Episodes

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…

Ben West (Spark Grills) - The flavor of charcoal and the ease of gas combine to make the modern precision grill

July 22, 2021

Thank you Tyler Mincey for the introduction to our guest today's guest Ben West. Ben is the founder of Spark Grills , which is precision charcoal grilling meaning it's the best of both worlds. You get the amazing flavor sinc…

Max Niederhofer (Heartcore) - Investing in happiness and the differences scaling in Europe vs. U.S.

July 20, 2021

Thank you Marc Nathan for the intro to our guest today Max Niederhofer . Max is a Partner at Heartcore Capital . Heartcore Capital is europe's consumer tech VC focusing on investing in happiness investing in seed and Series …

Tige Savage (Revolution) - Investing in regulated industries and outside of SIlicon Valley

July 15, 2021

Our guest today is Tige Savage , co-founder and managing partner of Revolution Ventures . Revolution a venture capital fund based in Washington, D.C. Some of their investments include RunKeeper, Homesnap, Framebridge, and Li…

Ernesto Schmitt (The Craftory) - Why digitally native brands should wait to head into retail, and investing globally at the Series A

July 13, 2021

Our guest today is Ernesto Schmitt , Co-Founder and Arch Craftor of The Craftory , a $375 million global investment fund that invests exclusively in CPG brands. Some of their investments include TomboyX, Hippeas, and Edgard …

ohn Sherwin (Hydrant) - Are we in a dehydration epidemic?

July 8, 2021

My guest today is John Sherwin , the founder and CEO of Hydrant . Hydrant hydrates you faster and more efficiently than water alone.In this episode you'll learn about a part of health and wellness that has been overlooked: d…

Heather Hartnett (Human Ventures) - The Human Needs Economy

July 7, 2021

My guest today is Heather Hartnett , CEO and General Partner at Human Ventures . Human Ventures is an early-stage venture studio and venture fund in NYC that backs and builds consumer technology companies. Some of their port…

Megan Bent (Harbinger Ventures) - Why plant based milk is in a better position than plant based meat to win, the benefits of a concentrated portfolio, and sharing carried interest

July 1, 2021

My guest today is Megan Bent , Managing Partner at Harbinger Ventures . Harbinger Ventures is a leading growth-equity investment firm focused on identifying and scaling high-growth companies in the consumer sector. Some of t…

Tyler Mincey (Bolt VC) - New business models for SaaS + Box, design vs. sustainability and what's next in tech enabled products

June 29, 2021

Thank you Kate McAndrew for the introduction to my guest today Tyler Mincey , Partner of Bolt VC. Bolt invests at the intersection of the digital and physical world. Tyler started his career on the ipod team at Apple, focusi…

Rachel ten Brink - Founding Scentbird, investing in personal care, and how to grow online

June 24, 2021

Our guest today is Rachel ten Brink , who is an investor, Founder, CMO, and Board member. She was one of the founders and the CMO of Scentbird, which is a beauty subscription services that let's you choose from over 700 top …

Brian Reilly (Will Ventures) - The opportunities investing in sports, media and telehealth

June 22, 2021

My guest today is Brian Reilly , founder of Will Ventures . Will Ventures is a venture capital fund that focused exclusively on leveraging the power of sport to shape the future. In this episode (as you can imagine) you'll l…

Sandy Gibson (Better Place Forests) - New natural traditions for your final resting place

June 17, 2021

My guest today is Sandy Gibson , founder of Better Place Forests . Better Place Forests is America's first conservation memorial forests. Instead of graves and tombstones, families choose a private, protected family tree to …

John Gannon (GoingVC) - How to break into venture capital and the power of cohort based learning

June 15, 2021

My guest today is John Gannon , founder of GoingVC . GoingVC is a VC Career accelerator. GoingVC is designed to help you break into venture capital by directly connecting motivated VC job seekers with VC firms. and you can l…

Ben Zises (SuperAngel.Fund) - Starting a rolling fund, what first check-in means, and lessons learned from founding

June 10, 2021

My guest today is Ben Zises , founder of SuperAngel.fund . SuperAngel Fund is an early stage rolling fund investing in Consumer, PropTech & Future of Work companies. Some of the companies he's invested in are quip, Caraway a…

Justin Kolbeck (Wild Type) - Creating the most sustainable seafood, the state of the ocean, and developing fast feedback loops

June 8, 2021

My guest today is Justin Kolbeck , CEO and co-founder of Wild Type . Wild Type is on a mission to create the cleanest most sustainable seafood on the planet, starting with salmon. This is the first founder of a cell based fo…

Steve Sashen (Xero Shoes) - Building the ultimate minimalist shoe

June 3, 2021

Our guest today is Steven Sashen , one of the founders and CEO of Xero Shoes . Xero Shoes produces lightweight minimalist footwear designed for walking, running, and athletics. Here are some of the questions I ask Steven: Ho…