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525th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Sumant Mandal, March Capital

Posted on Monday, Apr 5th 2021

Sumant Mandal, Co-founder and Managing Partner at March Capital, emphasizes the impact of Covid on virtual companies and remote teams and discusses his investment thesis.

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525th Roundtable Recording on April 1, 2021: With Sumant Mandal, March Capital

Posted on Saturday, Apr 3rd 2021

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

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Roundtable Recap: April 1 – Virtual Companies Becoming Ubiquitous

Posted on Friday, Apr 2nd 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Sumant Mandal, Co-founder and Managing Partner at March Capital. Sumant emphasized the impact of Covid on virtual companies and remote teams and discussed his investment thesis.

VXPass

As for our entrepreneur pitch, we had Zachary Weiner from Miami, Florida, pitch VXPass, a digital record service for Covid vaccination and testing.

Resource

Next, we had David Casey from Berkeley, California, pitch Resource, a cryptocurrency based barter marketplace.

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522nd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Laurel Touby, Supernode Ventures

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 31st 2021

Laurel Touby, Managing Director of Supernode Ventures, talks about pre-seed investing in Latin America.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Eric Benhamou, Founder and General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures 2021 (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 30th 2021
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Eric Benhamou is Founder and General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s focus on where you are in terms of the fund. What fund are you on? What is the size of the fund? What is the fund strategy now?

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524th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Cindy Padnos, Illuminate Ventures

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 30th 2021

Cindy Padnos, Founder and Managing Director at Illuminate Ventures, discusses the impact of Covid on the fund’s portfolio, as well as trends she sees.

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523rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Tim Guleri, Sierra Ventures

Posted on Monday, Mar 29th 2021

Tim Guleri is Managing Director at Sierra Ventures. We have a terrific discussion on Business Model Innovation and Distribution Innovation that Tim believes trumps technology innovation. We go through some excellent examples. Do give this a listen!

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Daniel Cohen, General Partner at Viola Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Mar 29th 2021
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If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

Daniel Cohen, General partner at Viola Ventures, discusses AI, PaaS, and deep tech investments.

Sramana Mitra: We have known each other for ten years. We have observed the industry for a very long time. We often have guests with whom we’ve had long relationships.

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524th Roundtable Recording on March 25, 2021: With Cindy Padnos, Illuminate Ventures

Posted on Friday, Mar 26th 2021

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Roundtable Recap: March 25 – Spotlight on Art Market Disruption Ideas

Posted on Friday, Mar 26th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Cindy Padnos, Founder and Managing Director at Illuminate Ventures. Cindy discussed the impact of Covid on the fund’s portfolio, as well as trends she sees.

ArtandFound.co

As for our entrepreneur pitch, we had Aditya Mehta from Mumbia, India, pitch Art&Found, a digital art marketplace based on NFTs.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Best of Bootstrapping: Looking at Terms with Heidi Roizen of Threshold Ventures

Posted on Thursday, Mar 25th 2021

If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

Heidi Roizen, Partner at Threshold Ventures, discusses her important article, “How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing,” and imparts crucial lessons to entrepreneurs on how to look at terms in a venture financing situation.

Sramana Mitra: We have been living in world of unicorn mania. We have tried to put some perspective on this issue. There are good sides to the unicorn mania. There are bad sides to the unicorn mania. Let’s start with one particular piece that you wrote, which I thought was very well-analyzed. The piece was titled How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing.

Heidi Roizen: I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I’ve seen cycles come and go. There are two things every entrepreneur should be aware of that they really aren’t aware of. One is, not everything goes well all the time. If you’re an entrepreneur, you fully believe that everything is going to go great for you. The reality is, that is almost never the case. The second thing is, our economy moves in cycles. The macroeconomic conditions will affect your ability to raise money and prosper.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Ken Elefant, Partner and Co-Founder at Sorenson Ventures 2021 (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 24th 2021
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If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

Ken Elefant, Partner and Co-founder at Sorenson Ventures, talks about trends and his investment thesis.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us a bit about your funds. I know you have been working with your fund one and you are in the middle of raising your fund two. Fund one was about $100 million, right?

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523rd Roundtable Recording on March 18, 2021: With Tim Guleri, Sierra Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Mar 20th 2021

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Roundtable Recap: March 18 – Business Model Innovation

Posted on Friday, Mar 19th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Tim Guleri, Managing Director at Sierra Ventures. We had a terrific discussion on Business Model Innovation and Distribution Innovation that Tim believes trumps technology innovation. We went through some excellent examples. Do give this a listen!

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

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Best of Bootstrapping: Discussing the Evolution of the Indian Startup Industry with Sasha Mirchandani, Kae Capital

Posted on Thursday, Mar 18th 2021

If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

Sasha Mirchandani is Founder and Managing Director of 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. You can listen to the podcast interview here and the roundtable recording here:

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