Episodes

January 04, 2021

Holiday Highlights: Natalie Dillon, Principal at Maveron

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Natalie Dillon. I'm excited to share highlights from my conversation with Natalie Dillon, Principal at Maveron. Maveron is a premier consumer focused fund that invests in ...

January 03, 2021

Holiday Highlights: Anna Whiteman, Vice President at Coefficient Capital

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Anna Whiteman. I'm excited to share highlights from my conversation with Anna Whiteman, Vice President at Coefficient Capital. Coefficient Capital is a new venture capital...

January 02, 2021

Holiday Highlights: Charles Hudson, Founding Partner Precursor Ventures

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Charles Hudson. Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner and Founder of Precursor Ventures. Precursor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in...

January 01, 2021

Holiday Highlights: Sarah Kunst, Managing Director of Cleo Capital

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Sarah Kunst. Thank you Soraya Darabi for the intro to today's guest Sarah Kunst , managing director of Cleo Capital . Cleo Capital is an an early stage VC fund focused on ...

December 31, 2020

Holiday Highlights: Sasha Astafyeva, Partner at Atomico

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Sasha Astafyeva. Sasha Astafyeva , Partner at Atomico . Atomico invests in Europe’s most ambitious tech founders at Series A and beyond. Some of their investments include ...

December 30, 2020

Holiday Highlights: Michael Duda, Founding Partner of Bullish

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Michael Duda. Michael Duda, Founder and one of the Managing Partners at Bullish. Bullish is a pre-seed fund and creative agency, investing in early stage consumer companie...

December 29, 2020

Holiday Highlights: Kanyi Maqubela, Managing Partner Kindred Ventures

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Kanyi Maqubela. Kanyi Maqubela, is the Managing Partner at Kindred Ventures. Kindred Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund, whose mission is to back visionary and ...

December 28, 2020

Holiday Highlights: Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner Chingona Ventures

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Samara Hernandez. My guest today is Samara Hernandez , founder of Chingona Ventures . Samara invests at the preseed and seed stages on industries that are massively changi...

December 27, 2020

Holiday Highlights: Eric Paley, Founding Partner at Founder Collective

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Eric Paley. Thank you Adelle Archer for introducing me to today's guest, Eric Paley , who is one of the Managing Partners at Founder Collective . Founder Collective's miss...

December 26, 2020

Holiday Highlights: Soraya Darabi, Founding Partner TMV

This is a highlight from my conversation with Soraya Darabi. Soraya is one of the Founding Partners of TMV, where she focuses on the future of living well. Links: Click Here to Listen to Full Episode with Soraya Darabi Click ...

December 25, 2020

Holiday Highlights: Rishi Garg, Partner at Mayfield Fund

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Rishi Garg. Rishi Garg Rishi is a partner at Mayfield. Mayfield is a global venture capital firm with a people first philosophy of investing. Links: Full Episode with Rish...

December 18, 2020

Holiday Recap: Jiake Liu, CEO of Outer

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Jiake. Outer is an extraordinary company that is reengineering outdoor furniture. Business Insider named them the #1 fastest growing DTC brands. If you enjoy this episode,...

December 17, 2020

Holiday Recap: Jessica Rolph & Rod Morris, Co-CEOs of Lovevery

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Jessica & Rod. Jessica Rolph and Rod Morris , the co-founders of Lovevery , staged-based play essentials designed by experts, built for babies and toddlers up to age 3. If...

December 16, 2020

Holiday Recap: Michael Barlow, CEO of Fernish

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Michael Barlow, CEO of Fernish. Thank you Anna Barber for the intro to today's guest, Michael Barlow , founder and CEO of Fernish . Fernish offers premium furniture rental...

Holiday Highlights

December 15, 2020

Holiday Recap: Betsy Fore & Sofia Laurell, Co-CEOs of Tiny Organics

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Betsy Fore & Sofia Laurell, Co-CEOs and Founders of Tiny Organics. Tiny Organics delivers organic, fresh, nutrient-rich baby and toddler meals created by their Infant Nutr...

Holiday Highlights

December 14, 2020

Holiday Recap: George Milton, CEO of Yellowbird Sauce

This episode are highlights from my conversation with George Milton. George Milton is the co-founder and CEO of Yellowbird Sauce , Spicy condiments crafted to take you on a fiery–fresh food adventure. If you enjoy this episod...

Holiday Highlights

December 13, 2020

Holiday Recap: Coulter Lewis, CEO of Sunday

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Coulter Lewis. Coulter Lewis is the founder and CEO of Sunday . Sunday provides nutrient and soil health plans for garden and lawn care. Previously, Coulter founded Quinn ...

Holiday Highlights

December 12, 2020

Holiday Recap: Adelle Archer, CEO of Eterneva

This episode are highlights from my episode with Adelle Archer. 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 C...

Holiday Highlights

December 11, 2020

Holiday Recap: Kate Boyle, CEO of Banjo Robinson

Kate Boyle is the founder and CEO of Banjo Robinson . Banjo Robinson is a magical cat that writes personalized letters that turn reading, writing and learning about the world into a magical game for 5-8 year olds. Banjo Robin...

Holiday Highlights

December 10, 2020

Annoucement: Consumer VC Holiday Schedule

Hey Everyone! For this holiday period, I'll be releasing an episode every morning of Hanukkah (starting tomorrow) that will be some of the best moments from my conversations with founders over this past year. I'll also be rel...

December 08, 2020

Matthias Metternich (Art of Sport) - Building the Nike of Body Care, The Power of the Athlete, and How to Build a Compelling Story for Retail

My guest today is Matthias Metternich , one of the co-founders and CEO of Art of Sport . Art of Sport is a complete line of daily essential body and skin care products made for athletes. Some of the things we spoke about were...

Founders Consumer Products

December 03, 2020

Aaron Fu (Catalyst Fund) - The Biggest Misconception When Investing In Emerging Markets, Difference Between Selling to SMBs and Consumers, and the Effects of Mobile First

Our guest today is Aaron Fu , Head of Growth at Catalyst Fund . Catalyst Fund is an inclusive fintech accelerator that is focused on investing in companies located in different parts of Africa, India and Mexico. They support ...

Investors Technology

December 01, 2020

Vincent Diallo & Joseph Sartre (Interlace Ventures) - Why ecommerce is boring, Why is China at the Forefront of Retail Tech, and Headless Commerce Explained

Our guests today are Vincent Diallo and J oseph Sartre , founding partners of Interlace Ventures . Interlace is a seed stage fund that invests in founders that are re-inventing commerce and retail for better consumption. We f...

Technology Investors

November 24, 2020

Michael Barlow (Fernish) - The Advantage of Not Knowing, His Approach to Building a Rental Furniture Supply Chain, and The Biggest Hurdle When Fundraising

Thank you Anna Barber for the intro to today's guest, Michael Barlow , founder and CEO of Fernish . Fernish offers premium furniture rentals that feel like home, delivered and assembled in a week. We discuss how Michael appro...

Technology Founders