Understanding VC

Understanding VC

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. The focus of the show is to provide entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts experiential and actionable insights to have a collegial work relationship with VCs.

Recent Episodes

Profiles

UVC: Joan Yao from Kickstart Ventures on venture philanthropy & how it’s different from traditional VC, the state of digitization of consumer and enterprise experience in the Philippines, and traits of a great founder

June 26, 2022

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak with Joan Yao who is the Vice President of investments at KickStart ventures. Joan begins the conversation by talking about her first …

Guest: Joan Yao
Profiles

UVC: Do Bui from ThinkZone Ventures on why they work with just 10 startups in a year at ThinkZone accelerator, progress that the Vietnam startup ecosystem has made in the last 10 years and ways good public policies can help startups and VCs

June 12, 2022

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak with Do Bui, the Founding Partner and CEO at ThinkZone Ventures, Vietnam’s largest local venture fund with $60 million in fund size, i…

Guest: Do Bui
Profiles

UVC: Joseph Mocanu from Verge HealthTech Fund on interesting innovations in healthcare tech, 3 strategies that startups can use to ace fundraising and why it’s important for startups to do competitor analysis well

May 25, 2022

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I speak with Joseph Mocanu, founding partner of the Verge HealthTech Fund, a VC fund focusing on seed stage healthcare tech companies relevant…

Guest: Joseph Mocanu
Deep Dive

Deep Dive: Startup fundraising with Nathan Beckord

April 12, 2022

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk with Nathan Beckord, Founder and CEO at FounderSuite, a new-age SaaS product which eases the planning, accounting, and finding the righ…

Profiles

UVC: Jeffrey Paine from Golden Gate Ventures on the importance of research for VCs, the flawed approach of copy-cat founders, and the urgency to discuss the suppressed issue of entrepreneurs’ debilitating mental health

March 24, 2022

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I speak with Jeffrey Paine, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Golden Gate Ventures based in Singapore. This conversation brings to the fore s…

Guest: Jeffrey Paine
Profiles

UVC: Hian Goh takes us through Openspace Ventures, the reasoning behind his The Unreasonable Podcast, and ‘magic’ that grows businesses

March 19, 2022

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I speak with Hian Goh, Founder and General Partner at Openspace Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on Southeast Asian companies.…

Guest: Hian Goh

Recent Blog Posts

Understanding VC: #28 Yinglan Tan and Linh Dang on the ent…

Our 28th episode was the first in a series of experiments to diversify our podcast in terms of not just ethnicities but also ingenuity. In this episode, …

Understanding VC: #20 Chris Smith from Playfair Capital on…

In the 20th episode of Understanding VC, we had a chat with Chris Smith, Partner at Playfair Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund based in London…

Understanding VC: #19 Aldi Adrian Hartanto from Arise, MDI…

In our latest episode of Understanding VC, we talked to Aldi Adrian Hartanto, Partner at Arise, an early-stage VC fund in partnership with Telkom Indones…

About the Hosts

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Rahul

I love building startups and also supporting other founders build their startups.

As a founder, I have spent time working with a VC and from my experience, I feel that there is a lack of clarity or communication gap among founders and VCs, on expectations vs. reality. 

With Understanding VC, I aim to address this; cover insights like what a VC wants from a founder to how they are incentivised.

If you’d like to keep up with my new episodes, please do subscribe and also feel free to leave a review.

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Bhumika Singh

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