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    Future of Agriculture
    FoA 323: The Changing Venture Capital Landscape with Mark Blackwell of Builders VC

    Future of Agriculture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 39:23 Very Popular


    Visit our quarterly presenting sponsor: www.CalgaryAgBusiness.com Builders VC: https://www.builders.vc FoA 169: Investing in Farmland with Carter Malloy of AcreTrader https://player.captivate.fm/episode/2d02dd15-9faa-469b-8b5d-5b99233a3a53 FoA 188: Fintech Meets Agtech to Invest in Farmland https://player.captivate.fm/episode/44a98802-07c3-4295-87c0-e0965881e5b2 Joining us on today's episode is Mark Blackwell of Builders VC. Mark is actually based in Calgary, but Builders is a Silicon Valley - based venture fund that focuses on modernizing antiquated industries. So they focus in not only agriculture, but also healthcare, industrials, real estate and construction. They have a portfolio of over 60 companies, investing from seed to series a. The team has a long history of investing in agtech before they founded Builders when they invested as part of Kosla Ventures in companies such as Granular and the Climate Corp.  Mark and I talk a lot about the current state of venture capital, and what areas of agtech he's most excited to invest in companies with bold visions and strategic plans. I'll warn you, this episode gets a little into the weeds of venture capital. I'm by no means any sort of an expert on this, but if you're unfamiliar, here's a quick and very basic primer:  Venture capitalists start and manage funds to invest in startup companies. They are backed by investors, called limited partners or LPs that give them money to place these bets. When VCs have money from their investors that they have not yet deployed to startups, they call that money dry powder. VCs do take a management fee from those investments, but the real money is made when a company exits. In other words it is sold or goes public. That is why we'll talk about M&A activity which is mergers and acquisitions. When companies in their portfolio exits, that is when the VC can return the fund, or provide returns to their investors and themselves. We also reference SPACs at one point in this conversation, which could be a whole other podcast, but just know that stands for special purpose acquisition company and it is a vehicle that allows companies to go public that was super popular a year ago, but has fallen out of favor based on a number of factors I won't get into here.  Ok hopefully that provides good context for this insightful conversation with Mark Blackwell. Mark is a general partner and lead of the Canadian Office at Builders. Previously, he was a product manager at SolarWinds which he joined when they acquired GNS3 Technologies where Mark had been the COO. He also had a background in venture capital and investment banking before that.

    Behind the Money with the Financial Times
    Why VC funding is drying up

    Behind the Money with the Financial Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 17:28 Very Popular


    Venture capital fundraising hit a record-high last year. There were more deals, and more money poured into startups last year than at any other time in history. Now, the FT's Richard Waters says the fundraising bonanza is over. On this week's episode, we explore what that means for the future of startups. Clips from Looney Tunes: ⓒ Warner Bros. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - For further reading:Venture capital's silent crash: when the tech boom met realityKlarna's valuation crashes to under $7bn in tough funding roundVenture capital's delayed rendezvous with reality- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - On Twitter, follow Richard Waters (@RichardWaters) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07)Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Do Zero ao Topo
    VCs respondem: como pensam e funcionam os fundos de venture capital?

    Do Zero ao Topo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 25:45


    Você já aprendeu como criar um negócio que atraia investimentos, e como de fato conquistar esse cheque, nos dois primeiros episódios da nossa série de VCs respondem as perguntas dos ouvintes do Do Zero Ao Topo, marca de empreendedorismo do InfoMoney. Neste último episódio da nossa série, vamos falar sobre como pensam e funcionam os fundos de capital de risco, ou venture capital.O episódio soluciona diversos mistérios: por que investidores decidem colocar dinheiro em startups? Como pessoas físicas investem em startups, e quais são os riscos e retornos envolvidos? Como se define o valor de mercado, ou valuation, de uma startup? O que os fundos de venture capital levam para uma startup, além do seu dinheiro? Como esses fundos de venture capital ganham dinheiro, e o que fazem quando um investimento não dá certo? Para fechar, qual o papel da intuição na hora de assinar ou não um cheque para uma startup?Três gestores de venture capital foram consultados. Na ordem de aparição, João Kepler, CEO da Bossanova Investimentos; Maria Carolina Lacombe, diretora de comunidade da Valor Capital Group; e Laura Constantini, cofundadora da Astella. YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DoZeroAoTopoINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/dozeroaotopo_oficial/NEWSLETTER: https://www.infomoney.com.br/newsletters/do-zero-ao-topo/

    QA Selling Online
    Managing Director at MATH Venture Partners and Co-author of Exit Right - Mark Achler

    QA Selling Online

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 42:08


    Mark Achler Managing Director at MATH Venture Partners and Co-author of Exit Right. Mark was an early employee of Apple and Head of Innovation at Redbox  What's your business story?Was RedBox the DVD rental ATM?What is Math venture partners?So you guys are not buying brands like aggregators, you are simply funding them?Where are these investments made? The US only?The only companies you invest in are digital tech?Can you give examples of companies or services funded?So if I were looking for funding for my agency I would approach Math?Please explain the process.What are things required for businesses?You co-wrote a book called Exit right, tell us about itAfter a big exit people show up everywhere telling you where to invest next, what do you do? https://www.mathventurepartners.com/ https://www.exitrightbook.com/ founder checklist https://www.amazon.com/Exit-Right-Startup-Maximize-Return-ebook/dp/B09PRH3VF2

    Dog Whistle Branding
    Product Marketing Fundamentals for Venture-Backable Startups with Diego Rivas, Product Manager at Google and Advisor For Google For Startups

    Dog Whistle Branding

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 57:08


    Today on DWB, I sat down with Diego Rivas, Product Manager at Google and Advisor with Google For Startups, which supports thriving, diverse, and inclusive startup communities around the world. I met Diego through Navy Veteran Carla Bond, Founder of UpSkill VR, a tech company that uses virtual reality to train and certify first responders in CPR. Diego is Carla's advisor and has been helping her think through how to position her product for fundraising. We discuss positioning for tech products and how to approach growth. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.com Follow Diego on Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drivasco/

    Bloomberg Crypto
    Why Do Artists Need Labels When They Have NFTs?

    Bloomberg Crypto

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 19:56 Very Popular


    Venture capitalists and certain people in the music industry are enthusiastic about the potential for artists to benefit from technology like the blockchain and NFTs. But there isn't universal agreement, especially among musicians themselves, that any of this is necessarily a good idea. What are the big trends, and the big areas of disagreement? Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw joins this episode from Los Angeles to continue our coverage of crypto and the music industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    #plugintodevin - Your Mark on the World with Devin Thorpe
    Expert: Crowdfunding and Venture Capital Markets Will Merge

    #plugintodevin - Your Mark on the World with Devin Thorpe

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 24:15


    Devin: What is your superpower? Chris: We collectively as a group here, the marketplaces, ourselves, folks like yourselves, associations, marketing agencies—all of us are working collectively to build an industry out of thin air. This did not exist six years ago. There were no online marketplaces to go and invest in alternatives like startups. We are building something from nothing. And when people hear startups, they think, “move fast and break things.” Move fast, move fast, move fast. It’s true because if you think about how long it takes a big corporation to do something simple, like change the prices on their product or whatever it may be, it could take years. Within a startup, you go from zero to an entire business in a matter of weeks, months, years, so on and so forth. But things still don’t move nearly as quickly as people ever think. And I think my superpower, above all else to date that’s allowed me to build this business, is patience and the practice of patience.Frankly, I don’t remember when a guest and I covered so much important ground in so little time. Don’t miss my conversation with Christopher Lustrino, the founder and CEO of KingsCrowd.SuperCrowd22Chris will be speaking at SuperCrowd22, our two-day virtual conference on impact crowdfunding and community capital. This event is for you!“One of the cool things about building our business is that we get to watch how the entire world of equity crowdfunding is forming, what investor sentiment is like, what their behavior is like, what startup founder behavior is like,” Chris says.“This is an incredible place to be in the world at this moment in time,” Chris continues. “So, it’ll be fun to dive in and tell folks more about what it is that’s happening all around us as this industry develops.”KingsCrowd is tracking every deal in the sector, so he has a great perspective on the industry. Don’t miss it!Readers can register now for half price! Paid subscribers can attend for free. (An annual subscription is just $55.)Convergence of Crowdfunding and Venture Capital“Venture capital is the only industry today that still lives offline,” Chris says. “The idea that the industry that innovated every industry will continue to live offline and act like a dinosaur is completely absurd to me.”Venture capitalists still largely source and execute deals outside of the platforms that increasingly, even angel investors use for making investments. “Nearly every financial service has moved online,” Chris says. “Health care—everything about health care is moved online. I mean, everything is moved online. I mentioned those two industries because they’re the oldest school industries and the ones that have the most risk in moving online. And yet they still have.”“What we’re going to continually see over the next decade is this continuous convergence of both of those industries coming together and venture capitalists becoming more tech-centric and being able to utilize marketplaces like Republic, Wefunder, so on and so forth, both for sourcing and executing deals,” he says.Chris sees the evidence of his prediction in two observations:VCs are finding deals by browsing crowdfunding portalsVCs are encouraging their portfolio companies to raise money thereChris has raised $7 million, primarily via crowdfunding, using NetCapital, Republic and StartEngine. KingsCrowd has over 4,000 investors, including some institutions. “We’re 25 full-time folks; we have over 10,000 paying customers.”Enjoy Every Episode!KingsCrowd’s Portfolio ToolOne of the fundamental problems of investing in crowdfunding is that your investments don’t all live in one place. “In the traditional public equity world, you most likely have a brokerage account with someone like Charles Schwab or Fidelity or Robinhood, whoever it may be. So, you see all of your individual stocks in one place,” Chris says.Not so in crowdfunding. To buy shares in a company, you need to open an account with the FINRA-registered portal offering the securities. If you invest regularly, you’ll end up with shares in a dozen companies on half-a-dozen portals. Tracking gets tricky.“Did I invest in this? I don’t remember if I invested in this,” Chris says is a common refrain. It inspired KingsCrowd to create a portfolio tracking tool that not only allows you to create a list of your holdings but also provides some updates on valuation.“We allow you to put all your investments into one place from a visual basis. Think of it as mint.com,” Chris says. “The investments don’t live there, but visually they do.”The basic portfolio tool is available with a free KingsCrowd subscription.KingsCrowd’s Search ToolKingsCrowd is more widely known for its searchable live database that allows customers to access every company raising money via Regulation Crowdfunding plus regulation A, rules similar to crowdfunding but for larger deals, plus some deals available only to accredited investors.Chris offers a hypothetical example:If you come to our site and you're an investor who likes health care, you like to invest in pre-seed companies and you like founders with a lot of experience—being able to go and find those things on 40-plus marketplaces is very challenging and very time-consuming. So, you can come to KingsCrowd and say, “Show me all the health care companies, show me the ones with the $10 Million valuation or less. Show me the pre-seed companies that fall in that bucket and show me the ones with X amount of experience within the founding team.”The search tool includes tags for impact in a variety of ways. “We have ESG [environment, social responsibility and corporate governance] tags, female founder tags, underrepresented founder tags, LGBTQ tags,” Chris says, adding that they regularly add new tags as customers request them.There are about 700 companies raising money via crowdfunding at the moment. With the KingsCrowd tool, you can find the ones that interest you in just a few minutes—not hours. You can learn to do a new search in seconds with a bit of practice.The basic search function is free, even before you create an account.KingsCrowd AnalysisChris is proud of the analysis his company provides on crowdfunding offerings. Even tiny offerings where issuers are raising less than $100,000 are covered by some data-driven analyses. Chris explains:We collect over 500 data points on each and every company that's raising capital in these markets. Financials, valuation, amount raised, how many investors are partaking, what their traction looks like, so on and so forth. We put all of this information into our database and then we compare and contrast all of the companies against one another and those key fundamentals. So if there are 500 pre-seed companies all raising capital actively, we'll look at things like their valuation versus all the other valuations out there. We're going to help you see the strengths and weaknesses in each and every business and let you do a deep dive so that you can make an informed investment decision that isn't based on hype, but is based on real facts and content.This analysis is the information KingsCrowd customers pay to access. If making better investment decisions can increase your financial return, it could, in effect, pay for itself.Chris leverages an unusual superpower to accomplish all this: patience.How to Develop Patience As a SuperpowerTo demonstrate how important patience is to the success KingsCrowd is having, Chris shared the story of its founding:When I started KingsCrowd, no one cared. I mean, no one cared. Even the players who are in this space, the marketplace and not for any negative reasons or anything like that, but even the marketplace players were like we don't care. We're trying to figure out our own thing. We don't care about the data provider. Investors didn't care, no one cared. It was like every day going out on a rowboat. If I didn't row, we weren't going anywhere. You're just rowing along, rowing along, rowing along and you're fighting the currents. You're not getting responses from anyone. I mean, it is the greatest uphill battle you will ever experience trying to build something from nothing, especially when you're not only building a new company, but you're building a new company in a new sector that's coming from nothing. It has been four and a half years. What we've accomplished, I could have never imagined over four and a half years. But what happens on a day, a month, even a six-month period? It could feel like you're moving through eggshells. It's just so challenging, and it moves so much slower in so many ways than you hope or wish.But that's the reality of it. Everything takes ten times longer than you expect and is ten times more expensive than you expect to get where you want to be.Chris’s patience is deliberate. “Recognizing what we could do as a group in a decade, that’s where I keep my eye every day,” he says. “Where are we going to be in ten years? I don’t give up on that. I just keep going and say, no matter how hard today is, tomorrow, three months, six months, a year, even two years from now. That’s not what I’m building for. I’m building for the next decade.”He’s nearly halfway through that ten-year time horizon. He’s already had some wins to brag about. He reflected on a note he’d come across recently that he’d written launching KingsCrowd. In the note, he expressed the desire to create a fund allowing investors to buy shares in many crowdfund offerings at once. KingsCrowd is doing that now.Chris routinely reminds people of the saying, “You always overestimate how much you can accomplish in a year, but underestimate what you could accomplish in many years.”He reminds his team that when KingsCrowd started, Chris was the only full-time employee. Today, four-and-a-half years later, he’s got a team of 25. He says that empathy and kindness are part of the formula for patience. Not sounding at all like a typical CEO but precisely like the CEO people love to work for, he says: We move deadlines all the time internally. There are a lot of companies that don't want to do that, that will get on your back about “How we can miss this deadline by a day or two.”I joke with them, but I say, “Listen, this product feature doesn't exist in the world. So if it doesn't exist for another week or another three weeks because someone's sick, because someone needs a vacation, because someone has something with their family, it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, it does not matter.”Being flexible and open to those things from the top and saying it's okay to miss a deadline, it's okay to push things if it's not going to work, and to remove that pressure and make people realize, we're not just working for the little win, we're working for the big long term wins. That's what matters.By following Chris’s example and his advice, you can develop patience as a superpower that will enable you to accomplish great things over the next decade. Get full access to Superpowers for Good at devinthorpe.substack.com/subscribe

    Creator Stories
    Pros & Cons of Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Startup Studios

    Creator Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 27:58


    Colin and Brent discuss pros and cons of venture capital, private equity, and startup studios.Sign up for Colin's cohort-based course on acquisitions. Reach out if you want some tech and product diligence done.Enroll in Colin's Acquisition Course & Community at IndiePE.com.Reach out to Colin Keeley and Brent Sanders on Twitter with any feedback. Sell your SaaS at VerneHQ.com 

    Jungunternehmer Podcast
    Tech enabled Franchise & 60 Mio. Funding – Johannes Braith, Storebox

    Jungunternehmer Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 46:52


    Damals ist Johannes Braith von der Schule geflogen, heute führt er ein Startup Richtung Unicorn Bewertung. Wie das zusammenpasst und was das Geheimnis hinter dem Erfolg von Storebox ist, das erzählt dir Johannes im Interview.Was du lernst:Ist Franchise ein VC Case?Welche Rolle spielt Tech für die Skalierbarkeit des Franchise?Wieso wurde trotz finanzieller Erfolge ein Funding von 60 Mio. gestartet?Was ist beim Aufbau von Storebox so richtig schiefgelaufen?Welche Tipps hat Johannes zum Thema Werte & Teamführung?Die Kapitel:00:59Was macht Storebox?02:01Was motiviert dich?03:20Wie bist du zum Venture gekommen?05:24Wieso ist Storebox skalierbarer als andere Franchises & welche Rolle spielt Tech dabei?09:37Wofür braucht ihr das VC-Geld?11:18Wo steckt der Tech-Faktor bei Storebox?14:23Wie bedient ihr euer breites Spektrum?17:04Wie sind die Zukunftsaussichten?20:00Als was seid ihr gestartet?25:17Teamkommunikation: Was lief gut, was nicht?29:58Wie seid ihr mit dem Thema Company Culture umgegangen?32:55Welche drei Werte sind für euch relevant & wie setzt ihr sie um?36:36Zu welchem Thema hast du eine konträre Meinung?41:01Welchen Rat gibst du oft, findest es aber schwer, ihn selbst zu befolgen?41:32Was würdest du an der Startup-Szene verändern, wenn du könntest?45:17Welche drei Eigenschaften wünschst du dir für deine Kinder?Johannes BraithLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannesbraith/Storebox: https://www.yourstorebox.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://jungunternehmerpodcast.com/newsletterDU GRÜNDEST EIN STARTUP?Falls du bei deiner Startup Gründung Hilfe brauchst, meld dich gerne. Fabian, der Host dieses Podcasts, arbeitet mit diversen Startups die zwischen Pre-Seed und Series A stecken zusammen und vielleicht kann er dir ja auch helfen: https://jungunternehmerpodcast.com/startup-advisory See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Design Strategy Podcast
    16. Kartik Poria – BCG Digital Ventures

    The Design Strategy Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 33:03


    This episode's guest is Kartik Poria, a Product and Venture designer at BCG Digital Ventures. With a background in Architecture, UX and branding he has an inspiring career path and shares the lessons he learned along the way. In addition, he also shares what his current role at BCG DV looks like and how he applies design strategy on a daily basis. Key words: - Venture building - Corporate Startups - Portfolio Sprint - Minimal Viable Product (MVP) - Ethnographic Research - Lean UX - Design Thinking - Mentorship - Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Making technology more understandable - Democratizing Design Thinking - Books: Hidden in Plain Sight / Orchestrating Experiences / Reimagining Design - Design toolkit for brand extension decision of corporate startups: https://josephinescholtes.com/design-toolkit/ Disclaimer: all speakers on this podcast, speak on behalf of themselves and do not represent the company they work for.

    Minority Money
    Building Generational Family Wealth with Mitch Brooks

    Minority Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 38:22


    The hard work we put in today are all for the same dream that one day, our children, the next generation, will live a life far better off than where we stand today. In order to get to that future vision, we have to focus on our present direction. In this episode I am joined by Angel Investor and General Partner of High Street Equity Partners, Mitch Brooks. We will talk about closing the equity gap and building family wealth for the future generations.  Mitch shares detailed steps on how you can change your financial trajectory. We discussed the two key ways on how to address the gap, getting over the barrier of access to capital, debt and equity investment, home ownership and entrepreneurship, and more. All crucial steps to reach your financial goals and dreams for yourself and your family.  It's time that your dreams finally become your reality! Highlights: >> Defining the Equity Gap  >> The gateways to change the financial picture for generations to come  >> Getting over the barrier of access to capital >> Venture capital  >> Debt Investment vs. Equity Investment  >> Giving a percentage of Equity of Ownership to the right partner/s >> Private Equity  >> The importance of Entrepreneurship in closing the equity gap especially for people of color Connect with Mitch: >> Instagram: https://instagram.com/mitchbrooks?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= (https://instagram.com/mitchbrooks) >> Twitter: https://twitter.com/mitchbrooks?t=jKUJJFLRts9aVf0G_yL76g&s=09 (https://twitter.com/mitchbrooks) >> LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mabiv (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mabiv)  >> Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/mitchbrooks (https://linktr.ee/mitchbrooks)  >> Email: grow@highstreetequity.com  >> Website: https://www.highstreetequity.com/ (https://www.highstreetequity.com/)  If you loved this episode, you have to listen to these episodes as well:  >> https://www.minoritymoneypodcast.com/2020/06/03/getting-out-of-poverty-creating-wealth-with-dr-david-rhoiney/ (Getting out of Poverty & Creating Wealth with Dr. David Rhoiney) >> https://www.minoritymoneypodcast.com/2019/09/13/utilizing-your-financial-why-to-help-change-the-racial-wealth-gap/ (Utilizing Your Financial Why to Help Change the Racial Wealth Gap) >> https://www.minoritymoneypodcast.com/2021/03/01/bridging-the-racial-wealth-divide-with-dedrick-asante-muhammad-black-history-month-special/ (Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad [Black History Month Special]) I'm sure you're getting tons of value from the podcast! Don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3jN77Mv (https://apple.co/3jN77Mv)), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3jParH0 (https://spoti.fi/3jParH0)), Google Podcasts (https://bit.ly/3n3i8vb (https://bit.ly/3n3i8vb)), or on your favorite podcast app and SHARE THIS

    OTCQB Podcast
    Gaby Inc.

    OTCQB Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 16:26


    Gaby Inc. (OTCQB: GABLF) is a California-focused cannabis retailer and operator with its own proprietary brands in the market. Founder and CEO Margot Micallef joins us to discuss the company's different brands and how they operate together to forward their mission. View Podcast Transcript for Gaby Inc.

    Go To Market Grit
    Co-founder and CEO G2, Godard Abel: Finding Opportunity in Challenging Times

    Go To Market Grit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 60:17


    After rescuing his first startup BigMachines from the brink of bankruptcy and building it to positive cash flow, Godard Abel thought the express lane of life was opening up to him. But after the board replaced him as CEO, Godard — now the CEO of B2B tech buying firm G2 — found himself on a rocky road for 10 years. He had all the money he could want, but also overwhelming fear, anxiety, and depression. To break out of this funk, Godard says he had to embrace presence and reckon with why entrepreneurship called him.In this episode, Godard and Joubin discuss the mental benefits of running, Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom, ex-Apple CEO John Sculley and “scale at all costs,” turning around a failing startup, a young founder's “FU mentality,” Jim Dethmer and conscious leadership, the importance of “wallowing in the muck,” the best part about entrepreneurship, WFIO moments, and the advantage of getting older.In this episode, we cover: The first company Godard co-founded, BigMachines (09:00) The race to IPO as soon as possible, and the “dot bomb” bubble (18:41) Rock bottom for BigMachines: “I felt like a massive failure every day” (23:20) How Godard lost the CEO job: A “Trojan horse” swap (26:55) Financial success and debilitating anxiety (32:30) Conscious leadership, being present, and embracing one's emotions (36:12) Godard's redemption: Joining, building, and selling SteelBrick (42:55) How often are you happy? (51:05) The humbling moments of starting G2, and staying an entrepreneur (53:35) Links: Connect with Godard Twitter LinkedIn Email: godard@g2.com Connect with Joubin Twitter LinkedIn Email: grit@kleinerperkins.com  Learn more about Kleiner Perkins

    The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
    20VC: Investing Lessons from Fred Wilson and Why Small Funds Outperform Large Funds | Why the Secret to Winning in Venture is Splitting Deals |Learnings From the Biggest Hits and Biggest Losses | Why Anyone That Always Does Their Pro-Rata is Wrong with Mo

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 48:33


    Mo Koyfman is the Founder and General Partner @ Shine Capital, who announced earlier this year Shine II, a $200M early-stage fund, and Shine Opportunities I, a $100M vehicle. Prior to founding Shine, Mo was the Managing Member @ Moko Brands where he made angel investments in Coinbase, Polychain, Harry's to name a few. Before Moko, Mo spent over 7 years as a General Partner @ Spark Capital where he made investments in Plaid, Warby Parker, Skillshare and Hivemapper, to name a few. Finally prior to Spark, Mo spent over 5 years at IAC where he oversaw group of companies that included Connected Ventures, parent of Vimeo, CollegeHumor & BustedTees. In Today's Episode with Mo Koyfman: 1.) From Entrepreneurial Parents to IAC, Spark Capital and Founding Shine: How did Mo make his way into the world of venture having worked with Dara Khros, Barry Diller and Jeremy Liew? What were some of the biggest takeaways from his time with Barry Diller and IAC? How did Mo's time at Spark impact his investing mindset? What did he learn that he took with him to founding Shine? 2.) Investment Firm vs Investment Partnership: What are the biggest differences between investment firms and investment partnerships? What are the biggest risks founders are taking when they take money from investment firms? Mo has very strong beliefs, how does he manage and inspire debates within his firm without shutting down or intimidating younger, less experienced team members? What does Mo mean when he says, "firms are great but partners matter". 3.) How To Win in Venture: Why does Mo always believe that small funds outperform large funds? What have been some of Mo's biggest lessons from Fred Wilson on fund strategy and sizing? How much of an emphasis does Mo place on the importance of ownership? Why does Mo believe the way to win in venture is to be collaborative? Why does Mo believe in the macro conditions we are entering, the landscape is about to become a lot more collaborative? Why does Mo believe any firm that says they will always do their pro rata is lying? 4.) The Lessons: Success and Failure: What are some of Mo's biggest lessons from his biggest wins, like Plaid at seed? That said, why does Mo believe it is so dangerous to try and learn lessons from the wins? What failures have been most impactful to Mo? What did he take away from them? Why does Mo believe that making great burgers is like building great companies? Items Mentioned in Today's Episode: Mo's Favourite Book: Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

    Latte With a Lawyer
    David Woronov, Equity Partner at Rubin and Rudman LLP: Latte with a Lawyer Episode 65

    Latte With a Lawyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 47:20


    Business/Corporate Law generalist, with a focus on International Law, including business in China and Asia, structuring and drafting enforceable contracts in China, set up of joint ventures and wholly foreign owned entities in China, and joint ventures and project structuring and finance Worldwide. Other skills include Finance, Hedge Funds and Private Equity, Venture and Angel Investing, Entertainment Law, Contracts and Technology Industries, including licensing, structuring, and strategic business development. Specialties: International Law, Export and Import, Entertainment, Finance, Business Growth and Development, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidworonov/ Rubin and Rudman LLP: https://www.rubinrudman.com/ Learn more about EmotionTrac and our AI-driven Emotional Intelligence Platform: https://emotiontrac.com/calendly/ https://legal.emotiontrac.com/

    HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More

    Host Justin Barnes, aka the @HITAdvisor's guest is digital health venture capital investor and Partner at GSR Ventures, Justin Norden, MD MBA. With a philosophy that technology can fundamentally change the delivery of healthcare, GSR Venture has $3.5B under management that focuses on early stage investing in health technology. Hear what gets this venture fund excited to invest in. To stream our Station live 24/7 visit www.HealthcareNOWRadio.com or ask your Smart Device to “….Play Healthcare NOW Radio”. Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen

    La Loi des séries
    The Générique – TV Show : Rebecca Venture (Les Minipouss) | La loi des séries #599

    La Loi des séries

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 35:14


    Avant dernière émission de la saison 2 et c’est une personnalité rare qui est avec nous aujourd’hui : Rebecca Venture, interprète originale du générique des Minipouss. Jusqu’à ce que le Générique – TV Show ne... Cet article The Générique – TV Show : Rebecca Venture (Les Minipouss) | La loi des séries #599 est apparu en premier sur VL Média .

    Messages | Venture Christian Church
    The Mystery of God's Sovereignty & Our Responsibility

    Messages | Venture Christian Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022


    Finscale
    #111 - Bartosz Jakubowski (Alven) - Fireside chat' avec un "mordu" de Fintech et de crypto

    Finscale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 37:19


    Cette semaine nous approfondissons ce qu'est et sera la FinTech de demain et illustrons cela au travers d'exemples concrets comme celui d'Anchorstore, avec "l'embedded finance". Bartosz nous livre son analyse de cette verticale et la manière dont les start-ups ont évolué ces 5 dernières années que ce soit au travers des modèles de distribution ou de l'expansion des cibles de clients. Nous regardons également l'émergence de nouvelles solutions, particulièrement autour de la Finance décentralisée et voyons comment les VC valorisent et évaluent ces start-ups. Nous parlons d'Alven, de la thèse d'investissement, de certaines sociétés du portefeuille comme Cryptio ou Indy et de la manière dont le VC déploie son tout dernier fonds de 350 Millions d'EUR. Pour conclure, Bartosz nous livre les secrets d'Opération 3, une initiative conjointement menée avec Jericho.

    The Balls of Steel Show
    BOSS MINI EP38: Setting Up Short Distanced Offices, The Office Pass tops the hospitable Co-working Office Culture in India - Nikhil Madan, Co-Founder, The Office Pass

    The Balls of Steel Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 58:18


    Nikhil Madan, Co-Founder, The Office Pass, shares his entrepreneurial journey of kickstarting one of India's fastest-growing co-working and managed office spaces. Beginning from Makaan.com, Aditya, Nikhil, Sachin, and later Saket found opportunities in the co-working space, but in the Indian context. Nikhil and his Co-Founder at The Office Pass believe in establishing and strengthening relationships instead of just creating a B2B or B2C business. Catering to medium scaled businesses, The Office Pass aims to set up working spaces at an achievable distance. Listen to know more about Nikhil's journey and widen your Dhandho Ni Soch. 

    Making Marketing
    'The appropriate capital for them is not venture': Forerunner's Jason Bornstein on the tumultuous landscape for DTC startups

    Making Marketing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 40:41 Very Popular


    The next billion-dollar brand probably won't be a DTC startup. That's according to Jason Bornstein, principal at Forerunner Ventures. He's out there trying to look for the next big business to invest in, and he's not so sure online-only brands are the best way to go. Instead, he's focused on bigger innovations. Bornstein joined the Modern Retail Podcast this week and spoke about his background, investing thesis and the areas on which he's focusing right now. "What we're really looking for here are new business models -- innovations -- on the tech side," he said. "So is there technology underpinning the business?" Bornstein has been in digital retail for decades, hailing from early DTC entrants like Bonobos. And while those brands caught investors' eyes and were able to grow using a direct-to-consumer-only model, Bornstein isn't sure that will fly anymore. "To be successful as a brand -- as a digital brand… there's going to be fewer venture dollars going into those businesses," he said. In his eyes, VC doesn't work well with most consumer-facing brands unless they have a real differentiator that the market has never before seen. And the tricks that earlier brands used to grow customers aren't enough to merit billion-dollar valuations. Instead, Bornstein is looking at new ways traditional business models are being upended. He named digital health care as one example, along with the rise of resale. But beyond that, Bornstein said he's also interested in the ways companies find customers and keep them. In the past, he said, 'there was very little focus on loyalty and on retention." Now, "I think we're going to see the next generation of brands be successful by focusing on that." Does that mean Bornstein and Forerunner aren't going to invest in any of the new digital-only retail brands? Not exactly. But, he said, "it's going to be fewer companies than we've done in the past."

    YOUR NERD SIDE
    #115 Fonseca and AMV go through the "NETFLIX" STRANGER THINGS: THE EXPERIENCE (San Francisco)

    YOUR NERD SIDE "THE SHOW"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 34:45


    Your Nerd Side walks through and tells what happens and is it worth the cost!EVER WANTED TO BE THE PROTAGONIST OF A STRANGER THINGS ADVENTURE?Your chance has arrived. Stranger Things: The Experience throws you headfirst into your favorite show —join Eleven, Dustin, Mike, Lucas, Max, and Will for a very special episode starring… you! Venture inside Hawkins Lab for a 1-hour immersive experience featuring a brand-new Stranger Things storyline, then explore an 80's-themed Mix-Tape medley with food & drinks, special merchandise, photo ops, and much more.INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCEImmerse yourself in Stranger Things and be the hero in an interactive experience where you will unlock your powers to save Hawkins alongside your favorite characters80'S NOSTALGIAEnjoy an 80's-style medley of locations and fan-favorite moments with merchandise, food & drinks, photo ops, interactive performers, and more surprises!

    Equity
    Is it the bootstrapper's time to jump on the venture treadmill?

    Equity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 23:39 Very Popular


    Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: Is it the bootstrapper's time to jump on the venture treadmill?The episode was inspired by Natasha's recent Startups Weekly column, "The bootstrapped are coming, the bootstrapped are coming" and the companion TechCrunch+ piece, "Will once-bootstrapped startups turn to venture during a watershed moment?" But, of course in classic Equity style, we continued the conversation with nuance and numbers as a focus.Here's what we got into:The definition of bootstrapping, and our own additions and subtractionsThe trend of more bootstrapped companies taking on venture, or at least more venture capitalists being interested in bootstrapped companiesWhat the heck is a venture treadmill, and what to drugs have to do with it?We ended by both agreeing that we are, indeed, the best.There's ample history when it comes to bootstrapping companies eventually raising money. We just want to know if it is going to happen more often today, and earlier. Let's chat!Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.

    Frightened Fallacies
    Frightened Fallacies Season 3 Ep. 5 - Charlie Says

    Frightened Fallacies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 95:41


    Skwis and Bri are calling all the trippy hippies! We are talking about the most heinous hippy in history, Charles Manson and The Manson Family murders. Venture with us through the movie Charlie Says as we compare the story told on screen with the real life and crimes of the Manson Family. WARNING! EXPLICIT CONTENT! Not only do we cover some unsavory and possibly triggering topics, but there is cursing and lewd language in the episode. For further frights, here are our sources: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sharon-Tate https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/charles-manson-early-life-before-the-family-cult https://gangsterreport.com/all-in-the-family-the-ultimate-manson-family-timeline-1967-2019/ https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/8/8/20757917/manson-girls-explained Find all of our links on LinkTree - https://linktr.ee/Frightenedpod Support the pod! patreon.com/frightenedpod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    VC 101: the denominator effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 16:33


    Recently in the Lux Capital office, my colleague Chris Gates, the producer of the "Securities” podcast, along with biotech investor Shaq Vayda were talking about the global macro environment and venture capital. Tech stocks hit their zenith in November 2021, and now a lot of VCs have slowed down their investments over the last couple of months. That's led to something among limited partners and asset allocators known as the “denominator effect”, where portfolio managers move money from one asset class to another as each asset class performs relatively differently. And so they talked about the denominator effect, they talked about a couple of other different patterns that they're seeing in the venture world, and I figured that since it's summer, and it's July and we've already have talked about enough terrible news on the “Securities” podcast the last couple of weeks, I figured we could do something a little bit different, which is sort of a Venture 101 on the denominator effect, and talking about basically what we're seeing in the world today. So here's Shaq and Chris, take a listen. Suggested reading: WTF is the denominator effect? by Danny Crichton

    Finscale
    [REPLAY] #45 - Hugues Le Bret (NiCKEL) - La rencontre entre buralistes et FinTech

    Finscale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 41:15


    On ne se lasse pas de réécouter l'aventure d'Hugues Le Bret et Ryad Boulanouar avec NiCKEL. Le début de cette aventure commence pour Hugues avec la rédaction de son livre sur l'affaire Kerviel. Cet ancien Banquier nous raconte comment la rencontre avec l'un de ses associés Ryad a permis de démarrer les activités de Compte Nickel, devenu NiCKEL quelques années plus tard. Cet épisode nous replonge dans les débuts de la période FinTech et nous permet de comprendre comment la 1ère directive de paiement a permis l'avènement d'une startup d'un nouveau genre. La raison d'être initiale de NiCKEL c'est de redonner accès à une partie de la population française à des services bancaires, accès rendu impossible pour des raisons d'insolvabilité. NiCKEL permet d'ouvrir un compte en 5 minutes chez le buraliste sans conditions de revenu ni de patrimoine y compris pour les interdits bancaires. Vous découvrirez les différentes typologies de clients de la société, le set-up opérationnels, en particulier avec le groupe ARKEA et les développements à attendre pour cette société et en particulier l'internationalisation en Espagne, Portugal et Belgique. Hugues nous parle également de ses investisseurs, le pool des 140 Business Angels des débuts, la confédération des buralistes de France et les fonds Partech et Eight Roads qui auront conjointement apporté 39 millions d'Euros à la FinTech. Enfin, ce dernier nous explique la cession à BNP et les raisons qui ont motivé le groupe Bancaire à réaliser cette acquisition.

    Creator Stories
    Losing a Deal to Mark Leonard, HoldCo Conference & a $100M NFT Fund

    Creator Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 23:14


    Colin and Brent discuss Brent's experience at the Holding Company conference and their most recent dead deal.Sign up for Colin's cohort-based course on acquisitions. Reach out if you want some tech and product diligence done.Enroll in Colin's Acquisition Course & Community at IndiePE.com.Reach out to Colin Keeley and Brent Sanders on Twitter with any feedback. Sell your SaaS at VerneHQ.com 

    Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger
    Universal Basic Income with Andrew Yang - S4 EP 2

    Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 51:20 Very Popular


    Andrew Yang is a former Presidential candidate and the founder of Venture for America. He's also the founder of the Forward Party where he advocates for structural reform to safeguard our democracy. He lays all this out in his new book, Forward, which we discussed today. We also discuss Andrew's life as a teenager, his obsession with post-punk bands like The Smiths, Depeche Mode, and Nine Inch Nails, why he didn't do drugs as a teenager, and how his parents felt when he got his ear pierced. More to the point of his political career, we talk about how money is the tail that wags the dog and both the GOP and the Democratic Party. He mentions why we should pay our politicians more and we talk about entitlement reform and universal basic income. Even if you don't agree with all his policy ideas, I think you'll agree that Andrew's efforts to fix the machine of politics are worthwhile and something we should all think about supporting because the current polarized political system is making everybody freaking miserable. All this and more with Andrew Yang.

    Guts, Grit & Great Business
    Startups, Investors & Innovators

    Guts, Grit & Great Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 53:51


    WIth Steve Hoffman, (Captain Hoff) the Chairman & CEO of Founders Space, a global innovation hub for entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors, with over 50 partners in 22 countries. Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and provided consulting to many of the world's largest corporations, including Qualcomm, Huawei, Bosch, Intel, Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC, Gulf Oil, Siemens, and Viacom. Hoffman is also a venture investor, founder of three venture-backed and two bootstrapped startups, and author of several award-winning books. These include “Make Elephants Fly” (Hachette), “Surviving a Startup” (HarperCollins), and “The Five Forces” (BenBella). In addition, he served on the Board of Governors of the New Media Council, was the founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, and was a founding member of the Academy of Television's Interactive Media Group. He also worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, which produced over a hundred TV shows, acquired by MGM. He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network, and others. Join us for this conversation where we talk about what you need to know if you are thinking of building your own business or investing into a venture. Steve also discusses what you should do to raise capital and survive a startup to lead you to success. To access our show notes, visit our website at legalwebsitewarrior.com/podcast

    Jungunternehmer Podcast
    Gründung nach dem Doktor & B2B SaaS in der Automobilbranche – mit Michael Baumann von twaice

    Jungunternehmer Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 44:25


    Viel zu selten werden wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse aus Universitäten oder gar Doktorarbeiten ausgegründet, obwohl die Erfolgschancen von Doktoranden signifikant höher sind als bei anderen Gründer:innen. Michael Baumann hat mit twaice aber genau das getan. Ziel des Unternehmens: Die Unsicherheiten von Batterien entlang des Lebenszyklus zu beseitigen. Das Deeptech-Unternehmen kann nicht organisch wachsen, sondern braucht Kapital zur Entwicklung und der Durchdringung der Automobilbranche. Was du lernst:Wie gründet man am besten im wissenschaftlichen Team – braucht es einen Business Co-Founder?Gibt es Unterschiede bei der Gründung aus wissenschaftlichem Background?Wie sieht der Enterprise Sales Zyklus von twaice aus?Wo liegen die persönlichen Herausforderungen als wissenschaftlicher Gründer bzw. beim Wachstum auf über 100 Mitarbeitende?Die Kapitel:01:16Was macht twaice?02:00Was ist deine Motivation?02:45Wie bist du zu Venture gekommen?05:00War es eine große Umgewöhnung von der Uni zum Gründer?06:23Ist Gründen im wissenschaftlichen Team alleine machbar?08:34Aufgabenverteilung & Struktur bei twaice13:38Was war deine größte persönliche Herausforderung?17:07Inwieweit habt ihr einen neuen Markt erschlossen bzw. inwieweit sind die Kunden herausfordernd?20:44Wie lange ist ein Sales-Cycle bei euch?23:18Wie habt ihr eure Sales-Organisation aufgebaut?26:52Wie groß ist der Anteil der Sales-Organisation an den ganzen Mitarbeitenden?29:17Aufgabenverteilung der "restlichen" Mitarbeitenden bei twaice (außer Sales)33:35Wobei hast du eine konträre Meinung und warum?35:54Ist die Gesamteffizienz noch ausbaufähig?37:32Welchen Rat gibst du oft und findest schwer, ihn selbst zu befolgen?38:59Was würdest du an der Startup-Szene verändern, wenn du könntest?41:19Welche Eigenschaften wünschst du dir für deine Kinder?Micheal BaumannLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-michael-baumann-31868b113/ twaice: https://twaice.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://jungunternehmerpodcast.com/newsletterDU GRÜNDEST EIN STARTUP?Falls du bei deiner Startup Gründung Hilfe brauchst, meld dich gerne. Fabian, der Host dieses Podcasts, arbeitet mit diversen Startups die zwischen Pre-Seed und Series A stecken zusammen und vielleicht kann er dir ja auch helfen: https://jungunternehmerpodcast.com/startup-advisory See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    OTCQB Podcast
    Wyld Networks

    OTCQB Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 11:02


    Wyld Networks (OTCQB: WYLDF) develops, manufactures, and delivers innovative wireless technology solutions that offer customers a range of products to connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors to Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. CEO Alastair Williamson joins us to discuss the company's current primary customer base and footprint. View Podcast Transcript for Wyld Networks

    Go To Market Grit
    Founding CRO @HubSpot / Prof @HBS / CoFounder @Stage 2 Capital Mark Roberge: The Science and Psychology of Scaling

    Go To Market Grit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 69:51


    Mark Roberge's first anxiety attack hit him six months after 9/11, and his second hit him in the middle of a big speech while he was an executive at HubSpot. And Roberge, who now lectures at Harvard Business School and co-founded the venture firm Stage 2 Capital, says it's important to include that anxiety in his entrepreneurial story. “I talk about it because there is a stigma associated with it,” he says. “Society values some of the things I've accomplished, but when I admit to everyone that I have severe anxiety, it gives other people comfort.” In this episode, Mark and Joubin discuss the connections between HBS and KPCB, taking the long way around to get to MIT, Mark's first company PawSpot, the meteoric rise of HubSpot, why it decided to zag when all the competition was moving upstream, being pigeonholed inside of big companies, what to say to reps who are trying to leave, extreme anxiety attacks, escaping to the gym, whether Mark would encourage his sons to work in tech, why customer retention matters more than revenue growth, becoming a VC, and why the best plan can be not having a plan.In this episode, we cover: Mark's first sales job — selling $2000 vacuum cleaners — and what he learned from his sales coach father (06:45) How he met and started working with HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah (10:24) Should you hire more sales reps, or incentivize existing reps to work harder? (19:40) Why established players can't embrace product-led growth as quickly as smaller competitors (27:19) The stress of chasing a number and why “it's always a grind” (36:03) Struggling with — and talking about — anxiety (41:01) Making time exercise and family dinners during the HubSpot journey (46:29) The reasons why someone might not want to join a startup (50:25) Ex-Shopify exec Loren Padelford's big question for Mark (55:28) Do MBA programs “get” what's happening in the tech sector? (59:54) Why Mark decided to get into venture capital with Stage 2 Capital (01:02:40) Links: Connect with Mark Twitter LinkedIn Connect with Joubin Twitter LinkedIn Email: grit@kleinerperkins.com  Learn more about Kleiner Perkins

    Evolve
    Ben Jeffreys on Solving Clean Cooking for 4 Billion People, Carbon Credits, and Impact Flywheels | Evolve 078

    Evolve

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 55:41


    Ben Jeffreys is the CEO of ATEC International, which supports households across Asia & Africa to transition to modern, decarbonized cooking through its patented IoT stove products - delivering cost efficiency to households, data-validated carbon credits to net-zero partners and addressing the 4 billion people who lack access to clean, modern cooking. After moving his family to Cambodia in 2015 to commercialize ATEC's biodigester prototype, the winning product of the Google Impact Challenge, into a social enterprise, he has helped ATEC become a global leader in clean cooking it's two flagship on-grid and off-grid products delivering data-driven scalable impact not only for cooking, but data validation of carbon reduction as well. ATEC is aiming to help 800 million households to offset more emissions than the global airline industry whilst saving the lives of millions of women each year who traditionally cook with wood. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE How clean cooking products increases life quality, health, and household incomes How ATEC is using data collection and technology to offset carbon emissions The economics of carbon credits and why they are attractive to companies How to choose a high impact problem you can have a significant role in solving How to develop an Impact Flywheel to scale a solution and much more... Full show notes, transcripts, and resources can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/79The Evolve podcast is produced by Plato University.TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Introduction(01:40) - How big is the clean cooking problem globally?(02:46) - How to choose a high impact problem you can have a significant role in solving(06:29) - What macro trends in energy made ATEC's solutions possible(07:23) - ATEC's clean cooking biodigester and induction stove solutions(11:41) - How to develop an Impact Flywheel to scale a solution(16:50) - Why Ben moved his family to Cambodia(21:04) - How ATEC gained early adopters with its PAYGO model(23:01) - How ATEC developed it's prototypes(27:01) - How clean cooking products increases life quality, health, and household incomes(30:12) - Why ATEC decided to pivot to induction stoves(33:04) - How ATEC is using data collection and technology to offset carbon emissions(36:34) - The economics of carbon credits and why they are attractive to companies(40:55) - How to face overwhelming problems(42:37) - Why its important to choose purposeful work(46:18) - How to identify a problem you are equipped to solve(48:34) - What our energy solutions look like for the next decade(53:17) - How we can push the world to Evolve

    The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
    20VC: Forerunner's Kirsten Green on The Biggest Challenges Scaling Both Teams and AUM, What Truly is High Performance in Fund Management & Why Parenting and Relationships are an Enabler To Your Best Work

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 41:09


    Kirsten Green is the Founder and Managing Partner @ Forerunner Ventures, one of the leading firms of the last decade investing at the intersection of innovation and culture. As a founder, Kirsten has led efforts to raise over $2B+ from leading institutional investors and invest in more than 100 companies. She currently serves as a board member at Glossier, Ritual, Faire, Hims & Hers, and Curated, to name a few. She has also invested in other smash hits including Chime, Jet, Warby Parker, Hotel Tonight and many more. Due to her immense success, Kirsten has been honored in Time's 100 Most Influential People and named a Top 20 Venture Capitalists by The New York Times in 2018 & 2017. Prior to Forerunner, Kirsten was an equity research analyst and investor at Banc of America Securities. In Today's Episode with Kirsten Green We Discuss: 1.) Entry in Venture at 40 and Founding Forerunner: How did Kirsten make her way into VC at 40 with the founding of Forerunner having never had a role in VC before? What did everyone tell Kirsten when she was looking to break into venture? What did she tell herself when she heard this? What does Kirsten believe she is running from? What does she believe she is running toward? 2.) Fund Management and Leadership: How does Kirsten define high-performance today? What are the nuances of high performance in fund management? How would Kirsten describe her leadership style today? How has it changed over time? What have been some of Kirsten's biggest lessons in terms of what it takes to retain quality with scaling AUM and teams? What have been Kirsten's biggest lessons when it comes to giving hard feedback with kindness? 3.) The Venture Landscape Today and Forerunner's Position: Why does Kirsten believe the venture landscape is more dynamic today than ever? Does Kirsten agree with the statement that venture is less collaborative than ever? Why did Kirsten and Forerunner seem to amend strategy and move into B2B? Why does Kirsten disagree with the delineation between B2C and B2B? 4.) Parenting, Relationships and Life: What have been Kirsten's biggest lessons since becoming a parent? How has it impacted her mindset? Does Kirsten agree that relationships attract from sheer input on work? How does Kirsten separate relationships into two kinds of relationships? What does success in marriage mean for Kirsten? How has she seen that in her own marriage?