Sep 1, 2021 • 47M

Amazon vs. Shopify rollups and which social platforms are winning creators over with Ali Hamed

The Consumer VC episode 160 with Ali Hamed, co-founder and Partner at CoVenture

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Hey there,

Our guest today on The Consumer VC podcast is Ali Hamed, co-founder, and Partner of CoVenture.

Ali is one of the more unique guests we've had on the show because he underwrites both equity and debt into technology startups. So in this episode, we discuss traditional venture capital, but also different models to fund a business as well.

We also talk about:

  • Amazon vs. Shopify rollups

  • Which social media platforms are winning the battle for creators

  • Why credit is an underused source of capital for startups

  • The future of media and content

Thanks for listening.