Investment

29Jan

Charles Hudson, SoftTechVC: Are the Founder’s Awesome?

Charles Hudson, SoftTechVC speaks about all the changes in the venture industry.  It was much simpler in the ‘old days’ for founders but now there are so many more sources of capital & so many more rounds that its hard for founders to figure out to whom should I speak […]

17Nov

Vivek Wadhwa: The venture capital industry needs to fix itself for its own good! #smartmoneysv

Vivek Wadhwa, Author & Journalist @NVCA 2014 who spoke on the Diversity Panel. Less than 5% of venture capitalists are women, they know the female market & they are more compassionate. He says the trouble with the venture capital industry right now is that it’s the same boys club, the […]

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 […]

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. […]

29Jan

Quinn Li, VP Managing Director Qualcomm Ventures #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Quinn Li, VP Managing Director Qualcomm Ventures @GLAZED. Qualcomm Ventures focuses on the mobile ecosystem from application softwares to key technologies for mobile devices as well as the mobile infrastructure, also digital mobile health. Quinn was an engineer & has been in the wireless mobile industry for 15+ years […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]