Venture Studios, How Do They Differ From Accelerators?
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
1M ago
David Wagner is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wildwood VC, a venture studio and investor at the intersection of the outdoor and wellness economies. Wildwood Ventures is backed by VF Corp and all of their classic brands. They partner with some of the biggest outdoor and wellness brands on the planet. David started his career in consulting and private equity prior to spending 17 years at VF Corp, as an EVP, focused on strategy, planning and ventures. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and University of North Carolina ..read more
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Jason Palmer (D) 2024 United States Presidential Candidate
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
8M ago
Jason Palmer is an entrepreneur, impact investor and philanthropist running for President of The United States in 2024 as a Democratic candidate. He was born December 1, 1971, has served in executive and leadership positions at multiple organizations including Microsoft, Kaplan Education, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a leading impact investor, New Markets Venture Partners. He holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Virginia and earned his M.B.A from Harvard Business School. He is a proud resident of Baltimore, Maryland and a devoted father ..read more
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Cloudy With A Chance of AI - Mat Ellis is the Founder and CEO of Sixty AI
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
8M ago
Mat Ellis - Mat has worked in a variety of technical and leadership roles over the past three decades in a variety of industries. He’s been a QA Engineer, Systems Architect, Program Director, VP of Technology, CTO and a Founder. The companies he worked for prior to becoming a well known startup founder include Frito-Lay, Pepsi and Goldman Sachs. He is originally from Brighton, England and resides in Portland, Oregon where he founded Cloudability in 2011. As the Founder and CEO of Cloudability, he led a remarkable team that revolutionized cloud computing, helping businesses optimize their cloud ..read more
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Start-up Poker with the Founder of Start-up Haven, Bob Crimmons
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
9M ago
Bob is a lifelong technologist, entrepreneur and philosopher. A renaissance man of sorts. He is also an investor and is known to many as the Founder and General Partner of Start-up Haven. Originating as a community for technology entrepreneurs to connect and offer peer support combined with a monthly low stakes game of cards eventually becoming a pre-seed Venture Capital Fund, Start-up Haven has over 2,300 members in 11 city chapters and has hosted more than 350 events since its inception in 2006. Bob has invested and advised a wide spectrum of companies, worked as a software solutions special ..read more
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Advancing Oregon Innovation
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
1y ago
Advancing Oregon Innovation with Skip Newberry, CEO of The Technology Association of Oregon ..read more
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Breaking Barriers with Mac Conwell of RareBreed Ventures
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
1y ago
Mac Conwell is the founder of RareBreed Ventures, a pre-seed fund that invests in exceptional founders primarily outside of large tech ecosystems, earlier than everyone else. He raised his first VC fund in public under Rule 506(c) Regulation D while also utilizing the amendment to section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Raising a fund under this ruling comes with rules and it’s not as easy as some might lead you to believe. For starters you can not just take an investors statement of accreditation at their word. You need to do some heavy lifting along the way and documentation i ..read more
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Teams, Leadership, Culture - Broom Ventures
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
1y ago
March 21, 2023 - Today we will talk about Teams, Leadership and Culture with Joe Musselman. Joe is the founder of Broom Ventures and a veteran of the United States Navy. He has served as an advisor to nonprofits and companies of all sizes. He was the CEO and Founder of Honor.org, a non-profit focused on career transitions for Navy SEALs and the U.S. Special Operations community. Throughout his career he has served honorably and with a strong focus on values based leadership. Joe is a graduate of DePaul University and has completed certificate programs at Stanford and Harvard. He was honorably ..read more
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Sleepless In Seattle - VC Edition
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
1y ago
Martin Tobias is the founder of Seattle, WA based Incisive Ventures, which invests globally as a co-investor in pre-seed software startups. With more than 30 years of experience as an operator, founder and investor he has seen it all. Martin is a serial entrepreneur, has worked at Microsoft & Accenture, was an investor at Ignition where he helped lead investments in companies such as Docusign, and he likes going fast in business and on his motorcycle. You can reach out to him anytime through his website at www.Incisive.vc ..read more
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The FTX Fallout - A Holiday Special
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
1y ago
All things FTX and the challenges investors face when chasing down the next big thing. It’s December 22nd and the Holiday season is in full swing with Christmas right around the corner. Grab your favorite warm holiday beverage, get comfortable, turn on the yule log and light up that Christmas Tree. Santa Clause is coming to town and although not everyone celebrates Christmas he still knows if you have been naughty or nice. Today we are going to talk about the people behind a crypto company who have made it to the top spot on everyone's naughty list and the whirlwind of events that have led to ..read more
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Emerging Managers and The LP Community
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by Roadster Capital / Ryan Else
1y ago
Joel Palathinkal PhD. - Joel is the founder of Sutton Capital Ventures, which invests in B2B, Consumer Tech, Impact, Deep Tech, and Emerging Fund Managers. Along with the investment arm, Sutton Capital has built a large community of experienced and aspiring fund managers and institutional allocators. I came to know Joel through getting accepted into his Fund Accelerator and we have developed a good friendship along the way. Be sure to check out www.SuttonCapital.co if you have additional interest in the topics we cover today ..read more
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