Founder & MD at Storm Ventures. An early investor in enterprise startups. The host of the #AskaVC YouTube channel. Blogger on venture capital. A supporter of Code2040.
The prospect of asking for multi-million dollar investment in a cold email to someone you never met is undoubtedly daunting. Do cold emails even work? Believe it or not, but that's how we met one of the most valuable investments in Storm Ventures' portfolio! Even if you do manage to get a warm introduction to a potential investor, principles and techniques outlined in this video will still be very valuable to you. Crafting effective cold emails is not easy, but absolutely doable!  What three elements are critical to include in your cold email? Which service you should never use while sending out cold emails? How to follow-up properly? Listen to the episode to get answers to all these questions - and more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ask-a-vc/message
Digital transformation might easily be one of the most hyped terms in the IT industry in the past couple of years. Separating myth from reality could be easier said than done. After all, it's something that many companies have invested millions of dollars in - and the results are not always there. Is digital transformation was truly dead on arrival? Find out in the second part of my interview with Tim Crawford, one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), and the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. Disclaimer: This podcast is based on the #AskAVC YouTube channel (youtube.com/askavc) - hence, the occasional visual references. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ask-a-vc/message
In the latest episode of the #AskAVC podcast, I "sat down" with Tim Crawford, one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), and the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. For SaaS founders, dealing with repercussions of the ongoing global pandemic while selling into the enterprise, this interview offers invaluable insights into the minds of modern CIOs. How CIOs make purchasing decisions these days? How can you as a founder "play offense" in the current environment - and help your customers to do the same? What is the difference between selling your product to a traditional vs. a transformational CIO? Listen to the episode to get answers to all these questions - and more! Disclaimer: This podcast is based on the #AskAVC YouTube channel (youtube.com/askavc) - hence, the occasional visual references. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ask-a-vc/message
Being a first-time founder & CEO presents a unique set of challenges. Thinking you might be able to avoid mistakes altogether is, of course, unrealistic - even geniuses have flaws! It doesn't mean, however, that tried-and-true advice is not available to you - and some of it might just make or break your business. In the latest episode of the #AskAVC podcast, I talk to Anshu Sharma, a founder of Skyflow, who both worked under the reign of a first-time CEO, as well as a first-time CEO himself. How to build a team of co-founders to complement your strengths and weaknesses? How role models can help you navigate the challenging daily reality of being a leader of a startup? How to make the right decisions about investors you will be working with? Listen to the episode to get answers to all these questions - and more! Disclaimer: This podcast is based on the #AskAVC YouTube channel (youtube.com/askavc) - hence, the occasional visual references. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ask-a-vc/message
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jan 14th, 1972
Location
Menlo Park, California, United States of America
Episode Count
19
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
4 hours, 57 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 109002