, and Fall Guys developers Mediatonic. He was Chairman of Sumo Group plc until its sale to Tencent, and is currently a General Partner of venture capital fund HIRO Capital. Who better, then, to ask about his outlook for the Games sector? Investec
Hoy estoy con Jaime Matus, General Partner de Invariantes, un fondo que invierte la mitad de su capital en startups y la otra mitad en otros fondos.Hablamos de cómo funciona realmente un fondo de VC, sus experiencias aportando a otros fondos, y más anécdotas en el mundo de VC. Una de mis partes favoritas de este episodio fue nuestra plática sobre las razones por las que dentro de Invariantes han decidido apostar por latinoamérica. No te pierdas esta increíble plática. Libros recomendados:Paper Belt on Fire - Michael Gibson Sobre el invitado:Conecta con Jaime en LinkedinVisita el sitio web de Invariantes Follow Us:NewsletterEscribe una ReseñaEncuesta de AudienciaTikTokInstagramTwitterLinkedinWeb
Dylan Welch, CEO of Green.org, sat down with Al Sambar, General Partner at XRC Ventures, to learn about his passion, vision, and success when it comes to investing in the future of sustainability.Support the show
Miguel Armaza sits down with Colin Walsh, CEO & Co-Founder of Varo Bank, a neobank and the first consumer fintech to be granted a bank charter in the US. In a past life, Colin held leadership positions at American Express, Lloyds Banking Group, and Visa. Varo has raised close to a billion dollars and is back by Blackrock, David Rubenstein's Declaration Partners, Warburg Pincus, and a long list of investors.You can also learn more about Colin and Varo in his own podcast, the Varo Prosperity Podcast.We discuss:Finding Product Market Fit and why this process can often take yearsAdvantages and disadvantages of being a regulated institution and why Colin is proud that Varo secured a banking charterMaking tough decisions and how Varo redefined itself over the last couple of yearsColin's take on the big re-bundling of fintech… and a lot more!Live Recording Alert! Join us for a live Fintech Leaders recording and Happy Hour with Stuart Sopp, CEO & Co-Founder of Current, a multibillion-dollar fintech built in New York City. See you at Barclays Rise New York on Monday, October 16 to kick off New York Tech Week. Register here --> https://bit.ly/3sMaIBjWant more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join almost 60,000 readers and listeners worldwide!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder and General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIp
Miles Grimshaw is a General Partner @ Benchmark, widely considered one of the best venture capital firms in history. Prior to joining the Benchmark Partnership, Miles was a General Partner @ Thrive Capital where he led investments in Airtable, Monzo, Lattice, Github, Segment, Slack and Benchling to name a few. In Today's Episode with Miles Grimshaw We Discuss: 1. Straight into VC From University: From Yale to Thrive How did Miles come to land a role with Josh Kushner and Thrive right out of Yale? What are 1-2 of his biggest lessons from working with Josh @ Thrive for 8 years? What does Miles know now that he wishes he had known when he started in venture? 2. The Pillars of Venture Capital: Sourcing, Selecting, Servicing: What does Miles believe are the 5 core pillars of successful venture capital? 1-5, what is his strongest and what is his weakest? Does Miles really believe that VCs add value today? What are the most clear ways that Miles have seen VCs destroy value in portfolio companies? 3. Investment Decision Making: From Github to Segment: What is the single most important question that Miles has to answer to say yes to an investment? How does Miles think about both market sizing risk and market timing risk? What have been Miles' biggest hits? What did he learn from making those investments? What have been Miles' biggest misses? What did he learn from missing Figma and Plaid? What have been 1-2 of Miles's biggest lessons so far from working with Bill Gurley and Peter Fenton? 4. AI: What Happens Next: Does Miles believe we are in an AI bubble today? How does he assess the landscape? Why does Miles believe that the "Co-Pilot" strategy is an incumbent strategy? Where does Miles believe the value will accrue; the application layer or the infrastructure layer? What does Miles mean when he says the future is in "selling the work and not the software"? What business model disruption and adoption disruption does Miles believe AI will enable? Why does Miles believe that the analogy of AI to the rise of mobile is wrong?
In this dividend highlight from episode #116 of the KCREatingwealth Podcast, Matt talks about a few key bits of advice for vetting GP teams- whether you are looking to work alongside them in a deal, or invest with them passively! You need to know who you are going to be sleeping with VERY well! Check him out here! linkedin.com/in/mattkontoff https://www.facebook.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org ***Please visit our website to learn more about us and the power of syndications! *** https://kcreatingwealth.com ***Join our “KCREatingwealth Together” Facebook group to collaborate with tons of likeminded investors from all over and help each other change our lives for generations!*** https://tinyurl.com/ycerv4ra Follow me on social! Instagram: @Kyle.kcreatingwealth, @KCREatingwealth Facebook: @Kyle Curtin Linkedin: Kyle Curtin Biggerpockets: Kyle Curtin What equipment do I use? Blue Yeti USB Microphone: https://tinyurl.com/5n966aty DISCLAIMER: I or any guests being interviewed on “The KCREatingwealth Podcast” are not responsible for any investment decisions that you make or capital losses incurred. We are not licensed tax professionals or any form of wealth advisors unless particular guest happens to be as such, and all investment decisions should not be made without receiving advice from a licensed professional.
Are you curious to learn what the future of SaaS will look like in 2024? Well, look no further. In this informative interview, two of the biggest pioneers of SaaS, David Sacks, Founder and General Partner of Craft Ventures and Jason Lemkin, SaaStr Founder and CEO, team up to discuss the potential landscape for AI-focused SaaS over the next five years. From understanding what it takes to raise a Series A these days to discovering how AI will shape the industry, get a unique insight into the world of SaaS as two leading experts share their predictions and experience. Don't miss your chance to keep ahead of the competition – listen now!
Martin Tobias is a Founder and General Partner at Incisive Ventures, a Seattle-based venture capital firm focusing on cutting-edge technology companies. Martin is a venture capitalist with over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. He has worked for Microsoft, Upgrade Labs, and Tippr. He focuses on pre-seed companies and has invested in different types of businesses, including four unicorns. In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Martin Tobias, the Founder of Incisive Ventures, to talk about fundraising strategies that reduce friction at scale. They also discuss the benefits of starting a business during a recession, the challenges with scaling quickly, and Martin's criteria for investing in startups.
Benjamin Narasin is the Founder and General Partner of Tenacity Venture Capital, a Palo Alto-based firm dedicated to backing innovative Pre-Series A founders. Ben spent 8 years as a seed investor and 7 as a traditional VC, the last 5 of which were at New Enterprise Associates, before launching Tenacity with NEA's support. Tenacity focuses on the earliest stages of venture: Seed and Pre-Seed. Ben's curiosity has him engaged with a wide variety of fields, activities, and interests, including fintech, mobile, and emerging markets, as well as freelance writing about wine, food, travel and entrepreneurship for print and online publications. Ben first realized his passion for entrepreneurship as a child, when an experience in a comic book store led to him launching his first business. Find out how this experience resulted in a lifetime of entrepreneurship today on the One Away Show. Read the show notes on Arcbound's Podcast Page: https://arcbound.com/podcasts/ Find Arcbound here: Homepage: Arcbound.com Services/Work with Us: https://arcbound.com/work-with-us/ About: https://arcbound.com/about/ Founders Corner: https://arcbound.com/category/founders-corner/ Connect: https://arcbound.com/connect/
Richard Socher is the founder and CEO of You.com. Richard previously served as the Chief Scientist and EVP at Salesforce. Douwe Kiela is the CEO of Contextual AI, building the contextual language model to power the future of businesses. Previously, he was the Head of Research at Hugging Face, and before that a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research. Alex Lebrun is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nabla, an AI assistant for doctors. Prior to Nabla, he led engineering at Facebook AI Research. Alex founded Wit.ai, acquired by Facebook in 2015. Tomasz Tunguz is the Founder and General Partner @ Theory Ventures, just announced last week, Theory is a $230M fund that invests $1-25m in early-stage companies that leverage technology discontinuities into go-to-market advantages. Sarah Guo is the Founding Partner @ Conviction Capital, a $100M first fund purpose-built to serve “Software 3.0” companies. Prior to founding Conviction, Sarah was a General Partner at Greylock where she made investments in the likes of Figma, Coda and Neeva. Emad Mostaque is the Co-Founder and CEO @ StabilityAI, the parent company of Stable Diffusion. Stability are building the foundation to activate humanity's potential. To date, Emad has raised over $110M with Stability with the latest round reportedly pricing the company at $4BN. Clem Delangue is the Co-Founder and CEO @ Hugging Face, the AI community building the future. To date, Clem has raised over $160M from the likes of Sequoia, Coatue, Addition and Lux Capital to name a few. Cris Valenzuela is the CEO and co-founder of Runway, the company that trains and builds generative AI models for content creation. To date, Cris has raised over $285M for the company from the likes of Lux Capital, Felicis, Coatue, Amplify, and Nvidia to name a few. Noam Shazeer is the co-founder and CEO of Character.AI. A renowned computer scientist and researcher, Shazeer is one of the foremost experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP). The Two Most Pressing Questions in AI: What matters more the size of the model or the size of the data? Where does the value accrue in the next 5-10 years; to startups or to incumbents?
Keith Rabois is widely known for his early-stage startup investments and his executive roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide, and Square. Additionally, Rabois has been involved in investments in YouTube, Palantir, Lyft, Airbnb, Eventbrite, Wish, and The Org. He currently serves as the CEO of Open Store and the General Partner at Founders Fund. 0:00 Intro 0:32 Margaret Thatcher's Influence 4:21 Peter Thiel 6:09 Spotting Talent 10:02 Looking For Anomalous Data 12:27 5-Year-Old Keith 13:43 Wasting Decade With Law 17:36 First Year At PayPal Learnings 21:39 Too Big To Fail 25:26 Breakthrough Areas 26:46 The Upside Of Stress 29:41 What Makes For A Great Leader? 31:22 Absorb Someone's Brain 35:12 Most Of Success Is Common Sense 35:48 Keith's Biggest Mistakes 40:15 Commonalities Amongst Successful People 45:34 Challenge The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It by Kelly McGonigal – https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Stress-Why-Good-You/dp/1101982934 Keith's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/rabois LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith My Links
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: John Cowgill Roger Ehrenberg Jerry Neumann Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.
This Week In Voice, the conversational AI news discussion roundtable, is proud to return for its ninth season. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Project Voice; General Partner, Project Voice Capital Partners), the show talks through the news of the week related to natural language-based AI with a who's-who of executives and leaders working with the technology. Guests: Ricardo Marin (Vozy), Nieves Abalos Serrano (Monoceros Labs), Reena Gupta (Mom Relaunch / Wisdocity) Stories for discussion: 1) A boy saw 17 doctors over 3 years for chronic pain. ChatGPT found the diagnosis (TODAY Show) https://www.today.com/health/mom-chatgpt-diagnosis-pain-rcna101843 2) Druid, a conversational AI platform that integrates with ChatGPT, raises $30M (TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/12/druid-a-conversational-ai-platform-for-enterprises-that-integrates-with-chatgpt-raises-24m/ 3) WWDC 2024: Is Apple on the road to Siri 2.0? (Computer World) https://www.computerworld.com/article/3706472/wwdc-2024-is-apple-on-the-road-to-siri-20.html ---------------- Project Voice's annual conference is invitation-only in 2024 (April 22-23, Chattanooga TN), bringing together 200 conversational AI buyers (defined as decision-makers within Fortune 1000 companies investing $1M or more, over the next 12 months, into conversational AI solutions for their enterprise) all in the same room. A handful of best-in-class service providers, VCs/investors, and qualified US-based tech media will also be invited to attend. ----------------- For information on Project Voice Capital Partners, the VC fund identifying and investing in early-stage top-tier founders and companies working with conversational AI across all industries and sectors, visit www.pvcp.vc.
In episode 90 of The Gradient Podcast, Daniel Bashir speaks to Miles Grimshaw.Miles is General Partner at Benchmark. He was previously a General Partner at Thrive Capital, where he helped the firm raise its fourth and fifth funds, and sourced deals in Lattice, Mapbox, Benchling, and Airtable, among others.Have suggestions for future podcast guests (or other feedback)? Let us know here or reach us at email@example.comSubscribe to The Gradient Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Pocket Casts | RSSFollow The Gradient on TwitterOutline:* (00:00) Intro* (02:48) Miles' background (note: Miles is now the second newest GP at Benchmark)* (06:07) Miles' investment philosophy and previous investments* (12:25) Investing in the “decade of deep learning” and how Miles became interested in AI* (18:53) Miles' / Benchmark's investment in Langchain* (24:29) On AI advances and adoption* (39:25) Hardware shortages, radically changing UX for LLMs* (48:12) Opportunities for AI applications in new domains* (50:15) Miles' advice for potential founders in AI* (1:00:00) OutroLinks:* Miles' Twitter* Benchmark homepage* LangChain homepage Get full access to The Gradient at thegradientpub.substack.com/subscribe
In this podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Saad Siddiqui about how technology is fundamentally changing the role of HR professionals. Saad Siddiqui (https://www.linkedin.com/in/saadsiddiqu) is General Partner at Telstra Ventures, a San Francisco-based VC firm that incorporates data science and quantitative analysis of non-financial data into its mix of investing criteria. He's an investor in HR Tech companies like Certn, Spekit, and Forage. Saad is a Kauffman Fellow and also previously served as an executive at Informatica and Cisco. Check out the HCI Academy: Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates to Upskill and Reskill for the Future of Work! Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Future Leader. Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine. Each HCI Podcast episode (Program, ID No. 627454) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Each HCI Podcast episode (Program ID: 24-DP529) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCPHR recertification through SHRM, as part of the knowledge and competency programs related to the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (the SHRM BASK™). Human Capital Innovations has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer educational programs that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. Each HCI Podcast episode qualifies for a maximum of 0.50 points.
Download my new special report - How to Use Inflation to Your Advantage - www.bronsonequity.com/inflation What's the best way to scale Multifamily in this investing environment? Join us for an enlightening conversation with Drew Breneman on how to do that safely. Drew, is the Founder of Breneman Capital, known for his expertise in multifamily real estate investments ranging from $5 million to $50 million in size. Drew's journey began in high school with the launch of an internet business that paved the way for his initial real estate investment at just 19 years old in 2005. Over the years, Drew's unwavering determination led him to master deals exceeding $30 million, meticulously constructing each from scratch, spanning diverse properties like apartments, factories, offices, and retail spaces. Today, Drew stands as a seasoned real estate professional overseeing a remarkable portfolio exceeding $200 million as the General Partner. He primarily focuses on multifamily real estate, leveraging his extensive experience. In addition to his hands-on involvement, Drew shares his valuable insights through the Breneman Blueprint Podcast, providing guidance and inspiration to fellow enthusiasts and aspiring investors alike. In this episode, Drew delves into a myriad of topics, from his humble beginnings, scaling from one house to a staggering $200 million, to the current landscape of multifamily real estate. He reflects on the challenges and lessons drawn from operating hundreds of units and provides invaluable advice on what to look for in markets, operating teams, and other essential considerations for investors. If you own real estate, interested in owning real estate, multifamily, and other assets, this episode is a must watch. Tune in now and don't miss out! 00:46 - Guest Introduction: Drew Breneman 07:28 - From one house to 200 million 10:03 - What's in multifamily right now 12:58 - Challenges and lessons from operating hundreds of units 15:52 - What to look for in markets, operating teams, and other considerations 18:27 - What you should get involved with for growth as an investor 21:35 - Other interesting assets 24:32 - Opinion on interest rates 27:14 - Wrap up 28:33 - Outro Connecting with the Guest: Website: https://www.breneman.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brenemancapital/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrenemanCapital Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brenemancapital/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdegYqnhiJC8n_p2clYfzfw Linktree: https://linktr.ee/drewbreneman #Multifamily #Scaling #InvestingEnvironment
Join host James Mackey and his guest, Sandeep Bhadra, General Partner at Vertex Ventures, as they discuss the critical topic of hiring quality leadership talent.James and Sandeep share their expertise on various aspects of leadership hiring, common pitfalls to avoid when evaluating leadership talent, and the importance of operational roles in the hiring process. Learn about the relevance of having a well-structured onboarding process and the value of an annual operating plan for sustainable growth. 0:34 Sandeep Bhadra's background 1:54 Hiring quality leadership talent for early to mid-stage organizations10:50 Importance of hiring operations personnel17:50 Feedback and communication in managing employees26:19 The value of having an annual operating plan31:22 Scaling challenges for Founder & CEOs Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us:https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/#1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2!https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviewsThanks for listening!
This week, I'm excited to share my conversation with my friend, Paige Craig- the Founder and General Partner at Outlander VC- which is launching its third early-stage VC fund.Paige has one of the most incredible stories of any of my friends- from growing up dirt poor outside of Sacramento, California, to getting to Westpoint, then becoming a Marine, and starting the Lincoln Group- a Private Military Company operating across the Middle East, Africa, SE Asia that he grew to 1,000 full-time headcount.After Paige sold the Lincoln Group, he transitioned into an angel investor and has 17 unicorns from early-stage investments, including Postmates, Lyft, AngelList, Gusto, Wish, and more.Paige and the team at Outlander are finding diamonds in the rough- founders who have what it takes to win but aren't part of the elite networks of the top schools, top cities, or social networks.Paige's background all comes together to deliver returns that put him in the top 1% of tech investors, and I'm excited to share this honest and inspired conversation with one of the most interesting people I know.Key Takeaways:Paige Craig's remarkable story of growing up.Paige's experience at WestpointWhat spurred Paige to enter and serve in the Marine CorpsWhat it was like trying to start a business without access to money.The origin story of the Lincoln Group, and when Paige sold it.The lessons Paige learned from working alongside people from poorer countries.Why and how analyzing people forms a core pillar and differentiator in Paige's business.The importance of establishing trust and understanding with your investors.Why a startup's success lies in its founders.When the true value of a business shows itself.Tweetable Quotes:“My job is to find incredibly special people who can create incredible value and create profitable companies eventually that change the world.” – Paige Craig“It's about finding out who is your ideal customer. Are you serving them?” – Paige Craig“I love learning, but even more than learning, I've always really enjoyed doing.” – Paige Craig“When I look at founders now, I understand how hard it is when you don't have access to money.” – Paige Craig“The most incredible value typically takes a decade or longer to find and build.” – Paige Craig"If you build incredible value for customers and you run your business right, you will get revenue." – Paige Craig“If you're going to go after certain types of people, you have to understand them; you have to understand why they perform or outperform in certain environments.” – Paige Craig“The very basic pillar of our business is to analyze people and realize that our mandate is picking exceptional, rare type of Founders.” – Paige Craig“I think too much money corrupts founders early. And there's great value created when there are restrictions on the money given to them.” – Paige CraigIf you want to be a great investor, particularly at the early stage, the number one most deterministic thing in a startup's success is its founders.” – Paige Craig“But that's one of the great benefits of being in the military. I fully utilized all my education benefits in the Marine Corps.” – Paige Craig“As a company gets later on in life, you can analyze the product and the customers, and there's lots of different ways to become a great investor.” – Paige CraigLinks Mentioned:Kurt's TwitterKurt's InstagramKurt's LinkedInPaige CraigAna Gabriela BonBailie SalkBlaine DavisBlake HallDavid TischJack DangermondJoshua ReevesLeila ChreitehLeura CraigLucas HoffmannPete WilsonPeter SzulczewskiClubhouseDam Neck VirginiaDARPAEsriGustoHunt ClubLincoln GroupMarine CorpsNASDAQNavy Federal Credit UnionOutlander VCRIASacramento State UniversityWest PointWish
Zamir Shukho is the Founder and General Partner of the Vibranium.VC venture fund. With 20 years of professional experience, he has a background as a serial entrepreneur having created 10 companies and organizations. He is also an expert in venture capital, management, and corporate innovation. In addition to this, he is a startup mentor and a certified coach of the Stanford I2M program. We talk about How does the selection process change depending on the stage of the company? What are some of the metrics a company should know at the seed stage of its life cycle? What takes place during Financial due diligence? What happens in an Investment Committee meeting? Connect with Zamir VC and Podari.life charity program - https://www.podari.life/vibranium VC Softlanding Program - https://vibranium.vc/softlanding VC website - https://vibranium.vc/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/vibraniumvc Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vibranium_VC
In this episode, Wayne Courreges III, CPM®, highlights tried-and-true tips on deal sourcing in today's multifamily real estate market. Get to learn from his complete guide to developing broker relations, property management, and more so you can source top-notch deals smarter and scale your portfolio faster!WHAT YOU'LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE Different types of property management services Tips on finding great off-market multifamily dealsA guide to CREI Partners' creative deal sourcing strategyKey conversations to fortify broker relations and nurture leads The secret to successful capital raisingRESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONEDMultifamily Octane Coaching Mastermind: https://shorturl.at/ejJKYRaiseMasters: https://raisemasters.com/raisemasterCoStar: https://www.costar.com/BeenVerified: https://www.beenverified.com/Textedly: https://www.textedly.com/Upwork: https://www.upwork.com/Trepp: https://www.trepp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Are you Ready to diversify and grow your wealth through passive real estate investing? Enroll today in CREI Partners' passive investor coaching program at https://www.passiveinvestorcoaching.com/ABOUT WAYNE COURREGES III, CPM®Wayne Courreges III is a CPM® and Managing Principal of CREI Partners. He leads the investment lifecycle and investor relations as the Lead Sponsor and General Partner based in Austin, TX. For more than 13 years, he has worked with a Fortune 150 commercial real estate firm, leading property management services of 4.5 million+ square feet for both institutional and non-instructional clients over his career. He has worked closely with dozens of real estate professionals executing building strategic plans of over $60 million and assisted owners through their investment lifecycle. CONNECT WITH WAYNEWebsite: CREI Partners: https://www.creipartners.com/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCONNECT WITH USWant a list of top-rated real estate conferences, virtual meetups, and mastermind groups? Send Tate an email at email@example.com to learn more about real estate using a relational approach.Looking for ways to make passive income? Greenlight Equity Group can help you invest in multifamily properties and create consistent cash flow without being a landlord. Book a consultation call and download Tate's free ebook, "F.I.R.E.-Financial Independence Retire Early via Apartment Investing," at www.investwithgreenlight.com to start your wealth-building journey today!
Miguel Armaza sits down with Ricardo Josua, CEO/Co-Founder of Pismo, a global tech company that builds banking and cards solutions for digital banks and large financial institutions. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the company has operations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the US and processes $210 billion dollars in annual transaction volume. Pismo's investors include Redpoint Brazil, Softbank, Amazon and Accel.Importantly, back in June 2023, Visa announced a definitive agreement to acquire Pismo for $1 billion in cash. Making it one of the largest fintech acquisitions announced this year worldwide, and certainly the largest one outside of the US. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals so we couldn't talk that much about it.In this episode, we discuss:From Brazil to the world – the importance of having a global mindset from day onePartnering with fintechs and large banks – how Pismo went from mostly fintech clients to selling to some of the largest banks in the worldBuilding a modern system while still connecting to legacy technologiesAdvice for company builders and leaders to navigate both great times and choppy weathers… and a lot more!Live Recording Alert! Join us for a live Fintech Leaders recording and Happy Hour with Stuart Sopp, CEO & Co-Founder of Current, a multibillion-dollar fintech built in New York City. See you at Barclays Rise New York on Monday, October 16 to kick off New York Tech Week. Register here --> https://bit.ly/3sMaIBjWant more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join almost 60,000 readers and listeners worldwide!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder and General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp
Finance and wealth management are rapidly evolving fields, and embracing artificial intelligence (AI) isn't just a choice. It's a transformative journey that promises to redefine how professionals conduct business. This technological leap isn't designed to replace human expertise but to elevate it, guiding individuals toward optimal capacities. In this episode, Jack talks with Jud Mackrill, Co-Founder at Milemarker and General Partner at Mammoth. Jud has spent his career making technology and data more useful and accessible to financial advisors, their clients, and the firms they work with. He is well versed in helping companies dramatically increase value with his portfolio of experience as a founder, chief marketing officer, or consultant accompanying business exits or recapitalizations of over $1.9 billion. Passionate about modernizing independent wealth management and helping make private investing more accessible and transparent, Jud talks to Jack about artificial intelligence (AI) in wealth management. He emphasizes the importance of embracing AI and incorporating it into our personal and professional lives. Jud also discusses the role of AI in data analysis and how it can automate processes, allowing financial advisors to focus on delivering personalized advice to their clients. Key Takeaways [01:22] - Jud's role at Milemarker and Mammoth and how he helps advisors and clients achieve better financial results. [03:50] - The influence of AI on the financial advisory industry. [05:23] - How AI impacts businesses in the future. [09:01] - Jud's thoughts on how large companies can implement AI. [13:30] - Why using AI benefits both advisor and client. [15:48] - How AI can help advisors make more informed decisions for clients. [18:54] - Jud's three key takeaways. [21:46] - What Jud loves doing outside of work. Quotes [04:06] - "AI is the next way to work. We could put it on a platform or pedestal, and it's the next best thing ever. To some degree, it will redefine how work happens." ~ Jud Mackrill [10:03] - "A lot of things are going to get automated. Not to replace jobs but to help people get to that continually highest and best use." ~ Jud Mackrill [19:08] - "You need to make AI a part of your personal life and then a part of your work life. It will enhance your curiosity and understanding and ultimately transform your client and advisor experience." ~ Jud Mackrill Links Jud Mackrill on LinkedIn Jud Mackrill on Twitter Carson Partners Technology Milemarker Mammoth Steve Zuschin Kyle Van Pelt Morgan Stanley Ameriprise Financial William Blair Convene Capital AssetMark Hightower Advisors Len Reinhart Jim Seuffert Fidelity Investments SignatureFD Tim Maurer Connect with our host LifeYield Jack Sharry on LinkedIn Jack Sharry on Twitter Subscribe and stay in touch Apple Podcasts Spotify LinkedIn Twitter Facebook
Mike Peregudov is the CEO and Co-Founder of Whizz, an E-bike rental service company for delivery riders. Mike has had diverse work experience, holding several high-level positions in the past. Prior to Whizz, Mike was a General Partner at S16VC starting in 2020. And from 2014 to 2020, he founded and served as the CEO of Yandex Chef, which was later acquired by Yandex. Additionally, he was the CEO of Pivot from April 2021 to November 2022. Pivot was the second company he created before Whizz but it was not able to grow and succeed. This Episode is Sponsored By: Pearl Diver is a cutting edge platform that provides in-depth visitor identification, enabling you to uncover valuable insight about your website visitors. By uncovering names, emails, company details, and more, Pearl Diver empowers you to turn anonymous traffic into high quality leads. To learn more, visit: millionaire-interviews.com/pearldiver Jon Ostenson, Founder of FranBridge Consulting and Top 1% US Franchise Consultant is here to help you explore the world of non-food franchising opportunities today. Jon and his team are part of the largest brokerage in the US and have vetted the market thoroughly. FranBridge is hands down the premier source of the best opportunities in the non-food franchising world. You can hear more of Jon's story and how he started FranBridge Consulting on Episode 250 of our podcast. Sign up for a free consultation call with Jon today at millionaire-interviews.com/franbridgeconsulting and receive a FREE copy of his new book Non-Food Franchising. Light Years Ahead is a woman-owned national PR firm focusing on emerging brands, exports, and services in the consumer lifestyle space. Based around the US, they specialize in maximizing media exposure for brands and exports, which can then create more sales, brand awareness, and influence buying decisions. The first five listeners of this show that schedule a call with Light Years Ahead to develop a PR campaign will receive $500 off their first month of services. You can email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org, go to their Instagram @LYAPR or check them out at: millionaire-interviews.com/lightyearsahead Want to Support the Show? Well we'd love for you to join our Patreon Group! What's in it for you? Well you'll instantly get a scheduled call from Austin, where he'll help you with your current or future business... Sign-Up Now at millionaire-interviews.com/patreon.
Get 50 Free Lessons From 50 Top Entrepreneurs From Season 1: https://www.ehandbook.com/subscribeEach week, we interview real experts about topics you need to know about.Today we have Sandhya Hegde who is a General Partner at Unusual Ventures who focus on early stage companies. Sandhya's specialism is early stage SaaS.She was previously EVP at Amplitude and worked at both Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. We're covering The Impact of Gen AI on Enterprise SaaS Today.Our Website: https://www.ehandbook.comUnusual Ventures: https://www.unusual.vc/Sandhya Hegde: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandhyahegde/
MPF Discussion with Adrian MendozaSuccess or Failure: Strategizing Your Business Exit Adrian Mendoza About AdrianAdrian Mendoza is a Founder and General Partner at Mendoza Ventures. After having two VC-funded startups in Boston, Adrian started Mendoza Ventures to address the funding gap in the pre-seed investment stage for underrepresented founders. On this episode of My Perfect Failure (Success of Failure: Strategizing Your Business Exit. Adrian provides insights on how founders can plan and strategize and avoid the numerous pits falls to ensure their business sale and exit is a successful one. Some of The Areas We Cover· Why founders should think about their exit strategy early on into their venture.· The importance of founders being on the same page in relation tor their exit strategy.· Why it's essential founders should have trusted advisors. · How Mergers and Acquisitions create wealth.· Adrian reflects everybody has the potential to create & build a business.· We discuss Mendoza Ventures commitment to funding & supporting overlooked Groups.· Why it's only a failure if we fail to learn. Connect with Adrian· Connect with Adrian on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianmendozavc/· Find out more about Mendoza Ventures: https://mendoza-ventures.com/contact/ Please Leave A Review Like this show? Please leave us a review here, even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Paul: Contact Details · Work with me: email@example.com · MPF Website: http://www.myperfectfailure.com/ · Insta: follow: https://www.instagram.com/myperfectfailure/ · Twitter: https://twitter.com/failure_perfect · Facebook MPF Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/377418129517757
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ben Lerer Dan Kimerling Immad Akhund Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.
This Week In Voice, the conversational AI news discussion roundtable, is proud to return for its ninth season. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Project Voice; General Partner, Project Voice Capital Partners), the show talks through the news of the week related to natural language-based AI with a who's-who of executives and leaders working with the technology. Guests: Enric Plana (CEO, M47 Labs), Norrie Daroga (President, Codebaby), Christoph Esslinger (CEO, VUI Agency), Dr. Yared Alemu (CEO, TQIntelligence) -------------- Stories for discussion: 1) OpenAI Launches ChatGPT Enterprise, The Company's Biggest Announcement Since ChatGPT's Debut (CNBC) https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/28/openai-chatgpt-enterprise-launches.html 1a) How One Elite University Is Approaching ChatGPT This School Year (MIT Technology Review) https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/09/04/1078932/elite-university-chatgpt-this-school-year/ 2a) Trump Accused Of Using AI Or An Impersonator For Interview (NY Post) https://nypost.com/2023/09/01/trump-accused-of-using-ai-or-an-impersonator-on-real-americas-voice/ 2b) AI Trump Voice Used In DeSantis Campaign Ad (WESH ABC 2) https://www.wesh.com/article/ai-trump-voice-campaign-ad/44579105 3) Dad Shocked As Five-Year-Old Son Uses Amazon Alexa To Order A Hot Tub And $1,000 In Toys (LAD Bible) https://www.ladbible.com/community/5-year-old-alexa-amazon-order-toys-hot-tub-686523-20230904 ---------------- Project Voice's annual conference is invitation-only in 2024 (April 22-23, Chattanooga TN), bringing together 200 conversational AI buyers (defined as decision-makers within Fortune 1000 companies investing $1M or more, over the next 12 months, into conversational AI solutions for their enterprise) all in the same room. A handful of best-in-class service providers, VCs/investors, and qualified US-based tech media will also be invited to attend. ----------------- For information on Project Voice Capital Partners, the VC fund identifying and investing in early-stage top-tier founders and companies working with conversational AI across all industries and sectors, visit www.pvcp.vc.
EPISODE 1693: In this special KEEN ON show from the DLD AI Summit in Munich, Andrew talks to Ludwig Ensthaler, the founder and general partner of the Berlin based 468 Capital, about the short but revolutionary history of Generative AI Ludwig Entsthaler is a founding General Partner at 468 Capital, a Berlin and San Francisco based technology investment firm. Ludwig focuses on investments in Artificial Intelligence, Software and large scale consumer businesses. Ludwig has led 468 Capital's seed investments in Aleph Alpha, Worldcoin, Gauss Robotics, motion and Superchat, among others. Prior to 468 Capital, Ludwig was a Partner at Global Founders Capital (GFC). Ludwig holds a Diploma and Master's in Mathematics and a Doctorate Degree in Game Theory and was a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation. Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode Introduction AdaPia d'Errico experienced three major awakenings between her early thirties and early forties. The first was “who am I?” The second was “what the hell am I doing?” And the third was an awakening in her physical body. She discusses the concept of identity in addition to her struggles with cultural differences, societal pressures, burnout, and health issues. AdaPia emphasizes the importance of self-reflection, trusting the universe, and focusing on how she wants to feel. This episode offers valuable insights into personal growth, finding purpose, and embracing vulnerability.Guest BioAdaPia d'Errico, is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and co-founder of Womxn of Wealth, an organization dedicated to empowering women to take wealth creation firmly into their own hands through brass-tacks financial advice, mentorship, community, and practical guidance on creating abundance at every level. WOW is more than a mastermind; it is a movement! AdaPia is a Principal at Alpha Investing, a real estate private equity firm where she oversees investor growth, communications, and marketing. She is also the General Partner of Bitcoin Mining Womxn, a pioneering digital asset syndication platform. AdaPia is a force for positive change in the world of finance and is passionate about empowering women to become stewards of personal and global wealth.Turning 40 and Finding Purpose Through Ego Death In this episode of the Forty Drinks Podcast, Stephanie talks to AdaPia d'Errico, a FinTech entrepreneur and co-founder of Women of Wealth. AdaPia shares her journey of three major awakenings that occurred between her early thirties and early forties. In her twenties, AdaPia moved to Europe and got married, but struggled with cultural differences and societal pressures. At 32, she experienced her first awakening, realizing she didn't know who she truly was. This led her to leave her marriage and return home to Canada. At 38, AdaPia hit burnout in her career and experienced an ego death, questioning her identity and purpose. She explored spirituality and self-reflection during this time. Her third awakening occurred at 41 when she experienced a relapse of Crohn's disease. Despite the physical challenges, she felt a deep sense of gratitude and love, and learned to trust her body and the universe. AdaPia found integration and purpose through co-founding Women of Wealth, a group that empowers women in finance. She realized that her true purpose was to help women understand and take control of their financial futures. Throughout her journey, AdaPia learned the importance of self-reflection, trusting the Universe, and focusing on how she wants to feel. She embraces the power of choice and shows up in the world with love and kindness.This episode is a powerful reminder to listen to our intuition, embrace vulnerability, and find purpose in unexpected places. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, follow, and review the Forty Drinks Podcast or - even better! - share this episode with someone you know who would enjoy it.SponsorThe Forty Drinks Podcast is produced and presented by Savoir Faire Marketing/CommunicationsGuest ResourcesJoin the Women of Wealth CommunityAdaPia D'Errico's websiteDo you have the Ick? Download Stephanie's guide to the Ick to diagnose whether you or someone you love is suffering from the Ick. www.fortydrinks.com/ick Listen, Rate &...
Miguel Armaza sits down with Michael Tannenbaum, COO at Brex, a $12 billion global spend platform for finance teams and founders to manage every aspect of global spend.Launched in 2017 Brex was last valued at $12B in January 2022 and has raised over a billion dollars from YC, Ribbit, Human Capital, GFC, DST, Dragoneer, TCV, and a very long list of fintech investors.In this episode, we discuss:The implications of a high-interest rate environment for tech and fintechMichael's time at SoFi and what he learned about promoting talent from withinReflections from the early days at Brex and what he describes as his favorite role at the companyThe future of Brex, bidding for SVB's credit card portfolio… and a lot more!Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join almost 60,000 readers and listeners worldwide!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder and General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp
Motive has recently completed a majority investment, alongside ICG, in With Intelligence. With Intelligence is a leading provider of investment data and intelligence for allocating, fund-raising and business development in the public and private market. The investment is intended to serve as an accelerant for With Intelligence's growth, as the platform focuses on delivering leading connectivity, data and insights solutions to the Limited Partner and General Partner communities. This episode explores the epic journey of With Intelligence with the Founder Charlie Kerr and the Motive team who have delivered this deal.---The information contained in this podcast is intended for discussion purposes only. It is not a recommendation, offer, or a solicitation for the purchase or sale of a security or any services of Motive Partners. All investing involves risk and there is no guarantee that past performance will be indicative of future results.The views and opinions expressed in the podcast are as of the date of recording, reflect the views and opinions of the persons expressing them, and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Motive Partners. Motive Partners makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information provided and undertakes no obligation to update, amend, or clarify the information in the podcast, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Any securities, transactions, or holdings discussed may not represent investments made by Motive Partners. It should not be assumed that securities, transactions, or holdings discussed (if any) were or will be profitable, or that the recommendations or decisions made in the future will be similar or will equal the performance of the securities, transactions, or holdings discussed herein.This podcast may contain forward-looking statements that are based on beliefs, assumptions, current expectations, estimates, and projections about the financial industry, the economy, Motive Partners or Motive Partners' investments. Nothing in the podcast should be construed or relied upon as investment, legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice or in connection with any offer or sale of securities.
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Rob Biederman Samir Kaul Lior Susan Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.
Andrew Romans: International Venture Capital for Impact Andrew Romans is a General Partner at 7BC Venture Capital, university professor, author and podcast host.. He founded and raised hundreds of millions of dollars from VCs for his startups and returned capital leading his startups to exits via IPOs and M&A. He is a 3x author and raised over $48m for tech startups he founded by the age of 28. his funds have returned 7x and 12x putting him in the top 10% of VC performance. Welcome to the Conscious Millionaire Show for entrepreneurs, who want to achieve high sales and positively impact humanity! Join host, JV Crum III, as he goes inside the minds of conscious guests such as Millionaire Entrepreneurs and World-Class Business Experts. Like this Podcast? Get every episode delivered to you free! Subscribe in iTunes Download Your Free Money-Making Gift Now... "Born to Make Millions" Hypnotic Audio - Click Here Now! Please help spread the word. Subscribing and leaving a review helps others find our podcast. Thanks so much! Inc Magazine "Top 13 Business Podcasts." Conscious Millionaire Network has over 3,800 episodes that have been heard by over 100 million in 190 countries.
8.29.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Fearless Fund Racial Bias Lawsuit, NC Gov. Election Bill Veto, TN House Silences Rep. Justin Jones A white conservative billionaire has filed a lawsuit against an early-stage venture capital firm, the Fearless Fund, alleging the fund racially discriminates against white people. The CEO and General Partner of the Fearless Fund will discuss how this legal battle could set a lasting precedent for addressing venture capital disparities. Next, we're diving into the controversy surrounding a North Carolina election bill vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper. We will break down what's in the Bill and give insights on what's next. In Tennessee, chaos and contention ensue as the House's special session on public safety ends with protests erupting after adjournment. We explain how Tennessee state house Republicans are silencing the Tennessee three. We'll speak with State Representative Antonio Parkinson about the new house rule. I had the privilege of being at Chris Tucker's Golf Tournament, and today, I will share the fantastic conversation I had with Glynn Turman. You are not going to want to miss this. Download the Black Star Network app at http://www.blackstarnetwork.com! We're on iOS, AppleTV, Android, AndroidTV, Roku, FireTV, XBox and SamsungTV. The #BlackStarNetwork is a news reporting platform covered under Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Miguel Armaza sits down with Pedro Conrade, CEO/Founder of Neon, one of the largest digital banks in Brazil and Latin America. We sat down on stage in Sao Paulo at the Gilgamesh Ventures Summit, an annual meeting where we gather Limited Partners, Founders, Co-Investors, and friends for a series of events and discussions about the future of financial services.Serving almost 20 million clients, Neon is one of the largest fintech companies in the Americas and, without a doubt, Pedro is amongst the most inspiring figures I know. Every time I talk to him, I come out with a shot of motivation and positivity.In this episode, we discuss:How an overdraft fee infuriated Pedro and inspired him to launch NeonWhy major crises and tough moments helped build a more resilient companyNeon's M&A strategy – insights from five company acquisitionsAnd many more company building lessonsWant more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join almost 60,000 readers and listeners worldwide!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder and General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp
Victoria is a real estate investor, specializing in single-family home rentals, all while maintaining a successful career as a registered nurse. Her overarching objective is to achieve financial independence while simultaneously educating healthcare professionals and those eager to learn about the potential of passive income through multi-unit investments. Rooted in a dedication to enhancing financial literacy, Victoria is proactively honing the skills required for active participation in General Partner partner in Multifamily Deals. Her interests span multifamily ventures to single-family fix-and-flip opportunities, all underscored by a commitment to empowering others with the knowledge to take control of their financial futures. Here's some of the topics we covered: Immigrating From The Philippines Transitioning From Single Family To Multifamily The First Steps Into Building Multifamily Team Figuring Out Your Role On The Team The First Setbacks And How To Overcome Them The Importance Of Investor Transparency Lessons Learned From Being a Passive Investor How The Warrior Group Helped Expand Victoria's Knowledge To find out more about partnering or investing in a multifamily deal: Text Partner to 72345 or email Partner@RodKhleif.com
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ajay Agarwal Ben Lerer Dan Kimerling Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.
Join us as we reconnect with Lance Pederson, a seasoned General Partner at Resonance Capital Group and the co-founder of Passive Advantage. In this discussion, we delve into the evolution of his real estate investment management enterprise since our previous conversation, and uncover the reasons behind his strategic focus on Class B industrial properties. Additionally, Lance gives an exclusive peek into the innovative tools his firm is crafting to empower passive investors in their journey through real estate syndications.We zoom in on the intriguing realm of Class B industrial real estate, with Lance contributing his extensive knowledge and experience. He sheds light on the supply-demand discrepancies in the industrial sector, the transformation brought about by e-commerce, and the competitive landscape in property acquisition. As part of our commitment to fostering informed investment decisions, we navigate the risks associated with investing in industrial real estate, emphasizing the crucial need for risk comprehension prior to investment.In the concluding segment, Lance imparts wisdom on bracing for a potential downturn in industrial assets. He highlights the significance of thorough understanding of the tenants, financials, and overarching business before capitalizing on a real estate asset. Our conversation also grazes the increasing prominence of sale-leasebacks, exploring its potential to provide businesses with enhanced flexibility. To conclude, we examine the impact of logistics on market valuations and discuss how a softer market could render certain assets more appealing to investors.Don't miss the opportunity to connect with Lance Peterson on LinkedIn! Enhance your professional network and stay updated with his insightful posts about the industry. Just click here to visit his profile and hit 'Connect'. Join the conversation today!VISIT OUR WEBSITEhttps://lifebridgecapital.com/Here are ways you can work with us here at Life Bridge Capital:⚡️START INVESTING TODAY: If you think that real estate syndication may be right for you, contact us today to learn more about our current investment opportunities: https://lifebridgecapital.com/investwithlbc⚡️Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheRealEstateSyndicationShow
This episode is part of our new Capital Series hosted by Jason Jacobs. This series explores a range of capital sources and the individuals who drive them. From family offices and institutional LPs to private equity, government funding, and more, we take a deep dive into the world of capital and its critical role in driving innovation and progress.David Aronoff is Chairman and General Partner at MCJ Collective. David has been in the venture space for nearly 28 years and joined MCJ a few years ago. His role has transitioned from LP to advisor to executive chair, and finally the last two years plus to his current role and chairman and general partner. Jason and David go in-depth, not only into David's journey, but also into the transition he made after a long career in traditional VC towards seeking more purpose, how he combines purpose and profit more squarely in this next chapter, plus his journey to finding MCJ. Then we have a fun grilling session where Jason gets to role play and ask David all the questions we get asked from LPs as the partners have been out raising the fund.Enjoy the show! In this episode, we cover: [3:56] David's background and decision to join MCJ Collective[9:42] His journey exploring climate and solutions [13:00] David's thoughts on MCJ's early rolling funds [20:02] His mission-driven transition back to full-time work and building MCJ Collective the firm [24:01] The thought process behind the launch of MCJ's traditional fund structure [29:32] David's previous fundraising role vs. his role at MCJ [33:00] His thoughts on MCJ's stack, data room, and preparation[38:48] MCJ's overall strategy [44:33] David's perspective on ownership and MCJ's portfolio math[49:04] The diligence process[55:21] Time allocation of MCJ's five partners[58:38] MCJ's decision-making process [1:00:16] David's views on how the team will scale [1:02:32] MCJ's fundraising status to date, investor breakdown, and closing plans[1:08:36] David's thoughts on the future of MCJ's venture fund [1:20:10] The "why" behind his work at MCJ and who he wants to hear fromGet connected: David Aronoff Twitter / LinkedInJason Jacobs Twitter / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on August 14, 2023 (Published on August 23, 2023)