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Startup Investing Episodes

May 19, 2022

Investing in Emerging Markets, Lessons from Raising a Second Fund, and the Story behind Those Twitter Threads, with Elizabeth Yin of Hustle Fund

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Elizabeth Yin (@dunkhippo33), Co-Founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, a VC fund that invests in pre-seed software startups.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

April 21, 2022

The Value of Investing Across Stages and Sectors, with Deena Shakir of Lux Capital | Startup Investing

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Deena Shakir (@deenashakir), Partner at Lux Capital, a venture capital firm that makes long-term bets on contrarians and outsiders. At Lux, Deena invests in transformative technologies improving lives and livelihoods, and she is particularly interested in intersectional and underdog entrepreneurs building breakthrough companies to accelerate advances and equity in human and population health.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

April 07, 2022

Low Lift, High Impact: Changing the Investing Narrative, with Lolita Taub of Ganas Ventures | Startup Investing

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Lolita Taub (@lolitataub), GP at Ganas Ventures where she invests in pre-seed and seed community-driven companies in the US and Latin America. She’s on a mission to change the narrative about who's an investor, who we invest in, and the types of founders that build unicorns.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

March 24, 2022

How to Stay Laser Focused in the Rapidly Changing VC Industry, with Jonathan Heiliger of Vertex Ventures US | Startup Investing

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Jonathan Heiliger (@heiligerj), General Partner at Vertex Ventures US, a boutique fund that invests early (often the first!) in enterprising founders who make it possible for new applications and services to be born.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

March 17, 2022

Taking AgeTech from Niche to Mainstream, with Max Zamkow of Third Act Ventures | Startup Investing

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Max Zamkow (@MZamkow), Managing Partner at Third Act Ventures, an early-stage venture firm investing in AgeTech - technology for older adults and their caregivers. Third Act Ventures invests in founders revolutionizing aging, and is the only firm investing across the entire spectrum of AgeTech.

Startup Investing Investors

March 10, 2022

Fusing Incubating and Investing to Unleash Human Potential, with Peter Liu of Revelry Venture Partners | Startup Investing

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Peter Liu (@NewOrleansVC), Managing Partner at Revelry Venture Partners. RVP is a full service venture capital firm with a unique model that includes both a fund investing in pre-seed and seed SaaS and tech-enabled solutions, as well as an incubation studio that supports their founders every step of the way.

Startup Investing Founders Investors

March 03, 2022

Demystifying Investing with Nik Talreja of Sydecar, an Onramp to Fluid Capital Allocation in Venture | Startup Investing

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Nik Talreja (@niktalreja), Co-Founder and CEO of Sydecar, a platform making smart software and providing superior service to support a new generation of investors and enablers. Sydecar makes private investing de

Angel Investing Startup Investing Founders Investors

February 17, 2022

Angel Investing: Manifestation Mindset and the Intersection of Grit and Ambition, with Bo Ren of Silicon Valley Bank

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Bo Ren (@Bosefina), Director of Early Stage Startups at Silicon Valley Bank. Bo is a liberal arts thinker, PM turned investor, and incubation partner.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

February 03, 2022

Startup Investing: Heather Hartnett of Human Ventures, on Running a Business Creation Platform and Operationalizing Networks

Justin Gordon (justingordon212) talks with Heather Hartnett (@HeatherHartnett), General Partner and CEO of Human Ventures, where she and her team have created one of New York’s premiere startup studios, incubators and early stage venture funds.

Startup Investing Future Of Work Founders Investors

January 27, 2022

Startup Investing: Utilizing Storytelling, Building Resilience, and Leveraging Creativity, with Mac Conwell of RareBreed Ventures

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Mac Conwell (@MacConwell), Managing Partner at RareBreed Ventures, a pre-seed fund that invests in exceptional founders outside of large tech ecosystems, earlier than everyone else.

Startup Investing Investors

January 20, 2022

Startup Investing: Simplifying the Fundraising Process for Founders, with Jordi Hays of Party Round

Justin Gordon (justingordon212) talks with Jordi Hays (@jordihays), Co-Founder and CEO of investing platform Party Round. Party Round is building better tools for founders, starting with an automated fundraising tool.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Founders Investors

January 18, 2022

Startup Investing: The Journey from Operator to Investor with Katie Shea, Managing Partner at Divergent Capital

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Katie Shea (@katiesheasays), Managing Partner at Divergent Capital, a first check investor for startups commercializing unique technological & scientific innovations coupled with a nontraditional business model.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Founders Investors

January 06, 2022

Angel Investing: Romeen Sheth, on Growing and Connecting Authentically as an Operator, Investor, and Creator

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Romeen Sheth (@RomeenSheth), who runs $50M bootstrapped business Metasys Technologies, angel invests regularly, and hosts his own podcast, Square One.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

January 04, 2022

Startup Investing: Trace Cohen of New York Venture Partners on How to Manage Deal Flow, Evaluate Startups, and Partner with Great Founders

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Trace Cohen (@Trace_Cohen), Managing Director of New York Venture Partners where he manages over 50 direct early stage startup investments.

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

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