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Investors Episodes

December 28, 2021

Angel Investing: Sequoia Scout Ellen DaSilva on Deal Sourcing Via Twitter and Leveraging Your Value Add Beyond Capital as an Investor

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Ellen DaSilva (@ellenjdasilva), who is an active angel investor and scout with Sequoia Capital, focusing on Seed and Series A consumer tech companies.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

December 23, 2021

Startup Investing: Eva Ho, General Partner at Fika Ventures, on Building a Multi-Firm Franchise, the Shift from Operator to Investor, and Embracing Discomfort

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Eva Ho (@eva_ho), General Partner at Fika Ventures, an LA-based boutique seed fund that invests in founders solving meaningful, systemic problems through the use of data, related AI-enabled technologies, and aut

Startup Investing Investors

December 19, 2021

Startup Investing: From VC-Backed Founder to Partner at Gradient Ventures with Wen-Wen Lam

In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Wen-Wen Lam ((@wenwen)) Partner at Gradient Ventures. Former CEO and co-founder of NexTravel (YC15)- acquired by Travelperk in 2020. Advisor/Investor in awesome early-sta

Angel Investing Startup Investing Founders Investors

December 14, 2021

Startup Investing: Hunter Walk of Homebrew on Launching a Venture Fund, Supporting Underrepresented Emerging Managers, and the Benefits of Writing as an Investor

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) Partner at Homebrew - Providing early-stage investment, assistance & love to entrepreneurs building companies for the Bottom Up Economy. Investments include ShieldAI, Plaid, Gusto, etc.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

December 09, 2021

Angel Investing: Insights from 70+ Investments with David Chang, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with David Chang (@changds) in this episode. David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 70+ companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

December 02, 2021

Startup Investing: Building a World-class Network to Support Founders with Anne Dwane of Village Global

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Anne Dwane (@adwane) Co-founder and Partner at Village Global - an early-stage venture fund backed by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. From how they invest in startups to how they help founders

Startup Investing Investors

November 30, 2021

Startup Investing: Launching a Rolling Fund, How to Find Investments, and Playing the Early-Stage Game with Andrew Gluck of IrrvrntVC

In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Andrew Gluck (@irrvrntVC) the GP of irrvrntVC, a firm focused on early-stage companies in the DTC, AdTech, and NextGen Commerce areas. He especially loves partnering with

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

November 24, 2021

Angel Investing: Creating Your Thesis, Building Conviction, and Investing in the Future of Work with Stella Garber, Former Head of Marketing at Trello

In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Stella Garber (@startupstella) former Head of Marketing at Trello and Angel Investor. Stella invests in the Future of Work and serves as an advisor for Origin Ventures and OpenView. She has inve

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

November 22, 2021

Angel Investing: Gale Wilkinson of Vitalize on Building a Portfolio, Identifying Strong Opportunities, and Increasing the Number of Women Investors

In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Gale Wilkinson (@galeforceVC) Founder and Managing Partner of Vitalize Venture Capital, a $16M seed-stage fund, and 300+ member angel investing community called Vitalize Angels based in Chicago,

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

November 16, 2021

Startup Investing: Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures on Getting Access to Deals, Moats for Startups, and Insights from 70 Angel Investments

In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Leo Polovets (@lpolovets) a co-founder and General Partner at Susa Ventures. Leo invests across sectors but mostly focuses on b2b companies. A few specific sectors he's invested in heavily are e

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

July 08, 2021

Austen Allred, Co-Founder & CEO at Lambda School | Episode #010

Austen Allred is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Lambda School, an online coding school that invests in the students by offering free tuition. Founded in 2017, the Lambda School is currently helping graduates land jobs at Fortune 500 companies to some of the

Angel Investing Founders Investors

June 24, 2021

Jarrid Tingle, Managing Partner of Harlem Capital | Episode #009

Jarrid Tingle is Managing Partner of Harlem Capital where he focuses on deal sourcing, organizational strategy, and due diligence efforts. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School (finished top 5% in his class) and is featured on the 2019 Forbes 3

Startup Investing Investors

May 28, 2021

Sid Pandiya, Co-Founder & CEO of Kona | #006

Sid Pandiya is the Co-Founder & CEO of Kona ( https://www.heykona.com/ ) the EQ platform for teams, that helps companies build their team culture in Slack.

Future Of Work Investors

May 17, 2021

Evaluating Early-Stage Founders w/ Gale Wilkinson, Managing Partner at Vitalize Venture Capital | #004

In today's episode, you'll get a Venture Capitalist's take on how to evaluate early-stage startup founders, including red flags to watch out for in the process.

Investors

May 10, 2021

Equity Splits & Founder Agreements w/ Gale Wilkinson, Managing Partner at Vitalize Venture Capital | #002

In today's episode, you'll get a Venture Capitalist's take on equity splits and founder agreements - important topics for all early-stage founders.

Investors