Financial Services

07Mar

Manu Kumar, Chief Firestarter K9 Ventures #smartmoneysv

We bumped into Manu Kumar, K9 Ventures @Launch 2014.  He was there to watch the demo for Coin as he was one of the earliest investors. He contributes greatly with a hands on approach with all startups in which he invests. As he said he invests ‘frighteningly’ early!  Check out […]

03Mar

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention with Ben Parr #smartmoneysv

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention: Venture Capital Keynote with Ben Parr, @benparr author ‘Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention’, Partner Dominate Fund. Related articles Announcing “Captivology”, My Book on the Science of Attention (HarperCollins/2015) | Ben Parr’s Entrepreneurial Musings (benparr.com) Meet YEC’s Ben Parr of #DominateFund on […]

21Feb

Is Silicon Valley Venture a Global Model? with Saad Khan, CMEA #smartmoneysv

Venture Capital Coffee Chat with Saad Khan, Partner CMEA IT @saadventures Related articles Josh Elman, Partner Greylock Partners #smartmoneysv (smartmoneysv.com) Robert D Pavey, Partner Morgenthaler Ventures #smartmoneysv (smartmoneysv.com) Entrepreneur Corner: Domain woes and building a sales machine (venturebeat.com) MediaSpike raises $5.2M from army of investors for in-game ads (venturebeat.com) Robert […]

19Feb

Raising Venture from an Industry in Transition: Round Table #smartmoneysv

Raising Venture from an Industry in Transition: Venture Capital Round Table with Kevin Swan, iNovia Capital @kswan; Matt Goldstein, Trinity Ventures @mattgoldstein ; Patrick Sagisi, DBL Investors @PatrickSagisi ; Eghosa Omoigui, EchoVC Partners @EghosaO ; Edith Yeung, Right Ventures @edithyeung ; Willam Quigley, Clearstone Venture Partners @bigbillyq with Andrew Romans, […]

17Feb

Venture Capital Then & Now: Bob Pavey, Emeritus Partner Morgenthaler #smartmoneysv

SmartMoney Silicon Valley opened with a Coffee Chat with Bob Pavey, Emeritus Partner Morgenthaler @bobpavey. Bob shared some of the history of venture capital & Silicon Valley. He also spoke about the changes that have happened in the industry. Fabulous conversation with someone who has been in the industry from its […]

07Feb

Larry Marcus, Managing Director Walden Ventures #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Larry Marcus, Managing Director Walden Ventures @GLAZED Conference. Walden Ventures invest in post technology, post product. Larry likes to see something with his own eyes that generates visceral excitement in himself or the target market so it all starts with a great demo.  They dont do seed investing. […]

03Feb

Gerry Brunk, Managing Director Lumira Capital #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Gerry Brunk, Managing Director Lumira Capital @NVCA Venturescape. Despite the fact that Gerry was losing his voice we had a very interesting conversation.  Lumira Capital is a Health Care Life Science dedicated venture firm founded in the late 1980s started in Canada. Gerry opened up the office in […]

31Jan

Mark Hasebroock, Founding Partner Dundee Venture Capital #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Mark Hasebroock, Founding Partner Dundee Venture Capital from Omaha, Nebraska @Techcrunch DISRUPT.  He spoke about founding his firm in Dundee 2 years ago.  The Omaha ecosystem is very small & Mark had founded 2 startups.  They focus on Boulder to Omaha & the deal flow is amazing so […]

27Jan

Joshua Green, General Partner Mohr Davidow #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Joshua Green, General Partner Mohr Davidow @NVCA Venturescape. He came to Silicon Valley 32 years ago as a lawyer. He built 2 law firms to 120 lawyers each over time & then took a radical departure & became a basketball coach at the high school level for 8 […]

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 […]