May 11, 2021

Krisztina 'Z' Holly (Good Growth Capital)

Z Holly is a venture partner at Good Growth Capital where she invests in early stage complex science and technology startups. Z scouts, cultivates, and invests in innovative teams in the hard sciences—aerospace, advanced mate...

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April 13, 2021

Jordan Nof (Tusk Venture Partners) on his investment in Ro, leaving Blackstone to start Tusk, and paving the way for regulatory change

Jordan Nof is the managing partner and co founder of Tusk Venture Partners. Tusk Venture Partners is a New York City-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies operating in highly regulated ma...

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March 23, 2021

Jason Calacanis (LAUNCH, This Week in Startups, The All-In Podcast) on media and podcasting, comparing angel investing to poker, and education

After lots of cold emailing, I'm thrilled to have JCal on this week's episode of the podcast. We spend a significant amount of time talking about media/podcasting which I think is incredibly applicable for the following reaso...

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March 9, 2021

Allie Esch (Dundee Venture Capital) on the Mighty Middle and the development of fintech in non-coastal markets

Allie Esch (Dundee VC) joins me on today's episode. We kick this one off by chatting about Allie's journey from intern to full time investor at the fund. Later we touch on a host of subtopics surrounding early stage investing...

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March 2, 2021

Jason Shuman (Primary Ventures) on investing in Latch, maniacal focus, and NYC seed trends

This week, a massive welcome and congratulations to Primary Ventures' newest partner, J ason Shuman . Jason and I travel way back to kick things off, chatting about how driving for Uber and sourcing deals for NYC investors le...

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Feb. 24, 2021

Andrew Lee (Initialized) on investing in Routefusion and cross border payments

Andrew Lee (partner at Initialized ) joins me today on the show to chat about his investment in Routefusion , an API working to solve the inefficiencies within cross border payments. For some context, Routefusion's API enable...

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Feb. 9, 2021

Lindel Eakman (Foundry Group) on investing in Ludlow Ventures and Foundry's mesh network

Welcome back to another episode of the pod. Today I'm sharing a conversation I had with Lindel Eakman, partner at Foundry Group. I reached out to Lindel after reading a piece on TechCrunch about how he joined the team to inst...

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Feb. 4, 2021

Jackson Bubala (Motivate VC) on his investment in a new SKU data API, leveraging structural opportunity in venture, and how asset fragmentation is making seed rounds more competitive

Long time coming with this one. Today I'm joined by Jackson Bubala . Jackson is an investor at Motivate VC , where he just joined after some time at Founder Equity (both in the Chicago ecosystem). Jackson also writes a fantas...

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Feb. 2, 2021

Mike Duda (Bullish) on his investment in Harry's, focussing on NPS over TAM, the value of storefronts, becoming obsessed with your customer, and what makes a great brand

Today's guest, Mike Duda , is taking on both traditional marketing agencies and venture funds with Bullish . Bullish has been labeled as 'America's most dangerous agency' by AdWeek and continues to push the limit in building ...

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Jan. 28, 2021

Josh Ephraim (Gunderson Dettmer) on underrated legal terms for founders, identifying early talent, his experience at Dorm Room Fund, and why DRF uses SAFEs

Josh Ephraim on the show today and I couldn't be more excited to have him be TheArtof.VC 's first Thursday episode. Josh joined Dorm Room Fund during graduate school at Berkeley which gave him amazing exposure to a unique dem...

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