September 23, 2021

New Orleans: A Blossoming Tech & Innovation Hub with Hal Callais of Callais Capital

Hal Callais is a pivotal member of the startup and innovation scene in New Orleans and its surrounding area. We talk about everything from tech and innovation in New Orleans to the evolution of this ecosystem post Hurricane Katrina.

55 minutes, 34 seconds
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September 16, 2021

How New York State Is Becoming the Cleantech Capital with John Lochner of NYSERDA

NYSERDA was established in 1975 to support clean energy and protect the environment. They're the government entity in the state of New York that is taking the lead to help drive innovation in the CleanTech ecosystem.

31 minutes, 51 seconds
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September 9, 2021

The Playbook for Starting A Food Company w/ Mike Tarullo of Banza

Mike Tarullo is the COO at Banza, a food company making comfort foods using chickpeas. During our chat we do a deep dive into the world of food startups.

59 minutes, 16 seconds
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July 22, 2021

Summer Break Announcement!

As you can tell from the title, this isn’t a normal episode. I just wanted to give a couple of quick updates.

1 minute, 26 seconds
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July 15, 2021

Meet My Mentor: Lessons From Veteran Venture Capitalist & Entrepreneur Jed Katz of Javelin VP

On this week’s episode I chat with Jed Katz, Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners. Javelin is a premier VC firm that has invested in a ton of successful companies including a bunch of unicorns like Master Class and Thumbtack.

50 minutes, 28 seconds
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July 8, 2021

How to Profit from NFTs & Redefining Professional Networking w/ Alex Taub, Co-Founder & CEO of Upstream

On this week’s episode I chat with Alex Taub. Alex is the Co-Founder & CEO of Upstream, a digital platform that is redefining professional networking.

53 minutes, 39 seconds
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July 1, 2021

What LPs Wish GPs Knew According To One Of The Best LPs In The Industry, Beezer Clarkson of Sapphire Partners

On this week’s episode I chat with Beezer Clarkson of Sapphire Partners. Sapphire Partners invests in early-stage venture capital funds and Beezer leads their investment team, focusing on both domestic and international funds.

51 minutes, 38 seconds
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June 24, 2021

Online Ordering Software for Restaurants w/ Noah Glass of Olo

On this week’s episode I sit down with Noah Glass, Founder and CEO of Olo. Olo isn’t a household name, but that’s by design.

59 minutes, 53 seconds
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June 17, 2021

Tech-Enabling Children's Healthcare w/ Darius Monsef, Founder & CEO of Brave Care

On this week’s episode I chat with Darius Monsef, Founder and CEO of Brave Care. Brave Care is creating a new, better healthcare system for kids by providing primary, urgent & remote care catered just for them, 365 days a year.

57 minutes, 37 seconds
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June 10, 2021

Digitizing the Lottery: How to Partner With The Government w/ Peter Sullivan, CEO of Jackpocket

On today’s episode I sit down with Peter Sullivan, the Founder and CEO of Jackpocket. Jackpocket is digitizing the lottery - allowing everyone to play the lottery from their phone.

57 minutes, 20 seconds
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June 3, 2021

VC School Is In Session! Valuable VC lessons from a Harvard Business School professor Jeff Bussgang

On today’s show I chat with Jeff Bussgang, Co-Founder and General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners, a Boston based VC fund with 700M under management.

48 minutes, 39 seconds
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May 26, 2021

The Real Estate Tech Revolution with David S. Rose, Founder & CEO of US Real Estate Market

On this week’s episode I have a great conversation with David S. Rose, a serial entrepreneur who’s current venture is US Real Estate Market, also known as USREM.

58 minutes, 11 seconds
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May 19, 2021

Building A $30B AUM Unicorn with Jon Stein, Founder of Betterment

On today’s show I chat with Jon Stein, the Founder and Chairman of Betterment. Betterment is an investing platform that helps people manage their money.

59 minutes, 57 seconds
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May 12, 2021

The Midwest Startup Boom w/ Nick Moran of New Stack of Ventures

On today’s episode I catch up with Nick Moran of New Stack Ventures. New Stack is a VC firm based out of Chicago, IL that focuses on early seed stage investing.

50 minutes, 32 seconds
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May 6, 2021

You Should Start Your Company In Atlanta | A convo with David Cummings of the Atlanta Tech Village, one of the country's largest innovation hubs

On today’s episode I catch up with Nick Moran of New Stack Ventures. New Stack is a VC firm based out of Chicago, IL that focuses on early seed stage investing.

50 minutes, 32 seconds
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April 28, 2021

Techstars: Behind the Scenes of their Global Venture Capital Operation with Founder & Chairman David Cohen

On today’s episode I catch up with David Cummings, an entrepreneur on a mission to put Atlanta on the map when it comes to tech and venture capital. He also happens to be an old friend of mine.

52 minutes, 40 seconds
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April 21, 2021

The Future of Healthcare: In-Home Medicine w/ Zeel Founder & CEO Samer Hamadeh

David Cohen is the Founder and Chairman of Techstars, one of the largest venture capital operations in the world. Since 2006 they’ve been on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed and have invested in over 2,400 companies.

48 minutes, 27 seconds
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April 14, 2021

Innovation in Los Angeles & Using Social Media as a Business Professional w/ Upfront Ventures Managing Partner Mark Suster

Samer Hamadeh is the Founder and CEO of Zeel. Zeel started by providing in-home massage therapy, but looks a bit different these days. As you might suspect, the pandemic crushed their business and overnight their revenue went to zero.

41 minutes, 40 seconds
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April 7, 2021

The Empathic VC: Supporting Founders & Giving Startups Time To Develop w/ Josh Stein of Threshold

As the Managing Partner of Upfront Ventures, Mark Suster has helped Los Angeles, where he and Upfront are based, reach the national stage when it comes to venture capital.

55 minutes, 10 seconds
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March 31, 2021

This is how to win in venture capital with Greycroft Co-Founder & Partner Ian Sigalow

VCs invest in startups and founders, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they always provide the support and patience that the founders need.

1 hour, 14 seconds
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March 24, 2021

How VCs Get Money: The Capital Behind Venture Capital

Ian Sigalow is the Co-Founder and Partner of Greycroft, one of the biggest and most successful VCs out there

53 minutes, 31 seconds
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March 17, 2021

Saving Earth by inventing new materials with Andras Forgacs, Co-Founder & CEO of Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow is revolutionizing the materials industry by inventing brand new materials that can be used in our everyday lives.

43 minutes, 13 seconds
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March 10, 2021

Legal Cannabis in America with Ryan G. Smith, Co-Founder & CEO of LeafLink

The full legalization of cannabis is approaching FAST and with it a multi-billion dollar industry looms.

40 minutes, 27 seconds
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January 14, 2021

Rebuilding the World Trade Center after 9/11, office space in a COVID shaped future, and the #1 investment to make in life with Tal Kerret of Silverstein Properties

Tal Kerret is the President of Silverstein Properties, a real estate development and management firm based in New York City.

48 minutes, 26 seconds
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January 9, 2021

Innovation with Mark Peter Davis

I believe innovation is hope. We live in a world full of challenges.

45 seconds
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