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Feb. 23, 2023

E068: Saaya Nath: Jump Capital

Saaya Nath is a Partner at Jump Capital. She joined Jump Capital in 2020 and leads new venture capital investment opportunities. Prior to joining Jump, Saaya worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group, where she spent time in …

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Feb. 16, 2023

E067: Tasneem Dohadwala: Excelestar Ventures

Tasneem Dohadwala is the Founding Partner of Excelestar Ventures. Some of her notable investments include Augmenix (acq. by Boston Scientific), nVision (acq. by Boston Scientific), Conformal Medical, and Brixton Biosciences. Tasneem is also a Managing Partner of Golden Seeds, and …

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Jan. 19, 2023

E066: Ashley Aydin: Vamos Ventures

Ashley is a Principal at VamosVentures. She started her career at Morgan Stanley in Capital Markets and moved into strategic roles at, Saks Fifth Avenue and Estee Lauder. She was previously an investor at Brand Foundry Ventures, Founders Factory …

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Dec. 15, 2022

E065: Cecilia Lenk: Netcapital Inc.

Dr. Cecilia Lenk, CEO of Netcapital Inc., built Netcapital on the commitment to bring awareness and provide guidance to underrepresented founders including women and minorities, through its funding portal and advisory services. Cecilia is an entrepreneur truly passionate about women’s …

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Dec. 8, 2022

E064: Lisa Feria: Stray Dog Capital

Lisa Feria is the CEO and Managing Partner of Stray Dog Capital, one of the most prolific and well-recognized venture capital funds in the plant-based market. With more than 45 investments in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Israel, and …

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Oct. 27, 2022

E063: Dr. Oksana Malysheva: Sputnik ATX

Dr. Oksana Malysheva is the Managing Partner/CEO of Sputnik ATX. Dr. Malysheva previously held top strategic roles at McKinsey and Motorola, and holds a PhD in Physics. She is committed to fueling social innovation solutions, her mission is to create …

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Oct. 13, 2022

E062: David Rubenstein: The Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Lead, The American Experiment, and The American Story. He is cofounder and cochairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity …

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Oct. 6, 2022

E061: Anna Barber: M13

Anna Barber is a partner at M13, an LA-based venture capital fund investing in the future of consumer behavior, where she focuses on future of work, ecommerce infrastructure, and Web3. She is also a partner at the Fund LA and …

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Sept. 1, 2022

E060: Ba Minuzzi: UMANA

Ba Minuzzi, CEO of UMANA, is a self-made entrepreneur who leads conscious investing and wealth management for high-net-worth celebrity clients. With UMANA, Ba is redefining wealth through purpose-driven efforts that will create a legacy for the next generation.

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Aug. 11, 2022

E059: Julie Castro Abrams: How Women Invest

Julie Castro Abrams is Founder and CEO of How Women Lead, a network of 14,000+ top executive women who come together to learn, break barriers to success and make an impact. Using her extensive background as a CEO, entrepreneur, investor …

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Aug. 4, 2022

E058: Rebecca Mitchem: Neotribe Ventures

Neotribe Ventures manages nearly $450M in assets across three funds focused on early to growth-stage companies and has invested in a diverse set of companies including computational biology, enterprise security, blockchain technologies, cleantech, and more. Rebecca co-manages Ignite, Neotribe’s $90M …

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July 28, 2022

E057: Susan Choe: Katalyst Ventures

Katalyst Ventures is a venture fund investing in game-changing ideas and the entrepreneurs behind them — leaders with ingenuity, grit, devotion who build companies that last. We help founders and their teams accelerate their path to market and scale their …

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July 21, 2022

E056: Alexia Lingart: Creadev

Creadev is an evergreen investment firm operating worldwide, controlled by the Mulliez family, founders of one of the largest Business to Consumer retail platforms in the world. Our mission is to give access to essential goods and services such as …

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June 23, 2022

E055: Edith Yeung: Race Capital

Race Capital invests, builds, and partners with exceptional founders building market-transforming companies. They work side by side with our founders as early as possible, every step of the way. They have successfully built our own companies from small to big, …

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June 2, 2022

E054: Elizabeth Galbut: SoGal Ventures

SoGal Ventures is the first female-led millennial venture capital firm, with an investment focus on exceptional, diverse founding teams that have plans for global domination through tackling major consumer or healthcare problems in the U.S. and Asia. SoGal Ventures represents …

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May 26, 2022

E053: Irene Arias Hofman: IDB LAB

Irene Arias Hofman, a Spanish national, was appointed CEO of IDB Lab, the IDB Group innovation laboratory, in January 2018. Irene leads a purpose-driven multidisciplinary team that fosters innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Under her direction, …

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May 19, 2022

E052: Melissa Stevens: Milken Institute

Melissa Stevens is the executive director of the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy, leading its work with individual and family philanthropists and foundations seeking to deploy their capital to make a transformative, sustainable impact. Since co-founding the Center in …

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May 12, 2022

E051: Nicole Valentine: Milken Institute

Nicole Valentine is the FinTech Director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute with over a decade of financial services, international Mergers & Acquisitions, technology and innovation experience. She leads the FinTech Program with a focus on …

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May 5, 2022

E050: Melissa Bradley: 1863 Ventures

1863 Ventures accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth by bridging entrepreneurship and racial equity.

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April 28, 2022

E049: Krista Morgan: Stage Fund

Stage is a female-led private equity fund focused on acquiring orphaned venture-backed companies who are in need of an alternative path to success.

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April 21, 2022

E048: Cameron Peake: Financial Venture Studio

Financial Venture Studio is on a mission to help entrepreneurs build the world’s best fintech companies. We help early-stage startup founders get to market quickly, grow rapidly, and build an enduring market presence. Beyond capital, the firm provides operational experience, …

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March 31, 2022

E047: Dina Burkitbayeva: PsyMed Ventures

PsyMed Ventures is a $25m venture fund focused on cutting edge mental health treatments including psychedelic therapeutic, neurotechnology, precision psychiatry and digital therapeutics. PsyMed Ventures invests in pre-seed, seed and Series A round. A third of PsyMed's current portfolio companies …

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March 24, 2022

E046: Lolita Taub: Ganas Ventures

Ganas Ventures is a traditional 506c $10M fund investing in pre-seed and seed Web 2 and Web 3 community-driven startups in the US and Latin America.

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March 3, 2022

E045: Barbara Bickham: Trailyn VC

Trailyn VC is an early seed stage venture fund investing in diverse deep-tech founders in the US. Trailyn VC leads and invests in areas of Blockchain, AI, AR/VR, IoT and Quantum Computing.

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