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Recent Episodes

December 08, 2022

Ashley Hartman (Bluestein Ventures) - Investing in The Future of Food

Our guest today on the podcast is Ashley Hartman , Managing Partner at Bluestein Ventures . Bluestein Ventures is one of the premier family-backed venture capital fund in the food industry whose mission is to transform the fo...

December 06, 2022

Vijen Patel (The 81 Collection & Pressbox) - Why building & investing in hardware is overlooked

Our guest today is Vijen Patel , who is the co-founder of Pressbox (now Tide Cleaners) and The 81 Collection . Pressbox was a 24/7 dry cleaning and laundry service that Vijen bootstrapped to a very successful exit to P&G. The...

December 02, 2022

Ty Haney (Outdoor Voices, Joggy, TYB) - Why she left Outdoor Voices, how brands can leverage crypto, and creating a CBD line

This is a recording of a live interview I did with Ty Haney last month in Austin, TX. Ty is most famous for founding Outdoor Voices , the technical apparel brand whose on a mission to get the world moving. My apologies in adv...

November 30, 2022

Jesse Pujji (Gateway X) - How Brands Should Approach Performance Marketing Today, When To Raise Equity vs. Boostrapping & How He Incubates Companies

Our guest today on The Consumer VC podcast is Jesse Pujji , Founder of Gateway X and Ampush . Gateway X is a venture studio and holding company founded by Jesse Pujji. Ampush is a growth marketing partner that crafts holistic...

November 22, 2022

Marcos Gonzalez (VamosVentures) - Why he left PE to start a VC fund that invests in minority-led businesses

Our guest today is Marcos Gonzalez , Founder & Managing Partner of VamosVentures . VamosVentures is committed to creating a pipeline of diverse VC investors. Their investments include Stix , DRNXSMYTH , and Suma .  We also d...

November 15, 2022

Steve Case (AOL, Revolution & Rise of the Rest) - Why He's Optimistic About Innovation in Secondary and Tertiary American Cities

Thank you Tige Savage for the introduction to our guest today, Steve Case . Steve is the co-founder / former CEO of AOL . He also founded Revolution & Rise of the Rest. Revolution focuses on early-stage venture capital invest...