Best Venture Capital podcasts (Updated November 2017; image)
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The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.
 
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The Balderton Podcast: Tech Investment | Venture Capital | Startup Funding
 
Balderton Capital are one of Europe's largest tech VCs, investing the best breakthrough technology companies in the continent. This podcast will share weekly insights for those at the forefront of the European technology scene: our partners, investment team, portfolio companies, and other selected experts and contributors. The 'cast will be a worthwhile listen for anyone who is looking to raise venture capital investment, building a technology company from the ground up, or is enthusiastic a ...
 
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Startup Funding | Learn from Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and CEOs of Disruptive Companies
 
Startup Funding is the podcast for business owners ready to attract funding. We talk with founders who have successfully raised money, venture capitalists and angel investors who have funded amazing startups. You will get all of the information that you need to take your business to the next level.
 
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Distilling Venture Capital
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Podcast host Mark W King takes venture capital’s success, failure, genius and insanity and distills it down into wisdom and know-how that accelerates your entrepreneurial success.
 
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Origins - A podcast about Limited Partners, created by Notation Capital
 
Origins is a podcast about Limited Partners, the firms and institutions that invest in venture capital funds. Through a series of interviews, we explore what has historically been an opaque corner of the startup ecosystem and learn how the people behind the capital make decisions. This podcast was created by Alex Lines and Nick Chirls, partners at Notation Capital.
 
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Venture Studio
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Podcast by Venture Studio. New York City Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investing Interviews with host Dave Lerner
 
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VentureCast
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Venture capitalist David Hornik, author of the popular VentureBlog, and Howard Hartenbaum, a partner with David at August Capital, take a random talk down Sand Hill Road with conversations, interviews and conference reports around the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial scene.
 
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Veni Vidi VC
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I came. I saw. I ventured. Sharing candid conversations with the most interesting personalities of the Venture Capital world.
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
Backstage Capital is venture investment fund that backs underrepresented tech startup founders. Since inception in September 2015, Backstage has deployed nearly $2m into 40+ startups around the U.S. that are led by women, POC, and LGBT founders. This podcast takes you behind the scenes to show you what it's like to build a fund from scratch and give you deep insights into what investors are REALLY looking for. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You might steal a donut. But that'll have nothing to do ...
 
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The Shunwei China Venture Capital Podcast
 
Q&A with Shunwei's venture investment partners, portfolio company founders, and other KOLs within its ecosystem.Founder Adam Bao has since launched a sister podcast called 'The Harbinger - China Tech & VC Podcast', which is an open platform that invites all top VCs and founders in China to share their insights.
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
Vic Pascucci of Lightbank joins Nick to discuss New Founders, New Stages, New Offerings-- The Only Constant in Venture is Change. In this episode, we cover: Where'd you get your start in venture and how'd your path lead to Lightbank? Can you walk us through the Lightbank backstory... before you joined? What's the current thesis and investment f ...…
 
Chad Richard is the Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development @ Yelp, where he leads acquisition and investment activity. Yelp is one of the most active in the space having acquired both NoWait and Turnstyle Analytics, plus selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5m, all in the past year. Prior to Yelp, Chad spent six years at Apple a ...…
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
In this episode, Arlan and Christie talk about how to best approach Backstage Capital for funding and which founders are a good fit. Hear about some of Arlan's recent events, Backstage's investment in artist Kehlani's startup Flora, thoughts about mental health and self-care, and even encouragement to enjoy your version of a cupcake.Full show n ...…
 
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Origins - A podcast about Limited Partners, created by Notation Capital
 
On this special episode of Origins, Beezer Clarkson and Nicholas Chirls co-host Margo Doyle, the Chief Investment Officer for S-Cubed Capital, a Silicon Valley-based single-family office. Margo most recently served as Managing Director with Cambridge Associates, and currently leverages a twenty-year career touching all aspects of early and grow ...…
 
Mark Pincus is a serial entrepreneur and investor, best known for founding Zynga, the first company to introduce the mass market to social gaming. To date, more than one billion people around the world have played Zynga’s games, which include hits like FarmVille and Words with Friends. Mark is also known for his investments in some of the inter ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Adam Draper Chris Farmer Mark Suster Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.
 
David Barrett is the Founder & CEO @ Expensify, the startup relieving the world’s frustrations, one expense report at a time. With 35,000 companies and more than 5 million users, David has raised close to $30m from the likes of Redpoint, OpenView, Travis Kalanick, Baseline and SV Angel. However, David certainly does not have traditional views o ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
Madhavan Ramanujam of Simon-Kutcher & Partners joins Nick to discuss Monetization Strategy & Why Price Trumps Product. In this episode, we cover: What's the backstory and how did you develope this monetization expertise? What VC firms and/or investors have you worked with? What's the most common missteps that innovators make? What are the 4 typ ...…
 
Elizabeth Yin is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Hustle Fund, as they describe, the ventue fund for hilariously early hustlers. Elizabeth is also the co-founder of HustleCon, a conference series for non-technical entrepreneurs to launch and scale their startups. Prior to Hustle Fund, Elizabeth was a Partner @ 500 Startups where she ran the ...…
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
In this all-Q&A bonus episode, Arlan answers questions from you, our listeners. How much revenue should I be generating before attempting to get VC funding? Does hustle matter to VCs?Full show notes:backstagecapital.com/podcast/bonus-hustle-and-dough/Credits:Host + Executive Producer: Arlan HamiltonEditor + Producer: Bryan Landers…
 
Alex Rampell is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he leads the firms fintech investments and serves on the boards of Branch, PeerStreet, Point, and Quantopian. Prior to joining a16z, he was the CEO and co-founder of TrialPay, a leading transactional advertising and payments company with 100 employees and over $300M in revenue. Tria ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: David Verrill Galen Mason Jason Calacanis
 
Lloyd Tabb is the Founder & Chairman @ Looker, the startup leader pioneering the next generation of business intelligence (BI). They have raised over $175m from some of the best in the business including CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins, First Round, Redpoint & PivotNorth. As for Llyod himself, he has spent the last 25 years revolutionizing how the wo ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
Zach Coelius of joins Nick to discuss Investing in Rocket Ships Before they Take Off, Part 1. We address questions including: His Path to investing The Biggest difference between entrepreneur Zach vs. the entrepreneur Zach invests in? Best lesson from his startup, Triggit? Right place, right time... how do you apply to investing? Top 3 characte ...…
 
Eric Ries is the author of International Bestseller, The Lean Startup, which changed the language of business introducing terms such as A/B testing, MVP and "pivoting". The book has sold over 1m copies and been translated into over 130 languages launching a global "lean startup" movement. Eric is also the author of the recently released, The St ...…
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
In this bonus episode, hear excerpts from Arlan and Christie’s appearance at Towards Inclusive Tech on the “Investing in Inclusion” panel. Recorded at UC Berkeley on September 15, 2017.Full show notes:http://backstagecapital.com/podcast/bonus-towards-inclusive-tech-2017Credits:Host + Executive Producer: Arlan HamiltonEditor + Producer: Bryan La ...…
 
Oren Zeev is the Founding Partner @ Zeev Ventures, one of Silicon Valley's most under the radar but high performing funds with a portfolio including the likes of Houzz, Chegg, Audible, Bonobos and recent guest with Adi Sideman @ YouNow. Prior to founding Zeev Ventures, Oren was a General Partner @ Apax Partners, as part of the founding Apax Isr ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Andrew Parker Niki Scevak Bryce Roberts Charles Hudson Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach.
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
Andrea Guendelman, Co-founder + CEO of BeVisible, takes us inside the company culture of a startup driving change in the Latinx professional community, empowering men and women to embrace the strengths, and transcend the limitations, of their cultural heritage to achieve ambitious career goals. Learn more about the origin and mission of BeVisib ...…
 
Jack Altman is the Founder & CEO of Lattice, actually our partners for this month on the show and as you will hear, they are the #1 performance management solution for growing companies. Lattice have raised close to $10m in funding from some of our favourites in industry including the likes of Miles Grimshaw @ Thrive, Khosla Ventures, Elad Gil, ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
Semil Shah of Haystack joins Nick to discuss First Institutional VC Fund Raised-- Key Learnings, Part 1. We address questions including: Maybe we can start off with how your investment focus has evolved since the last time you joined us. What are your thoughts on how seed has split into pre-seed, seed, seed extension, and post seed? Are you inv ...…
 
Paul Buchheit is a Partner @ Y Combinator, the world’s most successful accelerator with portfolio companies including the likes of AirBnB, Dropbox, Stripe, Zenefits, Twitch, the list goes on. Before YC and starting from the beginning, Paul was the 23rd employee at Google where he created Gmail, developed the original prototype for Google AdSens ...…
 
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Origins - A podcast about Limited Partners, created by Notation Capital
 
We cover a lot in this episode — including Andy’s experience working in the early days at AOL and how that informed the creation of betaworks. We discuss what it was like joining Fred, Brad, and Albert as the fourth partner at USV, and subsequently becoming a managing partner at the firm a few years later. What we found most interesting about t ...…
 
Ali Rowghani is a Partner @ Y Combinator, the world’s most successful accelerator with portfolio companies including the likes of AirBnB, Dropbox, Stripe, Zenefits, Twitch, the list goes on. At YC, Ali leads the Continuity Fund where has made investments in the likes of Segment, Convoy and Lob, where he also sits on the board of all 3. Prior to ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: -Ben Einstein -Ezra Galston & Stuart Larkins -David Cowan Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.
 
Adi Sideman is the Founder & CEO @ YouNow. Since founding the company in 2011, Adi has grown YouNow to be a global social network with more than 100 million user sessions a month, and creators now producing more than 50,000 hours of original live content each day. They recently released PROPS (Telegram available here), the next generation platf ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
Guy Turner of Hyde Park Venture Partners joins Nick to cover founder profiles and the characteristics that lead to the strongest startups. We address questions including: You've observed over 50 startups, across your portfolio, and have written extensively about founder profiles. What are the two high-level categories of characteristics that yo ...…
 
Nicole Quinn is a Partner @ Lightspeed, one of the world's leading venture funds with a portfolio including the likes of Snapchat, Nest, StitchFix, AppDynamics and Max Levchin's Affirm, just to name a few from their incredible portfolio. At Lightspeed, Nicole focuses on the consumer market having made investments in the likes of Cheddar, Zola a ...…
 
Semil Shah is the founder of Haystack, an early stage investment firm now investing out of it’s fourth fund, with previous investments in the likes of Instacart, DoorDash, Giphy, OpenDoor & Managed by Q. Semil is also a Venture Partner @ GGV Capital, one of the leading multi-stage funds and in the past he has also been a consultant to the likes ...…
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
Arlan shares the simple and free, yet powerful, exercise of writing your own headlines, before they happen. This can help you strategize, consider multiple ideas, visualize ambitious outcomes, and set up the foundation for plans to realize your goals.Arlan’s segment of this bonus notes episode is a raw clip with very little editing of spontaneo ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
In today's special segment the following investors are featured: Chris Olsen Jay Acunzo Mike Collett
 
Julia Hartz is the Co-Founder & CEO @ Eventbrite, the unicorn startup that is the world's largest event technology platform, powering over 2 million events around the world each year. They have raised over $330m from some of the greats of industry including Roelof Botha @ Sequoia Capital, Jeff Clavier @ SoftTech, David Saks, Bebo's Michael Birc ...…
 
Lindsey Gray leads the Platform Team at Two Sigma Ventures. She is responsible for identifying the needs and challenges of portfolio companies, and developing resources, programs, and connections to help them succeed. Lindsey is also helping to build out Two Sigma Ventures' marketing and content strategy.Lindsey joined Two Sigma Ventures from N ...…
 
Sam Arbesman is the Scientist-In-Residence @ Lux Capital, the fund that supports scientists and entrepreneurs who pursue counter-conventional solutions to the most vexing puzzles of our time, the more ambitious the project, the better. Sam works with companies and founders that recognize the future happens at the boundaries of science and techn ...…
 
Aaron VanDevender is the Chief Scientist at Founders Fund, one of the world's leading fund with investments in the likes of Facebook, Airbnb, SpaceX, Spotify and many more incredible companies. At Founders Fund, Aaron monitors the scientific impact of the portfolio, works with portfolio companies, assesses new technologies, and conducts his own ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
Today we publish part two of the interview with Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures. In this segment we address: Why he's using Beacon to make VC investments when their are numerous other applications that may have more economic value How he's created an engaged, active advisor network that are also LPs in the fund What characteristics the bes ...…
 
Luis Von Ahn is the Founder & CEO @ Duolingo, the leading language learning platform with over 100m users. They have backing from some of the best in the investing world with over $100m in funding from the likes of USV, Kleiner Perkins, NEA, Google Capital and even Ashton Kutcher. Prior to Duolingo, Luis is known for inventing CAPTCHAs, being a ...…
 
Samir Kaji is what one might call, a master of all things seed stage and micro VC financing. Over his 18 years in venture capital, Samir has assisted or advised over 700 companies and 300 VC firms and has completed tech financing transactions totaling over $4.0 billion in committed capital. Today, Samir is the Senior Managing Director @ First R ...…
 
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Origins - A podcast about Limited Partners, created by Notation Capital
 
Mike Larsen is a managing director at the global investment firm Cambridge Associates, based in Boston. Mike works with endowments, foundations and other large institutional investors on their private investment programs, particularly focused on venture capital exposure. He spends his time meeting with managers, sourcing new ideas, and implemen ...…
 
Michael Dearing has established himself as an icon of early-stage venture over the last decade. With his founding of Harrison Metal in 2006, he has backed the likes of Twitter, MoPub, Birchbox, 99Designs and PagerDuty just to name a few of his incredible companies. Prior to being in VC, Michael spent 6 years at eBay across numerous roles and be ...…
 
In this bonus episode, Arlan speaks with Ross Baird of Village Capital, author of the latest featured Cover book, 'The Innovation Blind Spot, Why We Back the Wrong Ideas―and What to Do About It'. Also, we're treated to an interview from the road with Crew member Chacho and Headliner Harold Hughes, Founder + CEO of Bandwagon.Full show notes:http ...…
 
Sami Inkinen is the Founder & CEO @ Virta Health, the startup on a mission to reverse type 2 diabetes for 100m people by 2025. They have raised over $35m in funding from the likes of Max Levchin, Ev William's Obvious Ventures, Paypal, Ray Tonsing @ Caffeinated Capital and previous 20VC guest, Bob Kocher @ Venrock. Previously, Sami was a co-foun ...…
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
In this episode, Arlan and Christie compete in a high-stakes trivia game of Howdy Partner, and Arlan speaks with the founder of HBCUvc, a not-for-profit organization connecting and equipping the next generation of black and brown tech innovators and investors.Full show notes:http://backstagecapital.com/podcast/11-chipper-as-hell/Credits:Host + ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures joins Nick to discuss his firm and their platform, Beacon, a robust data engine that reveals the best sector, market and startup investment areas. We address questions including: Can you start off with the firm's thesis and your main focus at SignalFire? You talk about the four big founder pain points that y ...…
 
Bram Sugarman is the Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships at Shopify, the e-commerce titan that has over 500 merchants in 150 countries on their platform. Prior to joining Shopify, Bram was a venture capitalist with OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of one the largest pension funds in the world. As a VC, Bram worked ...…
 
Matt Switzer is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development @ Hootsuite, the social media management platform that has raised venture funding from some of the best in the world including Accel, Insight Venture Partners and Fidelity. At HootSuite, Matt and his team have raised over $250m in funding, acquired 8 companies and l ...…
 
Roger Dickey is the Founder & CEO @ Gigster, the smart development service combining top developers and designers with artificial intelligence. They have raised over $30m in funding from the likes of a16z, Redpoint, Marc Benioff, Ashton Kutcher, Michael Jordan and then previous guests Rick Marini and Felicis Ventures. Prior to Gigster, Roger fo ...…
 
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The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private Equity | Business Loans
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Nathan Benaich Ethan Kurzweil Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais Each investor describes their investment thesis and how they evaluate startups for investment.
 
Drew Oetting is a Founding Partner @ 8VC, one of Silicon Valley's youngest and most exciting new entrants to the VC market with $425m for their debut fund. In just a few years they have built a portfolio including the likes of Oculus, RelateIQ, previous guest Elad Gil & Color, recent guest Mario @ Oscar and many more incredible companies. As fo ...…
 
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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast
 
Blendoor is a startup using technology to overcome the disadvantages of unconscious bias in hiring to help employers find the best candidates, independent of race, gender, (dis)ability, military history, or sexual orientation. Learn more about the origin and mission of Blendoor.Full show notes:http://backstagecapital.com/missionandvalues/s2e5/…
 
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