EP 29: A Business Idea So Good, the VCs Came Knocking on Her Door
November 28, 2018
While Chelsea Brownridge didn't think anyone would notice a couple of new doghouses on Brooklyn streets, her "dog-friendly sidewalk sanctuaries" were thrown into the spotlight.…
 
 
EP 28: Three Things Berkeley Grads Should Know About VC
November 26, 2018
Peter Loukianoff, Managing Partner of Strawberry Creek Ventures, details the personal and professional path that led him to Strawberry Creek. He also shares his passion…
 
 
EP 27: How AVG Provides Access to More and Better Venture Capital Jobs
November 15, 2018
AVG's Venture Fellow Program mixes venture education with hands-on experience, including digital outreach, deal sourcing, and more. More than half of program graduates have transitioned…
 
 
EP 26: Yes, Cryptoassets Can Be Used as Collateral Against Loans. Just Ask BlockFi’s Zac Prince.
October 24, 2018
When Zac Prince listed his cryptocurrency assets on a loan application, traditional banks turned him down. So he founded BlockFi, a rapidly growing FinTech startup…
 
 
EP 25: How Edrizio De La Cruz Became a Y Combinator Success Story
October 13, 2018
Edrizio De La Cruz has always worked hard, from selling guavas on the streets of the Dominican Republic to bagging groceries in the South Bronx.…
 
 
EP 24: How a 6-Year-Old’s Challenge Sparked a Multi-Million Dollar Business
October 2, 2018
Alex Klein's opportunity to make a dent arose when his 6-year-old cousin began talking about building a computer from scratch. He challenged Klein to help…
 
 
EP 23: How AVG Became One of the Most Active VC Firms in the World
September 26, 2018
In just a few short years, AVG became one of the most active VC firms in the world. The firm accomplished this through through its…
 
 
EP 22: Invest in the Right Founders and Returns Will Follow
September 25, 2018
As Managing Partner of Blue Ivy Ventures, David Shapiro is pairing his ties to Yale with his experience in venture capital and passion for helping…
 
 
EP 21: The New Way to Invest in the Next Great Startup
September 25, 2018
Have you ever wanted to be an investor in the next great startup? The First Check Fund is a new investment vehicle that focuses on…
 
 
EP 20: Dartmouth Alums Bring More Than Dollars to VC Deals
September 2, 2018
The Green D Ventures team has discovered that its network is so interested in fostering Dartmouth-connected businesses that supporters assist companies by making introductions. According…
 
 
EP 19: Why MIT Alums Have a Competitive Advantage in VC
September 1, 2018
According to Chris Sklarin, Managing Partner of Castor Ventures, the best deals are competitive. Though Castor Ventures often writes the smallest check in a VC…
 
 
EP 18: Seasoned CEO Revolutionizing At-Home Hair Coloring
August 24, 2018
Amy Errett didn't intend to start Madison Reed as a full-time business. Already deeply involved in a number of companies and charitable organizations, she initially…
 
 
EP 17: Every Minute Counts for This CEO
August 15, 2018
When Michael Martin was mugged in New York City, he gained instant, firsthand knowledge of the inadequacies of our current 911 Emergency Response System (built…
 
 
EP 16: What Legacy Will You Leave Behind?
August 2, 2018
As entrepreneurial tech executive, Sanjay Gupta has led product management and development at multiple startups, and he launched the world's first wireless charging laptop. Across…