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403rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Kerry Rupp, True Wealth Ventures

Posted on Sunday, Oct 7th 2018

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

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417th Roundtable Recording On October 4, 2018: With Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Oct 6th 2018

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

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Roundtable Recap: October 4 – Diversity in Focus

Posted on Thursday, Oct 4th 2018

During this week’s roundtable, we had as a guest Miriam Rivera, Partner at Ulu Ventures, a firm committed to diversity as its core investment philosophy.

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As for the pitches, first up, we had Mohan Perera from Melbourne, Australia, pitching undivide, a compliance management software for blue collar workforces.

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Then Radha Eswar from Bangalore, India, pitched The Fractal Entrepreneurship Foundation, a network of bottom-of-the-pyramid franchises focused on generating livelihoods in a systematic way. Very interesting.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Deb Kemper of Golden Seeds (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Oct 4th 2018

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

Deb Kemper is Managing Director and Chair of the Boston Forum at Golden Seeds, an Angel Group and Micro VC focused exclusively on women entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to the investment thesis and focus of Golden Seeds.

Deb Kemper: I am what’s called an angel investor and that is what Golden Seeds is. Golden Seeds is a hybrid angel network and >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With SC Moatti of Mighty Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 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 SC Moatti was recorded in May 2018.

SC Moatti, Managing Partner at Mighty Capital, discusses Whales, Dolphins, and more. A wonderful conversation full of wisdom and pragmatism.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as talk a little bit about Mighty Capital. How big is the fund? What kind of investments do you like to make? What check sizes do you like to write? >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Suresh Shanmugham of Saama Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Saturday, Sep 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 Suresh Shanmugham was recorded in May 2018.

Suresh Shanmugham, Managing Partner at Saama Capital, talks about the Indian venture capital eco-system, trends, exits, and his firm’s investment strategy.

Sramana Mitra: What we’re going to do is get to know you and help our entrepreneurs, in particular, get to know how you think about investments. Tell us about your fund. Tell us about what your investment focus is. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Steve Beck of Serra Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Sep 27th 2018

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

Steve Beck, Managing Partner at Serra Ventures, discusses his firm’s non-Unicorn investment thesis. Refreshing to hear.

Sramana Mitra: Let us introduce you to the audience. Tell us about the fund. How big is it? What kind of investments do you like to make? What is the focus? >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Curtis Feeny of Silicon Valley Data Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 24th 2018

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

Curtis Feeny, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Data Capital, talks about his firm’s investment thesis around Big Data and Machine Learning.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get our audience introduced to you. Tell us about your fund, investing focus, a bit about your background. Let’s get the audience to know you. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Vivek Ladsariya of SineWave Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 24th 2018

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

Vivek Ladsariya, Partner at SineWave Ventures, talks about the firm’s investment thesis, as well as trends in the industry.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to you as well as SineWave. What is your investment focus? How big is the fund? >>>

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396th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Milos Sochor, Y Soft Ventures

Posted on Monday, Sep 24th 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.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Nilanjana Bhowmik of Converge (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Sep 20th 2018

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

Nilanjana Bhowmik, Co-Founder and General Partner at Converge, a new fund started after serving as the long-time General Partner at Longworth Capital. Their focus is B-to-B tech on the East Coast.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get to know you and your venture capital associations. What is your background. Let’s help our audience of entrepreneurs get to know you. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Tim Guleri of Sierra Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 17th 2018

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

Tim Guleri, Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, discusses at length his firm’s investment thesis, unique relationships with CIOs, and some of the industry trends he sees.

Sramana Mitra: We should start with you introducing yourself as well as Sierra to our audience. What is your investing focus today? How big is the fund? What are the things that you want to position the fund as that our audience should know about? >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Patricia Nakache of Trinity Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 17th 2018

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

Patricia Nakache, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, discusses the firm’s investment thesis and some issues encountered by women in technology.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Trinity. Tell us about the fund and what you guys have been doing. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Clint Chao of Moment Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 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 Clint Chao of Moment Ventures was recorded in March 2018.

Clint Chao, Co-Founder and General Partner at Moment Ventures, discusses the vertical niche opportunities in the tech industry.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us a bit about yourself as well as the firm. Let’s get you introduced to our audience and get to know one another.

Clint Chao: Absolutely. I’ve been investing in venture capital since 2005. I had an opportunity to be part of a venture capital firm before starting >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Ben Mathias of Vertex Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 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 Ben Mathias of Vertex Ventures was recorded in March 2018.

Ben Mathias, Managing Partner at Vertex Ventures, India, discusses the trends and dynamics of the Indian startup ecosystem, including exits. India needs exits at this point, even if they’re relatively small exits.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing you to our audience. Give us some background about yourself and some background about Vertex Ventures. >>>

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