35 episodes

Andrew Romans, General Partner of 7BC Venture Capital and Rubicon Venture Capital & 3x author based in Silicon Valley, talks to VCs, founders and other VC-startup ecosystem players about all things venture capital, startups, entrepreneurship, CVC, corporates, M&A, technology and life.

Fireside with a V‪C‬ Andrew Romans

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Andrew Romans, General Partner of 7BC Venture Capital and Rubicon Venture Capital & 3x author based in Silicon Valley, talks to VCs, founders and other VC-startup ecosystem players about all things venture capital, startups, entrepreneurship, CVC, corporates, M&A, technology and life.

    Episode #32 Karen McCormick, Chief Investment Officer of $750m Beringea, a US & UK VC on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #32 Karen McCormick, Chief Investment Officer of $750m Beringea, a US & UK VC on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #32 – Karen McCormick, Chief Investment Officer of Beringea, a US & UK venture capital firm with approximately $750m of Assets Under Management focused on Series A investing discussing the innovative structure of Beringea’s publicly traded, listed VC fund, the advantages of being a publicly traded VC fund compared to the evolving secondary market for LP interests and how to optimize a transition from 2&20 GP - LP structure to a permanent capital fund structure listed on the stock market. Discussing what it’s like to be a woman in the male-dominated VC – startup ecosystem and experiences of female VCs and VC-backed founders. Discussing investment strategy of investing in capital-efficient startups on a path to profitability, the lack of need for unicorns and lower loss rates. Karen has been a VC investing at Beringea for over 14 years. Discussing the changes and evolution of the entrepreneurial mindset in the UK and Europe compared to 14 years ago. Touching on the evolution of valuation expectations, how much capital entrepreneurs raise and exit valuations. Video: https://youtu.be/5MdD86h1wbM andrew@7bc.vc

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    Episode #31 Victoria Cheng Partner @$300m multi-stage VC fund PruVen Capital, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #31 Victoria Cheng Partner @$300m multi-stage VC fund PruVen Capital, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #31 – Victoria Cheng is a Partner at PruVen Capital. PruVen was established in December 2020 with an anchor LP Prudential Financial with a $300m first multi-stage fund investing in the largest industries of the global economy across #FinTech, #InsureTech, #HealthTech, #PropTech, #EnterpriseIT. Discussing the current investment themes and strategy of the new fund, but also digging into the complexities of CVC aspects of managing a fund with a single LP and how to capture synergies for the corporate and the startup portfolio companies as well as best practices of CVC with a financial player as the single LP, investing during Covid and how this is evolving from the early days of the pandemic to now and how entrepreneurs and investors need Silicon Valley and New York networks, but do not necessarily need to live in those super-city centers. Video: https://youtu.be/lNdS3A7VJiM. andrew@7bc.vc

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    Episode #30 – Patrick Sheehan Managing Partner and Founder at The Environmental Technologies Fund - ETF Partners on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #30 – Patrick Sheehan Managing Partner and Founder at The Environmental Technologies Fund - ETF Partners on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #30 – Patrick Sheehan is a founder and Managing Partner of The Environmental Technologies Fund - ETF Partners which he established nearly 15 years ago. Discussing the evolution of environmental / cleantech / green / sustainable technology companies and venture capital’s ability to support them. How this has changed from 2006 before the term cleantech was a buzzword to the dark days of Solyndra and now the current state of capital efficient AI, ML and software driven innovation as well as the Industrial Internet of Things, Limited Partner climate and attitude to the sector, the willingness of large corporations to believe climate change exists and their responsiveness, the willingness of consumers, large corporations and governments to adopt green premiums for sustainable solutions, the tipping point of green technologies being profitable compared to conventional solutions, applying IT and AI to large industries such as shipping, supply chain, digitations, travel and all human workflows. Patrick has worked in venture capital since 1985, when he joined 3i. He was instrumental in founding 3i's venture capital practice, and later became the founding Managing Director of its Silicon Valley operation. Patrick was a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Invest Europe from 2007 to 2010, during which time he also chaired the Venture Capital Committee. Video of this podcast https://youtu.be/njvuY-xhg9k. andrew@7bc.vc

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    Episode #29 – Mohanjit Jolly, Cofounder & Partner of Iron Pillar, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #29 – Mohanjit Jolly, Cofounder & Partner of Iron Pillar, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #29 – Mohanjit Jolly, Cofounder & Partner of Iron Pillar, on Fireside with a VC talking about his strategy to invest in Indian-based growth companies and connecting them to Silicon Valley and around the globe for worldwide expansion. Brilliant VC fund strategy with a great track record and pedigree. Also talking about his time as a Managing Director at DFJ and Garage Technology Ventures working with Guy Kawasaki and Bill Reichert back in the day. Video of this podcast https://youtu.be/qEPPLMibOdg. andrew@7bc.vc

    • 53 min
    Episode #28 – Matus Maar, Cofounder & Managing Director of Talis Capital, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #28 – Matus Maar, Cofounder & Managing Director of Talis Capital, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #28 – Matus Maar, Cofounder & Managing Director of Talis Capital, on Fireside with a VC, investing 33% US, 33% UK, 33% Europe, talking about how Covid is changing our industry, investment themes, the revenue growth of startups and scaleups in the VC market compared to the stock market, fintech and cybersecurity, emerging business models we are investing in, what generation Z is wants and how that is impacting greater society, improving liquidity in the privately held VC asset class, Talis’ model of LPs investing into a new fund each year as opposed to doing capital calls. https://youtu.be/qEPPLMibOdg. Audio only of this discussion on all podcast platforms. andrew@7bc.vc

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    Episode #27 – Ernst Theodor Sack, Partner at Blue Bear Capital, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #27 – Ernst Theodor Sack, Partner at Blue Bear Capital, on Fireside with a VC

    Episode #27 – Ernst Theodor Sack, Partner at Blue Bear Capital, an early-stage VC in Los Angeles on Fireside with a VC. Talking about investing in high-growth technology companies across the energy, infrastructure, and climate industries as well as the new 2.0 generation of capital-efficient startups tackling humanity's most compelling challenges. How AI and enterprise software are reinventing both renewable and conventional energy systems. Discussing the dynamics of raising a first-time fund and a Fund II for a new VC franchise and building a powerful LP base. Investing in early revenue companies through to Series A and B. Video of this podcast at https://youtu.be/YEB7C32TyNs. andrew@7bc.vc

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