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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.

Photo credit: Archit Ratan/Flickr.com.

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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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#MeToo: I Come From a LONG Heritage of Chauvinism

Posted on Monday, Oct 16th 2017

Today, the #MeToo thread has started to spread all over social media. I want to point you to an article I wrote for women entrepreneurs on how to deal with sexual advances from VCs some time back.

As an attractive woman in the male dominated technology industry, I have dealt with my share of sexual advances. I have never named names in public. I am still not naming names or recounting anecdotes.

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What Are Seed Investors Looking For With Swati Chaturvedi

Posted on Monday, Oct 16th 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 Swati Chaturvedi of Propel(x), a B-to-B angel network:

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

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5 Seed Investors Discuss Their Investment Theses in Podcasts

Posted on Friday, Oct 13th 2017

Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the full range of possible funding options should listen to these 30-minute podcast interviews with various investors, each explaining the types of ventures they are focusing on.

Amir Banifatemi, Founder and Managing Partner of K5 Ventures – This fund is focused on pre-seed, seed, post-seed and early-stage investments from Southern California. Amir is also a Board Member and former President of Tech Coast Angels, a group of 340 angel investors from Southern California.

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What Are Seed Investors Looking For With Venk Shukla

Posted on Monday, Oct 9th 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 Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital and TiE Angels:

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

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6 Podcasts of Successful Startup Founders Sharing E-commerce Strategies

Posted on Friday, Oct 6th 2017

Can you still build e-commerce companies? Yes, niche e-commerce can still work, but you must differentiate. Entrepreneurs interested to learn how e-commerce and online startups are succeeding today should listen to these 30-minute podcast interviews with six startup founders who have managed to build quite profitable businesses.

Tom Fallenstein, President and CEO of Fun.com – Tom has built a niche e-commerce company up to $55 Million in revenue with no outside funding from rural Minnesota. He discusses his organic growth strategies, and how his company has impacted a rural eco-system profoundly by creating a large number of jobs.

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