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Dan Graham (Springdale Ventures) - How He Scaled buildasign.com to over $100 million, The Opportunity He Saw Investing in CPG in Austin, and the Differences Analyzing DTC and Retail Brands

June 22, 2020

I'd like to thank Adelle Archer for introducing me to today's guest Dan Graham , one of the co-founders and General partners of Springdale Ventures . Some of their investments include Eterneva, Literati, and Beatbox beverages. Previously, Dan co-founded BuildASign.com in 2005 and grew it to an over…

Technology Investors

Kanyi Maqubela (Kindred Ventures) - Why There's Been an Explosion in Seed and Late Stage Funds, Diversity Amongst Investors & Market Risk, and Why he's interested in Learning Why Something Is Not Fundable

June 8, 2020

We have a few Office Hours / AMAs coming up -> https://theconsumervc.com/events/ Kanyi Maqubela is a Managing Partner at Kindred Ventures . Kindred Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund, whose mission is to back visionary and dedicated founders who want to solve the most important problems …

Consumer Products Investors

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

June 4, 2020

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" industries. Investments include early stage startups from non-traditional vert…

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Compilation: One Piece of Advice Investors Have for B2C Founders

June 3, 2020

This is my first compilation episode. I typically ask every guest what is one piece of advice he/she may have for B2C founders? I've pulled together a few that hopefully can be helpful to folks that are founders or are looking to found. Below are the investors featured and the minute marks on the e…

Investors Consumer Products Technology

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

May 26, 2020

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. He joined as Entrepreneur in Residence, and worked his way up the ranks …

Technology Investors

Byron Ling (Canaan) - Analyzing Teams, Why It Might Be Harder to Raise a Series A vs. Seed during COVID, and Why Distribution is as Important as Product

May 21, 2020

Thank you again Courtney Nelson for introducing me to our guest today, Byron Ling . Byron is a partner at Canaan . Canaan is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in visionaries with transformative ideas. Byron invests in consumer companies that are reinventing the way we shop, entertain…

Technology Investors

Claire Fauquier (Highland Capital Partners) - Purchase Behaviors of SMBs, Stretching Consumer and Sourcing at the Series A

May 18, 2020

Our guest today is Claire Fauquier a Principal at Highland Capital Partners . Highland Capital Partners is one of the oldest venture capital funds that invests primarily at Series A and focuses on the early growth stage. Some of their investments include Harry's, Rent the Runway, and Clearbanc. In …

Investors Consumer Products

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

May 14, 2020

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 they've invested in Just Spices, NomNom, Hydrant and Personal Care. Anna …

Investors Consumer Products

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

May 4, 2020

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, Casper and Birchbox. Prior to founding Bullish, Mike spent 13 years at De…

Consumer Products Investors

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

April 30, 2020

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 some public market investments at Mistral Equity Partners. Joe is also a Vent…

Investors Consumer Products Technology

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

April 23, 2020

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

Technology Investors Consumer Products

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

April 13, 2020

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. Some of Rishi’s investments include Grove Collaborative, Oliver Space and Pr…

Technology Investors

David Goldberg (Corigin Ventures) - The Sharing Economy, Consumerization of Enterprise Software, and Distribution

April 9, 2020

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

April 6, 2020

*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 empower consumers to live on their terms. Some of their investments include eBay…

Investors Consumer Products

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

April 2, 2020

*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 portfolio includes Haus, Mud Water, and Three Wishes. Prior to founding Selva Vent…