Brightspark State of Mind is a Podcast that takes you inside the world of a modern venture capital firm, through a series of interviews with Brightspark’s venture team, portfolio company founders, and community partners. We share our unfiltered thoughts and insights for tech startup investors, explore the journey and growth of startups, and discuss the latest disruption in the Canadian tech scene.
Brightspark State of Mind - Episode 2: The ups and downs of startup investing with Sophie Forest
This episode deals with what we affectionately call the “teenage years” of VC investments. Startups are a roller coaster ride and sometimes, it can look ugly.
To help investors navigate through this period of change and uncertainty, we asked Sophie Forest to discuss what startups are dealing with during these years.
Being an entrepreneur herself and having managed more than 50 investments in technology companies, Sophie knows what the journey entails for those investing in startups. As one of Brightspark’s managing partners since 2003, she works closely with companies to help grow them to their full potential and offers an insider look on many of our investments, such as Hopper.
Brightspark State of Mind - Episode 1 : Proprietary deal flow and relationships in venture capital
Today’s episode: In a thriving tech ecosystem like Canada, finding great companies to invest in isn’t the challenge - finding those deals before anyone else is. In this episode of the Brightspark State of Mind Podcast, Alex and Eleonore discuss finding and creating proprietary deal flow, and the importance of relationships in venture capital.
Read the transcript here: https://brightspark.com/blog/brightspark-state-of-mind-episode-1-creating-proprietary-deal-flow-and-relationships-in-venture-capital?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=soundcloud&utm_campaign=september%20insider&utm_content=latest%20from%20brightspark%201