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Recent episodes featuring Brianne Kimmel
The Next Era of Consumer Social with Sarah Tavel and Ben Rubin
Sarah Tavel (@sarahtavel), partner at Benchmark, and Ben Rubin (@benrbn), founder of Houseparty and Meerkat, join Erik on this episode.They discuss:- Where the white space is in social and the possibilities for vertical-specific social networks.- Why Facebook looks to young people today the way Yahoo! looked to Sarah’s generation.- What participatory social looks like and how to solve the problem of presence.- Their ideas for new social networks.- What Twitter could have been.- How social interacts with gaming, audio, dating, and other spaces.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg. Grace Chen is our audio engineer and the show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
Brett Berson and Phin Barnes on Lessons Learned From Over a Decade at First Round Capital
Phin Barnes (@phineasb) and Brett Berson (@brettberson), partners at First Round Capital, join Erik on this episode.They discuss:- Why when First Round was started VC was mainly an “anti-network business.”- How the needs of founders and companies have evolved since First Round was started.- The four phases of a company and when to think about raising funds.- How to think about price as an investor.- What, in their opinion, are the predictors of founder success.- Some of the projects and initiatives they’ve worked on at First Round.- How they get up to speed quickly on different spaces.- The future of the firm.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg. Grace Chen is our audio engineer and the show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
Hiten Shah on Building an Enterprise Startup
Hiten Shah (@hnshah), Co-Founder of FYI, joins Erik on this episode.They discuss:- Frameworks for picking startup ideas- Navigating the Idea Maze- How has the enterprise market changed in the past decade- Investment outlook for “future of work”- How has growth hacking and go-to-market evolved over the past decade- How to select your customers- Deciding on pricing- When do you start charging- How to think about retention- Can Linkedin be disruptedThanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg. Grace Chen is our audio engineer and the show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
Justin Mares on CPG, Health & Wellness, and Finding Non-Traditional Talent
Justin Mares (@jwmares), founder of Kettle & Fire and Perfect Keto, joins Erik on this episode.They discuss:- The state of CPG, the history of the market, and the problems with the incentive structure today.- What has led to the decline in the health of the average American and where Silicon Valley goes wrong with its approach to food.- Where he would be investing if he was running a fund focused on health and wellness.- How to find non-traditional talent.- Why he is short San Francisco.- And much more.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg. Grace Chen is our audio engineer and the show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
Santiago Suarez on Building a Great Lending Business
Santiago Suarez (@SantiaSua) of Addi joins Erik on this episode. They Discuss:- Is lending a cyclical business- Lending as a form of customer acquisition- What can fintech lending companies learn from Affirm and Square- How lending in LatAm differs from North America- How to develop competitive advantages as a lending business in LatAm- Lessons to learn from scaling very fast- How to hire early employees- How to decide your company’s culture- How can lending startups compete with banks- How should lending startups think about balance sheet risk- How has the lending ecosystem changed in the past decade- Thoughts on Clearanc- Common mistakes of finch startupsThanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform.Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg.
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Episode Count
306
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
1 week, 6 days