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Jan. 31, 2023

UVC: Elizabeth Yin from Hustle Fund on why speed of execution matters…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode of the podcast, Elizabeth shares her journey from being an entrepreneur to becoming a venture capitalist at Hustle Fund. She explains the fund's strategy of investing …

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Jan. 24, 2023

UVC: James Wang from Creative Ventures on why they study the market t…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I chat with James Wang, General Partner at Creative Ventures, an early-stage deep-tech VC investing in companies solving global crises. James starts the conversation by sharing …

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Jan. 17, 2023

Deep Dive: VC Term Sheets with Siddharth Mody

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I have an insightful conversation with Siddharth Mody, a senior partner at Desai and Diwanji, a law firm based in Mumbai, India. This episode dives deep …

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Jan. 10, 2023

UVC: Amra Naidoo from Accelerating Asia on why they invest in startup…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I have a wonderful conversation with Amra Naidoo, Co-Founder and General Partner at Accelerating Asia, a VC fund based in Singapore. Amra shares her opinion on …

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Jan. 3, 2023

UVC: Puiyan Leung from Vertex Ventures SE Asia & India on how they as…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Puiyan Leung, Investment Partner at Vertex Ventures SE Asia and India. The episode begins with Puiyan talking about her journey of breaking into …

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Nov. 1, 2022

UVC: Pavel Cherkashin from Mindrock Capital on how the fund operates,…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Pavel Cherkashin, the Managing Partner at Mindrock Capital. The episode opens with Pavel talking about his life growing up in Russia, and his …

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Oct. 12, 2022

UVC: Chirag Gupta from 8X Ventures on investing in deep-tech startups…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak to Chirag Gupta, managing partner at 8X Ventures, a VC fund based in Dubai and investing in deep-tech startups globally. The podcast begins with …

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Oct. 10, 2022

UVC: Maryanna Saenko from Future Ventures on investing with an abunda…

Understanding VC is a deep dive into how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak to Maryanna Saenko, Co-Founder at Future Ventures. We started the conversation by discussing why Future Ventures invests in only technology risk startups, why it’s …

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Sept. 29, 2022

UVC: Mark Ghermezian from m]x[v Capital on his operator focus approac…

Understanding VC is a deep-dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak to Mark Ghermezian, Founder and General Partner at m]x[v Capital. Mark is a serial entrepreneur and successful investor with 20+ years of experience in founding, …

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Sept. 21, 2022

Deep Dive: The Power Law with Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of The Power Law: Venture Capital And The Making Of The New Future. Reading and breaking down the lessons from his …

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Sept. 14, 2022

PitchMeNot: Michael Blakey from Cocoon Capital featuring Blackfrog

PitchMeNot is the closest thing to an interaction between a VC and a startup but in a casual conversational format. In this episode, I, together with Michael Blakey from Cocoon Capital speak to Mayur Shetty, CEO of Blackfrog about his …

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Aug. 24, 2022

UVC: Aly Madhavji from Blockchain Founders Fund on the similarities a…

Understanding VC is a deep dive into how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak to Aly Madhavji, the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund. Aly begins the podcast by discussing his interest in Web3 and the reasons for …

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July 24, 2022

UVC: Eddy Chan from Intudo Ventures on why Indonesia only, Intudo's c…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak to Eddy Chan, founding partner of ‘Indonesia-only’ Venture Captial firm Intudo Ventures. Eddy begins the podcast by explaining why Intudo focuses only on Indonesian …

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July 20, 2022

PitchMeNot: Jeevan Sunner from Playfair Capital featuring Waitrr

PitchMeNot is the closest thing to an interaction between a VC and a startup but in a casual conversational format. In this episode, I, together with Jeevan Sunner from Playfair Capital speak to Tim Wekezer, CEO and Co-Founder of Waitrr …

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July 17, 2022

UVC: Insik Rhee from Vertex Ventures US on the skillsets, values, and…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how venture capitalists work. In this episode, I speak to Insik Rhee, General Partner at early-stage Venture Capital firm Vertex Ventures US. The conversation begins with Insik sharing his journey of working at …

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June 26, 2022

UVC: Joan Yao from Kickstart Ventures on venture philanthropy & how i…

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 job out …

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June 12, 2022

UVC: Do Bui from ThinkZone Ventures on why they work with just 10 sta…

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, investing in …

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May 25, 2022

UVC: Joseph Mocanu from Verge HealthTech Fund on interesting innovati…

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 to emerging markets. …

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April 12, 2022

Deep Dive: Startup fundraising with Nathan Beckord

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 right VC fits for …

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March 24, 2022

UVC: Jeffrey Paine from Golden Gate Ventures on the importance of res…

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 some formerly unscrutinized aspects …

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March 19, 2022

UVC: Hian Goh takes us through Openspace Ventures, the reasoning behi…

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. Hian shares with us …

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Feb. 21, 2022

UVC: Jessica Liu from Appworks Ventures on their accelerator program,…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I explore with Jessica Liu from Appworks, the imminent developments in the digital world, the emergence of Web3, and the implications of these changes on the …

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Feb. 14, 2022

UVC: Yinglan Tan and Linh Dang on the entrepreneurial journey of Edmi…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Yinglan tan, Founding Managing Partner at Insignia Ventures Partners, and Linh Dang, Co-founder at Edmicro Education Co., Ltd. Yinglan ventures into a detailed …

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Feb. 7, 2022

UVC: Swapna Gupta from Qualcomm Ventures India on the fund's consiste…

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Swapna Gupta, Director at Qualcomm Ventures India, about her fascinating journey from investment banking to becoming a VC. She shares with us a …

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