Best Venture Capital podcasts (Updated April 2018; image)
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The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.
 
Balderton Capital are one of Europe's largest tech VCs, investing the best breakthrough technology companies in the continent. This podcast will share weekly insights for those at the forefront of the European technology scene: our partners, investment team, portfolio companies, and other selected experts and contributors. The 'cast will be a worthwhile listen for anyone who is looking to raise venture capital investment, building a technology company from the ground up, or is enthusiastic a ...
 
Startup Funding is the podcast for business owners ready to attract funding. We talk with founders who have successfully raised money, venture capitalists and angel investors who have funded amazing startups. You will get all of the information that you need to take your business to the next level.
 
Podcast host Mark W King takes venture capital’s success, failure, genius and insanity and distills it down into wisdom and know-how that accelerates your entrepreneurial success.
 
Origins is a podcast about Limited Partners, the firms and institutions that invest in venture capital funds. Through a series of interviews, we explore what has historically been an opaque corner of the startup ecosystem and learn how the people behind the capital make decisions. This podcast was created by Alex Lines and Nick Chirls, partners at Notation.
 
Join Boost VC’s Founder & Managing Director Adam Draper, to learn about emerging technology from leading figures in the industry. Each episode we interview founders and investors to explore topics like startup strategy and venture capital, as well as incredible technology like bitcoin, virtual reality, AI, exoskeletons, drones, space and more.
 
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Venture Studio
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Podcast by Venture Studio. New York City Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investing Interviews with host Dave Lerner
 
Backstage Capital is venture investment fund that backs underrepresented tech startup founders. Since inception in September 2015, Backstage has deployed nearly $2m into 40+ startups around the U.S. that are led by women, POC, and LGBT founders. This podcast takes you behind the scenes to show you what it's like to build a fund from scratch and give you deep insights into what investors are REALLY looking for. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You might steal a donut. But that'll have nothing to do ...
 
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VentureCast
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Venture capitalist David Hornik, author of the popular VentureBlog, and Howard Hartenbaum, a partner with David at August Capital, take a random talk down Sand Hill Road with conversations, interviews and conference reports around the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial scene.
 
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Veni Vidi VC
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I came. I saw. I ventured. Sharing candid conversations with the most interesting personalities of the Venture Capital world.
 
Q&A with Shunwei's venture investment partners, portfolio company founders, and other KOLs within its ecosystem.Founder Adam Bao has since launched a sister podcast called 'The Harbinger - China Tech & VC Podcast', which is an open platform that invites all top VCs and founders in China to share their insights.
 
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Hear the story behind the exciting new music technology startup Sunhouse. Siblings Tlacael, Tenoch, and Tonantzin Esparza are the 3 LA-based, Latinx co-founders of Sunhouse. We dive into everything from the Aztec origins of their names, to the influence of thier creative, activist, entrepreneurial parents, to running a successful Kickstarter an ...…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Bilal Zuberi Madhavan Ramanujem Tim O'Reilly Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it failed.
 
Chris Olsen is the Founding Partner @ Drive Capital, the venture firm that believes the Midwest is the opportunity of our lifetime with more entrepreneurs building billion-dollar companies in the Midwest than in the last 50 years combined. Since inception in 2012, Drive have built an exceptional portfolio including the likes of Duolingo, FarmLo ...…
 
Marco Zappacosta is the Founder & CEO @ Thumbtack, the startup that allows you to find local professionals for pretty much anything. To date, Thumbtack has raised over $270m in funding from some of the very best including Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (Google Growth), Ali and Hadi Partovi, Scott and Cyan Banister and Jason Calacanis. Due to Marco's ...…
 
Ash Fontana of Zetta Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss Why SaaS is not a fit for VC and How AI Compounds Competitive Advantage. In this episode, we cover: Categories of AI that Ash is most interested in The difference between real AI and AI-enabled companies Why SaaS will cease to be investable by VCs The current AI stage of adoption How h ...…
 
VR is not just for gaming anymore. Other industries are starting to take advantage of immersive technologies for applications like product design and experiential marketing. Ford is using the technology to create virtual prototypes of new vehicles and Lionsgate is experimenting with VR experiences to promote movies. When Unity Technologies real ...…
 
Leah Busque is a General Partner at Fuel Capital, an early-stage venture firm based in SF. Before Fuel, she was the co-founder and CEO of TaskRabbit for eight years, and before that an engineer at IBM. In this episode, we discuss Leah's path to founding TaskRabbit, moving to SF, and partnering with Chris Howard as Fuel's second GP just over a y ...…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Lindel Eakman Chris Duovos Semil Shah Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.
 
Zal Bilimoria is Founding Partner @ Refactor Capital, one of Silicon Valley's newest entrants to the early stage scene with a $50m fund looking to back founders solving fundamental human problems. Prior to co-founding Refactor, Zal was a Partner @ a16z where he co-led investments in Omada Health, Branch.co, AltSchool, Honor, and more, while hel ...…
 
Arlan shares her thoughts and feelings as we approach the April 27 release of Season 7 of StartUp, a Gimlet Media podcast featuring the story of Backstage.Full show notes:http://backstagecapital.com/podcast/arlanwashere-gimlet-self-care/Credits:Host + Executive Producer: Arlan HamiltonProducer + Editor: Bryan LandersMusic by: Janine…
 
Lylan Masterman is General Partner at White Star Capital where he leads the New York office. In this episode, Masterman discusses White Stars history and his approach to venture capitol investments. Masterman has an impressive technical background that informs his work and makes him a dynamic figure in the venture investing world. We learn abou ...…
 
What gets Kira Noodleman excited about her job as an investor with VC firm Bee Partners? The opportunity to paint a picture of what the future looks like—and then back it up with money and resources for startups in the early stages. Kira is a fan of tackling problems in disruptive industries and across cultures. With a background in product and ...…
 
Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this installment, we will be recapping the following episodes: 105. Underserved Startup Ecosystems, Part 1 (Stuart Larkins & Ezra Galston) 106. Underserved Startup Ecosystems, Part 2 (Stuart Larkins & Ezr ...…
 
Paul Hsiao is a Founding Partner @ Canvas Ventures, one of Silicon Valley's leading and newer entrants to the Series A scene. At Canvas, Paul has made investments in the likes of Everwise, Fluxx Labs, Roofstock, Thrive Global, Transfix, and Zola. Before founding Canvas, Paul was a partner at NEA, where he led an early-stage investment in Houzz, ...…
 
Darian Shirazi is the Founder & CEO @ Radius, the startup that provides you with not just data but truth allowing you to gain clarity to reach and convert your best B2B prospects. To date, Darian has raised over $105m in VC funding with Radius from some of the very best in the business including our friends at Founders Fund, 8VC, Salesforce Ven ...…
 
‘Who has the power of the internet? Does the power lie in the hands of a few centralized companies? Or does it lie in the hands of users and communities?’ We all know the answer here. Though the web initially gave authority to its users, the pendulum has swung the other way. Now there are four companies with all the data and all the power, and ...…
 
Listen in to hear Co-founders Stephanie Cummings + Seany Denson of Please Assist Me, a Nashville-based startup offering apartment residents the most delightful personal assistant service, share their entrepreneurial journey. Hear about their early influences, building a support system, taking inspiration from non-profit experience, and finding ...…
 
Ro Gupta is the co-founder and CEO of Carmera, a street-level intelligence platform. The company's flagship product is CARMERA Autonomous Map, which delivers real-time, 3D maps and navigation-critical data for autonomous vehicles. Ro previously spent six years with Disqus, the web's largest community discussion network. He's also the first Nota ...…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Sheel Mohnot Guy Turner Ben Narasin Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach.
 
Jerry Chen is a Partner @ Greylock Partners, one of the world's most successful VC funds with prior investments in the likes of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, AirBnB, Dropbox, AppDynamics, Coinbase and many more incredible companies. As for Jerry, Jerry invests in entrepreneurs building new enterprise SaaS applications and in all aspects of AI ...…
 
Rachel Drori is the Founder & CEO @ Daily Harvest, the direct-to-consumer brand that delivers real, unprocessed, unrefined foods in the most convenient format possible: frozen. To date, they have raised over $43m in funding from the likes of former guest Alex Taussig @ Lightspeed, Collaborative Fund and future 20VC guest Beth Ferreira who sits ...…
 
There are plenty of people who work full-time, yet still don’t make enough to get by. What if there was an app that would allow individuals to earn income in the form of cryptocurrency from anywhere, at any time, with any device? Simon Yu had to drop out of college when his parents declared bankruptcy. He got a full-time job as a bank teller bu ...…
 
Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures joins Nick to discuss Better Diversity, Better Outcomes. In this episode, we cover: Her involvement in creating the first VC investment group at Johns Hopkins What the focus is at SoGal and why that creates their edge How she and her partner divide responsibilities How the establishment has reacted to her and ...…
 
Arlan interviews an amazing founder who took her enterprise SaaS business from bootstrapped to a $1.15B IPO, and personal financial freedom. Therese Tucker is the remarkable CEO of BlackLine, an 800-person company that offers a continuous accounting platform to customers around the world including Coca-Cola, Phillips, and eBay. She's also the m ...…
 
James Loftus is Corporate Development Lead @ Square where he has made multiple acquisitions and investments including the likes of acquiring OrderAhead and investing in Eventbrite. Prior to Square, James was responsible for strategy, business development and operations at STX Digital. Before that James was a Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz where ...…
 
Dan Lewis is the Founder & CEO @ Convoy, the startup that really is the future of freight with trucking services powered by technology to drive reliability, efficiency and insights. To date they have raised over $80m in funding from some of the world's best-known investors and individuals including Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Greylock, Jeff B ...…
 
“From my point of view, yes, we need to be multiplanetary, and one of the big motivators … is really the desire to spend the rest of my career to make whatever big or small contribution—but a contribution—towards advancing Earth-escape technology as a category.” Max Haot is the founder and CEO of Launcher, a team on a ten-year journey to advanc ...…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Vic Pascucci Brendan Wallace Rebecca Kaden Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.
 
Hear the story behind Backstage Capital Headliner Novoron Bioscience, a San Diego-based biotech company developing novel therapeutic approaches to address disorders of the central nervous system. Bryan and Chacho speak with Novoron's Founder + CEO, Travis Stiles, about his exciting path, from being inspired to take up research after watching me ...…
 
Leah Busque is a General Partner @ Fuel Capital, one of Silicon Valley's leading seed funds with the most incredible portfolio including many previous 20VC guests Ryan @ Flexport, Florian @ Mesosphere, Alex @ Clearbit and Dan @ Convoy (episode Friday). As for Leah, prior to VC, she was a pioneer of the sharing economy with her founding of TaskR ...…
 
Mike Silagadze is the Founder & CEO @ Top Hat, the market leader in student engagement software, and is used by millions of students at three-quarters of the top 1,000 colleges and universities in North America. To date, they have raised over $47m in VC funding from many friends and former guests on the show including Albert Wenger @ USV, Boris ...…
 
The beauty of smart hardware lies in its agility. With a recurrent feedback loop and regular software updates, products can be improved over time. Ubiquity Ventures is focused on funding startups that pursue this continuous refinement, investing in a feature trajectory rather than physical product. Sunil Nagaraj is the managing partner of Ubiqu ...…
 
Here's a conversation Arlan recorded at SXSW with Jamarlin Martin, the founder and CEO of Nubai Ventures, which invests in leading entrepreneurs of color, and the founder of Moguldom Media Group, a portfolio of digital brands he grew from $6 dollars to $60 million dollars in revenue. In 2017, he sold 3 brands to Nasdaq-listed Urban One.Full sho ...…
 
As CEO of the Danish Growth Fund since 2001, Christian Motzfeldt has been instrumental in building the new Danish ecosystem of entrepreneurship. Through the Danish Growth Fund, he has built one of the largest portfolios of venture and small-cap funds in the Nordics, and now has 2 Billion USD under management. This is the first sovereign wealth ...…
 
Paul Martino of Bullpen Capital joins Nick to discuss the emergence of the Post-Seed round. In this episode, we cover: Why Paul passed on joining Mike Maples at Floodgate in order to start Bullpen The product/market fit algorithm he developed for Mike If the stages of funding are moving out or if there are just more of them How Bullpen is diffe ...…
 
Alex Taussig is a Partner @ Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of the leading firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Snapchat, Mulesoft, Max Levchin’s Affirm, The Honest Company and many more incredible companies. As for Alex, at Lightspeed, he has made investments in Zola, Daily Harvest, Vector & Poncho. Before moving t ...…
 
Leore Avidar is the Founder & CEO @ Lob, the startup that provides a powerful suite of API's to deliver robust automation and scale for anything with a stamp. To date, Lob has raised close to $30m in funding from some of the greats of the investing world including Floodgate, Initialized, First Round and most recently YC's Continuity Fund. As fo ...…
 
Bitcoin mining is tough to explain to Muggles outside the ecosystem, but Chris Shepherd is up for the task. Chris was a part of Tribe 4 here at Boost, and he also happens to be the face of the illustrious Boost VC Mural. Who better to take us through the basics of mining? Chris is the co-founder and CEO of HashRabbit, a startup that builds soft ...…
 
Arlan shares her latest thoughts after visiting the US and UK on a recent mini-tour sharing the mission and work of Backstage. Also, listen in to hear our plans for SXSW 2018 and where you can find us. Stay tuned for our live SXSW podcast episode coming soon.Full show notes:http://backstagecapital.com/podcast/touring-vc/Credits:Host + Executive ...…
 
Anu Hariharan is a Partner @ Y Combinator's Continuity Fund, the growth stage investing arm of Y Combinator that has made investments in the likes of Segment, Lob (coming on Friday), Convoy, where Anu is a board member and RazorPay. Prior to YC, Anu was an investment partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked actively with the management ...…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Peter Boyce Jordan Nof Sergio Gurrieri Each investor describes their investment thesis and how they evaluate startups for investment.
 
Mariam Naficy has pioneered consumer Internet models since 1998, when she co-founded the first online cosmetics retailer, Eve.com, which was sold for over $100 million. Today, Mariam is the Founder & CEO @ Minted, the startup that uses crowdsourcing and analytics to bring the best designs to market faster than anyone. To date, Mariam has raised ...…
 
VR is about immersion. Rather than simply witnessing an experience, we become a part of it. Imagine the advantage for brands and publishers if their content could leverage that same kind of engagement, creating ads that include us in an immersive media experience. OmniVirt is a VR and AR advertising platform for brands and publishers with the c ...…
 
In January, 2018, Arlan made an appearance at the ‘Live Your Legacy’ event hosted by VaynerMedia at Hero City at Draper University in San Mateo, CA. Arlan and VC Monique Woodard spoke with Sequoia Blodgett (blah-git) for the event.After her talk, Arlan and some Backstage Crew met Gary Vaynerchuk and some of his crew. Listen in as GaryVee shares ...…
 
Steve Vassallo is a General Partner @ Foundation Capital where he sits or has sat on the boards of Pocket (acquired by Mozilla), PrivateCore (acquired by Facebook), Sunrun [RUN], Sentient Energy and many more. Prior to Foundation, Steve was Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering @ Ning, the social platform he helped launch in 2004. Be ...…
 
James Hardiman of Data Collective joins Nick to discuss The Deep Tech Debate: Why Invest in a Capital Intensive, Long Time-to-Exit Category?. In this episode, we cover: James' definition of deep tech The segments within the category How this area differs from others Types of founders and founder profiles that he looks for Why he's willing to in ...…
 
Chris Hutchins is the Founder & CEO @ Grove, the startup reinventing financial planning allowing you to reach your goals with personalized financial advice. Just last week they announced their seed round from some of the best in the business including First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Box Group and SV Angel. Prior to Grove, Chris was an P ...…
 
What happens behind the scenes in the merger of two fast-growing startups? Margot Schmorak, the Co-founder + CEO of Hostfully, shares the story about joining forces with another early-stage startup to give vacation rental companies a better way to manage and scale their business. Learn how Margot successfully managed the merging company culture ...…
 
How can the crypto community embrace design thinking? By thinking in terms of prototypes. Rather than waiting until a product is perfect, develop a test version and let it out into the wild. Allowing the community to engage is the best way to learn what works and what doesn’t—and work up to your vision. Dan Elitzer is the Blockchain and Digital ...…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Chris Farmer Chris Olsen David Cowan Each investor describes a situation where they did decide to invest, what the key factors were that led to “Yes” and how that investment has worked out.
 
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