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A podcast where startups, founders, and capital collide.

Ventured Kleiner Perkins

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A podcast where startups, founders, and capital collide.

    All Your Questions About Startup Fundraising: Asked And Answered

    All Your Questions About Startup Fundraising: Asked And Answered

    Start-up fundraising is hard, unpredictable, and often very difficult to navigate. To shed some light on best practices for successful startup fundraising, Aviv Gilboa sat down with his partners Eric Feng and Randy Komisar to ask and answer the most frequently asked questions entrepreneurs have about fundraising today.

    • 42 min
    The User Guide to Early Stage Fundraising

    The User Guide to Early Stage Fundraising

    Over the last decade, the early-stage funding environment has dramatically changed. There are now myriad financing options that founders can consider as they look to build their companies. Nearly 70,000 companies received funding through angel networks and 3,000 through venture capital firms annually, according to CB Insights. On the most recent episode of Ventured, we spoke with Qasar Younis, Chief Operating Officer of Y Combinator (YC), about the early-stage funding landscape and how entrepreneurs can best navigate the waters of raising capital today.

    • 33 min
    Is Business School the New Design School?

    Is Business School the New Design School?

    The 2016 Design In Tech Report revealed that all of the top ten U.S. business schools have design clubs led by students. The trend was remarkable, so we set out to interview student leaders at three business school clubs: Yale School of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Respectively, those schools are represented by Wilma Lam, Anita Wu, and Jeremy Fish in this episode of Ventured.

    • 31 min
    Tony Fadell Speaks Out About Innovation, Revolution, Nest, Steve Jobs and Entrepreneurship

    Tony Fadell Speaks Out About Innovation, Revolution, Nest, Steve Jobs and Entrepreneurship

    This week on the Ventured podcast, Randy Komisar sat down with Tony Fadell, father of the iPod and co-founder of Nest. Tony recently announced he was leaving Nest and Alphabet to pursue other opportunities. Before letting Tony off the hook to focus on the future, Randy wanted him to sit down and share the insights he gained from his work at General Magic, Apple, Nest, and Alphabet. He didn’t disappoint.

    • 40 min
    Taking The “Dysfunction” Out Of Cross-Functional Teams

    Taking The “Dysfunction” Out Of Cross-Functional Teams

    As part of our Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) engineering meet-up series, Eric Feng had the opportunity to host a panel of leaders of various functions at top tech companies to discuss best practices in cross group teamwork and collaboration -- Jessica Verrili, director of corporate development at Twitter; Eugene Wei, head of video at Oculus and previously head of product at Flipboard and Hulu; and Wendy Owen, product design lead for the Facebook ads platform.

    • 32 min
    What Silicon Valley Can Do About Cyber Threats

    What Silicon Valley Can Do About Cyber Threats

    As part of our Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Leadership Salon series, we hosted a panel of cybersecurity entrepreneurs who have spent years working for the government before starting their own companies. They all have a perspective on these trends affecting both the private sector and the public sector. The panelists included Oren Falkowitz, CEO and founder of Area 1 Security; Nathaniel Fick, CEO and founder of Endgame; Jay Kaplan, CEO and founder of Synack. They offered their thoughts on how customers should think about their own security, the talent war and the challenges of fighting nation states which are looking to do harm.

    • 29 min

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