Investing, Operating, and Hustling | Shiyan Koh (Hustle Fund)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
1M ago
Tune in to a special episode featuring Shiyan Koh, co-founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, a firm that specializes in seed and pre-seed investments. We'll dive into Shiyan's impressive career journey, covering her investment roles at Institutional Venture Partners and Bridgewater, her pivotal role in scaling Nerdwallet from $1 million to $150 million in annual recurring revenue, and her experiences founding and leading investments at Hustle Fund. Join us to also learn why business school is a perfect matchmaker, the significance of acquiring investing experience as recent graduates, and ..read more
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AI Applications in Industrials | Michael Dolbec
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
8M ago
Join us in hosting Michael Dolbec, Managing Partner at Momenta Ventures, for our third episode this season. Michael, who boasts an extensive investing career with funds like Kleiner Perkins and Greylock and has led corporate venture capital at companies including IBM, LG Electronics, and General Electric, will share insights on the current state of AI in the industrial space. Tune in to hear a wide range of topics: from personal advice given by John Doerr during Michael's early career days, to how generative AI is revolutionizing manufacturing, and exploring the monetization potential of proce ..read more
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Investing in Healthcare AI | Sanjana Basu (Radical Ventures)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
8M ago
Join us in our second episode this season as we host Sanjana Basu from Radical Ventures. Transitioning from investment banking to venture capital, Sanjana offers a deep dive into the world of healthcare AI. Explore the types of AI companies, understand why a purely technical team doesn't guarantee success, and discover how Radical extends support to founders beyond just financial capital. Additionally, gain insights into how Radical's portfolio companies are pioneering transformations in the healthcare sector through the power of artificial intelligence. --- Support this podcast: https://podca ..read more
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Investing in Healthcare A.I | Sanjana Basu (Radical Ventures)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
9M ago
Join us in our second episode this season as we host Sanjana Basu from Radical Ventures. Transitioning from investment banking to venture capital, Sanjana offers a deep dive into the world of healthcare AI. Explore the types of AI companies, understand why a purely technical team doesn't guarantee success, and discover how Radical extends support to founders beyond just financial capital. Additionally, gain insights into how Radical's portfolio companies are pioneering transformations in the healthcare sector through the power of artificial intelligence. --- Support this podcast: https://podca ..read more
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From CIO to VC: Enterprise Software | Yousuf Khan (Ridge Ventures)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
10M ago
In the very first episode of our AI sprint, we're joined by Yousuf Khan, Partner at Ridge Ventures, specializing in early-stage B2B enterprise software. Yousuf imparts his expertise from various roles in managing, advising, and investing in software companies, providing a lens into his investment philosophy. Tune in as we discuss pragmatic insights on building AI companies for founders, strategic deployment of AI features for businesses, and the ever-increasing imperative of data security in the enterprise software domain --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nyu-sv ..read more
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(Special) From Dorm Room to Board Room | Nicole Ripka (Dorm Room Fund)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
1y ago
Join us in this exciting special episode as we sit down with Nicole Ripka. Nicole, currently the Managing Partner of Dorm Room Fund and the Founder of GayJoy, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table as an early-in-career VC. As a current MBA student at NYU Stern, her insights are a goldmine for anyone looking to break into the VC scene. In this captivating conversation, Nicole shares her remarkable journey as Peleton's first intern and the valuable lessons she learned along the way. We delve into the intricacies of the venture capital industry, uncovering Nicole's top tips for ..read more
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Investing Early in the Future of Food and Beyond | Lisa Feria (Stray Dog Capital)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
1y ago
What does it take to be an early investor in Beyond Meat? Conviction. In this episode of our Food and Beverage Sprint, we sit down with Lisa Feria, the Managing Partner and CEO of Stray Dog Capital, to discuss her journey into food tech investing. In our discussion, Lisa discusses her early investment in Beyond Meat, one of the world's most successful plant-based meat companies, and how the company's hype changed the investing landscape. Join us as we talk about the shift towards emphasizing healthier alternative foods and how Stray Dog Capital is helping to drive that change. Learn more about ..read more
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Building Brands at Venture Scale | Hayden Williams (BrandProject)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
1y ago
Why would VC invest in consumer brands? In the fifth episode of our Food and Beverage Sprint, Hayden Williams of BrandProject explains how consumer brands can generate venture returns. Tune in as we dive into the world of consumer packaged goods (CPG), and how BrandProject supports its portfolio companies to success. You won't want to miss Hayden's valuable insights into the world of CPG investments! Learn more about Hayden: LinkedIn Twitter Where to find more of us: Website Twitter Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nyu-svs/support ..read more
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From Art to Alternative Proteins | Caroline Mak (Big Idea Ventures)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
1y ago
Artist, accidental founder, accelerator director. Join us as we chat with Caroline Mak, Director of Big Idea Ventures, New York Accelerator, about the future of food and alternative proteins! ? Caroline shares her journey from being an artist and a founder of an artisanal beverage company, to enabling founders and innovators to disrupt the food ecosystem. In this episode, we discuss the importance of supporting ecosystems and relationships as a founder and venture capitalist. ?? We also discuss what's next in the alternative foods space and gain insights into success in accelerator programs. D ..read more
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Crafting Cocktails with Chemistry | Alec Lee (Endless West)
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by NYU Strategic Venture Society
1y ago
Distilling alcohol in a lab!? In this third episode of our Food and Beverage Sprint, we sit down with Alec Lee of Endless West to explore the fascinating world of note-by-note alcohol and the science behind creating spirits at the molecular level. We also dive into the founder experience and the role that luck plays in being successful as an entrepreneur. Alec shares his insights on how he started and grew his business, and the challenges he faced along the way. Whether you're a science enthusiast, a spirits connoisseur, or a startup founder looking for inspiration and advice, this episode has ..read more
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