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Roundtable Recap: August 8 – An Innovative Take on VC Funding

Posted on Friday, Aug 9th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had Jonathan Nelson, CEO, Founder at Hackers/Founders, and Managing Director of Hack Fund V. Jonathan discussed an innovative take his fund is taking on VC funding.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Nnamdi Okike of 645 Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Saturday, Aug 3rd 2019

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Nnamdi Okike was recorded in June 2019.

Nnamdi Okike is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 645 Ventures. We have an excellent conversation about trends and his firm’s investment thesis.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about 645 Ventures and your journey a little bit so we get to know you.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Francis Simisim of Original Pitch Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 29th 2019

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Francis Simisim was recorded in June 2019.

Francis Simisim is Partner at Original Pitch Venture Capital based in the Philippines. We had a very good discussion on how that ecosystem is developing.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about yourself as well as Original Pitch Ventures.

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Roundtable Recap: July 25 – Deep Dive into FinTech Investing

Posted on Thursday, Jul 25th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had Doug Atkin, Managing Partner at Communitas Capital Partners, as our guest. Doug has extensive experience in FinTech and this conversation explored the nuances of that sector.

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450th Roundtable Recording on July 18, 2019: With Rahul Chandra, Unitary Helion Ventures

Posted on Friday, Jul 19th 2019

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Roundtable Recap: July 18 – A Conversation About India’s Next 400 Million Consumers and the Startups Targeting Them

Posted on Thursday, Jul 18th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had Rahul Chandra, Managing Director at Unitary Helion Ventures, as our guest. Rahul provided an excellent overview of the opportunity around India’s next 400 million consumers.

The pitches today were all from women entrepreneurs.

Empower

First up, we had Soya Somanathan from Chennai, India, pitch Empower, a digital service for helping non-STEM kids find their career paths through content and mentoring.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Jose Deustua of UTEC Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019


Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Jose Deustua was recorded in May 2019.

Jose Deustua, Managing Director at UTEC Ventures, talks about Peru’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get to know you. Let’s get you introduced to our audience. Tell us about yourself as well as UTEC Ventures.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Hernan Fernandez of Angel Ventures Mexico (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019


Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Hernan Fernandez was recorded in May 2019.

Hernan Fernandez is Managing Partner at Angel Ventures Mexico, a firm  that invests in Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Colombia. This is an excellent discussion on trends in Latin America.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get to know you and let’s get to know Angel Ventures Mexico. Tell us about the fund. Tell us about your activities. Where do you invest? What size fund do you run?

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180th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Alain le Loux, Cottonwood Technology Fund

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019

Alain le Loux is General Partner at Cottonwood Technology Fund. The firm invests in hardcore technology startups in Northern Europe and the South West of United States.

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179th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Luis Gutierrez Roy, Telegraph Hill Capital

Posted on Monday, Jul 15th 2019

Luis Gutierrez Roy, Managing General Partner of Telegraph Hill Capital, discusses his firms’ investment thesis. The fund provides Spanish Limited Partners access to investment opportunities in the US and Europe.

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449th Roundtable Recording on July 11, 2019

Posted on Monday, Jul 15th 2019

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Roundtable Recap: July 11 – Niche Expertise Can Be Turned Into Excellent Small Businesses

Posted on Thursday, Jul 11th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had one entrepreneur pitch, and a lengthy discussion around a very niche business that I found very promising as a viable small business. It’s an interesting case study of how niche expertise can be turned into great small business.

Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio

Pete Young from Thurmont, Maryland pitched the Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio Service, a repair service for old ham radios.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable, especially if you are working on a niche idea, here:

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Eghosa Omoigui of EchoVC Partners (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Jul 11th 2019

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Eghosa Omoigui was recorded in May 2019.

Eghosa Omoigui is Managing Partner at EchoVC Partners, a firm focused on the African market. This is a fascinating discussion about African startups and venture capital.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get to know each other. Tell us about EchoVC. Tell us about yourself.

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448th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Nnamdi Okike, 645 Ventures

Posted on Monday, Jul 8th 2019

Nnamdi Okike is Co-founder and Managing Partner at 645 Ventures. We have an excellent conversation about trends and his firm’s investment thesis.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Vikas Choudhury of Pivot Ventures (2)

Posted on Friday, Jul 5th 2019

Sramana Mitra: Let’s talk about some of the things you’ve invested in. We’ll talk about Pivot Ventures investments in a moment. You said you’re one of the first angel investors in the Indian ecosystem.

Talk a little bit about what you invested in 2005. How has that landscape changed? How has your investment evolved through that period?

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