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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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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Yash Hemaraj of Arka Venture Labs (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Mar 22nd 2019

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

Yash Hemaraj, Founding Partner at Arka Venture Labs and Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), discusses Arka’s recent partnership with 1Mby1M to accelerate Indian B2B SaaS companies.

Sramana Mitra: Tell our audience about Arka and we’ll take it from there.

Yash Hemaraj: We launched Arka Venture Labs in the summer of 2018. Arka Venture Labs is India’s first B2B focused cross-border accelerator. Our idea is to seed the next wave of enterprise innovation coming from India and to connect them to the global ecosystem. Primarily, we’re forward-looking at B2B-focused companies. >>>

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Roundtable Recap: March 20 – How Large Companies Address Existential Threats

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 20th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Sumant Mandal, Managing Director at March Capital Partners, a firm that invests largely in enterprise facing businesses with deep technical differentiation. The conversation includes excellent insights into the changing dynamics of the networking space and how companies like Cisco and Juniper are managing their existential threats.

V Words!
Then, Tim Lieu from California pitched V Words! a mobile game that he wishes to raise money for. Unfortunately, games don’t get funded unless there is proven traction.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Nandini Mansinghka of Mumbai Angels Network (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 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 Nandini Mansinghka was recorded in January 2019.

Nandini Mansinghka is CEO and Managing Director at Mumbai Angels Network, one of the oldest angel networks in India.

Sramana Mitra: Nandini Mansinghka, from Mumbai Angels Network, has been a very early entrant into the Indian entrepreneurship financing ecosystem. She’s a big influencer at a big high impact player in the Indian ecosystem. I’m thrilled to catch up after so many years. Nandini and I last saw each other in person back in 2011 when I was doing a workshop in Mumbai. I will let you introduce yourself and the work of Mumbai Angels Network as a starter and then we’ll dive into the details. >>>

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435th Roundtable Recording on March 14, 2019: With David Lambert, Right Side Capital Management

Posted on Friday, Mar 15th 2019

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

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Roundtable Recap: March 14 – Do NOT Write Software Without a Business Model Hypothesis

Posted on Thursday, Mar 14th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest 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.

Mopstar
As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Ajay Nagar from Frisco, Texas, pitching Mopstar. The company has started generating small amounts of revenue from early customers, and shows good early promise.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Preeti Rathi of Ignition Partners (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Mar 14th 2019

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

Preeti Rathi, Partner at Ignition Partners, discusses the changing dynamics of seed investing.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us a bit about yourself as well as acquaint our audience with Ignition Partners. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Ondrej Bartos of Credo Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Mar 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 Ondrej Bartos was recorded in January 2019.

Ondrej Bartos, General Partner at Prague-based Credo Ventures, focuses on investing in Central European startups. Their major success story is UiPath in robotics processes automation that has raised $265 million at a $3 billion valuation. UiPath has over 2,100 customers and claims to have annual revenues of $150 million. We discuss the Romanian company in some detail.

Sramana Mitra: I heard about your firm from your friends from Czech Republic or Czechia now. You may have seen the stories we’ve done on some of your local colleagues. I’m really looking forward to getting acquainted with you. I would like to start by having you introduce yourself and Credo Ventures to our audience here. Then we’ll discuss what you’re up to out there. What are the trends in your space? >>>

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Roundtable Recap: March 7 – Fascinating Ventures with Good Early Traction

Posted on Thursday, Mar 7th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Rahul Chowdhri, Investor at Stellaris Venture Partners, who shared some fascinating examples of consumer ventures catering to the next 400 million consumers in India.

Neeman’s
As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had 1Mby1M Premium member Taran Chhabra from Hyderabad, India, pitching Neeman’s, a new shoe brand that is getting great traction in the Indian market.

Tibot
Next, Faisal Basar and Shahid Bandarkar from San Francisco, California, pitched Tibot, an AI-powered telehealth app to support dermatology care.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Daniel Keiper-Knorr of Speedinvest (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Mar 4th 2019

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Daniel Keiper-Knorr was recorded in January 2019.

Daniel Keiper-Knorr is Founder and General Partner at Speedinvest, a venture firm based in Vienna. It’s great to see exciting energy and activity in Vienna, one of my favorite cities.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by getting you acquainted with our community. Tell us about you. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Frank Malek of Impacteo (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Mar 4th 2019

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

Frank Malek is General Partner at Impacteo, an impact investment fund that invests in companies in the US and in Europe. This includes companies in digital health, climate change, FinTech, etc.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to you and to Impacteo. Tell us about your background. What is the investment thesis of Impacteo? >>>

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433rd Roundtable Recording on February 28, 2019: With Rebecca Kaden, Union Square Ventures

Posted on Friday, Mar 1st 2019

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Roundtable Recap: February 28 – Pay Attention to Physical Experiences, Not Just Digital

Posted on Thursday, Feb 28th 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Rebecca Kaden, General Partner at Union Square Ventures. We discussed her firm’s capital efficient investment thesis and debated the pros and cons of blitzscaling.

Wellnesys
As for entrepreneur pitches, up first Muralidhar Somisetty from Bangalore, India, pitched Wellnesys, a digital powered yoga mat to help corporations offer personalized wellness services to their employees. We discussed business model and pricing model as it pertains to validation.

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432nd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Swapna Gupta, Qualcomm Ventures

Posted on Sunday, Feb 24th 2019

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

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431st 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Yash Hemaraj, Arka Venture Labs and BGV

Posted on Saturday, Feb 23rd 2019

Yash Hemaraj, Founding Partner at Arka Venture Labs and Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), discusses Arka’s recent partnership with 1Mby1M to accelerate Indian B-to-B SaaS companies.

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