Consumer Products Episodes

June 11, 2020

Tyler Handley (Inkbox) -Tattoos, Defining and New Market, and Why Stickiness Lies Within The Technology

I'd like to thank Natalie Dillon for introducing me to today's guest Tyler Handley , co-founder and CEO of Inkbox , the tattoos for now. These are temporary tattoos that last for 1-2 weeks and fade as your skin naturally rege...

Consumer Products Founders

June 04, 2020

Catharine Dockery (Vice Ventures) - Cannabis, Alcohol, Nicotine, Gambling and Everything Vice

Our guest today is Catharine Dockery founder of Vice Ventures. Vice Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund conquering stigmas and striving towards superior returns by investing in good companies operating in "bad" indu...

Consumer Products Investors

May 28, 2020

Nadine Habayeb (Bohana) - The Future of Superfood Healthy Snacks, How Eastern Traditions Have Migrated West, and Finding Product-Market Fit

Our guest today is Nadine Habayeb , CoFounder & CEO Bohana . Bohana is a popped water lily seed snack brand that believes in a free-spirited snacking. Thank you Madeline Keulen for the introduction! You can follow Nadine on T...

Consumer Products Founders

May 26, 2020

Daniel Gulati (Comcast Ventures) - Execution vs. Network Type Business, How To Think About Winning a Category, and Evaluating Blue Ocean Opportunities

Our guest today is Daniel Gulati . Daniel has spent the last 6 years at Comcast Ventures , a financially-focused venture capital firm with a 20 year history investing in consumer, enterprise, and frontier technology companies...

Investors Consumer Products Technology

May 14, 2020

Anna Whiteman (Coefficient Capital) - Bold Marketing Using Non-Standardizing Channels, When a DNVB Should Think About Omnichannel, and Milestones for CPG Companies at Series A

Anna Whiteman , Vice President at Coefficient Capital . Coefficient Capital is a new venture capital fund that leads early growth investments in fast-moving consumer goods, typically investing in Series A and B rounds. So far...

Investors Consumer Products

May 11, 2020

Adelle Archer (Eterneva) - From Ashes To Diamonds, A New Way To Honor Loved Ones and Experience Innovation

Adelle Archer is the founder of Eterneva , which celebrates remarkable lives by making diamonds from Ashes. Eterneva was featured on Shark Tank , in which Mark Cuban joined other incredible angels and VCs as an investor. This...

Founders Consumer Products

May 04, 2020

Michael Duda (Bullish) - Why TAM Is Overrated, Empathize But Don't Listen, and DTC 3.0

Michael Duda is the Founder and one of the Managing Partners at Bullish . Bullish is a creative agency and a pre-seed fund, investing in early stage consumer companies. Some of their investments include Warby Parker, Peloton,...

Investors Consumer Products

April 30, 2020

Joe Tonnos (Ketch Ventures & Mistral Equity Partners) - Cricket Protein, Tequila and Investing in Sustainability

Joe Tonnos is a Principal at Mistral Equity Partners and a Co-Founder of Ketch Ventures . He invests across the consumer spectrum from seed/pre-series investments at Ketch to growth equity, private equity buyouts and even som...

Consumer Products Investors

April 23, 2020

Kate McAndrew (Bolt) - Distributed Teams, Fundraising Outside the Major Hubs, and Impact of COVID

Kate McAndrew (Bolt) - Distributed Teams, Fundraising Outside the Major Hubs, and Impact of COVID

Investors Consumer Products Technology

April 13, 2020

Rishi Garg (Mayfield) - Consumer Distrust, Curated Experiences, and What’s Next For Social Media

Rishi Garg is a partner at Mayfield . Mayfield global venture capital firm with a people-first philosophy of investing. Mayfield invests primarily in early-stage technology companies in the enterprise and consumer sectors. So...

Technology Investors Consumer Products

April 06, 2020

Natalie Dillon (Maveron) - Subcultures, Sustainability, and The Differences Between Gen Z & and Millennials

*Please note this episode was recorded back in January before the global pandemic.* Natalie Dillon is a Principal at Maveron . Maveron is a premier consumer focused fund that invests in seed and Series A companies that empowe...

Investors Technology Consumer Products

April 02, 2020

Kiva Dickinson (Selva Ventures) - Best Time To Start A Brand, Why First Mover is So Important in CPG, and Why VCs are Scared of Getting it Wrong

*This episode features two conversations I’ve had with Kiva* Kiva Dickinson is the managing partner at Selva Ventures . Selva Ventures invests in emerging brands that make their consumers’ lives better. Some of their portfoli...

Investors Consumer Products

March 30, 2020

Madeline Keulen (Victress Capital) - Knowing Your Why, Analyzing Contrasting Trends, and Building Brands

*Please note that this episode was recorded before the coronavirus global pandemic* Madeline Keulen is Vice President at Victress Capital . Victress Capital is an early stage venture capital firm that provides visionary and d...

Investors Consumer Products

March 26, 2020

Logan Langberg (Imaginary Ventures) - DTC 2.0, Multiple Channels of Distribution, and Paid vs. Organic Growth

*Please note that this episode was recorded before the coronavirus global pandemic* Logan Langberg is a Principal at Imaginary Ventures . Imaginary is a Venture Capital Fund that invests in early–stage opportunities at the in...

Investors Consumer Products

February 20, 2020

Jason Shuman (Primary Ventures) - Payback Period, Market Timing, and The Importance of Distribution

Jason Shuman is a Principal at Primary Ventures , a seed-stage venture capital firm responsible for backing NYC's most promising founders. Some of their investments include Ticketfly, Jet, Deliveroo, and Package Free. Jason h...

Investors Consumer Products Technology