Episodes

September 21, 2021

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

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 inv...

September 16, 2021

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

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 City...

September 14, 2021

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

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 Andrew...

September 09, 2021

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

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 l...

September 07, 2021

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

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 personaliz...

August 31, 2021

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

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 CoVenture...

August 24, 2021

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

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 c...

August 19, 2021

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

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....

August 17, 2021

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

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 fin...

August 12, 2021

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

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 ...

August 10, 2021

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

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. ...

August 05, 2021

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

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 track...

August 03, 2021

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

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 c...

July 27, 2021

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

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 ...

July 22, 2021

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

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 since...

July 20, 2021

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

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 A...

July 15, 2021

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

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 Liv...

July 13, 2021

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

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 &...

July 08, 2021

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

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: de...

July 07, 2021

Heather Hartnett (Human Ventures) - The Human Needs Economy

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 portf...

July 01, 2021

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

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 th...

June 29, 2021

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

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, focusin...

June 24, 2021

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

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 r...