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Money talks from Economist Radio
Money Talks: Veni, vidi, VC

Money talks from Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 29:38


Venture capital is no longer embodied by Silicon Valley investing in its own backyard. A new wave of both capital and competition is powering new ideas across sectors and around the world. Our correspondent Arjun Ramani and host Rachana Shanbhogue speak to veteran VCs, newcomers and founders to find out whether the innovation being funded will be worth the risks.With Roelof Botha, partner at Sequoia Capital; Rana Yared, general partner at Balderton; Ali Partovi, chief executive of Neo; Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford, founder of Lifebit.ai and Rachel Delacour, co-founder of Sweep.We would love to hear from you—please take a moment to complete our listener survey at economist.com/moneytalkssurvey Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Economist Radio
Money Talks: Veni, vidi, VC

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 29:38


Venture capital is no longer embodied by Silicon Valley investing in its own backyard. A new wave of both capital and competition is powering new ideas across sectors and around the world. Our correspondent Arjun Ramani and host Rachana Shanbhogue speak to veteran VCs, newcomers and founders to find out whether the innovation being funded will be worth the risks.With Roelof Botha, partner at Sequoia Capital; Rana Yared, general partner at Balderton; Ali Partovi, chief executive of Neo; Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford, founder of Lifebit.ai and Rachel Delacour, co-founder of Sweep.We would love to hear from you—please take a moment to complete our listener survey at economist.com/moneytalkssurvey Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Enterprise Podcast Network – EPN
Meet Musician Cisco Adler's Newest Venture: NoCap

Enterprise Podcast Network – EPN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 7:52


Cisco Adler, Founder, and CEO at NoCap, a platform, and promoter of premium live stream concerts and innovative experiences that gives fans around the world access to incredible performances and an unlimited capacity joins the eMusician Podcast Show. The post Meet Musician Cisco Adler’s Newest Venture: NoCap appeared first on Enterprise Podcast Network - EPN.

ORB
Episode 57: Bright Lights, Dean City

ORB

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 61:05


Dean learns hard lessons about how inescapable the Venture life can be, as he heads to New York for a prestigious internship but has his dreams of independence squashed by his unthinking father. Meanwhile, the Revenge Society attempts to build themselves up under Dean's nose, and Rusty tries to make it big on Broadway with the vanity project to end all vanity projects. A big thanks to this week's guest, Gwen! Special thanks to Joshua Jarett (http://jjarrett.work) for our cover art, Gwen May (https://soundcloud.com/deepwhale) for our theme song, and Brayton Cameron (https://twitter.com/braytonjc) for being our announcer.

Up Next In Commerce
Scaling Up a Queer-Owned Fragrance Brand With Inclusivity and Authenticity with Matthew Herman, Co-founder of Boy Smells

Up Next In Commerce

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 45:05


There are about a million different inspirational quotes about being your authentic self and how to bring authenticity to everything you do — including your business. Matthew Herman and his company, Boy Smells, brings those cliches to life in real and very cliche ways. Boy Smells produces candles, fragrances, and more that defy the traditional gendered lines that have been drawn for decades in favor of creating a genderful experience that allows all customers to bring a mix of masculinity and femininity to their lives as they see fit. On this episode of Up Next in Commerce, Matthew and I talked about what that looks like in practice, and we dove into how and why Boy Smells has pivoted from focusing on wholesale, to DTC and now to retail and partnerships. Main Takeaways:Finding Functional Experts: Adding headcount is one of the most stressful parts of scaling. To make things easier, the focus should be on finding and bringing in functional experts. You will save time and money bringing in a better candidate who might cost more but can get to work quickly rather than bringing in a novice and trying to train them to work in your system.A Pyramid of Products: Creating products that can stand the test of time is important. But having one evergreen product won't sustain a business. You have to strive to have a three-tiered pyramid mix of products, which starts with a base of core products, followed by seasonal products, and topped with special, one-of-a-kind, buzzy products that can drive sales and engagement.Don't Jump In: You hear all the time that when you have an idea, you should jump in and do it. In reality, you're often much better served by gaining experience at already-established companies so that you can learn from their successes and failures and bring that knowledge to your own venture.For an in-depth look at this episode, check out the full transcript below. Quotes have been edited for clarity and length.---Up Next in Commerce is brought to you by Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Respond quickly to changing customer needs with flexible Ecommerce connected to marketing, sales, and service. Deliver intelligent commerce experiences your customers can trust, across every channel. Together, we're ready for what's next in commerce. Learn more at salesforce.com/commerce---For a full transcript of this interview, click here.

Tractionville
#030: Commander's Intent with John Richie

Tractionville

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:12


Today we have a returning guest that we couldn't be more excited about! John Richie is the Owner and Founder of Venture and a sought after executive coach. His decades of experience bring fresh insight and confidence to the leaders he coaches. His last episode on System and Soul was one of our most fun and talked about episodes, and this one will certainly not disappoint. John joins us to discuss a variety of topics––expanding on some his own business axioms and expressing what he is learning from “the great resignation.” He also discusses trends he is currently seeing in today's marketplace and economy, and finally, he explains the importance of Commander's Intent when it comes to planning business strategy. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you're experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you're smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I've been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn't imagine doing anything else. It's also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We're training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you're ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let's go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. References: John Richie The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Venture Voice
Matt Mullenweg built Automattic into a $7.5B company

Venture Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 69:00


Matt Mullengweg was a high school student looking for a better way to customize his blog when he discovered the open source software community and created the WordPress platform. A few years later, after dropping out of the University of Houston for a brief stint at CNET Networks, he founded Automattic, which he describes as a holding company for products such as WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Simplenote, Longreads and The Atavist. And just like over 40% of the web today, they all run on WordPress. Unlike many of its contemporaries, Automattic, which became a unicorn in 2014, hasn't gone the IPO route or been acquired. In February of 2021, the company closed a new primary funding round of $288M, and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. The company recently did a $250M share buyback, primarily targeted at current and former employees, at a $7.5B valuation. Matt continues to be energized by the open source community, which keeps him connected to users all over the globe. In fact, even before the pandemic made remote work the norm, Automattic was at the forefront of changing the way we work. A distributed company since day one, Automattic now employs 2000 people across 90 countries. Matt has influenced many leaders with his experiences of running an entirely remote business and keeping people connected, both technically and culturally. He shares more in this episode about what they've learned about remote work, and what they're still figuring out. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and helps us continue to attract the entrepreneurs you want to hear and learn from. For show notes, past guests and transcripts, visit venturevoice.com Sign up for the Venture Voice email newsletter at venturevoice.substack.com/welcome Follow and connect on social: On Twitter: twitter.com/gregory On Instagram: instagram.com/gregory On YouTube: youtube.com/c/GregoryGalant On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/galant/ Learn more about Muck Rack at muckrack.com and The Shorty Awards at shortyawards.com

Go To Market Grit
CRO Pendo, Jennifer Brannigan: Un-designing Your Leadership Path

Go To Market Grit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 67:03


To make the leap from HR to sales may seem like a significant obstacle to surmount. For Jennifer Brannigan, CRO at Pendo, it was an easy choice to make. Her decision to pursue her own interests and passion over a high salary set her on a path toward where she is today. And for her, the journey still continues. As she puts it, her professional roadmap is much like a jungle gym, as it is varied and intriguing. In this episode, Jennifer shares why she transitioned to sales in the midst of an accelerating HR career, and what she learned from her time at NBC Universal and LinkedIn. She also brings a refreshing take as she explains her unconventional subscription to JOMO (the joy of missing out) and provides insight on why she focuses on cultivating potential over check-the-box skillsets.In this episode, we cover: Jennifer's exciting summer job in Ireland - and why she aspires to embrace JOMO (the joy of missing out). (03:18) A look into the neighborhood Jennifer grew up in, located in South Side, Chicago - and why Joubin thinks she would make a great podcast host. (09:07) How Jennifer's experience at NBC Universal transferred into her next role - and what she learned from the challenges that came with her position at LinkedIn. (12:56) Jennifer's perspective on leading LinkedIn's large-scale layoff and how her HR experience prepared her for that difficult task. (17:54) From LinkedIn to Pendo: Jennifer's journey towards her role as CRO - and her thoughts on her career trajectory. (21:55) Joubin and Jennifer explore the positive effect that running and exercise have on their mental health. (30:14) More on Jennifer's path to Pendo: what she looked for in her search and how she spent her first 6 months. (35:15) Pendo's cross-organizational hiring rubric - and Jennifer's viewpoint on hiring potential vs success. (43:48) Jennifer uses her own experiences to rank career, money, company, and manager - and she shares her favorite simple habit and one she'd like to develop. (56:44) Links: Connect with Jennifer Email: jen.brannigan@pendo.io Pendo Connect with Joubin Twitter LinkedIn Email: gtmg@kleinerperkins.com  Learn more about Kleiner Perkins

Live From Studio75
Ensuring the Value to Your Venture‘s Voice - Ep. 021

Live From Studio75

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 22:33


Susan and Scot Westwater are co-founders of pacesetting Pragmatic Digital. With authoritative voices, they speak to the rapidly emerging importance of ensuring your brand is heard when your customers use their voices. From smart speakers to mobile devices of varying types and sizes, VoiceTech is poised to become the first point of contact for your customer's attention. Instead of competing only for eyeballs, now companies also strategically compete for ears. “Sounding your best” brings new potential to your venture. Don't miss hearing these revered subject matter experts talk through state-of-the-art thinking behind, within, and beyond VoiceTech with Enclave Live from Studio75™ Host Scott Brown. 

North Valley Community Church
Venture: Looking for Spiritual Direction

North Valley Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 41:58


We are glad you are here. We are a community that meets Sunday mornings at 9:00AM and 10:45AM on our campus 1/2 mile north of Jomax on the East side of I-17 (27201 N Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85085) in the North Valley of Phoenix, AZ. Please visit our website for upcoming events and more information. northvalley.org

The ExecMBA Podcast
The ExecMBA Podcast #195: Jonathan Vassil (EMBA '18) | Helping Toast Grow from Early Stage Venture to IPO

The ExecMBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 44:31


In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jonathan Vassil (EMBA '18). During this conversation, Jonathan reflects upon his MBA journey, including why he was drawn to the case method and the educational experience at Darden. He also shares insights from his career, including his recent work as a SVP/GM at Toast, Inc.. Toast, a Software as a Service company focused on the restaurant industry, recently conducted an IPO at a $20 billion valuation. 

Dream Freedom Beauty with Natalie Ross
Founders Natalie & Shawna on the ups and downs of spiritual Entrepreneurship [episode 65]

Dream Freedom Beauty with Natalie Ross

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 64:14


Natalie Ross and Shawna Cason share a special announcement and a call-out for support, from the Earth Speak community. You'll also hear about: On why you literally can't buy a community On cultivating growth in a sustainable way How online relationships can create real connection Feeling disconnected from a system that values profit over people  ♥♥♥ Join The Earth Speak Collective Membership! Join like-hearted folks in a sacred container and community where you'll: Connect deeply to yourself, others, nature & spirit Learn to trust your intuition Activate your Earth magic Expand your healing & divination skills Put your intuition into practice in everyday life Stop feeling lonely on your spiritual path Embody & express your creative power & truths Experience safe space without agenda or judgment When you join the Collective, you get access to all of our past workshops, any live workshops happening while you're a member, live weekly energetic reset calls, monthly community rituals, all the secret episodes, member-run meetups to explore magical topics, and a lively members-only forum (that's not on FB!). ▶▶▶ Learn more and sign up for the Collective membership here: https://www.earthspeak.love/collective  ***** We are excited to share this very special episode, where Natalie and Shawna record their first-ever IRL podcast together! They reveal what it was like meeting each other for the first after 3 years of working together online only. And pull back the curtain to share some behind-the-scenes of running a spiritual business in the world of late-stage capitalism. In this episode, Natalie and Shawna give a very special announcement - the launching of Earth Speak's first official t-shirt! They share how the vision for this t-shirt was born and why they are calling forward their community for support. We hope you enjoy this episode! Stay tuned for more info on how to purchase the t-shirt and support this community and magical business.   In this episode, we talk about: What happened when Natalie + Shawna met in person for the first time How you can tell a lot about a person by their book and tea collection  A shared passion and hobby of staring at plants On balancing the silly and the serious in business How online relationships can create real connection An exciting announcement - the launching of Earth Speaks first official t-shirt How the t-shirt represents and embodies the energy and magic of the collective Standing up for the weird Sacred adornment and why the t-shirt is a talisman On embodying what your stand for Natalie and Shawna share their hopes and dreams for the future of Earth Speak  On co-creating with nature spirits Why the t-shirt is an important revenue stream for Earth Speak On the ups and downs of spiritual entrepreneurship Feeling disconnected from a system that values profit over people  How we are programmed to be productive  On why you can't buy a community Why community is dependent on how you show up  On cultivating growth in a sustainable way Not comprising on your integrity  Connection as the medicine  On taking on too much, and knowing when to ask for help Natalie and Shawna get personal and share a little behind the scenes of their business  They share their fundraising goals and what this support will provide  And so much more! Secret Episodes! Get access to past secret episodes at https://www.earthspeak.love/secret. Links: Support us and purchase our t-shirt || COMING SOON  Sign up for our newsletter, get the Village app, or join the Collective membership at www.earthspeak.love Follow us on Instagram @earthspeak // http://www.instagram.com/earthspeak Follow Natalie on Instagram @natalie.alexandra.ross // http://www.instagram.com/natalie.alexandra.ross    Follow Shawna on Instagram @shawna.cason // https://www.instagram.com/shawna.cason/   References: Support us and purchase our T-shirt || COMING SOON Gene in a Bottle || Song https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genie_in_a_Bottle Hannah n'Grained https://www.instagram.com/hngrained/ Star Trek https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek Animism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animism Weird || Definition https://www.dictionary.com/browse/weird Amanita https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita Late-stage capitalism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_capitalism  Egalitarian society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egalitarianism Bootstrap business https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrapping The Lorax https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lorax VC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venture_capital UX and UI designer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience_design     ► Leave us a written review on iTunes, and get shouted out on the show! Theme music is “It's Easier” by Scarlet Crow http://www.scarletcrow.org/ and “Meeting Again” by Emily Sprague  https://mlesprg.info/ ► Join the Earth Speak Collective Membership at https://www.earthspeak.love/collective Follow Earth Speak on Instagram and tag us when you share @earthspeak https://www.instagram.com/earthspeak

Your In-Depth
LOTR: In-Depth: The Two Towers - Pt. 2

Your In-Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 58:50


Welcome to your in-depth! Today, Jacob and Evan cover their second part of coverage for The Two Towers. Today, they see Aragorn search for Merry and Pippin, they meet Treebeard, Venture through a swamp and meet the White Wizard... a familiar face. For Early Access and Uncensored content, go support the podcast via the Patreon link on the Your In Depth flowpage (Below). Check out all their links here on: https://flow.page/yourindepth Remember too that every 1,000 downloads, they will release a blooper reel full of outtakes and goofy moments They have also promised that at 25 apple podcast reviews they will do a live episode where listeners can join in, ask questions and hear an episode live. Want to hear more from them? See Evan at Future Instinct on Youtube See Jacob at RCSU on Youtube, Or see the entire first season of Down the Road On Anchor, Apple, Spotify and more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourindepth/message

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!
Episode 200! Breaking Down Venture X And Another Insane Stunt!

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 41:56


Holy cow! We made it to 200 episodes. There are so many people to thank for getting us this far. But, the person to thank the most is you. If you're reading this you're one of the nearly million folks that have tuned into an episode of the Miles to Go podcast. To me, that's pretty darn cool! Richard Kerr is back with me this week and we're talking about the new Venture X card from Capital One. A 100,000 point sign-up bonus is pretty awesome! On top of that, we spent a day last week doing an incredible challenge raising a bunch of money for an incredible charity. We ran for 20 miles and for 15 hours across all the parks at Disney World. We've raised almost $20,000 for critically-ill children to have an incredible vacation with their family at no expense to them. I hope you'll consider a small donation. Here's the link! We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you'll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!

CapitalGeek
Shelley Perry, Managing Director at Scalelogix Ventures

CapitalGeek

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 43:22


Shelley Perry has 25 years of experience as a software executive, including with NTT, HP, and TicketMaster. She also spent four years as a Venture and Operating Partner with Insight Partners, and today works with Nexa Equity Partners and with us at Elsewhere Partners as an Independent Advisor. She recently held the Executive Chair role at Airbrake, an Elsewhere Partners investment, supporting the company's growth leading to its successful acquisition by LogicMonitor and also serves on the board of Chargebee, Bynder, AutoReturn, and Foresite.

Canyon Creek Church
Venture Conversations: Isolation

Canyon Creek Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 24:47


This week on the Venture Conversations Podcast, we've got Pastor Brandon and Pastor Tony talking about dealing with - and getting past - the isolation that happened to all of us during this global pandemic.

Go To Market Grit
CRO Rubrik, Brian McCarthy: Embedding Missionary Values Into Company Culture

Go To Market Grit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 67:03


Integrity and humility barely begin to describe Brian McCarthy, CRO at Rubrik. Brian's story is one of hard-won progress that is bound to inspire anyone who listens. Coming from a blue-collar household, Brian has always viewed work as a gift and now takes advantage of what it has afforded him and turns it back to building strong communities.Brian's humble beginnings set the stage for his inspiring life story. What his family did not have in money, they made up for in an abundance of love. For that, Brian never felt like he was without and carries that with him in his life and work. In this episode, Brian talks about his upbringing and explores his professional journey. He also provides insight into why he strives to drive those around him to be the best version of themselves each day. Brian's criteria for a good sales leader are also invaluable and worth deep consideration!In this episode, we cover: Brian's journey towards his first job as an adult - and why selling life insurance felt natural to him. (03:59) All in the family: Brian's early years growing up in a blue-collar household, the legacy his father left behind, and how his family came together after his passing. (07:16) How Brian and his wife navigated their lives and careers as a young married couple - and the moment he realized he could build wealth to make a positive impact on the lives of others. (16:36) How Brian's unique and humble mindset as a young VP contributed to his success at Qlik. (25:11) A discussion about the fear of losing and impostor syndrome - and why Brian's short time at AppDynamics had a positive influence on his professional trajectory. (31:33) Feeding the beast: Brian talks about finding creative outlets in and outside of work - and delves into the two buckets that first-line sales leaders fall into. (39:55) How the words “I love you” translate into “I desire what's best for you” and how Brian embodies those words at his core and incorporates that into Rubrik's company culture. (51:08) Why Brian loves his role as CRO - and his perspective on why grit and gratitude go hand in hand. (59:16) Links: Connect with Brian LinkedIn Rubrik Connect with Joubin Twitter LinkedIn Email: gtmg@kleinerperkins.com  Learn more about Kleiner Perkins

I Could Never Do That
67 Rogue Expeditions - Doing Adventure Travel Their Way

I Could Never Do That

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 69:51


Today's episode has quite the emotional arc — from this couple's romantic adventure to becoming scrappy accidental entrepreneurs, and going from near-business COVID collapse to redemption and rebirth…Plus, a new book, Venture, that explains it all in witty, thrilling, head-shaking detail.  At the heart of it all? A love of running. I'm talking today to Allison Macsas and Gabe Steger - founders of Rogue Expeditions, a boutique adventure travel company that creates run-centric vacations around the world. You'll find out what happened the moment Allison and Gabe learned that borders were shutting down — all while she was mid-air on an international flight to guide a trip. How have they pivoted in the time of COVID? What do they want their guests to take away from each trip? (spoiler alert - it's more than just miles. It's an appreciation for culture, exploration, and humanity.) And before you start thinking, I could never do that! I'm too slow, or I couldn't keep up — stop — You CAN do that because their expedition-style trips are suited for people of all levels, all paces, and all backgrounds. Your only requirement? Be open to adventure. Episode Resources: Rogue Expeditions Venture - The Rogue Expeditions Book Episode Support 8 Greens Website - Use promo code: ICNDT for 15% off your first one-time order at 8greens.com Visit "I Could Never Do That" and subscribe, rate, and review to the show Theme Music

North Valley Community Church
Venture: Born Again?

North Valley Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 43:52


We are glad you are here. We are a community that meets Sunday mornings at 9:00AM and 10:45AM on our campus 1/2 mile north of Jomax on the East side of I-17 (27201 N Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85085) in the North Valley of Phoenix, AZ.

Redemption Church Sermon Audio
Life is a Venture for God's Glory

Redemption Church Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021


Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
20VC: The Anduril Memo: Founders Fund's Brian Singerman on What Makes Palmer Luckey One of the Greatest Innovators in History, Why It Is BS The DOD Do Not Want To Work With Silicon Valley & Why in Venture You Have To Play A Different Game to the Hedg

Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 28:26


Twenty Minute VC Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “You need just as good business people on your team as you do technology people in order to win” – Brian SingermanAnduril's team recipe is made for success by having elite technologists and pre-existing relationships with the governmentWe need to control our own destiny when it comes to national security – defense products need to be built on-shore, not outsourcedAnduril is creating software (Lattice Platform) and hardware for national defense and securityEvery founder needs to have ‘IT' = Know their unique strengths and effectively supplement their weaknesses with other peopleIn Brian's opinion, Palmer Luckey has ‘IT' and compares him to Elon Musk as a technologist visionaryRelationships with founders are the key to VC success in this valuation inflation marketRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.org Brian Singerman is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most prominent venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Anduril, SpaceX, Tesla, Palantir, Stripe, Affirm, Airbnb, Facebook, and many more. As for Brian, he has led investments in the likes of Affirm, Oscar Health, Wish, Asana, Oculus, and Postmates to name a few. Brian also sits on the board or is an observer to The Long Term Stock Exchange, Solugen, Cloud9, Modern Health, and of course, Anduril. Prior to Founders Fund, Brian spent a very successful 4 years as an engineer and executive at Google. In Today's Episode with Brian Singerman on Anduril, You Will Learn: 1.) How did Brian first come to meet Palmer and the Anduril team? Where did the meeting take place? How did the discussion go? Did Brian instantly feel that Palmer was special? What about the way Palmer presented, suggested this to Brian? 2.) The Market: What gave Brian the confidence Anduril would be successful where so many others had failed? How did the market change or evolve in a way Brian did expect? In what ways did the market surprise Brian? Does Brian think we will see the relationship between Silicon Valley and the DOD change over time? 3.) Anduril: The Business: Why is Anduril as a business, so hard to copy? How did Brian gain comfort around their defensibility? What does Brian think is the biggest misconception people have of Anduril as a business? How does Brian think about when is the right time to add secondary and ancillary products? 4.) Investing Today: Why is Brian no longer Zoom investing today? What does Brian mean when he says you have to, "play a different game to the hedge funds today"? In what way does he and Founders Fund look to do this? How does Brian think about the current levels of pricing? How does he determine when to pay up vs when to be disciplined?

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20VC: The Anduril Memo: Founders Fund's Brian Singerman on What Makes Palmer Luckey One of the Greatest Innovators in History, Why It Is BS The DOD Do Not Want To Work With Silicon Valley & Why in Venture You Have To Play A Different Game to the Hedg

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 28:26


Brian Singerman is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most prominent venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Anduril, SpaceX, Tesla, Palantir, Stripe, Affirm, Airbnb, Facebook, and many more. As for Brian, he has led investments in the likes of Affirm, Oscar Health, Wish, Asana, Oculus, and Postmates to name a few. Brian also sits on the board or is an observer to The Long Term Stock Exchange, Solugen, Cloud9, Modern Health, and of course, Anduril. Prior to Founders Fund, Brian spent a very successful 4 years as an engineer and executive at Google. In Today's Episode with Brian Singerman on Anduril, You Will Learn: 1.) How did Brian first come to meet Palmer and the Anduril team? Where did the meeting take place? How did the discussion go? Did Brian instantly feel that Palmer was special? What about the way Palmer presented, suggested this to Brian? 2.) The Market: What gave Brian the confidence Anduril would be successful where so many others had failed? How did the market change or evolve in a way Brian did expect? In what ways did the market surprise Brian? Does Brian think we will see the relationship between Silicon Valley and the DOD change over time? 3.) Anduril: The Business: Why is Anduril as a business, so hard to copy? How did Brian gain comfort around their defensibility? What does Brian think is the biggest misconception people have of Anduril as a business? How does Brian think about when is the right time to add secondary and ancillary products? 4.) Investing Today: Why is Brian no longer Zoom investing today? What does Brian mean when he says you have to, "play a different game to the hedge funds today"? In what way does he and Founders Fund look to do this? How does Brian think about the current levels of pricing? How does he determine when to pay up vs when to be disciplined?

Miles to Memories Podcast
Behind the Curtain of Travel Loyalty Programs, Bilt Rewards, Venture X & Family RV Travel with Richard Kerr

Miles to Memories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 55:41


Episode Description In this episode we speak to Richard Kerr who is the Director of Travel Rewards for Bilt Rewards. He gets a little nerdy with us and pulls back the curtains a bit into the other side of travel loyalty programs. What goes into developing a great program and how it may be different than you think. We also dive into Bilt Rewards including how it works and why it is different than other "rent payment" services that have come before. We also talk family RV travel on the heel of Richard's recent 40+ day RV trip and discuss the brand new Capital One Venture X card including what we like and some of the questions we still have about this premium card. Find more about Venture X here: https://milestomemories.com/capital-one-venture-x/ Episode Notes 2:28 - Talking Atlanta & Braves World Series Win 7:39 - Richard's long stories background in points & miles 11:12 - Working directly with 2 U.S. presidents 12:06 - How Bilt allows you to earn rewards on rent 17:04 - The Bilt Mastercard, ecosystem & transfer partners 20:49 - Behind the scenes of the formation of the Bilt loyalty program 24:28 - Pulling back the curtain on loyalty programs - the other side 27:49 - The RV lifestyle and family road trips 31:32 - Over the top campgrounds and the ones that are scary 35:07 - Planning a 40+ day family RV road trip 37:17 - RVing and camping at Walt Disney World - Worth the effort? 42:49 - New Capital One Venture X card 46:49 - Unique tech behind Capital One's travel portal 49:39 - Will Venture X Keep People in Capital One's ecosystem? 54:22 - How to apply for Venture X & support MtM Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com.  You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don't see your favorite podcast platform? Please let us know! Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Anderson Business Advisors Podcast
How to Invest in the Next Innovative Company - Venture Round Investment

Anderson Business Advisors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 35:02


If you do wrong by your investment clients, who are they going to blame? The name on the door. Today, Toby Mathis of Anderson Business Advisors talks to Andrew Spaventa of The Spaventa Group about how to invest in the next innovative company via a venture round investment. Andrew is a high-energy, outgoing, positive person who loves what he does and that's why he started his own investment firm to create wealth for his clients and workforce. Highlights/Topics: The Spaventa Group: Embodies/represents work culture, leadership, growth, guidance. Pre-IPO: Large, private company that exists 5-10 years and within 2-5 years of liquidity. Technology: Advancing at a rapid pace and changing the way companies operate. Risk Capital: Does not mean investing all in, but the likelihood of losing it all is slim to none. No Regrets: Don't miss opportunities, make decisions quickly because shares sell fast. Expectations: Due diligence, limited access, client influx, more rounds or other situation. One-Stop Shop: Spaventa Group striving to be a full-service, alternative investment firm. Resources: The Spaventa Group https://www.thespaventagroup.com/ The Spaventa Group on Twitter https://twitter.com/tsginvest The Spaventa Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tsginvest/ The Spaventa Group on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-spaventa-group/ Andrew Spaventa's Email: dspaventa@thespaventagroup.com Andrew Spaventa's Phone: 631-614-2615 SpaceX https://www.spacex.com/ WeWork https://www.wework.com/ Investment Opportunities in the Companies of Tomorrow https://andersonadvisors.com/podcast/investment-opportunities-in-the-companies-of-tomorrow/ Toby Mathis http://tobymathis.com/about-toby-mathis/ Anderson Advisors on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Watch With Jen
Watch With Jen - S2: E47 - Charles Laughton in the '30s with James Urbaniak

Watch With Jen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 93:23


As I recently discovered, one of the best things about having an actor on the podcast is that not only do they bring a valuable and unique perspective to these discussions about film and craft but they also have the ability to do all of the voices we're talking about! (And this particular guest is especially gifted in that department.) A very talented, versatile, and witty performer with more than 150 credit listings on IMDb, as an actor, James Urbaniak has brought to life Dr. Venture on Adult Swim's The Venture Brothers, the scene-stealing Arthur (who was my favorite character) on Hulu's Difficult People, and Grant on Comedy Central's Review. Additionally, he's also a podcaster in his own right and the creator of the scripted shows Getting On With James Urbaniak, A Night Called Tomorrow, and the upcoming I Will Never Lie to You. Joining me to discuss one of his all-time acting heroes and favorite periods of filmmaking in the form of Charles Laughton in the 1930s, in this lively and often laugh-out-loud funny episode, you'll hear us take a closer look at The Private Life of Henry VIII, The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), Ruggles of Red Gap, Les Miserables (1935), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music Archive Originally Posted on Patreon (11/9/21) here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58460341

Wealth, Actually
EP.95 SEARCH FUNDS AND SMB with STEVEN RESSLER

Wealth, Actually

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 24:51


You can't go two minutes without hearing about the allure of venture capital and private equity or the cult of entrepreneurship and the start-up. However, these things are hard!  Venture and P/E require large pools of patient capital, deep expertise and long time horizons. Entrepreneurship requires a unique angle, force of will, operational deftness and a 24/7 personal commitment to success. This has led to the development of SEARCH FUNDS – pools of capital designed to invest in businesses that have gotten off the ground but aren't exercises in organizational change.  STANFORD has done extensive work investigating their attractiveness. These businesses (often small and medium sized "SMB's") are past the start-up stage and usually profitable but could use help in professionalizing certain operating aspects. This has attracted the attention of investors looking for outsized returns and many entrepreneurs looking to run a business without the “startup experience.” Enter STEVE RESSLER- Steve is a serial entrepreneur with 3X exits in GovTech and Software as a Service (including his sale of his first business to Vista Partners). His work has taken him deep into the SEARCH FUND and SMB operator space. He has lots to tell us about both ends of the “search fund” experience, the SMB phenomenon and where it is going. We also cover some great work he's doing with Veterans in the operator space. Background Experience as a founder Having an early exit Software and Government Services- What are the competitive advantages/niches you're looking for here? The appeal of SMB space? Running a Fund vs being an Operator? Expected returns? What is the timeline / exit strategy for your investments? How do the family dynamics differ in search investing from starting the business? When buying the businesses how do you deal with the personal dynamics? Do you get involved in the family dynamics? How do you analyze that? What's next? Involvement with Veterans programs: SEARCHACQUIRE How do we keep in touch? STEVE RESSLER TWITTER STEVE RESSLER NEWSLETTER STEVE RESSLER WEBSITE

Untold Stories
Smart Cities: DAOs and Data Transparency with Dave Connor

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 38:12


My guest today is Dave Connor, a DAO member at API3. API3 is a platform for decentralized API services targeted at the web3 infrastructure. Data feeds are served and governed in a decentralized manner. In the standard internet web, API3's stated goal is to allow decentralized versions of APIs to be built, managed, and monetized at scale. As blockchain technology plays an even bigger role in the economy — from decentralized finance to supply chain management — the team behind this project says it has never been more important for smart contracts to provide “timely, reliable real-world data.” Oracles are a form of middleware that sits in between APIs and smart contracts — increasing costs and centralization. API3 intends to get around this problem by enabling API providers to operate their very own nodes. Dave is an experienced operations lead, having experience as a VP Of Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and blockchain industry. Our conversation covers API3 and decentralized oracles, Smart Cities, real-world examples of the integration of blockchain and data. We begin our conversation by discussing API3 and decentralized oracles. Dave dives deep into oracles, the oracle problem, and the current limitations with on-chain data. We continue our conversation about oracles by discussing API3 and their approach to scaling a decentralized oracle. We finish our conversation about oracles by discussing the importance of providing superior data transparency all the way to the factual data source level to have a truly robust system. This naturally leads our conversation to how this technology is fundamental to building "Smart Cities." We begin our conversation about Smart Cities by discussing the lego blocks that trusted decentralized data can enable, we discuss for example how a developer could build a decentralized version of Uber with roughly 3 APIs. Our conversation continues by discussing how this technology can be extrapolated and applied at a larger scale like in cities. Dave also stresses the importance of building these systems with the necessary precautions to protect individual liberties and maintain individual data sovereignty to truly unlock the potential of Web3. We finish our conversation on Smart Cities by discussing how society will benefit from removing friction and creating a more interconnected society through the amalgamation of these services by this technology. We finish our discussion by discussing real-world examples of the integration of blockchain and data. We begin our conversation by discussing parametric insurance contracts. Dave does an excellent job at explaining the complexities of insurance contracts and why the insurance industry will be dramatically disrupted by blockchain and Web3. We also discuss how DAO's will disrupt Venture capital and HOAs. We continue our conversation by stressing the importance of providing superior data transparency all the way to the factual data source level to build systems that provide enough infrastructure to begin merging the traditional world with the crypto-world. Dave closes the conversation by discussing how DAOs are innovating governance and the differences between DAOs and traditional companies. --- ParaSwap: If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap's state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. Public: Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you join Public.com today. Visit public.com/UNTOLDSTORIES to download the app and sign up. -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20VC Special: Accel Founders Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz on Building Accel Into One of the Most Prominent Venture Firms Over Four Decades, How Today's Market Compares To The Dot Com Bubble, How To Do Generational Transition Well and Why Accel Will Ne

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 39:31


Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz founded Accel in 1983. Under their leadership, they have built Accel into one of the most prominent venture firms of the last 4 decades. Starting with Arthur, as the lead investor, Arthur has helped management teams develop companies into market-defining leaders over an incredible four decades. Prior to co-founding Accel, Arthur was a General Partner of Adler & Company with his career in venture starting at Citicorp Venture Capital.  As for Jim, Jim has been the lead director of more than 50 successful companies. He was instrumental as a founder/mentor of Accel London and in the founding of Meritech Capital. Before Accel, Jim was the founding general partner of Adler & Company, which he started with Fred Adler in 1978 after his tenure as a vice president of Citicorp Venture Capital. In Today's Episode with Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz You Will Learn: 1.) How Arthur and Jim made their first entry into the world of venture capital in the 70's? What was the founding moment for them with Accel? Where did the first discussion happen? Did they align on strategy? Why did they decide to name the firm Accel? 2.) What did the venture ecosystem look like when Arthur and Jim founded Accel in 1983? Why does Arthur believe the specialist always beats the generalist? What was the hardest Accel fund to raise? Why was it the hardest to raise? When did the Accel brand hit an inflection point and fundraising became easier? Where do Arthur and Jim disagree on this? 3.) How do Jim and Arthur feel about the current frothiness of the venture market? Why does Jim believe we are entering a market correction? How do they feel about the inflation of asset value? Through what lens is now the same vs different to 1999/2000? What have been their biggest lessons from experiencing 5 macro booms and busts? 4.) How did Jim and Arthur think about when to expand with a new Accel product? What did Accel do specifically to make the expansion to London and India so successful? What is the key to doing generational transition well? Where do many go wrong here? Do Jim and Arthur agree with Doug Leone, "when you lose seed, you become private equity"? 5.) How do Jim and Arthur think about partner selection within the firm? How have they structured decision-making to ensure politics do not get introduced? How does one create a decision-making framework of accountability without fear to take big risks? What do Arthur and Jim mean when they speak of "the prepared mind"? How does it help them think and operate better?

Go To Market Grit
President and COO Coinbase, Emilie Choi: Rising Through the Crypto Ranks

Go To Market Grit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 64:26


"Crypto" is a term that has recently re-shaped the way the world thinks about money. For Emilie Choi, President and COO at Coinbase, it has been at the forefront of her work and mind for quite some time. Emilie is a true workplace warrior and that is reflected in her leadership at Coinbase as she has cultivated an ethos that endears her entire organization and those she works alongside.In this episode, Emilie doesn't pull the punches as she divulges her own strengths and weaknesses and how she strives to make them both equal assets. She also expounds on fostering connections in the workplace, her mission-oriented mindset, and how it is a mindset she likes to see in entrepreneurs. Emilie also offers essential insight into the current shape of cryptocurrency and the exciting direction that it is headed.      In this episode, we cover: Emilie's competitive advantage and how she transformed her weakness into an asset. (3:35) Sensitivity in the workplace: Emilie opens up about a time when she showed her vulnerability in her “top of mind” email to the organization and how that cultivated a connection across the teams. (7:34) Building out LinkedIn's Corp Dev team in its early stages and how entrepreneurs successfully ran LinkedIn's three business lines. (9:21) Missionary vs mercenary: Emilie shares why it's refreshing to work with crypto entrepreneurs who are mission-oriented - and Joubin taps into his recent experience with hiring a candidate. (13:00) Why Emilie admires Amazon's core business strategy - and her opinion on companies she would hypothetically buy. (17:36) How Emilie's desire to continue learning led her to make a lateral move from LinkedIn to Coinbase - and how she navigated the recruitment process of her team. (22:10) An overview of Coinbase: assets, revenue, long-term trajectory, and their three main focuses - and Emilie breaks down Coinbase's innovation by comparing it to the evolution of mobile phones. (31:10) ‘Volatility is a feature, not a bug': What volatility means for Coinbase - and why Amazon and Adobe serve as an influence for Coinbase as they invest in their future acts. (38:38) Weathering the crypto winter: How Emilie frames investing in crypto to potential buyers - and how she integrates grit and resilience into her role and across the organization. (43:47) Emilie shares her thoughts on Coinbase's %5 employee departure after their pledge to be apolitical - and what she admires about the Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong. (49:09) Emilie reflects on what she has learned as she grew into COO and President - and how Coinbase grew to be the number one regulated crypto custodian in the world. (56:22) Links: Connect with Emilie LinkedIn Coinbase Connect with Joubin Twitter LinkedIn Email: gtmg@kleinerperkins.com  Learn more about Kleiner Perkins

North Valley Community Church
Venture: Examining Your Faith

North Valley Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 42:00


We are glad you are here. We are a community that meets Sunday mornings at 9:00AM and 10:45AM on our campus 1/2 mile north of Jomax on the East side of I-17 (27201 N Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85085) in the North Valley of Phoenix, AZ. Please visit our website for upcoming events and more information. northvalley.org

Echo Church / Rochester MN
Sunday Service // All the Rage: Venture // November 07, 2021

Echo Church / Rochester MN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 68:57


Paul Hurkman What's all the rage at Echo Church? Generosity is our response. Guest Speaker Paul Hurkman inspires us to stay on mission and live an impactful narrative.

Messages | Venture Christian Church
Can I Really Trust the Bible?

Messages | Venture Christian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021


Can I Really Trust the Bible?

Frequent Miler on the Air
Capital One's Venture X: Will it bury Chase's Sapphire Reserve? | Ep123 | 11-6-21

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 64:10


1:21 What crazy thing....did X1 do this week? https://frequentmiler.com/x1-card-review-up-to-4x-everywhere-its-here-its-real/ 6:33 Mattress Running the Numbers: Is it worth spending $8K for a Hilton free night certificate if targeted? https://frequentmiler.com/hilton-free-night-certificate-offer-with-just-8k-spend-targeted/ 11:58 Main Event: Capital One's Venture X: Will it bury the competition? https://frequentmiler.com/capital-one-venture-x-card-a-strong-new-ultra-premium-contender/ https://frequentmiler.com/huge-if-true-convert-capital-one-cash-back-to-miles-by-moving-rewards/ 48:47 Post Roast https://frequentmiler.com/build-your-amex-point-fortune-up-to-620k-points-with-25k-spend/ How to refer someone to almost any Amex card: https://youtu.be/Tx4o3X7TgMQ https://frequentmiler.com/is-it-time-to-ditch-all-of-your-marriott-credit-cards/ 57:41 Question of the Week: Is 50K World of Hyatt points appropriate compensation for missteps? Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ Music credit: Annie Yoder

Build The Future
#71 — Ian Rountree: Venture & the Near Frontier

Build The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 46:01


Today, we're talking with Ian Rountree the founder and partner of Cantos.vc, a venture fund investing in near frontier technologies that will change the world. In this conversation Ian and I cover the changing landscape of venture, financing the future, and bounce around quite a bit between the various facets of the future that are being built right now.To listen to more episodes and to stay connected, follow along athttps://www.buildthefuturepodcast.com/https://twitter.com/camwieseDon't forget to leave a review and subscribe.Have a great week and until next time, go build!

Edge of NFT Podcast
Claude VonStroke Of DirtyBird On Musical Flight Club NFTs With Real-World Utility, Plus: Tom Brady's NFT Venture, Solana's MonkeyBall $3Mil Raise, And More...

Edge of NFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 56:24


Music and NFTs intersect in a variety of fun and innovative ways. Dirtybird Flight Club is a unique generative NFT project that is reaching new heights and redefining what the music industry means in our day and age. In this episode, our hosts are joined by Claude VonStroke, the dreamer, disrupter, and doer behind Dirtybird Records. Join in to find out how Claude's rebel mindset and love for the grind makes him a perfect fit for trailblazing in NFTs. Plus, in our hot topics, find out how NFT Genius is continuing to change the NFT game with Rebel Rabbits and the Gaia Marketplace.

Earth Wise
Vineyard Wind Prepares For Construction | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 2:00


Vineyard Wind 1 will be the first utility-scale offshore wind energy project in the United States.  It will be located 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts and will consist of an array of 62 wind turbines, spaced one nautical mile apart.  It will generate 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power over 400,000 homes. […]

Into the Adultverse
#62 - Riley Finch, Operations at Afore Capital, on Venture, Investing, & Startups

Into the Adultverse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 53:23


Timestamps: 2:45 - How geography affects the distribution of resources 14:30 - Is the current VC market sustainable? 18:55 - Why not all companies need VC 29:00 - How did sports eventually put you on the path to getting into VC? 40:44 - What frameworks have you built to manage risk, both in work and in life?

Equity
The inherent tensions within Venture capital

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 27:39


This is our Wednesday show, the time of the week when we niche down to a single topic. Today? The issue of venture capital expectations in certain sectors where startups may not be the best fit. And what happens when they raise a mountain of capital.Natasha and Alex had former founder and present-day indie journalist Vincent Woo to come on the show with us. Why? Because he's written extensively about Lambda School, one of our subjects of the day.We started with Ro, and Natasha's excellent piece on the matter: Employees detail rising tensions at Ro as healthcare unicorn struggles to grow beyond first win.Next we chatted Lambda School, which has a well-documented history of raising venture capital and attracting controversy. Most recently, Woo published a piece about the coding bootcamp's misleading claims on job placement. The company is perhaps a cautionary tale of how venture-level growth can struggle in certain sectors. Education is hard and may not scale like software.At the heart of conversation was a question: In this time of high valuations and easy access to large amounts of capital, how can VC incentives lead some startups into a cycle of pain? We didn't land on a single conclusion, and that was kind of the point of the episode. Venture capital isn't inherently bad or good, but the money can come with a list of demands (and pressures) that cause risk-taking founders to make mistakes. A recalibration is necessary, but, as we talk about every week, the "up and to the right" market will take its time getting there.It was good fun to focus on a single topic, but we're back with our news roundup Friday morning! Chat soon!

Karen Hunter Show
Shelly Omilade Bell - Business/Tech/Finance Expert and CEO & Founder of Black Girl Venture

Karen Hunter Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 29:07


Canyon Creek Church
Venture Conversations: Fear

Canyon Creek Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 18:59


Business Daily
Silicon Valley and the climate crisis

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 18:26


As the world focuses its attention on climate, we're looking to the money that could create real change. Venture capital is the type of financing that can take new ideas to the mass market and it's finally looking to fund clean, green tech. First, to understand how start-ups go about seeking VC funding, Vivienne Nunis hears from founder Diedre McGettrick. Gabriel Kra, of the venture capital firm Prelude Ventures, explains the shift he's seen in low-carbon investing. But Silicon Valley attracts the world's sharpest minds, so why aren't more tech leaders coming up with the bright ideas needed to fight climate change? We ask founder-turned-investor, Ben Parr. Producer: Sarah Treanor. Image: Smart farming technology. Credit: Getty Images

MicroConf On Air
Bonus: The 2022 State of Independent SaaS Survey is Live

MicroConf On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021


We need your help! The 2022 State of Independent SaaS Survey is now live and we need as many eligible founders of B2B SaaS businesses to complete the survey. This survey will be used to create our third annual State of Independent SaaS report, offering recommendations, insights, and pitfalls critical to planning for a future in B2B SaaS. Venture funded businesses have a wealth of research and data helping them make decisions about the next steps they should take with their business - our community and niche of indie funded SaaS businesses shouldn't miss out on these best practices. Fill out the 2022 State of Independent SaaS survey today! microconf.com/state-of-indie-saas

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20VC: Mac the VC on the Journey from Homeless To Becoming A VC, What It Takes To Raise a Fund on Twitter, Why the Venture World is F***** Up and How Institutional LPs Need To Change

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 37:39


McKeever "Mac" Conwell II is the founder and managing partner of RareBreed Ventures, a pre-seed fund that invests outside of large tech ecosystems, with a concentrated portfolio approach being the first check with up to $250K. Mac's journey into venture is nothing short of inspirational, Mac went from being homeless to being an engineer to founding his own companies to today, raising Rarebreed largely on Twitter. In Today's Episode with Mac the VC You Will Learn: 1.) How Mac went from being homeless to becoming an engineer and starting his own company? How did his time operating lead to his becoming a VC and building his Twitter brand? 2.) What are the biggest ways that venture is messed up today? Why does Mac believe it does not matter about getting into hot deals? Why does Mac believe that the brand of the VC that does your round does not matter? Does Mac see the leading venture brands investing outside SF and NYC? What elements of an investment compel them more than others? 3.) In the wake of the George Floyd event, who does Mac note did not say anything? How does Mac want to see diversity introduced at the institutional LP level? What does Mac believe institutional LPs care about? What can institutional LPs do structurally to allow themselves to invest in the next generation of emerging managers? 4.) Why does Mac not like AngelList Rolling Funds? How did he structure his fund in a creative way? How does Mac feel about the requirements for GP commits? How did Mac use Twitter very specifically to raise his fund? Which people went out of their way to help him? What were some of the biggest takeaways from those discussions? Item's Mentioned In Today's Episode with Mac the VC Mac's Favourite Book: Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire

Go To Market Grit
COO Bloomreach, Christy Augustine: Thin Mints & Company Building

Go To Market Grit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 59:27


Carving her own path is certainly one way to describe how Christina Augustine, COO at Bloomreach, has chosen to do her work. With a distinct set of experiences, beginning with a unique college thesis, to owning her own patent, and eventually leading Bloomreach through successful product launches, Christina has held her own over the course of her career. And her fortitude is now paying off. Christina's natural competitiveness has not only helped her shape her own leadership abilities, but she continues to carry these skills forward. While her decision to leave Bain & Company was a difficult one, that decision has returned its value tenfold. From her role as an individual contributor to the now COO at Bloomreach, Christina has brought a tenacity that deserves attention. Check out this episode to learn how she has honed her abilities to evaluate and consciously decide where she wants to be, and how she applies her own grit to the workplace.In this episode, we cover: Christina's college thesis on the Julia set, her experience at HBS, and a look at her patent. (2:20) More on Christina's background and the “gnarly” aspect of her role at Bain & Company - and why she loves volunteering at Girl Scouts. (06:18) Why competitiveness is a great leadership trait and how Christina puts it into practice - and why she chose to make the difficult decision to leave Bain and join Bloomreach as an individual contributor. (15:13) ‘It's an every year decision': Christina explains why she rewrites her resume and reflects on her contributions on an annual basis. (21:51) Powered by Bloomreach: Christina provides an overview of Bloomreach and shares her perspective on their high valuation and what it indicates as they focus on building long-term products. (26:17) The evolution of Christina's roles at Bloomreach, from individual contributor to COO - and how the ‘“north star product vision” impacted the team's decision to build a second product. (35:15) Christina reflects on her early days at Bloomreach and explores their product development journey - and she talks about the impact of Google's SEO algorithm change. (45:09) What Christina's mentors helped her prepare for as she transitioned into her COO position - and why it is important to know when to “do nothing.” (54:18)

POP
Investing in Culture Through Tech with Ollen Douglass, Managing Director of Motley Fool Ventures

POP

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 34:23


Ollen Douglass is the managing director of Motley Fool Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund. In this week's episode, Ollen discusses investing in culture and investing in the intersection of purpose and profit. Tune in to learn how you can make meaningful investments that align with your values.Motley Fool Ventures is a $150 million fund which invests in “tech-enabled” start-ups – those deploying technology as a strategic asset to increase scale, efficiency, or access in large, growing markets.Ollen is an active investor, serving on the board of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He also advises and supports organizations focused on expanding economic opportunities. We'll discuss how you can invest in your North Star to make your portfolio reflect your best vision for our future.  Key points discussed - Making the world smarter, happier and richer (01:32)- Ollen's investment journey (03:34)- Investing at the intersection of purpose and profit (11:02)- What Ollen looks for in an entrepreneur (15:40)- Why Ollen is bullish on equity crowdfunding (20:52)- Ollen's advice for new investors (25:33)- How Ollen defines a good investor (32:30)- Bringing profit to the people (34:26) Additional resourcesLearn more about Motley Fool Ventures and their work:https://foolventures.com/To keep in the loop for the latest developments in crowdfund investing, make sure to follow this podcast and listen in every week. Leave a rating and a review, and let's bring profit back to the people together.Ready to start investing in your future? Then head over to www.republic.co and find a startup you're passionate about.Legal Disclaimer: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has qualified the offering statement that we have filed with the SEC. The information in that offering statement is more complete than the information we are providing now and could differ in important ways. You must read the documents filed with the SEC before investing. The offering is being made only by means of its offering statement. This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Any person interested in investing in any offering of Props Tokens should review our disclosures and the publicly filed offering statement and the final offering circular that is part of that offering statement at http://offeringcircular.propsproject.com. YouNow is not registered, licensed or supervised as a broker-dealer or investment adviser by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), or any other financial regulatory authority or licensed to provide any financial advice or services.

All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
E52: Trump's SPAC, peak venture liquidity, tech as an economic ladder, Dems overplaying their hand

All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 87:29


Show Notes: 0:00 Bestie weight loss strategies, poker recap 13:19 Trump SPAC, how he can leverage the capital intelligently, building vs. acquiring, and more 33:43 Peak venture returns, tech landscape 44:56 Tech's global role: are we still in the early days, as opposed to a bubble? Wealth shaming, upward mobility 58:58 Democrats overplaying their hand, Netflix discourse, and more 1:17:41 Pig kidney biological innovation Follow the besties: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/TheZachEffect Referenced in the show: https://www.tmtgcorp.com/press-releases/announcement-10-20-2021 https://www.tmtgcorp.com/company-overview https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/22/trump-social-media-spac-digital-world-acquisition-corp-surges-another-100percent.html https://twitter.com/scienceisstrat1/status/1450723760806379520 https://www.wsj.com/articles/venture-returns-keep-climbing-mystifying-some-industry-veterans-11634554801 https://files.pitchbook.com/website/files/pdf/Q3_2021_PitchBook-NVCA_Venture_Monitor.pdf https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/us/amherst-college-legacy-admissions.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/us/dorian-abbot-mit.html https://www.okayplayer.com/culture/michael-che-elon-musk-snl.html https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/20/tech-billionaire-aiding-facebook-whistleblower-516358 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-20/china-slams-effeminate-men-in-xi-s-mounting-push-for-conformity https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/health/kidney-transplant-pig-human.html https://pandaily.com/top-livestream-salesman-li-jiaqi-records-1-7-billion-in-sales-in-first-11-11-livestream-viya-follows

Turley Talks
Ep. 700 Trump Launches MASSIVE MEDIA VENTURE to CRUSH Big Tech!!!

Turley Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 12:23


Highlights:  “At the top of the list of offerings is a new social media platform called Truth Social which has a two-fold aim, of course, of crushing Big Tech competitors while providing a platform for all ideas to be shared freely.”“In addition to Truth Social, there will be two outlets; TMTG+, that will take on Netflix, Disney+ and the like, and TMTG News that will take on CNN and iHeartMedia. And finally, there's a long-term opportunity TMTG tech stack that will take on Amazon web services, Google Cloud and the like.”“This is shaping up to eventually be a massive multibillion-dollar challenge to Big Tech.”“A new anti-woke world is rising. Now with the announcement of Trump's multimedia company along with a number of other venture capital endeavors, we can be assured that the days of Big Tech oligarchs are indeed coming to an end.”Timestamps:[02:45] On Trump's new major media conglomerate[04:46] What Trump's media platform is going to look like[05:37] Frank McCourt's special media project to challenge Facebook[07:47] On a Russian billionaire looking to start a new international social media platform [09:20] Why the days of Big Tech oligarchs are indeed coming to an endResources:Ep. 355 Cancel Culture is AWAKENING a Conservative Parallel Society!!!JOIN US for our Virtual gathering of New Conservative Patriots on November 12th and 13th and Learn How YOU Can Build a Society FREE from WOKENESS! Register today at http://conferences.turleytalks.com/no...Get Your Brand-New PATRIOT T-Shirts and Merch Here: https://store.turleytalks.com/Become a Turley Talks Insiders Club Member and get the first 7 days FREE!!: https://insidersclub.turleytalks.com/welcomeFight Back Against Big Tech Censorship! Sign-up here to discover Dr. Steve's different social media options …. but without the censorship! https://www.turleytalks.com/en/alternative-media.com Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and/or leave a review.Do you want to be a part of the podcast and be our sponsor? Click here to partner with us and defy liberal culture!If you would like to get lots of articles on conservative trends make sure to sign-up for the 'New Conservative Age Rising' Email Alerts.