24Jan

Sunny Dhillon, Associate Signia VC #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Sunny Dhillon, Associate Signia VC @C2SV. Signia is an early stage fund set up June 2012. They focus on Seed & Series A investing in a wide range of sectors inc mobile. Some focus areas happen to be gaming, ad tech, customization of the enterprise, ecommerce.  He’s passionate […]

22Jan

Dr Lars Buttler, Managing Director Madison Sandhill Capital #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Dr Lars Buttler, Managing Director Madison Sandhill Capital @Gamesbeat 2013.  Lars spoke about investing in the gaming industry. “Its a very dynamic ecosystem as there are huge challenges to the incumbents because innovation is popping up anywhere in the world overnite. A company can go from zero to […]

20Jan

Trae Vassallo, Partner Kleiner Perkins #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Trae Vassallo, Partner Kleiner Perkins @GLAZED.  (Apologies for the bad sound – it got quite noisy in the room.) Trae is really passionate about the emerging world of digital devices “The Natural Evolution of Mobile: We can now take the power of the internet & not just deliver […]

17Jan

Dafina Toncheva, Partner USVP #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Dafina Toncheva, Partner USVP @C2SV Conference.  Shes been in venture capital for about 5 years. She likes to invest in the enterprise sector: enterprise IT & enterprise applications as well as security. USVP has been focusing on these sectors for over 30 years. There’s a lot of money […]

15Jan

Steve Kirsch, CEO OneID on Investing in BitCoin #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Steve Kirsch, CEO OneID @Future Money & Tech who has invested in Bitcoin & startups that are focused on the security of Bitcoin.  If there is any malware on your computer, your Bitcoin can be totally lost. Anyone who has Bitcoin is at risk unless you are storing […]

13Jan

Sharon Wienbar, Managing Director Scale Venture Partners #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Sharon Wienbar, Managing Director Scale Venture Partners @NVCA Venturescape. Scale Venture Partners had just raised their 4th fund $300m very quickly & at their hard cap. Scale invests in companies that are in the scaling phase.  After you’ve got product market fit & you’ve found that early sales […]

09Jan

Kristian Segerstrale, CoFounder Initial Capital #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Kristian Segerstrale, CoFounder Initial Capital @Gamesbeat.  Kristian spoke about Initial Capital which is a Seed Investment Fund & is a collection of entrepreneurs who’ve had multiple successful companies in the past.  He was a CoFounder Glu Mobile, a public games company & he was CEO/CoFounder Playfish which sold […]

08Jan

Tim Chang, Managing Director Mayfield Fund #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Tim Chang, Managing Director Mayfield Fund @Gamesbeat 2013.  He grew up as a gamer so its a core part of who he is.  Its something he does passionately but he also believes that the future of games is to take all these game design principles & go beyond […]

07Jan

Rik G Vandevenne, Director River Cities Capital Funds #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Rik G Vandevenne, Director River Cities Capital Funds from Nth Carolina @NVCA Venturescape.  He spoke about River Cities Capital Funds who have about $500m under management & they’re investing in their 5th fund.  They invest in growth equity, health care (medical devices, health care services, health care IT) […]

20Dec

Robert D Pavey, Partner Morgenthaler Ventures #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Robert D Pavey, Partner Morgenthaler Ventures@NVCA Venturescape. He spoke about his domain experience wireless & smartphones.  They want to find waves before everybody else finds them & then find ways to help entrepreneurs build young businesses in those companies.  2 billion cell phones will be delivered in 2013. 300 […]