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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Brock Pierce of Blockchain Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 12th 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Brock Pierce was recorded in September 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.

Sramana Mitra: Why don’t you tell us a little bit about your various activities. I know you’re an expert in Bitcoin, crypto, and Blockchain. You invest outside of those segments as well. Give us an overview of what you are up to. >>>

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412th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Bill Baumel, Ohio Innovation Fund

Posted on Monday, Nov 12th 2018

Bill Baumel, Managing Director at Ohio Innovation Fund, shares terrific insight into the region’s progress.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Kelly Perdew of Moonshots Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Saturday, Nov 10th 2018

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

Kelly Perdew is Co-founder and Managing General Partner at Moonshots Capital, a firm that has a unique investment thesis of supporting military veterans. Very interesting insights.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you share a little bit about your background as well as the background of your fund. What is the investing focus? How big is the fund? What kind of investments are you making? >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Kerry Rupp of True Wealth Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 6th 2018

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

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

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get you introduced to our audience. Tell us about your investing focus. What is the size of the fund? What sized checks are you writing?

Kerry Rupp: True Wealth Ventures fund one is approximately $20 million. We’re typically focused on women-led companies, which we define as >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Biplab Adhya and Venu Pemmaraju of Wipro Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 5th 2018

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

Biplab Adhya and Venu Pemmaraju are Co-Heads of Wipro Ventures.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us a bit about yourselves as well as Wipro Ventures. Let’s introduce our audience to the investment activities of Wipro Ventures. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Milos Sochor of Y Soft Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Nov 1st 2018

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

Milos Sochor is Managing Partner at Y Soft Ventures, a firm in the Czech Republic. Fascinating conversation about how a small region is gradually becoming a powerhouse of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us a little bit about Y Soft. How big is the fund? Tell us about your investing focus. What kind of investments do you make? Let’s get you introduced to our audience. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Ravi Mohan of Shasta Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 29th 2018

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

Ravi Mohan is Managing Director at Shasta Ventures, a firm that has invested in three SaaS Unicorns. Ravi discusses these investments: ApptioAnaplan, and Zuora.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to you and to Shasta. Tell us a bit about your background. As we are sitting in 2018, what is Shasta’s investment focus? >>>

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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

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

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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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