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What are Indian VCs Looking For with Naren Gupta, Nexus Ventures

Posted on Monday, Nov 13th 2017


We continue our deep dive into the current seed investment eco-system and talking to our investor friends about what they’re looking for.

Here, you can hear the perspective of Naren Gupta of Nexus Venture Partners on Indian startups:

Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, weigh your funding options.

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10 Big VCs Discuss Startups They Would Finance in Podcasts

Posted on Friday, Nov 10th 2017

Entrepreneurship does not equal financing. Entrepreneurship = Customers + Revenues + Profits. Financing is optional. Exit is optional. You may be surprised to hear that many VCs agree. Please listen to the following 30-minute podcast interviews with ten investors at large venture capital firms. Learn for yourself if it is time for your venture to raise funding, if your Total Available Market is large enough, and if your revenue shows enough momentum to be of interest to VCs.

Dave Hornik, General Partner, August Capital – Dave, as some of you may know, shocked the industry years ago by being the first VC to start blogging. His peers were aghast! Well, clearly, he saw something before everybody else, and today, many VCs blog, Tweet, and do all sorts of other things to engage in social media, now a dominant force in the industry. He discusses a number of points, of which, I want to particularly draw your attention to his views on the subject of Freemium.

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What Are Seed VCs Looking For With Cindy Padnos, Illuminate Ventures

Posted on Monday, Nov 6th 2017

We’re doing a deep dive into the current seed investment eco-system and talking to our investor friends about what they’re looking for. The Seed eco-system is now a 5-stage process, spanning pre-seed, seed, post-seed, pre-Series A, small Series A, big Series A.

Here, you can hear the perspective of Cindy Padnos of Illuminate Ventures on Startups on all that and more:

Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, weigh your funding options.

 

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8 Founder Podcasts Discuss Building Startups in Europe

Posted on Friday, Nov 3rd 2017

Last year I wrote about The Next European Renaissance, in which we explore whether Europe’s recognized enthusiasm for culture in its various forms – food, music, architecture, literature, and many more – and greater commitment to the preservation and promotion of such expressions of culture would offer a good platform for generating new and important ideas given the enabling technology of today.

Entrepreneurs, especially those based in Europe, will also find advice and inspiration from the following group of successful European entrepreneurs. Each shares their interesting journey in a 30-minute podcast interview.

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What Are Indian VCs Looking For With Sandeep Singhal

Posted on Monday, Oct 30th 2017

We’re doing a deep dive into the current seed investment eco-system and talking to our investor friends about what they’re looking for.

Here, you can hear the perspective of Sandeep Singhal of Nexus Venture Partners on Indian Startups:

Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, weigh your funding options.

 

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8 Investors Discuss Trends in Seed Investing in Podcasts

Posted on Friday, Oct 27th 2017

Entrepreneurs in the early stages of building startups need to be aware of the myriad stages of seed funding that have emerged. By the time you’ve gone through three to five rounds of seed funding, you have spent huge amounts of time and energy (and possibly, equity). To bring yourself up to speed on the developing trends in seed funding, please listen to the following 30-minute podcast interviews with a varied group of seed investors, Angels and VCs.

Don Hutchison, Independent Investor – Don is one of the most experienced and long term Angel Investors in Silicon Valley. We discuss the trends of the industry and ways to mitigate the Series A gap that is a serious issue right now.

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What Are Indian Seed Investors Looking For With Padmaja Ruparel

Posted on Monday, Oct 23rd 2017

We’re doing a deep dive into the current seed investment eco-system and talking to our investor friends about what they’re looking for.

Here, you can hear the perspective of Padmaja Ruparel of Indian Angel Network on Indian Startups:

Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, weigh your funding options.

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7 Startup Founder Podcasts – Perseverance Pays Off

Posted on Friday, Oct 20th 2017

While entrepreneurs have followed very different paths while building their successful startups, there are striking qualities shared by those able to persevere through the ups and downs of the journey. Have a listen to the following 30-minute podcast interviews with this eclectic group of startup founders. You will be inspired by their shared resilience, determination, and willingness to learn new things.

Fred Luddy, Founder of ServiceNow – ServiceNow is one of the most successful companies in the history of enterprise software. Founded in 2003, ServiceNow is valued at over $12 billion in the public market. This is a truly wonderful discussion, marked with Fred’s warmth, humility and wit: “We hire people with a lot of experience. We ask them to bring their knowledge, and leave their baggage!”

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