27 Burst results for "Founding Partner"

Tommy Padula, DarkZero Esport's New Head of Partnerships, On Connecting Entertainment, Sports and Esports

Esports Network Podcast

06:21 min | 3 months ago

Tommy Padula, DarkZero Esport's New Head of Partnerships, On Connecting Entertainment, Sports and Esports

"As you age. Talk about d z as a 1 e sport organization. That's a little bit unique in the E Sports World. You're going to see most teams have a few different squads under their roster, but these like off going to focus entirely on Rainbow Six and we're going to become the top-ranked rainbow 16 in North America and it's a A strategy that's worked out pretty well for them. At least thus far but from a partnership perspective. How does that change your role? When you compete in one team when you're entirely tied to the Rainbow Six brand to Ubisoft, you know as would you're searching out Partnerships. How does that affect it as you just have the one team to base everything around? Yeah. First of all great. Great question. Of course, I'm in my I'm in my first few weeks. I'm still absorbing. I think it's important to note that you know, I'm still taking everything in understanding where we're positioned. Um, I'm not really getting to know the big players at different pedigrees and different tiers within Esports. And I'm under you know, I'm fully aware of our Boutique organization right now. And and how do we position that but I think this is what's really important. Is that right now, we're we're going to start laying the foundation for doing sponsorship and and Partnerships in Esports correctly and in a way that brands are used to and an Innovative way, but also in a way that brings your used to change that as we enter new scenes cuz we we absolutely are going to enter new scenes and and evaluate a quiz like, you know, acquiring and and I believe I believe Thursday for like starting those relationships now with branch that we can have founding partners that build with us so that we could actually integrate them from day one not try to build something and then see who fits into wage rather build something in lockstep with some of these Brands and and find some core founding Partners as we enter new scenes will enter together. They'll be a part of those conversations and and this way they're dead we put ourselves in a position to work in in a way that's more collaborative more integrated than we've ever seen in any sports or even in traditional Sports in the past. So that's what I'm excited to do with easy. It's a great answer. There's some really dead. Eat figs you could do a t Sports as it develops of as it grows. That is a little bit different than the traditional. Okay. I'm going to look for a sponsorship like you might see with you know, the New York Knicks. It's like okay, we could find some unique sponsorships, but generally people know what they're getting into it the mix and with dark0 you have a little bit more ability to be flexible to grow together with that being said wage based in Las Vegas, Nevada. I know that dark0 cares a lot about being part of this community being part of this even though e Sports is a global phenomenon Las Vegas is one of the most unique cities in all of America. You've got Major Brands like MGM Resorts that you worked for major sports books Global Entertainment Properties, massive events concerts sporting events. What are some of the opportunities you're looking for specifically in Vegas to help tie dark0 to the city. Love it. Yeah, you got some good ones here so long Las Vegas is the global Capital Sports entertainment people from all over the world know that if you want to have a good time get entertained push the envelope and be wowed Las Vegas is the place for that Esports is a global Sports entertainment platform that people all of our all around the world participate in in in global Brands participate. And and so I thought what what better place to stay up the flag in Esports it's and bring teams organizations. Leagues and brands from all over the the industry and all over the world to Los Vegas to participate in some, you know Monumental like, you know staple events yearly annually where we partner with some of the biggest venues in a midsummer when you see on the ship whether that's hyperx Arena whether that's the new Resorts World Casino, that's that's being built here across from the win MGM Resorts, of course where I come from the many properties there. I was off work closely with a lot of that that team there to start looking into Esports and how we were going to collaborate with with different organizations input on some of that. So I think putting together some amazing events where we invite some big teams and big organizations to compete on the Strip under the lights with some fans with some crowds attracts people from all over. I think that's one of the wage Equals like we really cool here a really cool to accomplish here. And I think that it starts with those relationships on the strip and they're in our backyard. So I'm looking forward to starting this conversations. Definitely you obviously have some connections to some of those properties as well as will be a really cool to see how you can tie that in Vegas and Esports of sort of danced around each other for quite a long time. There's been some some events held you have the Allied e Sports Arena like you measure the hyperx Esports Arena, which is this massive building on the Strip, but I feel like we haven't seen the complete dive in of the city to e-sports in a way that's going to really show the the events that are going to be know for for a long time. I guess Evo's here for a long time. But that was the flagship Vegas Esports of it, but it really feels like there is a big opportunity for Vegas to be the Ford Theatre. It's been on so many other things and bringing Sports into the fold and creates a really unique sports events. That really wouldn't be possible anywhere else. I couldn't agree more and I think that listen these things take time. Sometimes it's educating the different properties educating educating folks, but I think that you know, God Mention Evo in this other events that we could start to mold off of but there if we'd be we'd be crazy to say that there are Monster, you know Monumental a huge sports events that people will look back on for years that are not going to that aren't going to occur right here in Las Vegas.

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A new TV network aims to lure a generation brought up on video games

The Esports Minute

00:55 sec | 7 months ago

A new TV network aims to lure a generation brought up on video games

"Presented by e sports network you might have seen then it's the latest attempt at making Studio Gaming Shows Twenty, four, seven cable TV, and it's backed by some pretty big people among the founding partners are area horn the mastermind behind League of legends broadcast saw dragon descend into the bird's nest a feat that won him sports. Emmy. Twenty eighteen. On launched, the premier show seems to be the download five hosts including former cheddar host Aaron Ashley Simon Bring on celebrities to talk gaming. Other shows include guesthouse gray area and then arcade live premium gaming TV content is making a comeback. Then is one notable example but vice sports also announced a partnership today with the Gaming Agency to create studio shows and g four the longtime leader in this space is making a comeback in

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Climate change isn't going anywhere, and investment could soon rise

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

04:58 min | 9 months ago

Climate change isn't going anywhere, and investment could soon rise

"While people around the country deal with the COVID, nineteen pandemic and protests for police reform and racial justice. The climate is continuing to change the US just experience. The warmest may on record, a UN report last week warned that mass extinctions are happening faster than expected and while climate change solutions are on the back burner for now they are as urgent as ever as part of our ongoing series. How we survive, we've been looking at how technology can help us adapt to climate change, so we wondered if you're an investor focused on climate tech. How are things going? Seth! Bannon is a founding partner at the venture firm fifty years, the human and economic tragedy of Covid. Nineteen has shown pretty clearly, the dangers posed by natural systemic disastrous. This pandemic has shown the dangers of ignoring science and I think we'll see a surge of interest for sustainability initiatives and investments in the wake of this pandemic, because of those things embracing that science will lead to resiliency and profit and ignoring it will lead to fragility. Downfall city group launched a new arm within its investment banking division that will be dedicated to sustainability. They specifically said Covid. Nineteen has increased interest in their client base in sustainable and resilient strategies, so part of it could be helped along by the recognition of what true disaster looks like right, which was was kind of abstract, maybe for a lot of people before this, absolutely I mean even with pandemic preparedness. people have been saying. Hey, there are some investments we can make. And yet they might cost a few dollars, but you know Ville payback ten volt, if a pandemic ever comes and regulators and investors, and even in some case. People in Academia You know didn't make those investments. And we're paying the price now. I think the parallels to the climate crisis are pretty clear. We know what investments we should be making. We haven't making them because some of them are hard. And some of them are expensive. and I think this is a pretty big wakeup call. In terms of the value of making those investments. It seems likely that there could also be though a renewed focus on public health preparedness like. Do you think that there's a risk for you? That money that might have come into climate change and resilience might now actually go toward public health resilience, while I think in times of crisis more money flows into the truly important things. Some of that will public health preparedness as it should. I think more will also flow into into climate tech climate preparedness, the places where less money will flow. Flow will likely be the nicest to have the ECOMMERCE technology. The the Ad Tech the social networking site I. Think these things will likely be the things that suffer and the beneficiaries will be all the things that are truly important. How is your fund raising going? You said you're raising a new fund now, right? Yeah, so we had our first close of that. Find on the day the New York Times had the first graph of the unemployment numbers. You know that was initially going to. To be a forty million dollar close to ended up being twenty million, luckily, the twenty that was supposed to close on that day didn't disappear. Everyone, said Hey, we just we'd like to continue to move forward to the closed at a later date hair on fire right now but I think for sure the last couple of months. It's been hard to get anyone's attention for you know VC's. There's typically two types of investors of individuals and family offices, and then those what are known as. As institutional investors that later group has largely pulled out of the market entirely I think a lot of funds that might have had a difficult time. Raising normal time just won't be able to raise unless of course things magically recover and and economies just back contract by the end of the year which I don't think it's going to happen. Seth Bannon is a founding partner at the venture firm. Fifty years. You can find our entire how we survived series at marketplace dot org slash climate. And now for some related links, research published last Monday in the proceedings of the national. Academy of Sciences found that five hundred species could become extinct in the next twenty years, and that our window to prevent those extinctions is only about ten or fifteen years. Long scientists had thought there would be more times more numbers here to illustrate that the researcher said that in the last one hundred years we've lost at least five hundred and forty three species of plants and animals. Now they're saying five hundred more could go extinct in just twenty years. T. L. Dr, the pace of extinction is accelerating. And scientists warned that mass extinctions can cause a cascade effect that can endanger human life on this planet they point to among other things, an increase in new diseases and pandemics.

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Could Electric Motors Save Classic Cars?

BrainStuff

05:07 min | 1 year ago

Could Electric Motors Save Classic Cars?

"Crate. Motors and conversion kits are becoming popular options for breathing new life into classic classic cars and the latest options are a little different as in there now available in electric. That means that if you have a classic car you'd like to convert to an electric vehicle. You know have choices in the United States. Such an idea might be a novelty only for the most serious car collectors. But in Europe several cities are discussing or implementing lamenting plans to reduce or prevent gas and diesel powered cars from entering their city centers so converting a classic visa to electric power could be justified as a practical move. ooh rather than than indulgence but before we get to that first. Let's back up and take a look at exactly what a crate motor is a crate motor or crate. Engine gets its name because it's complete brand new engine delivered in a crate. It's designed to make swapping out or upgrading. An old engine relatively easy. You still need. The mechanical skills is to perform the work or the money to pay someone. But you don't need to worry about salvaging the engine from another car and you won't discover broken or missing parts while you're in the middle of the installation job. Bob Crate. Motors are especially popular for race cars and hot rods. If you have a classic or vintage car that you'd like to actually get running so you can drive it and you have some cash despair. An electric vehicle. Conversion might be the way to go electric motors and power. Trains have simpler designs than gas diesel powered engines which means installation and maintenance. This is easier to as long as you or shop in. Your area is familiar with the work. Electric drive trains can also offer advantages in Torque and power and in the end and the car will run much cleaner. Some auto manufacturers are so enthusiastic about the possibility of converting their classic cars to electric. They're offering ways to upgrade great them in fall of two thousand nineteen for instance. Volkswagen unveiled its factory conversion program and showed off its own project converted nineteen seventy-three Super Beetle to generate interest. The Superbowl was displayed at the twenty. Nine thousand nine Frankfurt Motor show and sported some exterior modifications as well including a tail. Light design from older Beatles specially fitted to conceal the cars electric charging port the standard cooling vents were also removed as. They're no longer needed. The conversion used an electric drive one speed gearbox and battery system based on the new VW Yup Electric car and was completed by the Germans specialist company e classics Thomas Small Member of the board management of Volkswagen group components said in a press release the electrified beetle combines. The charm of our classic car with the mobility of the future innovative e components from Volkswagen Group components are under the Bonnet we work with them to electrify stoically. Important vehicles in. What is an emotional process? We are also providing beetle owners with the professional conversion solution using production parts of the highest quality for now though that's only available in Germany as the conversion is completed by e classics sneer stood guard. Aston Martin and Jaguar both announced similar programs in two thousand eighteen and the Porsche. Three fifty six is also a possibility but VW's as program probably has the most mainstream appeal simply because so many Beatles were built over the car's lifetime. Volkswagen also says that electric microbus conversions are in the works. EXC prices vary widely and few suppliers of electric vehicle. Conversions are openly willing to disclose those prices. Because it will often vary by vehicle and complexity of the project as reported by the verge. California based companies can charge as much as one hundred thousand dollars for conversion in people who joined the waiting lists now may wait at least a couple of years before their cars completed as with anything that affects automotive culture. There are always dissenters the International Federation of historic vehicles or fever. We're in on the trend and said that any gas or diesel powered vehicle refitted with electric is no longer considered historic. Because it's been significantly altered. Fever prefers hers vehicles as original as possible though this stance makes sense on the surface. There are some well reasoned counter points for example if a classic beetle is reworked as the EV using a kit designed supplied by. Volkswagen shouldn't the fact that the original automaker had a hand in the project count for something. What about cases in which an easy conversion is the only possible or practical way to get a car back on the road? Isn't that better for car culture than letting it rotten a field. We spoke by email with Eric. Hutchinson the founding partner of electric. Gt a California based provider of E v Crate Motors. He said certainly there are collectibles. That should remain preserved collectible oh end untouched but of all vehicles produced from the nineteen twenty s to nineteen eighties. There's ample opportunity to honor the heritage and keep more on the road well into the future with modern driveability Hutchinson says many of electric. Gt's customers own modern vs alongside their classic projects and aren't typically worried about the effect on their cars collector value. He explained they're investing more into the actual restoration and upgrades to complement the investment of the conversion. There's a big value you on usability and driveability.

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"founding partner" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions

Messari's Unqualified Opinions

13:19 min | 1 year ago

"founding partner" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions

"Don't blockchain space check them out at WLAC WORKGROUP DOT ISO and you will not be disappointed. Hello everybody welcome to unqualified flight opinion. I'm your host show. Today we have Chris. The can the founding partner at proof of capital. Welcome Chris thanks extinct having me. Yes so we're GONNA talk about a bunch of interesting topics today. Including investing in the crypto space as well as possibly about China so I guess we can start with the introduction from cruise about himself as well as capital Yep Yes as you mentioned. My name is Chris McCann. I'm one of the founding partners of a venture capital fund called proof capital We do a Lotta cross border. Investments specifically in the blockchain encrypt US space is both between Asia in Silicon Valley previous. I used to work at a much. Larger Traditional Venture Capital Fund called graylag partners. Gray lock if you're not familiar. With one of the series investors Susan facebook linked in dropbox every other companies mostly on the consumer enterprise side. The long story short. I how I kind of fell into the space was back in the two thousand fourteen eighteen fifteen timeframe invested in three companies in the BITCOIN. Space invested in block stream zappa inclined based all within that timeframe and long story short. I just really fell in love with this sector afterwards. Why left the firm to start proof capital so you started proof of the Capitol? When like right after gridlock and a Twenty sixteen. I'm so we announced the fun end March of two thousand eighteen. Okay so it's a relatively. Okay Cool Oh do you mind. Sharing your investments uses your philosophy in the crypto space. Yeah of course broadscale again like we tend to do a lot of cross cross border stuff and the main reason why when you actually look at a lot of the trading volume distribution adoption of a lot of the sort of more experimental stuff you actually you see a lot more. XP Experimentation and real distribution in Asia versus here also. I guess really briefly my two other partners edith young. She's to do all the Asia in Greater China investments for five hundred startups. And then our third partner Phil Chen used to be a GPS Horizon Venture Shing Hong Kong. So we like to say at least one of us is in in Asia. Any at any given time Phil spends most of his time out there. I mostly here in Silicon Valley and eat. It's about halfway between the both sides in terms of more specific specific areas that we tend to gravitate towards. I call it. Put it into three buckets. Everything around the Fintech and financial infrastructure side so think like exchanges wallets derivatives lending custody that whole space generally. Secondly we're probably a little unique and we spent a fair amount of time in the mining mining hardware and computation space so whether that be the Essex themselves the foundries the the hash rate marketplace's Hash rate derivatives instruments or even even financial firms servicing. This industry it's a very interesting and unique industry. That's again mostly located in Asia. Not so much here in Silicon Valley and then the third one one is that we're really interested in all things on the privacy in self sovereignty application side so not so much like the privacy protocols or any any of that more the the end user applications so think like VPN's secure communications browsers messaging applications sort of anything within that realm. There's like three broad buckets and again we mainly focus on seed in series eight type stuff so we'll also opportunity opportunistically talk to any entrepreneurs rebuilding good good stuff as well. It sounds like the first. Two areas are clearly crypto focused but the third one is not necessarily crypto or or blockchain fair to say yeah. It's a good question This is out of the three areas like this is the one that I think is slightly further out but actually has the most relation to the CRYPTO world. I'm so for a few reasons one when you actually look at a lot of the the sort of usage of more privacy preserving applications. There's a lot of overlap between the CRYPTO world. And the normal however when you actually look at a lot of these applications there's a lot of actual real distribution and consumer adoption of these things Maybe take one specific category just look at VPN's VPN's there's an existing market where people actually pay real dollars and subscriptions for it. It's a very it's a very numerically. Like empirically important sector that being said if you build these in more centralized fashions I mean concern from a user of VPN is the centralized company could always be subpoenaed by the government and all those records would be given to them which sort of negates it's the point of using a VPN in the first place and so in theory. If you can build these using a lot of the decentralized protocols and things that people in the crypto world are working on you could actually she make much more secure applications by nature in that way. It's less vulnerable to all of this sort of censorship in peering in also by companies and governments and all that stuff so actually fill. The crossover is much higher than we give credit for But then I agree. It's more on the the consumer application insight in slightly less than just the peer protocols networks or any of that good stuff so specifically. UPN for instance you mentioned the weakest link might be the fact that the team building VPN product is centralized and Can Be subpoenaed by the government. What are the potential solutions for? Yeah so I guess a few things. One I guess I should be slightly. Transparent so we have incubated a company in decentralized VPN space there's No name no no anything about what is decentralized. VPN Me on a technical point of view. Yeah Yeah it's also it's a really good questions questions. Well so Maybe sort of broadly in in two stroke so One like I said the mean weakest chain link is typically a lot of these VPN VPN companies. They're the one purchasing running in servicing all the servers were all the traffic flows thorough and so the main thing on the decentralized side I is if you could have that be run by not them but through either protocol of the cloud or Dow type structure just anything outside the control of the singular Taylor company then when somebody wants to subpoena the records. They're literally Arnaud records because they're not the ones running the absolute end points so like a sort of more concrete examples. Think something like a tour in the sense where there's no singular entity that that's running it but actually putting some form of monetization or token construction on top of that to give real incentive to the participants fracturing wanting to run these things secondly I actually totally agree with you if the the founders foundries and the companies are very out there running this company. Even if you do a lot of things on the technical level there's still the risk on the political and company level in so also for that reason the the team in particular were involvement with their actually being very careful about that and actually might never even release the identities of WHO's actually working working on this because very similar to to like a Bitcoin in bitcoins instance. If you want to maybe a quick contrast contrast lever verse Bitcoin if you WANNA put Lebron stage in put him in Congress. There's somebody to pull David Marcus if you want a subpoena or put on the stage. bitcoin decline who exactly there's no. CEO There's no board of directors there's shareholders so ideally and must ideal sense for for real privacy technology you would actually not want the founders of the developers of it to actually be known Because you again don't want the risk of any one government or institution Houston our sovereign nation. beat to be able to do that. I think the key takeaway from the last five minutes one hundred. I learned a which is very interesting. Is that the use case of decentralized computing or the value proposition of decentralized computing. which is the fact that if you have something very sensitive some information Martinez very sensitive that you don't want any government or regulators to have access to easily in order in order to protect user information information user privacy? Then you probably want to decentralize computation possibly data storage as well so very interesting. Tell us about How you view? US versus Asia the status quo as well as how things are evolving having potentially in the future. Yeah maybe like one sort of high level contacts and then to answer your questions specifically like I mentioned engine. I used to work at grill off much bigger traditional VC fund and when you look at the web to space the majority of the significant companies in the spaces were all located in Silicon Valley. Here it was very much sort of hub of all things on the web to in one space and on the Internet side in so much the attention and focus was put on this the thing that I found the most fascinating when I first invested in Bitcoin in two thousand thirteen and it was doing a lot of these investments at gala on the bitcoin side is is silicon. Valley is a hub but definitely not the only one and in fact like it's not just the technology that tend to be distributed decentralize. It's actually also the teams in the usage. And all of that and so again if you take a more quantitative lens of this and look at something maybe just like trading volume trading in volume in general tends to be mostly focused in Asia. I know a lot of people like to discount a lot of the trading volume that happens in a lot of the Chinese exchanges but even if you said ninety five percent of it was washed shading the remaining five would still be greater than all the US exchanges say trading volume like a trend in volume in Asia specifically you mean trading volume on Asian exchanges. Exchanges that are founded in Asia. Because you can tell about bindings and and we'll be Biden's obviously is distributed starting China but we'll be okay I think they have operation in China but again they have offices around on the world yeah so by training volume you really mean. Exchanges started in Asia rather than users like Trina volume in terms of user Sir Geographical Distribution. This actually brings up a much broader more interesting questions Pacific. I'm actually talking about the demand side. I'm so I the only thing I we again for. More of a investor venture capital perspective care about is the demand side users of these things so when you look at a lot of the sort of quant funds trading funds arbitrage sort of marketmaking firms a lot of the actual retail Pro Sumer traders again. Most of those actually tend and to be outside of the US. It's hard to. It's hard to corroborate and get all this data transparently a lot of them. We have to be friends with some of these exchanges in some of the user data and and all that but most of it actually tends to be outside outside the US the more interesting scene one you brought up a lot of these exchanges themselves maybe started in China but for a lot of the previous restrictive rules that China was doing a lot of them domicile south or expanded outside of mainland China's. Well that'd be in Singapore and Japan or many other sort of jurisdictions and by NANCE's probably one of the most interesting example of them all and I'm also slightly biased. I guess before perfect capital. I was an individual. I did the presale round four by itself and I've actually held it for the majority of the time until now and they in particular probably one of the more aggressive companies and not just trying to decentralize themselves again on technical level but also on a company level where they're trying to not be geographically in any sort of one place but sort of encompass sort of the whole world. It's done on purpose. It's a strategic. It's very much on the for regulatory SORTA arbitrage reasons so again like it it like you could have your opinion on how you think this market might shape out in the future. How close we are to real institutional adoption like how much of the long-term I'm trading volume will be located? Where but again very much? Today I think most of the bigger exchanges that are servicing non US customers. They tend to be doing much better from a demand side perspective. So you mentioned Trading volume what about us. Because it's that are non purely speculative how how does do you see any differences between different regions in the world. Yeah High Level Answering your questions specifically so one if you actually look at the sectors with the most amount of real adoption usage in.

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"founding partner" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions

Messari's Unqualified Opinions

10:37 min | 1 year ago

"founding partner" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions

"All other nation states and all other major nations days out during the world their authority in there blend development so we as China we cannot fall behind. So that's why I want to emphasize we should a survey our blushing development as well. That's the first thing. And then the second thing he mentioned this like like he said we want to participate the pay in establishing the stander for blockchain. So I'm not sure it's an any blonde standard to be honest but that's That's what he mentioned in so in his talk and and so what he says. He want China to participate in this like a standard soysa standard industry standard establishment. And I think probably like he considered blockchain as as something similar. Sl Five G. where they have this telecommunications gender And it also like he said he won China to fly more influence and say eh power in general so of this whole industry. So I'm not sure how concrete can be because there's no like you know so there's no centralized that committee off the cripple industrial off lead industry but there is some network I guess by a saying Senator Standard put building out a protocol and then distributed in very white way throughout the world and potentially potentially potentially because I like China has this inclination data on whenever they want to push so when so whenever they want to push for any technologies nauseous. What they want something? That's China Brenda Ray and they have been doing. This for Lai. high-speed train has been doing for chip and silicon has been doing in for five G.. Also so they want something. That's a China. Brenda and in. This is is very patriotic. Eh this is this is developing China. Crane China emitting China. I saw like that is the dentists that a common practice from. I'm trying to score them unless these EP. And so that's why I think that. This time when he emphasized on Blockchain blockchain stander. That's probably along the same line. But but I think what they didn't say what they didn't realize they block is a very a fraction Linda industry right at least for now and and then so. That's the second thing and I think that worth mentioning and like the nor I think that worth mentioning is so he mentioned that So first of all so like the entire talk. He didn't mention any single ward. So about any token I noticed that to mention of the word crypto newt analogy and so he also mentioned Okay blockchain should be integrator where it's like actual business lies industrial application billow Blob Sola. That's why is is just database management thing for them and then the last thing that he mentioned just literally from so just from from his Takas We also have to be aware of the of the potential compliance and you said rebel to risk and so we need to set this industry record. The Industry Regulations Dander and then just so make sure that the lay so to measure blush and platform and let blossomed the developer can have a clear guideline to follow like. That's pretty much the last thing this very vague statement like so so because I think he understand that. This like technology is very Deeply integrated with the money business right because it's so so he definitely understand what happened in seventeen decide. I see Oh hype that and Um Excellent. That's why he's so. That's why he emphasized on regulation and Linda Galati of the whole thing and so I wish is expected expected but if I read between the lines and I think about what has what has happened letting last six months And I think the most important Gordon ally incentive or at the most imp- led the most critical inten light of the whole elevation of the supply. Washington is also of this Bausch and promotion My personal so my personal opinion is that is actually mentally and financially and politically prepare for the upcoming digital Renminbi occurred Sold if I think about aside from disappears perspective and it's not about libra. Let's let's not important like like Indian idol. PCP Libra is nothing right. So like never ever in the history that a a single product company Li- like just were-they response on feedback from the president's level. Right but I mean to be for. FACEBOOK has facebook population as far bigger than the Chinese population right. It's like well four or five terms burger so the distribution is the distribution no distribution is actually on par because face has to bill in the or one impose bill in the US and China has a one three zero one point four billion population so it's Africa same scale right and we will never be able to in China. So so the diesel Renminbi and and also allow why China's government I wants to long St digital the digital Renminbi. And and so. I think the the purse lies durables at the massive purpose so like winning council at domestic purpose. And if you look cat. The China if you look at China's suggested the monetary supply so the monetary supply right now like the system is also fractionally serve like which means the Commercial Bank can actually issue more money right by this. Fractional Reserve System and China has been longtime fighting lighting with less shadow banking business the shopping and business rhinos lie surpass ten trillion. Like woosh means is over. What does that what? What is the number like controlling what loans or volume is basically money out so if you think about 'em to her so if you think about 'em to who supply close to thirty percent of the supply is shadow banking business is the right thing and that is the thing that Has No visibility has no control over an indent is also like The fundamental reason for a lot of this you know what we consider as a financial financial explosion or to say regional financial crisis. It's all because of this shadow banking business It's like a lot of leverage in the economy. The Central Bank doesn't have control. Yeah so I said I in light puget pure and all this wealth management Prada Oughta and then so all this institute has been selling an even some part of insurance product and then so which package into design. Hi Yo Wealth Management Pra and and so those are the things that like a mind resupply but the PBS has no control trove over an also because the Chinese local Chinese market is very speculative right so the China's a-shares is over half is over fifty percent are just say retail pummeled empress rate is all retail tre market right is a SIM thing for burst market licensing stock market and even Simpson for the goal market. Right so so like this turn Dhamma right so basically minsiter mid age Chinese and play. It's a very major power off live. Buying everything is buying up all luxury goods and like day and even gold and recently there was this thing around Snee- sneakers people just pummel down and speculate on on news and so so. I like the letter mentality off. Lie Chinese investor especially for retail retail investor is very speculative and so so like. It's very easy to manipulate the market. So the other person just from my own analysis this like once we have to be out. Because everything's going to be zero right. It's full resource like because if you consider like a very extreme situation if everything become zero right and then which means going to be like a full reserve SOM and all the money flow GonNa be under control of the PBOC. I see so what they can do is okay if I want to cool down the stock market difference. Then they can't actually block like certain certain amount one of money flowing into the stock market like that's specific sector of the economy right. They can ease the program the monetary policy easy as that. This is a very interesting theory. I hadn't thought about it but they can do it. So if they want to call down the market and then they can actually early program life from top down level saying okay the Bremen be because it's a cash equivalent right because so the renminbi and then my like this money supply in this amount of so by this amount of money so this amount of the monetary supply cannot go to this financial sector the easy do it. As long as everything will be digitized because at right now is out of their control. Financial Institution Banking King led banking institution. And even just say all this at brokers said prime brokers and financial institutions so Lezo Day control the actual retail on ramp and slow.

With all of Silicon Valley's startup money, where's the investment in climate tech?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

03:53 min | 1 year ago

With all of Silicon Valley's startup money, where's the investment in climate tech?

"In our climate tech series how we survive. We're in the heart of the tech industry this week. Silicon Valley which which is also the home of the venture capital funds that back a lot of the innovation here and those are concentrated in a quiet office park on one little street called Sandhill road. So what are they doing to invest in climb attack. It's not an area that we've spent a Lotta time in Scott Cooper as a managing partner at andriessen Horowitz it is is a big name firm it helped kick start skype twitter facebook and AIRBNB and Cooper says the VC community is a little shy about climate tek lots lots of them invested heavily in solar and other renewable energy ten or fifteen years ago and lost a lot of money when a bunch of those companies went under I think a lot of the old models unfortunately fortunately assumed or dependent on government subsidies to make the businesses work and given how fickle those are with political climates. There was a lot of heartache when some of those things went way and then fast forward to today. Even if you want to put money into cleantech the scientific innovations you might need for a cool new climate tech solution might not even exist public-address is with S. K. ventures. It's kind of heartbreaking as an investor because it's an area where we'd all like to be much more active but it's not obvious what a large check do that would generate a return within time horizon of a venture fund which is less than ten years basically. It's a lot easier to fund products that are purely digital like APPs or social networks than it is to get into super tricky real world tech like batteries are storage or heaven forbid infrastructure the physical world atoms are a pain in the ass us having to actually work with the physical world slows everything down dramatically these days sandhill road does have some venture capital funds that are investing in sustainability. We we look for mission oriented entrepreneurs that are going after really big problems in big markets reporter is with G to VP cleantech venture fund. That is a spin off from the legendary. VC firm Kleiner Perkins Kleiner decided not to keep green investment in the core fund after all those failures a decade or so ago and Porter says G. Tube EP has a broad definition of sustainability so we're not just investing in clean renewable energy we're investing in Three D. printing wanting and new ways of approaching manufacturing and logistics and collapsing supply chains and food to bring producers and consumers closer together. GDP invest in everything anything from electric buses to buying and selling used cars so long plays toward a greener world but nothing that's obviously going to save us and and then there are a handful of investors who wanna make much bigger faster moves. I think the opportunity is incredibly massive. This is Seth Bannon founding partner at the small venture capital. Oh firm fifty years based in San Francisco. We want people to realize that the technologies to mitigate adapt to the climate crisis can create trillions of dollars worth of wealth fifty years is is investing about fifty million dollars compared to about three hundred and fifty million dollars at G. TO VP. Now the biggest name of the game is breakthrough energy ventures it was launched by Bill Gates and other investors in two thousand sixteen to invest over a billion dollars specifically in clean energy but Bannon says the entire tech industry it needs to step up its super frustrating to me when I see people that control hundreds of millions of dollars and determine what companies ISG funded companies don't tweeting about the next e Gaming Unicorn that they're chasing when you have millions of people people who are being forced to migrate all because of a crisis that technology can solve so when it comes to funding tack to help us adapt to climate change the venture capital. It'll industry that gave us the semiconductor and personal computers and smartphones and social media is still mostly in the shallow end of the

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Equities Cautiously Higher Despite Ongoing Trade Pessimism

Bloomberg Businessweek

06:27 min | 1 year ago

Equities Cautiously Higher Despite Ongoing Trade Pessimism

"I got to talk to you about Todd what's going on today and even over the last couple days some pretty wild movements in equities broadly defined you know a sea of red it yesterday a sea of green today seemingly all on trade how do you see this going on especially as it feels like we're we're just trading tweeted tweet we are trading tweet tweet must wear in Argentina right yes fair point on you've got mixed signals the bond market with yields plummeting is scaring investors into thinking that a recession is imminent not just potentially overseas but even in America conversely we actually still have growth at very low if not moderate inflation in America and the traditional signals that U. T. as a recession looming are not present in the U. S. we've got full employment we don't have interest rates out of control it feels as if businesses are still growing earnings aren't any debt crises at hand and so investors are confused what to do in an environment where the bond and stock markets give big difference signal so in the context of confusion the volatility increases until such point as fundamentals play out and for the moment the fundamentals are arguing that earnings are still growing in America interest rates are not competing to aggressively with stocks and in the absence of evidence that this economy going to roll over chances are out although more volatile we'll continue to work gradually towards the up side until the weight of the evidence shows us otherwise Allen I really like that you brought it both the equity markets and the bond markets earlier this morning around the opening bell we were having a conversation about the dividend yield and then of course the bond yields and given the big sell off that we've had recently dividend yields again are starting to look more attractive relative to what some would say is a expensive bond market would you agree are you looking at a rotation into equities from bonds or the reverse I think you are seeing a moderate patient into equities I don't want to overstate that but what I would highlight is the way you described it as her out I could be a buyer of stocks in the US today I could earn a higher yield that I earned by buying a ten year treasury bond and I get all the theoretical potential upside of growth for the next ten years which bonds cannot give me so investors are looking at that relative the yield advantage on even on a risk adjusted basis as for like a free option on the growth of America over the next decade you're getting paid why you get that growth for ten years it was a fair that risk history plays out in your favor that's another way of describing what's known as the said model which is a just a different way of looking at the same thing in short even if you bought a stock market at call it eighteen times forward earnings you're getting about a five and a half percent earnings the yield on the dollars to put the stock market versatile little more than one point seven percent for a response that's a huge spread if you look over the last even twenty years that spread is less than two percent now you're getting three and a half percent so equity investors look at that today I'm getting very fairly compensated relative to the payment I'm gonna get a five by a conventional bond as long as they don't think this economy is rolling over I should feel pretty empowered buying stocks that's what that's the Polish argument the yield differential is compelling buy stocks and so what worries you the most for the balance of the year on well clearly the number one thing is you can't deny the political uncertainties tied to the trade tensions and if you really break it down I think when you look at the US and China there's the short term and the long run I think the trade tensions are significant because the uncertainty causes delays and CEOs for making investment decisions which in turn slows down the willingness to hire employees leads to confusion about we've goods and services to ship in where in a racist because some consumers that's all very bad economically that flows don't earnings growth the reason I say there's short term and long run is in the short run which I'm gonna to find is that next year the house until the November election of two thousand twenty apart the current administration and frankly all politicians do have an incentive to get the economy in good shape in front of the election and so there are short term incentives to find a mechanism to come to an amicable solution with China so I actually believe whether you believe it's substantive or superficial there will be a mechanism for the US and its efforts to stabilize the economy in front of the election cycle and for China can't afford to have its economy slow down too much there will be some mechanism to come up with some agreement the reason I say long term is it is in fact true we have an intractable separation China is aiming to become the second world power for the US the US are going to willingly give it away but it's a little bit of inevitability if there's one and a half billion people in China and it's growing rapidly it will eventually happen Alan there and take that long term challenger quickly here for the first time in my career I've heard murmurs of negative rates here in the US for that over into the financials which are the second worst performer in the S. and P. on a month to date without sounding hysterical R. U. S. financials at risk of facing a European like scenario with negative rates overseas I would absolutely say rate of the pressures are ridicule to drop lower and lower I would have to say that's the case it will bear the profitability but U. S. financial system is bitterly better position than the European system it's much stronger capitalization and I don't believe will be as impaired is the European financial system is but the profitability those institutions will be hurt if you'll continue to come down great stuff as always Allen's Afrin is founding partner and co CEO of I II Q. capital he joined us on the phone from foster city

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The $24 trillion case for a strong, global carbon tax

Climate Cast

04:40 min | 2 years ago

The $24 trillion case for a strong, global carbon tax

"Support for climate cast comes from Bank of America as one of the largest global financial institutions Bank of America is in a unique position to help society. Transition to a low-carbon economy Bank of America NA member FDIC. So how much is climate change costing you? I'm NPR chief meteorologist Paul Hefner. This is climate cast. We hear about the cost of climate change solutions. But what about the cost and risk of doing nothing every year the cost of climate inertia rises, but it's not a steady curve. It's more like the trajectory of a rocket. Another five years of delay, a university of Minnesota policy brief says that's a striking twenty four trillion dollar loss in consumption. That's the equivalent of a worldwide recession. Bob litter men helped write that brief he's the chairman of the risk committee an advisory panel at kep owes capital. I asked him how we are already paying for climate change, lots of different kinds of impacts. And it certainly true. That in many cases insurance rates are going to be going up. There's going to be cost many of which are born by the government, which then is passed onto tax payers. So in recent years, you've seen sometimes hundreds of billions of dollars in damages that. Can be attributed to climate change. Bob, you write about inaction, but what sort of action can slow atmospheric warming to that one point five or two degrees celsius goal where it makes the most difference if we were to put on a strong carbon tax globally today. We could probably keep warming well below two degrees. But if we wait until twenty thirty then we're above two degrees c and that may not seem like a lot. But given where we are today in what we're already seeing for the people who are living say forty fifty years in the future when we will hit those peak temperatures, another three tenths of a degree c could mean a major difference in their world, you mentioned a carbon tax. Let's let's boil it down to the simplest aspects for those who haven't heard of it. What is it? And why do you think it would work to fight climate change, the basic ideas to create the appropriate incentives to reduce emissions right now. There are plenty of taxes. That actually incentivize both the consumption and production of fossil fuels. We've gotta change that we've got to create an appropriate incentive to reduce emissions. The simplest ways just to create a tax at the source of the fossil fuel proportional to the amount of emissions that would be created. But once you impose it there. The users of that fossil fuel will end up paying appropriately for the amount of pollution that they're creating Bob what's the most important things, you think people who are connected to and concerned about climate change should think about when it comes to the cost of inaction what they should think about is what it means for, you know, their grandchildren. I think about that all the time. Sadly, we've already gone so far down this road that the world that they will live in will not be the same world that we live in. There will be massive changes to ecosystems to human well-being to health. So that's what they should be thinking about Bob litter men, chairman of the risk committee and founding partner of kept host capital. Thanks for sharing your economic insight today. Go my pleasure. Thank you. My name's Elizabeth Arnold. And I'm a second year science technology and environmental policy master's student at the Humphrey school of public affairs. And I'm studying energy policy. And I'm part of a group from the university of Minnesota that's going to Puerto Rico for an interdisciplinary trip doing research and collaborating with two professors from Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican communities. We're focused on the energy transition. I'm from the Humphrey school of public affairs. So I'm really really interested in the policy piece, how can federal policy territorial policy and local policies impact. These changes that need to happen to really provide the energy that Puerto Rico needs to be sustainable going forward. People got power back after eleven months of being in the dark, which is the longest blackout in US history. So we want to make sure that doesn't happen. Not just in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico is really going to benefit the rest of the world. In terms of being an example of how things can be done in a more resilient sustainable way. They really have an opportunity to get to one hundred percent renewable by twenty fifty. This is the work that communities all over the world needs to be doing. And so there's a lot that we can learn from Puerto Rico. That's climate cast. I'm MPR chief meteorologist, Paul Hutton her.

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"founding partner" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"At a new founding partner, the female founders fund and early stage fund, investing and female lead tech companies. You say that founders need to be able to sell what does that mean? When you think about the criteria from our point of view of making an investment there a couple of different things that we've looked for when when I say that a founder needs to be able to sell ultimately, the wall of flash founder is very much about they're building to convince someone to buy into their idea now that audience could be their customers, it could be their employees or potential employees. It could be their potential advisors. It could be their photographer investors. But at the end of the day, they need to have the ability really to be able to explain why their product is amazing. And convince other that they need to jump on board. Whether it's to work for them. And that's the nine or to buy their product male lead companies raised five times more capital than female lead companies. You teach your founders had a pitch to an audience of primarily, all male investors. What's the secret? So I think that it goes back to your earlier question around thinking big in a when when we go through and work with our founders on their pitches, particularly on the next stage of financing be idea is that you really want to be able to fix. Distinctively illustrate the true potential of how large your company or your business can can get to because I think what censure investors are excited about it. L? For for founders. We want to ensure that they are truly thinking big when they when they're picking these ideas, particularly at the the next stage of financing. How did you get Melinda gates to be an investor in your fund? So we have gotten to know latest team over the past few years, and I think she's played a very active role in in picking a and then an warning to support the development of those women working in venture capital is founder, do I think in our case it was a double win. We have to two female manager back in your portfolio that one hundred percent Email founded. I think it it ended up being a good fix for for what she was looking to to. Dear. Why did you think rent the runway would be able to scale into a bigger business? The original idea being renting a special occasion dress sans. Like a limited niche market. I think rent the runway for us was very much about investing in a team that had a really big vision of just changing the dynamics around the the retail industry, particularly when it comes to fashion on very much in the same way that you see and burn Airbnb. Take advantage, quite frankly of the sharing economy. I think that that is in around around doing the same thing for for clothing was incredibly compelling. Now, you're hoping to find the female founders who are building big companies that have the potential to massively disrupt their industry. Do you think you have one or two now that could be big one day? Yeah. I mean, we have we have that in the last, you know, eight or nine months has demonstrated the ability to Gail one of them in our portfolio is allow you to the.

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"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

"Get back to our chat with a new Duggal. A new brought on a partner to scale female founders fund. She talked about how she found her partner and why they work together. So I started the fund into dozen fourteen. So I'm the founding partner and in two thousand fifteen. I was thinking about scaling and bringing on someone who could really help me for the next phase of Monroe thi- I knew I wanted to bring on a partner who who really came from the venture capital industry and so had that, you know, kind of more detail oriented process driven approach to to venture capital. And so I brought on Sudan Dong as as a partner in two thousand sixteen. And so that's when we started working on fun too. And I think part of it is obviously skill said, but more important than anything is is you're really how you get along. I think that we have a ton of fun in the office. We challenge each other, we think differently and on. It's been. It's been great to go from, you know, running a fund on your own to bring on. Partner, hopefully expanding that team over time. Anew talked about the importance of peer to peer mentorship for entrepreneurs and how to find a mentor. So so I would say that my my point of view around mentorship is that as an entrepreneur, anything I've ever done, I've never really known what I was doing. So I didn't haven't come from an industry and said, oh, I'm going to start a business in this industry. I opened a wine bar co founded this ecommerce company, and so the thing that has been really important in terms of mentorship has been to find people who are much smarter and more experienced in those in those particular industries and and really lean on them for advice. So you know, meet them once a quarter and and use that time to go through all the questions that I think as industry experts they can really help you with. And so looking at FEMA founders fund there, there are a couple great investors particularly in fund one as wasn't fun to who are both investors in the fund. Limited partners in female vendors fund as well as VC's on their own who wants a quarter. I would sit down and have lunch ways and just go through all the questions that I didn't necessarily have the answer to because I, I was not from the industry. And so I think it's it's very important to identify those people be very direct in terms of your ask and and really try to go out of your way to accommodate what works for them. In the case of one informal mentor, you know, once a quarter or once every six months, I would take the train to Philly and have lunch with him. And you know, it was a one hour lunch. I wouldn't eat. I would take notes for answers to my questions and then would come back and it was, you know, I think worked because I was able to find a an arrangement that worked for him, and I got so much out of it. So you know, my my, I really encourage people who are looking for mentors to be direct to. To have an ask and to really leverage that time as usefully as possible. And what do you look for in an entrepreneur and their business? Because there's the, there's the poor, there's the business, the business idea them having a great plan, but then there's also your gut, like what kind of person do you want to invest in?.

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"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

"And what would your tips before a woman pitching a room full of dudes. So as not manure, I think there are they're really two or three key things that that we emphasize from an advice perspective. So I know your numbers, no, you Nekunam IX understand what are the levers that can can really ample amplify growth and are basically kind of the building blocks for your business to I would say, understand your competition. Understand what the competitive market land the competitive landscape looks like. Because that's something that investors, they want you to be thoughtful and to to be able to really articulate why and how you're different to what exists in the market. And and three, I would say, you know, often we look at companies where the founders are very early and what excites us is is really tractions. So what can you do with very limited resources? The. Demonstrates that you're, you're kind of above and beyond in terms of capable to run this particular business, or are you able to track great advisors? Have you been able to at least get wire frames up in running? Do you have a great social presence in terms of the brand? All of these things I think are really important, and we'll set you apart from from other entrepreneurs and if someone wants to get in touch with you, someone wants to pitch an investor. It's so it's sometimes like, how do I get there? What do I add them on? Lincoln? Maybe I don't know anybody that knows them. What is the path like from having an idea, putting it on paper and then being ready to pitch an investor, like how would we get in touch with you? So I think that just taking a step back, I think having an idea, you know, making progress in terms of, you know, if you can develop, if you have a co founder, if you have advisers, I think as much that you can do before you go to pitch, I think is incredibly full and important to think about as. As you think about the investor landscape, I would start with Twitter. I think that it's an excellent place to to get a sense of what particular investors are excited about because that's where they share, you know what they're following, what they're what they're into. So definitely start on Twitter, so smart and I've never heard that before just for the record. Like you should be like screaming that everywhere. Nobody talks about that and it's so true and they're all publishing on medium and they're, they don't have lighters very importance to grandma's really guess what is brilliant, very important. And then and then I would say, you know, try to really leverage your network to to get in contact with these investors because I think Lincoln is definitely one approach. I think that you know, cold emailing is one approach, but I think that that intro and where it comes from is is very important. Investors get a ton of pitches on a daily basis. And so what what often distinguishes one from the other is warm intro through someone that they're well connected to. We have so much more with the new coming up. But first, let's talk about Lola. I love Lola. Our office is stocked with Lola. We only I mean, everyone has their individual preferences, but by and large, everybody in this office uses organic tampons. And that's what Lola is. Let's talk about tampons. They're kind of funny. We all use them in traditional tampons are full of bleach and all kinds of stuff. And the FDA doesn't require brands to disclose all of the ingredients of the super porous thing that like sits in your.

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"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

"Most traditional MBA graduates lean towards either a career in finance or in consulting, and you know somewhat more as a generalist. So I think your point on bringing in a chief of staff or a COO an MBA re. Really provide you with. I think a strong background that's that's relevant for those types of opportunities. A new told me about her career leading up to the female founders fund. She shared the most impactful parts of the journey and how it led to where she is today. Sure. So I would say the most most immediate to female founders fund for me was co founding an e commerce company in India where think of it as guilt for Indian products, taking Indian brands, fashion, jewelry, home decor, and making them acceptable online for the first time outside of India. And through that experience, you know, it was really a roller coaster ride the company. You know, we, we hired at one point, one hundred and fifty employees. We raised twenty million dollars in funding from tiger and excel, and it was really my first experience in fundraising and seeing the disparity or the disconnect between the investors we were talking to and and myself as if you move founder as well as are primarily female audience. So I think for me, you know, I, it was an introduction into tech entrepreneurship, and and I think it's a very addictive career path. And second it was fairly, I opening in terms of, you know, I think the venture capital industry of the past call. Two, three years has definitely evolved with newer funds and and diverse fund managers. But for me at that point, it was kind of a wake up call that this this is, you know, there's a little bit. There's a little bit of a discrepancy here, and so you was just after that that you decided to start female founders fund, or was there something that you did that lead you to female founders fund? So after that I started doing, I moved back to New York started doing some angel investing and just got introduced to some fantastic female founders. And a lot of them had really relevant background. They'd worked at large companies like Amazon, Google Facebook, and had great ideas that were relevant. You know, they, they were really using their their insights as both professionals as well as consumers. And and I think had opportunities that were very much venture scalable, but obviously if you can't get your first round of capital raised than you know your chances of of demonstrating success are somewhat limited. And so that really for me. He was the the ha moment where I thought that there was a real opportunity here to not just being advisor and investor, but to create a firm that that really spoke to this market opportunity where if you are great Vima founder, we wanted to be the first place that you came to when you were looking for that initial round of capital. And so you've invested in a lot of really interesting businesses, and I just heard recently Ella quiz acquired for one hundred million. So we can't comment on speculation as of yet, but there was some exciting news yesterday, so eloquently has something is interesting. And what was the other one that has has has had recent activity even clinic maven just raised? Yes, that was at twenty. Seven million dollar round led by sequoia. Yeah. And so she's been on the podcast a. k. o. wonderful chaos them. Yeah, she's been on girl boss, radio, I love what they're doing. Their product is so beautiful. I wanna talk about her fund female founders fund. She's a venture capitalist, and she talked about how long she's been doing it and what she's learned so far. Yes. So I mean, I think you know if you were.

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"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso

"Ecommerce company then later moved on to become the CEO of Dounia, which is a dance fitness and media company. These days a new is the founding partner of female founders. Fund an early stage fund investing in technology companies started by women, I think ultimately will really drive change in the venture capital industry as in any financial asset class is returns. And I think that what we've seen over the past four or five years from volition perspective is that the industry I think has has recognized that you know there are going to be large, scalable companies that are built by women, and if you ignore that demographic than you have, you'll be potentially missing out on on great returns female founders fund has invested in some of the fastest growing female leads startups nationwide. Incl-. Luding Ella que- who reports say is being acquired way up Zola primary thrive global, which is area on a Huffington's company and more what we've seen as a fund which has been really interesting is that you know, as as investors often, we, we look at things as consumers as well, personal consumers. And so we recently invested in strategy app, we've invested in the Dollar Shave Club for for women. And so these are opportunities where we've invested in these founders very early in some cases, pre launch, and often the conversations they've had with mill investors have just not been as fruitful in two thousand eighteen a new included unfortunate forty under forty list. It's been praised for impact in diversifying venture capital. Additional distinctions include business, insiders, ultimate list.

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What happens when the next financial crisis strikes?

Bloomberg Markets

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

What happens when the next financial crisis strikes?

"World. Bob diamond atlas merchant capital founding partner and CEO tells Bloomberg he does not see a repeat. Of the financial crisis as it relates at least two banks banks, particularly the larger banks are safer and sounder. I don't think there's a crisis with banks around the corner. I do think there's an interesting. Addition to that thinking, which is that if we do have a crisis in the financial markets is unlikely in my mind to be caused by the large banks. It's also unlikely that the large banks will be part of the

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US-China trade brawl threatens America's booming oil exports

P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

01:43 min | 2 years ago

US-China trade brawl threatens America's booming oil exports

"Single country will get a waiver from from you know escaping the the sanctions that prevent their purchasing rain oil so this is probably a buying opportunity and you know prices more likely towards eighty bucks for brent will be revisited upon us i think you know later in the year we're not we're not out of the woods yet we'll although things are looking better better for the upside you mean no i mean better better for consumers i mean you could have easily have made the argument for eighty five to one hundred dollars barrel oil if the status quo had been maintained here if we hadn't seen these rapid changes from saudi from libya and others that that that step fever really has broken now giving what we're seeing productionwise that's what i was going to go with this when you mentioned you know libya and then you've got russia you have saudi arabia but let's just put in for the sake of argument that iran for whatever reason manages to export more oil nigeria continues with its exports and maybe even venezuela gets its act together these countries can't eat the oil what would that if they all came back online what do you think the price of oil would be about twenty seconds i think we'd be trading back down towards fifty dollars a barrel if we had all that production online plus we'll get the return of canada by the end of september so i i think there's a few couple more months of rough leading pimm but things could be looking a lot better by the end of the year tumors perspective so lower john kilduff thank you so much for being with us always great to get your perspective john kilduff is founding partner of again capital in new york talking about the oil markets.

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Here’s what’s next now that the FDA has approved a cannabis drug for seizures

Masters in Business

03:40 min | 2 years ago

Here’s what’s next now that the FDA has approved a cannabis drug for seizures

"To masters in business on bloomberg radio my special guest today is thought harrison he is the founding partner and chief investment officer in cb one capital a hedge fund that invests in healthcare wellness and so let's talk a little bit about cbd can we call that that instead of my mangled the word what is cbd and what's it good for well cbd in and of itself as an antipsychotic right so it's a calming influence and taking a step back canal in talking a little bit about the science because this is really the thrust of what's the most important conversation about cannabis right now and what most people are missing is the wellness side so everything that's alive whether it's a dog a cat a plant fish a human being has what's called an endo cannabinoid system right and this was first discovered in the late eighties and early nineties it's the most ubiquitous network of receptors in the human body okay and what they found is is the founding cannabis are identical in action to the endo can avenue is that your body produces now in other words these are things that are getting you high this has an impact on the biochemistry of the body well about ten percent of kinabalu aids will produce that euphoric effect ninety percent or non all of them are anti inflammatories all of them are therapeutic right so what they're finding out now is that by looking at the end of avenue it system you can now target receptors in your body with certain canal across a wealth of indications for wellness right now we might partner warranted falco night and i'll tell you his story but we spent a lot of time talking to scientists and genealogists and the mosaic that was painted for us effectively was over the last hundred years we've gone from hunters and gatherers to desk jobs sure and we've gone from organic foods to processed foods trans fats and chemicals and certainly heredity plays a part but as you get older your body stops producing these under kavanagh's case in point the runner's high everybody always thought the runner's high was endorphins false the runner's high is eight yay which is an endo cannabinoid it's identical when action to thc this is all frontier science remember still a legal to test cannabis in the united states so all of this is happening is elsewhere israel in italy germany overseas right but what they're finding now and you might you sure you saw the gw pharmaceuticals epa dialects drug we have a position in gw but their rapid dialects drugs reducing seizures in children by fifty percent cutting them in half so they had their fda expert panel a few weeks back and they got a standing ovation on top of a thirteen to nothing unanimous decision so this is going to move forward which is significant demonstrates medical efficacy the da is going to have to reschedule and that's going to open up the pipe in our show let's talk about asthma alzheimer's cancer epilepsy parkinson's what else is on the list for things that cbd can actually make a difference either in the quality of life out or and potentially finding a cure for these diseases the answer is that his frontier science so we don't yet know the scope of the wellness early but it's not just what i'm saying cbd and thc or or sort of the main players what everybody associated with cav is lots of other chemicals a ton of minor can noise you think that people reminding for bitcoins and that became crazy wait till people understand how valuable these minor can have hr cbn as sleep eight t h as an appetite suppressant this is all all coming through the pipe right now is.

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RobinLynne

03:43 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on RobinLynne

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RobinLynne

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on RobinLynne

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RobinLynne

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on RobinLynne

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RobinLynne

02:48 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on RobinLynne

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RobinLynne

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on RobinLynne

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RobinLynne

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on RobinLynne

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RobinLynne

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on RobinLynne

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VIBES-LIVE

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

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VIBES-LIVE

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

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VIBES-LIVE

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"founding partner" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

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