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Brian Requarth (Latitud + Viva Real) - Building an Online Real Estate Marketplace in Latin America, Raising Money Without a Network, and Solving Supply vs. Demand

Jan. 12, 2021

Thank you Sasha Astafiva for the introduction to my guest today, Brian Requarth , co-founder and former CEO of Viva Real . Viva Real is the online real estate marketplace in Latin America. He is also the founder of Latitud ,…

Sapna Shah (Red Giraffe) - Future of Retail, Drop Shipping, and Small World, Long Life

Jan. 7, 2021

Thank you Joseph Sartre for the introduction to today's guest Sapna Shah , founder of Red Giraffe . Red Giraffe makes pre-seed investments in start-ups in the retail industry, including retail tech, marketplaces, brands and …

Holiday Highlights: Ezra Galston, Founding Partner of Starting Line

Jan. 5, 2021

This episode are highlights from my conversation with Ezra Galston. Ezra Galston, is the founding partner of Starting Line. a seed stage, consumer tech focused fund based in Chicago. Previously he was a Principal at Chicago …

Holiday Highlights: Natalie Dillon, Principal at Maveron

Jan. 4, 2021

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…

Holiday Highlights: Anna Whiteman, Vice President at Coefficient Capital

Jan. 3, 2021

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 capita…

Holiday Highlights: Charles Hudson, Founding Partner Precursor Ventures

Jan. 2, 2021

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 i…

Holiday Highlights: Sarah Kunst, Managing Director of Cleo Capital

Jan. 1, 2021

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…

Holiday Highlights: Sasha Astafyeva, Partner at Atomico

Dec. 31, 2020

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…

Holiday Highlights: Michael Duda, Founding Partner of Bullish

Dec. 30, 2020

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 compani…

Holiday Highlights: Kanyi Maqubela, Managing Partner Kindred Ventures

Dec. 29, 2020

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…

Holiday Highlights: Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner Chingona Ventures

Dec. 28, 2020

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 chang…

Holiday Highlights: Eric Paley, Founding Partner at Founder Collective

Dec. 27, 2020

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 mis…

Holiday Highlights: Soraya Darabi, Founding Partner TMV

Dec. 26, 2020

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…

Holiday Highlights: Rishi Garg, Partner at Mayfield Fund

Dec. 25, 2020

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 Ris…

Holiday Recap: Jiake Liu, CEO of Outer

Dec. 18, 2020

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…

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

Dec. 17, 2020

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. I…

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Holiday Recap: Michael Barlow, CEO of Fernish

Dec. 16, 2020

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 renta…

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

Dec. 15, 2020

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 Nut…

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Holiday Recap: George Milton, CEO of Yellowbird Sauce

Dec. 14, 2020

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 episo…

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Holiday Recap: Coulter Lewis, CEO of Sunday

Dec. 13, 2020

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…

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Holiday Recap: Adelle Archer, CEO of Eterneva

Dec. 12, 2020

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 …

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Holiday Recap: Kate Boyle, CEO of Banjo Robinson

Dec. 11, 2020

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 Robi…

Annoucement: Consumer VC Holiday Schedule

Dec. 10, 2020

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 re…

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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

Dec. 8, 2020

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 wer…