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Roundtable Recap: January 14 – Entrepreneurs from Smaller Cities

Posted on Thursday, Jan 14th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Mark Achler, MATH Venture Partners. The discussion focused on B-to-B selling as a key factor in startup success.

Makerspad.ai

As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Pavan Gourisetty from Campbell, California, pitching Makerspad.ai, an e-commerce analytics venture.

E-Panipuri Cart

Next, Harish Neotia from Ranchi, India, pitched E-Panipuri Cart, a machine for auto-dispensing the famous Indian street food, Panipuri.

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514th Roundtable Recording on January 7, 2021: With Venktesh Shukla, Monta Vista Capital

Posted on Friday, Jan 8th 2021

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Roundtable Recap: January 7 – Lean Startups vs. Fat Startups

Posted on Thursday, Jan 7th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Venktesh Shukla, General Partner at Monta Vista Capital. I have known Venk for more than 20 years, and we discussed both industry trends and his fund strategy.

Amelia

As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Holger Ippach from Los Altos, California, a drone based logistics solution venture.

Share

Next, Jack Jia from Vancouver, Canada, pitched the Share app, a social media app for connecting neighbors.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Semyon Dukach, Managing Partner at One Way Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 4th 2021
Semyon Dukach

Semyon Dukach is Managing Partner at One Way Ventures, a VC fund focused on immigrant founders.

Sramana Mitra: We are going to have a conversation with Semyon Dukach, the Managing Partner at One Way Ventures. Let’s introduce our audience to yourself as well as to One Way Ventures. 

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513th Roundtable Recording on December 17, 2020: With Sasha Mirchandani, Kae Capital

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 22nd 2020

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513th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Sasha Mirchandani, Kae Capital

Posted on Monday, Dec 21st 2020

Sasha Mirchandani is Founder and Managing Director, Kae Capital, an early stage fund focused on India. I’ve known Sasha for over a decade, and we discuss the evolution of the Indian startup industry at length.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Roman Kikta, Managing Partner at Mobility Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Dec 21st 2020

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Shripriya Mahesh was recorded in September 2020.

Roman Kikta is Managing Partner and Founder at Mobility Ventures. Roman discusses his firms’ investment thesis.

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Roundtable Recap: December 17 – Spotlight on the Indian Startup Ecosystem

Posted on Thursday, Dec 17th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Sasha Mirchandani, Founder and Managing Director, Kae Capital, an early stage fund focused on India. I’ve known Sasha for over a decade, and we discussed the evolution of the Indian startup industry at length.

Predicate Group

As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Joe Ko, Predicate Group, an incubator for online brands. Joe has excellent domain knowledge in e-commerce.

SpecFash

Next, Rajesh Soundararajan from Madurai, Tamilnadu, India, pitched SpecFash.com, a concept-stage venture for luxury eyewear.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Robert Weber of Great North Labs (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 16th 2020
Rob Weber « IoT Fuse

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Pamela York was recorded in September 2020.

Robert Weber is Managing Partner at Great North Labs located in Minneapolis.

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511th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Fabrice Grinda, FJ Labs

Posted on Sunday, Dec 6th 2020

Fabrice Grinda, Founding Partner at FJ Labs, discusses his firm’s investment thesis around marketplaces.

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511th Roundtable Recording on December 3, 2020: With Fabrice Grinda, FJ Labs

Posted on Sunday, Dec 6th 2020

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Roundtable Recap: December 3 – Looking for an Entrepreneur with a Passion for Literature and Film

Posted on Thursday, Dec 3rd 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Fabrice Grinda, Founding Partner at FJ Labs, who discussed his firm’s investment thesis around marketplaces.

We then went on to discuss one of my startup ideas from 8 Startup Ideas for the Post COVID World that has generated a lot of interest: Startup Idea for the Post Covid World: Meaningful Friendships Through Literature and Film.

Henrietta Tech

As for entrepreneur pitches, we had Pedro Guardado from Baltimore, Maryland, pitch Henrietta Tech, a direct doctor-patient relationship platform.

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510th Entrepreneurship Podcast With Vishesh Rajaram, Speciale Invest

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 25th 2020

Vishesh Rajaram, Managing Partner, Speciale Invest, discusses his fund’s investment thesis.

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510th Roundtable Recording on November 19, 2020: With Vishesh Rajaram, Speciale Invest

Posted on Monday, Nov 23rd 2020

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Roundtable Recap: November 19 – Seed Funding for B-to-C Ventures

Posted on Thursday, Nov 19th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Vishesh Rajaram, Managing Partner, Speciale Invest, who discussed his fund’s investment thesis.

AYA AsYouAre

As for entrepreneur pitches, we had Sunali Aggarwal from Chandigarh, India, pitch AYA AsYouAre, a matchmaking site for LGBT in India. This discussion would be useful for any entrepreneur considering funding for a B-to-C startup.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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