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Decoding the Future of Media and Commerce with Kevin Parakkattu at Plug and Play Ventures
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Decoding the Future of Media and Commerce with Kevin Parakkattu at Plug and Play Ventures
The Consumer VC episode #304 with Kevin Parakkattu, Partner at Plug and Play Ventures

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Hey Friends,

Thank you Vincent Diallo for the introduction to our guest today, Kevin Parakkattu, Partner at Plug and Play Ventures. Plug and Play is the leading Global Innovation Platform - they connect, empower, and invest in tomorrow’s innovators. For the past decade, they’ve developed a world-class ecosystem that provides entrepreneurs the best opportunity to succeed by bringing together startups, growth-stage companies, investors, mentors, and Fortune 500 corporations. Plug and Play is one of the most active venture capital firms in Silicon Valley making over 150 investments a year in leading companies such as Dropbox, Lending Club, Honey, N26, Rappi and several others.

We discuss:

  • The Future of GenAI in Media

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Media and Commerce

  • The Evolution of Plug and Play

  • The Investment Landscape in Consumer

  • The Differences Between Software and Inventory-Based Businesses

  • When venture capital makes sense vs. debt & more

Thanks for listening.

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The Consumer VC

The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing

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 www.theconsumervc.com. For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.