A Conversation with Zabreen Khan | Partner, Phenomenal Ventures | Cofounder, HerCapital | Lead Edge Capital | MBA, Harvard Business School
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by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
1d ago
In this episode, with Zabreen, we chat about her career transitions from operator roles to investing, and her current stint with Phenomenal Ventures. We also speak about her non-profit, HerCapital, that aims to empower women to invest in their future. Lastly, we hear Zabreen's thoughts on working towards diversity and advice for women looking to break into the VC ecosystem ..read more
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A Conversation with Julia Gudish Krieger, Managing Partner at Pari Passu Venture Partners | ex-Founder @ Villageluxe | Spring House Tenafly | Insight Partners
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by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
2w ago
In this episode, Julia walks us her through her decision to join investing early in her career, leaving to start a company before heading back to Pari Passu. Julia shares more about her decision to start a fund instead of joining one, the newly launched 'PariPassu' app and the firm's strategy. Finally, we end with some thoughts around gender dynamics in check writing roles and some advice for aspiring investors.  ..read more
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A Conversation with Katelin Holloway | Founding Partner, 776 | Founding Member of ANGELS.vc | Pixar | Klout | Reddit
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by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
1M ago
In our conversation with Katelin, we get to know about her diverse experiences that shaped her working style of always being 'people-first'. We also hear about how this strategy has helped her transition into the world of venture capital, at 776 and what differentiates the fund. Lastly, Katelin shares what it takes to break into the VC ecosystem.  ..read more
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A Conversation with Caroline Winnett, Executive Director @ Berkeley SkyDeck | Founder @ BrandNeuro | Neurogami | NeuroFocus | MBA @ University of California, Berkeley (Haas)
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by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
1M ago
In this episode, Caroline dives into her journey from music major to being a serial entrepreneur and leading a powerhouse startup accelerator. We'll hear about her experiences co-founding the neuromarketing pioneer NeuroFocus, her time at Nielsen, and her current role as an investor at SkyDeck. Caroline also shares insights on what makes the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund stand out and their approach to investments.  ..read more
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A Conversation with Ash Arora | Partner, LocalGlobe | Polygon Labs | A-PAG | Citigroup
Women in Venture Capital
by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
2M ago
In this episode with Ash, we talk about her strategic transitions into the world of blockchain investing and finding her next move in the VC world. We also explore the latest trends in AI and early stage investing, and end with some actionable suggestions for entering the investing world ..read more
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A Conversation with Priya Saiprasad, Co-Founder and General Partner at Touring Capital | Softbank Investment Advisers | Mayfield Fund | M12 | Square (Block, Inc) | Saints Capital
Women in Venture Capital
by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
3M ago
In this episode, Priya talks to us about her relatively early move into VC and her biggest learnings from investing in mid to growth stage companies. She dives into why she started her firm, Touring Capital and the fund's investment focus on AI enabled software, initially in North America while keeping eyes open on other regional markets. Finally, Priya shares her thoughts on gender dynamics in the industry and some advice for aspiring investors including creating your personal board of directors.  ..read more
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A Conversation with Lily Lyman, Partner at Underscore VC | MIT Sandbox | Facebook | Co-Founder @ NECT | Dalberg Global Development Advisors | Endeavor | Stanford Business School
Women in Venture Capital
by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
3M ago
In our 100th episode, we talk to Lily (recently named Boston's new power venture capitalist) about her decision to pursue a career in VC after years in product strategy at Facebook. Lily also shares Underscore's investment thesis, her views on the thriving Boston ecosystem and the role of data in startups. Finally, Lily touches on how she leverages her role in the industry to promote representation and shares some tactical advice for aspiring female investors.  ..read more
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A Conversation with Joanna Kuang, SVP of Product and Impact at Illumen Capital | Third Sector | Wellington Management
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by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
4M ago
In this episode, we talk to Joanna about her work and pursuit for impact in the non-profit sector and now in venture capital. Joanna touches on how her background shaped her career choices, her decision to join VC and Illumen Capital. She also delves into how companies (VCs and startups) can tactically implement impact strategies and address gender and racial biases.  ..read more
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A Conversation with Heidi Roizen, Partner at Threshold Ventures | Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) | DFJ | Mobius Venture Capital | Apple | T/Maker | MBA @ Stanford
Women in Venture Capital
by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
5M ago
In this episode, we talk to Heidi about her career, starting as one of the earliest female operators in Tech as the CEO of T/Maker and growing and building the company. We dive into her transition to VC with roles at Mobius, DFJ and now Threshold and trends she's excited about.  We also touch on her story as a great "people connector", being at the center of an HBS case and gender bias experiment. Finally, Heidi shares some of her lessons from the industry and some advice for women looking to break in.  ..read more
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A Conversation with Kelly Shaw, Principal @ Vestigo Ventures | AlmaPact | Synchrony | GE Capital | Harvard Business School
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by Rashveena and Anvita (Harvard Business School)
6M ago
In this episode, we talk to Kelly about her optimization for learning and development which led her to various roles and ultimately VC. We learn more about Vestigo Venture's investment strategy and  community driven approach to investing as well as trends Kelly is excited about. Finally, we touch on what it takes to break into the industry.  ..read more
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