Venture Frontiers: Navigating the New Dynamics of Defense Tech Investing with Jake Chapman of Marque Ventures
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by Ripple Ventures
1w ago
This week, we dive into the exciting world of defense tech with Jake Chapman from Marque Ventures. Jake shares his journey into VC, why Marque Ventures was born, and how shifts in geopolitics and advancements in AI, cybersecurity, and autonomous tech are driving VC interest in defense tech. He opens up about the hurdles of long development cycles, regulatory landscapes, and ethical dilemmas while offering insights into DoD procurement strategies, the importance of a defense-first approach, and the power of public engagement for raising sector awareness. Wrapping up, Jake touches on the signifi ..read more
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Crossing Borders, Bridging Gaps: A Vision for Pre-Seed Success in Canadian Tech with Alex McIsaac of Northside Ventures
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by Ripple Ventures
1w ago
In this week's episode, we're thrilled to host Alex McIsaac of Northside Ventures. With a diverse background in venture capital, cleantech, and global investing, Alex shares invaluable insights from his tenure as a Partner at Global Founders Capital. We explore why Alex believes it's the right time to launch Northside Ventures and the specific pre-seed market gaps he aims to address. We also delve into the prospects for Canadian AI startups, discussing strategies for outperforming established players and securing Canada's victory in the tech arena. About Alex McIsaac:Alex McIsaac is the Founde ..read more
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NBA All-Star Baron Davis on Bringing Business to Athletes and Investing as a Sport
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by Kent Nichols
3w ago
We welcome NBA superstar Baron Davis, who shares his insights into the transition from sports to business. Baron shares his journey growing up in South Central LA and how he leveraged the advice from mentors and fellow athletes to help build a lasting legacy beyond his NBA days. Baron's story is not just about sports, it's about leveraging his athletic career into a second act in business, and how he was able to navigate the business landscape with the same agility he used on the court, and mentoring the next generation to do the same. About Baron Davis:Baron Davis is an entrepreneur, investor ..read more
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Sergey Gribov of Flint Capital on thriving within the conflict, expanding into the US, and the current markets
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by Ripple Ventures
1M ago
Sergey shares his evolution from a startup operator to venture capitalist and how his experience shaped him as an investor. Sergey grew up in Israel and we talk about why Israel’s startup ecosystem has been so successful for so many years even as it grapples with the current conflict. Sergey shares his thoughts around how startups should think about expansion to the U.S from overseas and how to know when you are ready to enter other markets. Lastly Sergey shares his thoughts on the potential rise of Management led buyouts in todays startup world and why we might see more of them in VC-backed s ..read more
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News Rundown with John Ruffolo: Capital Crunch, Carta Lapse, and IMF talks AI
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by Ripple Ventures
1M ago
The new year brings new news to discuss with John Ruffolo and Matt Cohen. In this episode, we discuss: (00:28) CEO and CRO Changes in Startups and Scale-ups(02:02) Exploration of 'founder flight' in startups, Canada vs. the US(02:39) Runway Shortage in Startups(04:00) AGF Private Capital's Acquisition of Kensington Capital(07:17) Dynamics of Asset Management and Private Equity(08:00) Venture Capital Industry Trends(09:22) JMI Equity's Acquisition of Safe Software(11:26) Analysis of Carta's crisis management in their secondary markets division(18:39) AI's Impact on Job Markets Follow Matt Cohen ..read more
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PLG Growth Strategies for Startups with Adam Jarczyn of PC Health
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by Ripple Ventures
1M ago
Today we're diving into the world of ProductLed growth and user onboarding strategies with our special guest, Adam Jarczyn, Senior Director of Product Digital Health at PC Health and a valued Venture Partner at Ripple. Adam brings a wealth of experience to the product and go-to-market strategies for early-stage startups and offers unique insights that help founders scale revenue and retention.  In our conversation, we covered a range of topics, including scoping and discovery core features that can drive significant gains without losing sight of the project's vision, decision Velocity and ..read more
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2023 Year in Review
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by Ripple Ventures
2M ago
With 2023 coming to a close, we thought it would be nice to reflect on the year’s trends with John Ruffolo. Doing the news breakdowns this year it’s been apparent that AI, ML, and ChatGPT have dominated. It’s been a little over a year since the chat interface was launched by OpenAI and we’ve seen a scramble in tech to catch up, a defeated coup at OpenAI itself, and many other developments in the space. We’ve also seen world politics come into the tech world in ways we haven’t seen before, how will the conflicts around the world shape tech and investing moving forward? And with interest rates p ..read more
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The 5 Steps to Product Market Fit with Pablo Srugo of Mistral VC
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by Ripple Ventures
2M ago
The journey to Product Market Fit (PMF) and the common pitfalls for first-time founders are abundant, and finding a trusted guide to help you on your startup journey can be just as difficult. Our guest today is Pablo Srugo from Mistral VC. With his roots in co-founding Gymtrack and transitioning to venture capital, Pablo has seen or experienced many of the challenges of being a founder. In our discussion, Pablo highlights the importance of solving real problems and valuing customer feedback. He also dives into the importance of pivoting for startup survival, sharing real-world examples from hi ..read more
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Fundraising tips for GPs with Ashton Rosin of Lowercarbon Capital
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by Ripple Ventures
2M ago
Capital formation, aka fundraising, is the unglamorous side of venture capital. Building a strategy and executing it is the reality for both emerging managers and established brands. Our guest today is Ashton Rosin, an Operating Partner and Head of Capital Formation at Lowercarbon Capital. Ashton shares her amazing journey working in the non-profit and NGO space in Washington DC before making a complete 180 and joining the fast-paced world of hedge funds as an IR manager. Ashton explains how her time working in investor relations at a hedge fund opened her eyes to how other asset classes were ..read more
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Fighting Disinformation Online with Ben Dubow of Omelas
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by Ripple Ventures
3M ago
Once platforms for connection and communication, social media now often serves as a battleground for digital deception, with algorithms sometimes amplifying extremist content, including jihadi propaganda and anti-Semitism. This complex digital landscape calls for a sophisticated approach to separate the truth from manipulation. Our guest today, Benjamin Dubow, is an expert in navigating this challenging digital terrain. As President and CTO of Omelas, he brings a wealth of experience from his days of monitoring extremist content to leading a company that uses open-source intelligence to combat ..read more
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