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: Joshua Agusta from Mandiri Capital Indonesia on Corporate VCs, the shifting landscape of Indonesian startup ecosystem, and the hallmark unpredictability of Venture Capital

Jan. 11, 2022

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Joshua Agusta, Director of Venture Funds at Mandiri Capital Indonesia. Joshua shares his 8+ years worth of insights on the Indonesia…

Guest: Joshua Agusta
Profiles

UVC: Michael Lints from Golden Gate Ventures on later-stage fundraising, the questions worth preparing for well in advance, and a 2022 vision for southeast asian startup ecosystem

Dec. 31, 2021

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, in order to understand more about later stage fundraising, I talk to Michael Lints from Golden Gate Ventures, a fund focused on series A and s…

Guest: Michael Lints
Deep Dive

Deep Dive: Strategy for VC fund growth and portfolio development with Brian Ma

Dec. 23, 2021

In the second episode of our new segment, Deep Dive, I do a detailed discussion with Brian Ma about running a VC fund, something founders are rarely acquainted with. Brian is the founder and managing partner at Iterative Cap…

Guest: Brian Ma
Profiles

UVC: Prayank Swaroop from Accel Ventures on the Accel Atoms Program, the 5 Why(s) requisite for predicting a startup’s chances of success, and the one quality shared by all smart founders

Dec. 16, 2021

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Prayank Swaroop from Accel Ventures about his journey from IIT Delhi to becoming a VC. He shares some bittersweet turning points in …

Profiles

UVC: Erwin Arifin from StartupIndonesia.co on bridging the gap between founders and VCs, their method to rate the investability of a startup, and the dynamics of reverse pitching in increasingly competitive markets like Indonesia

Dec. 6, 2021

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Erwin Arifin, co-founder at StartupIndonesia about his journey from business school to VC, and the lessons he learned along the way.…

Guest: Erwin Arifin
Deep Dive

Deep Dive: What you should know about early stage venture capital with Jyri Engeström

Nov. 29, 2021

Deep Dive is a brand-new segment of Understanding VC where I explore discrete concepts related to venture capital with our guests. This episode is inspired by the remarkable deck that Jyri Engenstrom has created on the funct…

Recent Blog Posts

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…

Understanding VC: #4 “Success is a moving target”: Fred Si…

In the fourth episode of Understanding VC, we talk to Fred Seibert, a proactive entrepreneur who announced a new company called FredFilms at the age of 6…

About the Hosts

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.

Bhumika Singh

Author