Episodes

Carter Reum (M13) - Why LA is the Place to Build a Consumer Company, His Approach to Fund Differentiation, and Starting a Venture Capital Fund with you Brother

Oct. 26, 2021

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Will Schmitt (Miroma Ventures) - Investing with a value add, considerations before heading to retail and pulling the right levers for growth

Oct. 21, 2021

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Doug Hudson (Tend) - The First Dentist You Look Forward To Visit

Oct. 19, 2021

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Claire Díaz-Ortiz - Why solo female founders are underserved, investing early in LATAM, and getting the Pope on Twitter

Oct. 14, 2021

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Andy Dunn (Bonobos) - How he created Bonobos, why they sold to Walmart, the current state of DNVBs, and a sneak peek of what he's doing next

Oct. 12, 2021

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Rui Ma (Tech Buzz China) - Chinese Crossover Brands, C2M Supply Chains and Future of Livestreaming

Oct. 7, 2021

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Andrea Hippeau (Lerer Hippeau) - Investing in Pet Care, When a Digitally Native Brand Should Head Into Retail and Raising from Family Offices vs. VCs

Oct. 5, 2021

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Kevin Campos (Fifth Wall) - Why Landlords Should Love Tech Enabled Tenants, Omnichannel Strategy For DNVBs and Growing Up in Retail

Sept. 30, 2021

My guest today is [Kevin Campos](https://fifthwall.com/team/kevin-campos), Partner and Head of Retail at [Fifth Wall](https://fifthwall.com/). Fifth Wall manages the largest fund specialized in real estate technology. On the…

Gabby Etrog Cohen & Tehmina Haider (Harry's) - Building Harry's Portfolio of Brands

Sept. 28, 2021

Thank you Mike Duda for the intro to our guests today, [Gabby Cohen](https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabby-etrog-cohen-b91a635/) and [Tehmina Haider](https://www.linkedin.com/in/tehmina-haider-9081614/). Gabby is the Global head…

Neil Sequeira (Defy) - When to invest before the Series A, the verticalization of social and the future of celebrity co-founded business

Sept. 21, 2021

Our guest today is [Neil Sequeira](https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-sequeira-76739a40/), Co-Founder & Managing Director at [Defy](https://defy.vc/). Defy backed exceptional entrepreneurs at the early stages. Some of their in…

Alexa von Tobel (Inspired Capital) - The evolution of New York's startup ecosystem, staying price discipline and what it means to be a generalist

Sept. 16, 2021

My guest today is [Alexa von Tobel](https://twitter.com/alexavontobel), Founder of [Inspired Capital](https://inspiredcapital.com/) and [LearnVest](https://learnvest.com/). Inspired is a generalist fund based in New York Cit…

Andrew Gluck (irrvrntVC) - How to evaluate DTC brands with a growth marketers lens, starting a rolling fund and what's next for commerce

Sept. 14, 2021

Our guest today is [Andrew Gluck](https://twitter.com/irrvrntVC), GP at [irrvrntVC](https://angel.co/v/back/irrvrntvc). Irreverant is a rolling fund that focuses on investing in NextGen Commerce, DTC, & AdTech. Some of Andre…

Rex Woodbury (Index Ventures) - Web 3.0, Culture and Investing in the Metaverse

Sept. 9, 2021

My guest today is [Rex Woodbury](https://twitter.com/rex_woodbury?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor), who is a Principal at [Index Ventures](https://www.indexventures.com/). Index Ventures is one of the …

Allon Bloch (K Health) - Founding two public companies, the future of health and how to approach which markets are ripe for disruption

Sept. 7, 2021

Thank you Daniel Gulati for the introduction to my guest today [Allon Bloch](https://www.linkedin.com/in/allon-bloch-70b1223/), founder and CEO of [K Health](https://www.khealth.com/). K Health is where you can get personali…

Ali Hamed (CoVenture) - The Amazon Opportunity, Future of Social, and Credit at the Early Stages

Aug. 31, 2021

My guest today is Ali Hamed , co-founder and Partner of CoVenture . CoVenture offers entrepreneurs multiple ways to finance their businesses. Ali is one of the more unique guests we've had on the show simply because CoVentur…

Paul Hsiao (Canvas Ventures) - How the Data Economy Is Impacting Consumer and the State of the Series A

Aug. 24, 2021

My guest today is Paul Hsiao , co-founder and General Partner at Canvas Ventures . Canvas is one of the leading Series A firms having invested in Zola, Thrive Global and Roofstock. You'll learn what are the ingredients that …

Sam Corcos (Levels) - Tracking how your diet affects your health through wearables

Aug. 19, 2021

Our guest today is Sam Corcos, co-founder and CEO of Levels. Levels makes it easy for people to see how their diet is affecting both their health and their lifestyle in a quantifiable way by measuring biomarkers in real time…

Ben Savage (Clocktower Technology Ventures) - Why the future is Fintech, Fractional Ownership and Lessons Learned from Ray Dalio

Aug. 17, 2021

Our guest today is Ben Savage , Partner at Clocktower Technology Ventures . Ben and his fund focuses on investing in Fintech and financial services. As you could image, we're going to be talking about the consumer side to fi…

Katie Shea (Divergent Capital) - Why Consumer Brands Have Higher Benchmarks Than Ever

Aug. 12, 2021

My guest today is Katie Shea , Managing Partner of Divergent Capital. Katie has had alot of experience on both sides of the table as a founder, operator and angel investor and venture capital. Some of her investments include…

Henri Pierre-Jacques (Harlem Capital) - His mission to invest in 1,000 diverse founders over 20 years

Aug. 10, 2021

My guest today is Henri Pierre-Jacques , Managing Partner at Harlem Capital . Harlem Capital is a venture capital firm on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse founders over 20 years.…

Harpreet Singh Rai (Oura) - How to improve your sleep and why we should track it

Aug. 5, 2021

Our guest today is Harpreet Singh Rai , the CEO of Oura . Oura is a smart ring that tracks your sleep and links how you sleep to your energy levels through the day. I have one, I love it. I have a bullet journal where I trac…

Bri Kimmel (Worklife Ventures) - Having Fun is Serious Business

Aug. 3, 2021

Our guest today is Bri Kimmel , Founder of Worklife Ventures . Worklife is the first fund designed for builders, creators & individual contributors. Some of her investments include Clubhouse, Hopin and Italic. We focus this …

Jordan Nathan (Caraway) - Scaling one of the fastest growing brands during COVID

July 27, 2021

Thank you Ben Zises for the introduction to our guest today is Jordan Nathan . Jordan is the Founder and CEO of Caraway . Caraway crafts well-designed non-Toxic Ceramic Cookware Thoughtfully Designed For Any Type Of Home. On…