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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Ankit Jain of Gradient Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Oct 19th 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Ankit Jain was recorded in May 2018.

Ankit Jain is Founding Partner at Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI venture fund.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s introduce you to our audience. Tell us about yourself a bit and introduce us to Gradient Ventures. What is the focus of the fund? How big is the fund?

Ankit Jain: Gradient Ventures is Google’s AI-focused early-stage venture fund. We invest $1 million to $10 million in companies that >>>

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419th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Ray Chan, K5 Ventures

Posted on Friday, Oct 19th 2018

Ray Chan, Managing Director at K5 Ventures and Tech Coast Angels, shares his views on the segments his firms invest in.

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418th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Shuly Galili, UpWest Labs

Posted on Friday, Oct 19th 2018

Shuly Galili, Founding Partner, UpWest Labs, talks to us about pre-seed and seed investments in the Israel – Silicon Valley corridor.

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419th Roundtable Recording on October 17, 2018: With Ray Chan, K5 Ventures

Posted on Thursday, Oct 18th 2018

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here:

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Roundtable Recap: October 17 – Cool Companies, Exciting Opportunities

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 17th 2018

During this week’s roundtable, we had as a guest Ray Chan, Managing Director at K5 Ventures and Tech Coast Angels shared his views on the segments his firms invest in.

Locol
As for pitching, we had Sriniva Nag Mandali from Hyderabad, India, pitched Locol, a flexible fleet access solution for tour operators and municipal governments a la Uber, but in a B-to-B context. Very cool!

ViaMaan
Next, Rahul Sharma from Bangalore, India, pitched ViaMaan, an aerial cargo delivery solution. Also very cool.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Utsav Somani of AngelList India (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Utsav Somani was recorded in May 2018.

Utsav Somani, Angel Investor at AngelList India, talks about the newly launched AngelList India.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about the investing focus of AngelList in India. How are you operating? How is it structured? How is it different from the mother ship? >>>

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418th Roundtable Recording on October 11, 2018: With Shuly Galili, UpWest Labs

Posted on Friday, Oct 12th 2018

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Roundtable Recap: October 11 – Global Startup Acceleration Networks are Growing

Posted on Thursday, Oct 11th 2018

During this week’s roundtable, we had as a guest Shuly Galili, Founding Partner, UpWest Labs, who talked to us about pre-seed and seed investments in the Israel – Silicon Valley corridor.

Sensfix
As for pitching, we had Balaji Renukumar from Palo Alto, California, pitching Sensfix, an IOT-based venture addressing the repair and maintenance of street lights and other infrastructure assets. Very cool company, and a great example of how various eco-systems are collaborating to produce new startups. This one has been accelerated in India and in Amsterdam, before showing up in Palo Alto.

We also discussed our new partnership with EIT Health to accelerate over 100 European Startups. More on this coming soon.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Kanwaljit Singh of Fireside Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 9th 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Kanwaljit Singh was recorded in May 2018.

Kanwaljit Singh is Founder of Fireside Ventures, a fund focused on building consumer brands in India. This is an excellent conversation about the nascent opportunity that, I expect, will be a major, worldwide phenomenon in the coming years.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to you as well as to your fund. Tell us a bit about your investing focus. How big is the fund? What kind of investments do you like to make? >>>

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417th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 9th 2018

Miriam Rivera, Partner at Ulu Ventures, a firm committed to diversity as its core investment philosophy.

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415th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Brock Pierce, Blockchain Capital

Posted on Monday, Oct 8th 2018

Brock Pierce, Co-Founder of Blockchain Capital, discusses his worldview of the Blockchain investment opportunity. Brock is one of the pioneers of investing in Blockchain companies.

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403rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Kerry Rupp, True Wealth Ventures

Posted on Sunday, Oct 7th 2018

Kerry Rupp, Partner at True Wealth Ventures, discusses their women-focused investment thesis.

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417th Roundtable Recording On October 4, 2018: With Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Oct 6th 2018

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Roundtable Recap: October 4 – Diversity in Focus

Posted on Thursday, Oct 4th 2018

During this week’s roundtable, we had as a guest Miriam Rivera, Partner at Ulu Ventures, a firm committed to diversity as its core investment philosophy.

undivide
As for the pitches, first up, we had Mohan Perera from Melbourne, Australia, pitching undivide, a compliance management software for blue collar workforces.

The Fractal Entrepreneurship Foundation
Then Radha Eswar from Bangalore, India, pitched The Fractal Entrepreneurship Foundation, a network of bottom-of-the-pyramid franchises focused on generating livelihoods in a systematic way. Very interesting.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Deb Kemper of Golden Seeds (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Oct 4th 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Deb Kemper was recorded in May 2018.

Deb Kemper is Managing Director and Chair of the Boston Forum at Golden Seeds, an Angel Group and Micro VC focused exclusively on women entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to the investment thesis and focus of Golden Seeds.

Deb Kemper: I am what’s called an angel investor and that is what Golden Seeds is. Golden Seeds is a hybrid angel network and >>>

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