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

Posted on Sunday, Apr 14th 2019

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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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186th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Shalini Prakash, 500 Startups

Posted on Sunday, Mar 31st 2019

Shalini Prakash, Venture Partner at 500 Startups, India, talks about the opportunities in the Indian market.

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Roundtable Recap: March 28 – Large, Open Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs

Posted on Friday, Mar 29th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Hemant Mohapatra, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, India. Hemant talked about some of the large open opportunities in the Indian market that are of interest to him.

Overland Bound
As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Michael Murguia from Dublin, California, Overland Bound, an adventure travel app that is already monetizing through an annual subscription.

Kulfy App
Then, Basanth Valeti from New York, New York, pitched Kulfy App, a personalized gif platform, that is also monetizing through corporate events.

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435th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With David Lambert, Right Side Capital Management

Posted on Thursday, Mar 28th 2019

David Lambert, Managing Director at Right Side Capital Management, a firm that invests small chunks of capital in capital efficient ventures. The firm is very much in line with the Bootstrapping to Exit philosophy we’ve been discussing.

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187th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Mark Selcow, Costanoa Ventures

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 27th 2019

Mark Selcow, General Partner at Costanoa Ventures, talks about the firm’s primarily B-to-B investment thesis and strong penchant for investing in companies that have grown up outside the Bay Area.

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189th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Arihant Patni, Ideaspring Capital

Posted on Monday, Mar 25th 2019

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

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433rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Rebecca Kaden, Union Square Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Mar 23rd 2019

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

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