Venture Confidential

Venture Confidential

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A regular podcast featuring candid conversations with top VC’s from Silicon Valley.
#18, Feat. Aligned’s Jodi Sherman Jahic
Jun 8 • 42 min
In episode 18 of Venture Confidential, Aligned Partners’ Jodi Sherman Jahic stops by the Heavybit studio to discuss what kind of companies and portfolios she invests in and what capital efficiency should mean for startups.
#17, Feat. Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures
May 23 • 35 min
In episode 17 of Venture Confidential, Manu Kumar stops by the Heavybit studio to talk about how he started a micro VC called K9 Ventures and why he chooses to invest in and help grow early stage companies.
#16, Feat. Greylock Partners’ Jerry Chen
May 11 • 45 min
In episode 16 of Venture Confidential, we’re joined by Jerry Chen of Greylock Partners to discuss what it takes as an investor and board member to help make a good company great.
#15, Sourcing with Zetta’s Jocelyn Goldfein
Feb 28 • 52 min
In episode 15 of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Zetta Venture Partner’s Jocelyn Goldfein to discuss her past involvement at VMware and Facebook as well as her latest role as investor.
#14, Building Community with Boldstart’s Ed Sim
Feb 13 • 47 min
In the latest Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Boldstart’s Ed Sim to discuss community-building between founders and investors, and more.
#13, The Role of the Investor with Ryan Floyd of Storm
Jan 26 • 48 min
In this installment of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Ryan Floyd of Storm Ventures to discuss the evolution of Storm, and investing in general.
#12, Feat. Angel Investor Bubba Murarka
Dec 19, 2017 • 54 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Bubba Murarka, angel investor and former Principal at DFJ. He explains how he learned to examine problems through a business lens and shares insights into how he cultivated successful…
#11, Feat. BlueRun Ventures’ Jana Lee
Nov 21, 2017 • 37 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Jana Lee, Principal at BlueRun Ventures. Jana recalls her non-traditional path to a venture career and reveals how she created a feedback loop using deal flow to evaluate her performance.
#10, Feat. Array Venture’s Shruti Gandhi
Nov 7, 2017 • 38 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Shruti Gandhi, Founder of Array Ventures. Shruti explains how she stumbled into a full time career in venture and walks us down the career path that led to the inception of Array.
#9, Feat. Maveron’s Anarghya Vardhana
Oct 18, 2017 • 44 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Anarghya Vardhana, Senior Associate at Maveron. Anarghya recounts her journey into venture capital, including the challenge of moving from product to venture.
#8, Feat. System.One’s Max Claussen
Oct 11, 2017 • 39 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Max Claussen, founder of System.One. Max recalls how he got into the venture scene and talks about his experience operating a pre-seed fund in Europe.
#7, Feat. NFX Guild’s Tammy Camp
Sep 7, 2017 • 44 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Tammy Camp from NFX Guild. Tammy describes her venture career journey from affiliate marketer, to Partner at 500 Startups to Advisor at NFX Guild.
#6, Feat. SoftTech VC’s Stephanie Palmeri
Aug 22, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Stephanie Palmeri, Partner with SoftTech VC. She shares learnings from her experience breaking into venture, as well as useful insight into how micro VC firms operate.
#5, Feat. Nordic Makers’ Hampus Jakobsson
Aug 7, 2017 • 51 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Hampus Jakobsson. Hampus discusses how he got into investing, and reveals the factors he considers when deciding where to invest.
#4, Feat. Heavybit’s Tom Drummond
Jul 17, 2017 • 38 min
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Heavybit Managing Director, Tom Drummond. Tom recounts his first foray into Venture Capital in San Francisco.
#3 Feat. Redpoint’s Scott Raney and Lenny Pruss
Feb 18, 2016 • 43 min
Tom, Scott, and Lenny discuss Redpoint’s investment philosophy, the changing expectations founders and investors have for each other, and finally they examine the current funding environment and Redpoint’s outlook for 2016.
#2, Feat. Accel’s Vas Natarajan
Feb 5, 2016 • 57 min
Tom and Vas talk about how much money founders should raise and when, how to transition from individual developers to enterprise customers, and how open source business models are evolving.
#1, Feat. BVP’s Sunil Nagaraj
Nov 13, 2015 • 40 min
Tom talks with Sunil Nagaraj about how BVP decides to invest in your startup, what you may be getting wrong when you pitch to VC’s, and what you should expect from investors sitting on your board.