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439th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Michael Smerklo, Next Coast Ventures

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 30th 2019

Michael Smerklo, Co-founder and Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures, talks about some of the ventures his firm has invested in and the philosophy in general.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Harald Nieder of Redalpine Venture Partners (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Apr 19th 2019

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

Harald Nieder is a Partner at Redalpine Venture Partners, a European firm primarily focused on Germany and Switzerland.

Sramana Mitra: So tell us about yourself as well as Redalpine. Let’s get you introduced to our audience.

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Roundtable Recap: April 17 – A Discussion on Concept-stage Financing

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 17th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner at Priven Advisors, advising Prime Venture Partners, a firm focused on core technology ventures in India. Unlike most VCs, Prime does concept-stage investments.

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As for the entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Arun Philips from Bangalore, India, who is also an Oracle-sponsored 1Mby1M Premium member. He pitched a blockchain based impact assessment solution.

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181st 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Taylor Greene, Collaborative Fund

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 17th 2019

Taylor Greene, Managing Director at Collaborative Fund, shares his firm’s investment thesis.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Rahul Chowdhri of Stellaris Venture Partners (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 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 Rahul Chowdhri was recorded in March 2019.

Rahul Chowdhri, Investor at Stellaris Venture Partners, shares some fascinating examples of consumer ventures catering to the next 400 million consumers in India.

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183rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Daniel Ibri, Mindset Ventures

Posted on Monday, Apr 15th 2019

Daniel Ibri, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Mindset Ventures, talks about his firm’s investment thesis in enabling US and Israeli companies to enter Brazil.

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439th Roundtable Recording on April 11, 2019: With Michael Smerklo, Next Coast Ventures

Posted on Sunday, Apr 14th 2019

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

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Roundtable Recap: April 11 – Technologist Entrepreneurs Need To Learn Business

Posted on Thursday, Apr 11th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Michael Smerklo, Co-founder and Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures. We discussed some of the ventures his firm has invested in and the philosophy in general.

XTend Online

As for the entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Chris Ziomkowski in Klong Luang, Thailand, pitching XTend Online, a high performance chip company.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Matt Holleran of Cloud Apps Capital Partners (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Apr 8th 2019

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Matt Holleran as recorded in February 2019.

Matt Holleran, General Partner at Cloud Apps Capital Partners, talks about his firm’s investment thesis in what he calls Series A. His is one of the rare firms that invest at the concept stage.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about yourself,a bit of your background, and about Cloud Apps. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Arihant Patni of Ideaspring Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Apr 8th 2019

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Arihant Patni as recorded in February 2019.

Arihant Patni is Managing Director at Ideaspring Capital, a fund focused on enterprise companies born in India and selling to the global market.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get you and Ideaspring introduced to our audience. Tell us a bit about yourself as well as Ideaspring. What fund size are you working with? What kind of investments do you like to make? >>>

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438th Roundtable Recording on April 4, 2019

Posted on Monday, Apr 8th 2019

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184th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Bill Bice, Verge Fund

Posted on Monday, Apr 8th 2019

Bill Bice, Partner at Verge Fund, discusses New Mexico’s startup ecosystem and his fund’s activities in that region.

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185th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Sarbvir Singh, WaterBridge Ventures

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 3rd 2019

Sarbvir Singh, Managing Partner at WaterBridge Ventures, talks about the firm’s India-focused investment thesis.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Rebecca Kaden of Union Square Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 2nd 2019

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

Rebecca Kaden, General Partner at Union Square Ventures, discusses her firm’s capital efficient investment thesis and debates the pros and cons of blitz scaling.

Sramana Mitra: Union Square has been around for a while and has been very influential in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Tell us a bit about where you are today. What is the vision? What is the investment thesis at this point of the game? >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Swapna Gupta of Qualcomm Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Apr 1st 2019

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

Swapna Gupta, Senior Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures, explains the firm’s investment strategy.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s have you introduce the firm to our audience first.

Swapna Gupta: Qualcomm Ventures is a global billion-dollar fund. Qualcomm Ventures India is a $150 million dedicated fund for India for investing across sectors. We have been in India for the last 10 years. We have a healthy portfolio of about 25 plus companies. We have been investing in consumer, enterprise, and hardware companies. It’s an exciting time to be in the ecosystem. >>>

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