Investors Episodes

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

March 23, 2020

Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures) - The State of Seed Investing, The Early Stage Ecosystem, and Why Consumer Has Been Out Of Favor with VCs

Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner and Founder of Precursor Ventures . Precursor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in the first institutional round of investment for the most promising s...

Technology Investors

March 16, 2020

Laura Chau (Canaan) - The Five Pillars of Social Media, Moving Towards Status and the Power of Grit

Laura Chau is a Principal at Canaan . Canaan is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in visionaries with transformative ideas. Some of her current investments include Coterie, Curtsy, and Jumpcut. At Canaan, she f...

Investors Technology

March 05, 2020

Ethan Austin (Techstars) - Punched in the Face with a Problem, Analyzing Teams and EQ

Ethan Austin is the Managing Director of Techstars Western Union Accelerator . Techstars Western Union Accelerator is the premier program for global startups shaping the future of money movement. Companies participating in th...

Technology Investors

March 02, 2020

Lee Hower (NextView Ventures) - Making Good Decisions Fast, Going With Your Gut and Why Trust at the Early Stages Is Vital

Lee Hower is the Co-Founder and Partner of NextView Ventures . NextView is a high-conviction hands on seed-stage VC firm that invests in founders who are redesigning the everyday economy. Some of their investments include Gro...

Investors Technology

February 24, 2020

Elizabeth Yin (Hustle Fund) - Investing When There’s No Traction and How To Mitigate Risk When Founding

Elizabeth Yin is a co-founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund , a pre-seed fund for software entrepreneurs. One of Hustle Fund’s missions is to level the playing field in the world of venture-backed businesses by investing...

Investors Technology

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

February 13, 2020

Gautam Gupta (M13) - The Thin Line Between Success and Failure, Board Construction, and Why He Offers Learnings, Not Advice

Gautam Gupta is a Partner at M13 and founded and previously was the CEO of Naturebox . M13 is a venture fund headquartered in Los Angeles that has invested in some of the most innovative consumer companies like Pinterst, Snap...

Investors Technology Consumer Products

February 10, 2020

Tim Katt (TACK Ventures) - How Tech is Disrupting Sports, Media and Advice for Founders in Secondary Markets

Tim Katt is the managing partner and co-founder of TACK Ventures , TACK Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based in Brooklyn and focused on investing in game-changers across sports, media, lifestyle and entertain...

Investors Technology

February 06, 2020

Sophie Bakalar (fable & Collaborative Fund) - What is Market Expertise?, Conscious Consumerism, and How She Sensed An Opportunity

Sophie Bakalar is the founder of Fable, an e-commerce pet store help pets (and their humans) lead healthier, happier lives through better design. She is also a Venture Partner at Collaborative fund, a seed stage fund that foc...

Consumer Products Investors Founders

February 03, 2020

Sumeet Shah (Swiftarc Ventures) - 4th Generation of Retail, Periscope Founders and What is Wrong in VC

Sumeet Shah is the Portfolio Support Associate at Swiftarc Ventures. Swiftarc Ventures is an early- and growth-stage venture capital firm mainly focused on North America-based consumer brands making major economic and social ...

Investors Consumer Products

January 30, 2020

Jason Stoffer (Maveron) - Mediocre Markets, Early Traction, and Knowing Your Weaknesses

Jason Stoffer is a General Partner 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 Maveron’s investments include Everl...

Technology Consumer Products Investors

January 27, 2020

Jordan Nof (Tusk VP) - Regulated Industries, The Importance of Timing, and Good Growth vs. Bad Growth

Jordan Nof is a Managing Partner and the Head of Investments at Tusk Venture Partners , where he oversees all aspects of the firm’s venture capital investment practice and is a member of the Investment Committee. Jordan has l...

Investors Consumer Products Technology

January 23, 2020

Eamonn Carey (Techstars) - Consumer Trends in Europe, Expanding to New Markets, and The Three Most Important Words in the English Language

Eamonn Carey is the Managing Director at Techstars London. Techstars is a global seed accelerator and worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed and is currently in over 150 countries worldwide. Some of their alumni i...

Technology Investors Consumer Products