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Predicting Consumer Trends By Studying Global Culture

Marlon Nichols, Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Cross; Martine Paris, Tech Reporter Ascent Conference 2019 Martine Paris [00:00:06] Excited to be here with Marlon Nichols, Marlon is a venture capitalist and his firm has just merged. We’re here to talk about cross-cultural trends, but he’s also just had a merger with Adrian Fence’s venture capital […]

Sectors, Markets, and VC Landscape Across North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia

Alex Lazarow, Investment Director @ Cathay Innovation; Lylan Masterman, General Partner @ White Star Capital; Banafsheh Fathieh, Principal @ Naspers; Rebecca Szkutak, Reporter @ Venture Capital Journal Ascent Conference 2019 Rebecca Szkutak [00:00:07] My name is Rebecca Szkutak and I am a reporter with the Venture Capital Journal for those who don’t know us. We […]

New Models for Venture Investing: Staying Private Longer

Jordan Nof, Managing Partner @ Tusk Ventures; Chindeau Enekwe, CEO & Managing Director @ Affiniti; Jordan French, Executive Editor & Co-Founder @ Grit Daily Ascent Conference 2019 Jordan French [00:00:09] Chindeau at the syndicate. One thing I want to start with and and explain is if you could sort of unpack the life cycle of […]

Negotiating a Win Win Deal in Every Term Sheet

Paul Hsiao, General Partner @ Canvas Ventures; Julie Lein, Managing Partner @ Urban Innovation Fund; Emily McCormick, Reporter @ Yahoo Finance Ascent Conference 2019 Emily McCormick [00:00:04] So let’s just start high level here. You have a deal on the table. It’s time to iron out a term sheet, or is it because, Julie, one […]

How to Diversify Your Portfolio with Diversity

Elizabeth Edwards, General Partner @ H Venture Partners; Zavain Dar, Partner @ Lux Capital; Sutian Dong, General Partner @ Females Founder Fund; Laura Chau, Principal @ Canaan Partners Ascent Conference 2019 Elizabeth Edwards [00:00:07] My name is Elizabeth Edwards, I’m the general partner of H Venture Partners, we are a consumer focused fund. We invest […]

The Art of Valuation

Sanjit Dang, Chairman & Co-Founder @ U First Capital; Jordan French, Executive Editor & Co-Founder @ Grit Daily Ascent Conference 2019 Jordan French [00:00:06] For those who don’t know him, Principal, you first capital founded it, he was formerly at Intel Capital, making a lot of investments. He’s had an exit every single year, 50 […]

Why New York and Other Non Bay Area Cities are Primed to Take Over the Startup & Venture Scene

Sydney Thomas @ Precursor Ventures, Peter Boyce @ General Catalyst, Rob Pegoraro @ Freelance, and Allison Williams @ Newark Venture Partners \ Startup Grad School Stage Ascent Conference 2020 Allison Williams [00:00:00] Eco-System and what we say it MBP is. Thank you, Newark, for allowing us to kind of by being outside of New York, […]

How to Raise a Seed Round in Silicon Valley

Elizabeth Yin, General Partner @ Hustle Fund Management Startup Grad School Stage Ascent Conference 2020 [00:00:02] All right, I will go ahead and get started. Hi, everyone, I’m Elizabeth Yin, and I’m going to talk more about 20 minutes on how to raise a seed round in Silicon Valley. And I think even if you’re […]

How to Find the RIGHT Angel Investors

Elaine Gilde, Managing Director @ GroveStreet Startup Grad School Stage Ascent Conference 2020 [00:00:00] OK. Hi, I’m Elaine Gilde. Good morning. I’m an early stage investor, sometimes referred to as an angel investor. It’s a term that many of us who consider ourselves professional investors don’t particularly like. But that’s what we’re calling is actually […]

How to Collaborate with Corporate Venture Capital

Andrew Annacone, Managing Partner @ TechNexus Venture Collaborative Startup Grad School Stage Ascent Conference 2020 [00:00:01] Hey, everyone, my name is Andrew and I’m a managing partner at TechNexus. Tech Nexus is a kind of a different innovation and strategy firm or a hybrid venture capital firm and strategic innovation firm. We work uniquely right […]

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