Podcast

A podcast series about angel investing, venture capital, startup fundraising and entrepreneurship.

ADIL NURGOZHIN – VENTURE CAPITAL, CHAIRMAN OF QAZTECH VENTURES

My guest for this episode is Adil Nurgozhin: Chairman Of The Board Of Directors in “QazTech Ventures” JSC, Managing Director for Digitalization and Innovations in Baiterek National Managing Holding and Chairman Of The Board Of Directors in National Agency for Technological Development with the focus in corporate governance, technological development, investment and financial activities.

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INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE THROUGH INVESTMENTS WITH MIKE PHILLIPS – PARTNER AT INTERMOUNTAIN VENTURES

Michael Phillips is a Managing Partner and Director Intermountain Ventures, directs business development and venture investment for the Intermountain Venture Fund. The fund seeks to bring new technology and businesses to Intermountain Healthcare from both internal and external sources to improve the lives and health of our caregivers and patients.

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HOW TO BUILD & SELL A WORLD -CLASS STARTUP, WIN AN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AND BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR WITH SHIRIN DEHGHAN FROM FROG VENTURES

Shirin Dehghan is an Operating Partner at Frog Capital. She founded and scaled Arieso before selling the business to JDSU. She is now Chair of mobile analytics software business Opensignal, tele-therapy solution provider Neurofenix and employee engagement AI software company, Winningtemp.

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HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL ANGEL INVESTOR CLUB WITH HBS ALUMNI ANGELS PRESIDENT – CHRISTIAN SCHWEIZER

Christian Schweizer is an experienced Marketing Leader with expertise in Business Strategy and development, analytics & digital marketing. He is the Head of Marketing Intelligence for Kaufman Rossin, where he leads the mission for analyzing, reporting and optimizing the firm’s marketing.

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN GAMING INDUSTRY WITH THE CTO OF MOGUL GAMES – KAROLIS MIKALAUSKAS
 

Originally from Lithuania, Karl started spending summers in United States at the age of 12 and finally made a permanent move at 17. Being very passionate about technology, movies and games, he pursued all three careers. 

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HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A CHIEF OF STAFF WITH THE CHIEF OF STAFF AT GOOGLE – JEREMY STRICKLAND
 

Jeremy L. Strickland currently serves in the role of Chief of Staff at Google. Prior to returning to Google, where Jeremy also began his career, he worked as a Sales Innovation Manager at LinkedIn and in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. 

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HOW TO TRANSITION SUCCESSFULLY FROM GOOGLE TO CAREER IN VENTURE CAPITAL WITH ADRIANNA SAMANIEGO FROM FEMALE FOUNDERS FUND

Adrianna Samaniego is an Investor at Female Founders Fund, an early-stage fund investing in female-founded technology companies across B2B, Consumer, Healthcare, and Fintech. Female Founders Fund has invested in some of the fastest-growing female-led start-ups including Zola, Billie, Co–Star, Eloquii, and more.

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BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL STARTUP WITH HEAD OF TECHSTARS’ GLOBAL STARTUP PIPELINE, SABA KARIM

Based out of Denver, Colorado, Saba Karim is the Global Startup Pipeline Manager of Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed – responsible for helping source 150 of the 450 startups from across the world that are accepted into its distinguished accelerator.

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TRENDS, IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS IN VENTURE CAPITAL WITH JOMAYRA HERRERA

Jomayra Herrera is a principal at Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage focused venture firm where she focuses on investing in the future of work and edtech companies. Prior to Cowboy, she spent nearly 3 years as an investor at Emerson Collective. As an early hire on the investing team, she played an important role in building key investment theses, creating internal processes, and helping to grow the team.

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CAREER SUCCESS & INDUSTRY TRENDS IN VENTURE CAPITAL WITH PRINCIPAL AT OBVIOUS VENTURES – MEERA CLARK

Meera Clark is a Principal at Obvious Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Obvious, she spent several years at Morgan Stanley. At Morgan Stanley, Meera began her career on the Cross Asset desk within the Institutional Equities Division in New York. From Sales & Trading, Meera transitioned to Investment Banking.

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HOW TO BUILD A THRIVING ANGEL INVESTOR COMMUNITY WITH REBECCA DANTA FROM MIAMI ANGELS
 

Rebecca Danta is the Managing Director of Miami Angels, the largest angel network in Florida, which funds Seed and Series A technology companies with early traction across various sectors.
Miami Angels has deployed $13.6M into 33 companies since 2014, and Rebecca built a sustainable, independent business model for the organization.

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HOW TO EVALUATE & INVEST IN EARLY STAGE CONSUMER SECTOR WITH INVESTOR AT UNUSUAL VENTURES – RACHEL STAR

Rachel is Senior Associate at Unusual helping to build and support the firm’s consumer investments. Rachel’s passion for business lies at the intersection of products and people. Rachel started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company with a focus on consumer brands, retailers, supply chain, and manufacturing.

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HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL VENTURE FUND WITH THE CO-FOUNDER OF HUSTLE FUND VC – ERIC BAHN

Eric Bahn is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm ($50M under management) based in San Francisco. Hustle Fund invests in software startups at the pre-seed and seed stages, backing founders who exhibit great execution and high velocity (we call it ‘hustle’).

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TOP PAYMENT TRENDS IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN WITH VISA’S HEAD OF PRODUCTS FOR CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN – ALLEN CUELI

Allen Cueli is responsible for Visa’s product suite in Central America and the Caribbean. In this role, Allen works closely with clients, fintechs and partners in bringing Visa’s consumer products and API-based capabilities into the markets as well as the development of new payment flows.

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HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION FROM FOUNDER TO VENTURE CAPITAL WITH THE FOUNDER OF LAS OLAS VENTURE CAPITAL – MARK VOLCHEK

Mark is a Founding Partner of Las Olas Venture Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on Florida and other underserved venture capital markets.The firm was founded in 2016, and has successfully deployed fund 1, and has started to make investments out of its second fund. 

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