10 episodes

The European VC is your go to podcast for insights into European VC. Co-hosted by Andreas Munk Holm and David Cruz e Silva, EUVC will feature some of the most prominent people from the industry. Every other week, you'll get a fresh new perspective from a European VC champion.

Follow us and join the discussion at Linkedin using #EUVC.

The European VC The European VC

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The European VC is your go to podcast for insights into European VC. Co-hosted by Andreas Munk Holm and David Cruz e Silva, EUVC will feature some of the most prominent people from the industry. Every other week, you'll get a fresh new perspective from a European VC champion.

Follow us and join the discussion at Linkedin using #EUVC.

    EUVC #9 Kate Talbot, Marketing Strategist

    EUVC #9 Kate Talbot, Marketing Strategist

    Kate Talbot is Senior Forbes contributor and Marketing strategist for great VC firms such as Plexo Capital, Community Fund and Flybridge. Kate has a background from working directly with none other than the famed Richard Branson, in startups backed by revered firms such as Andreesen-Horowitz and has now started her own consultancy where she works with VCs on developing and executing their marketing strategy.

    ** In this episode you will learn **

    • The importance of saying "Yes!".
    • The strength of a well-crafted content marketing strategy & how to build it.
    • Why marketing needs to be top of mind of any VC firm.
    • How to humanize VC & make it leverage the power of community.

    • 28 min
    EUVC #8 Pedro Vieira, 500 startups

    EUVC #8 Pedro Vieira, 500 startups

    Pedro Vieira is Europe & Africa Lead at 500 Startups where he is working with governments in building up their ecosystems and training & aligning all relevant stakeholders. Pedro is a scientist, turned founder, turned investor, with deep experience in the tech world. He is also the creator of West to West, a not-for-profit that helps create and support a thriving environment for Portuguese entrepreneurship in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    ** In this episode you will learn **

    • The contrasting characteristics of the European and US ecosystems from the perspective of someone connecting the West Coasts of these two geographies.
    • The differing profiles of European and American founders.
    • How 500 startups creates synergies to help countries across Europe build stronger and more robust innovation ecosystems.
    • The value perceived by LPs in aligning and training all stakeholders of the ecosystem.one thing

    • 27 min
    EUVC #7 Andrés Dancausa, The Venture City

    EUVC #7 Andrés Dancausa, The Venture City

    Andrés Dancausa is EMEA Partner at The Venture City. The Venture City helps diverse founders achieve global impact through a unique model bringing together a product-led acceleration program and an early stage venture capital fund Head Quartered in Madrid, Spain but operating all around the globe. Andrés is a true operator turned investor, a friend of founders for his constant readiness and good advice. Something you’ll surely experience throughout the episode.

    ** In this episode you will learn **

    • Why Andrés thinks diversity is imperative for generating VC & LP returns.
    • How Andrés and TVC build with a true operator mindset.
    • What TVC, as a truly globally diverse VC firm, brings to its founders.
    • What product-led growth is and why it’s part of their secret sauce.

    • 24 min
    EUVC #6 William McQuillan, Frontline Ventures

    EUVC #6 William McQuillan, Frontline Ventures

    William McQuillan is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures. This is the second part of a two-part episode with William. If you haven't done it yet, we strongly recommend you go back and listen to our previous episode with William on Frontline's investment theses and how they support founders. In this episode we focus on firm building. Specifically how William built Frontline and took it from an Irish focused firm to a firm for globally ambitious B2B companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

    ** In this episode you will learn **

    • How William perceives the funding environment in Europe, compared to the US.
    • How Frontline collaborates with its LPs in adding value to their portfolio companies.
    • The importance of VC firm building from William's perspective and how he believes it contributed to Frontline's success.
    • Why William believes VCs should be more rigorous in their use of data to find deals

    • 30 min
    EUVC #5 William McQuillan, Frontline Ventures

    EUVC #5 William McQuillan, Frontline Ventures

    William McQuillan is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures. Prior to starting Frontline, William was a founding employee at Ondra, an award-winning startup investment boutique that went from a 4 person team to 70+ employees across London, New York and Paris in only 18 months. When Frontline was founded, William was 27 years old, making him the youngest VC ever to have raised a fund at that time (2012). Shortly after recording this episode William announced Frontline Fund III.

    ** In this episode you will learn **

    •How William has built a truly differentiated investment thesis for Frontline’s two funds.
    •What William looks for in seed stage startups and why he believes integrity is all important and money cannot be the founder’s main driver.
    •How William perceives the effects of Brexit and its implications for their investment strategy and work with startups.
    •Why William and Frontline are strong supporters of founders taking a small bit of secondaries in each round.

    LINK https://www.frontline.vc/library/the-usa-playbook/
    LINK https://www.frontline.vc/expanding-to-europe/

    • 32 min
    EUVC #4 Shomit Ghose, ONSET Ventures

    EUVC #4 Shomit Ghose, ONSET Ventures

    Episode 4 runs contrary to what the European VC stands for and features an American VC from the Valley. However, the focus is on looking from the outside in, as well as carving out lessons learned from decades of collaboration across the Atlantic. Shomit Ghose is a seasoned VC with multiple IPOs under his belt - both as an investor and an entrepreneur.

    **In this episode you will learn**

    - How the European and American VC landscapes differ and what we can learn from both.
    - How to increase your presence and establish collaborations with VCs in the US.
    - How to approach building a country-agnostic fund and the roles of VCs, LPs and Institutions.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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CrisXed ,

Great podcast!

This is a great one. Kudos !

OdeteCS ,

Very informing and extremely interesting

Great podcast. I particularly enjoyed the first episode. As a neuroscientist it was so enriching to listen to a VC in life sciences.

dave_bcs ,

I have been waiting for a podcast like this for a long time

Amazing to see a podcast like this being launched. So many option out there focusing on tech/startups or on the US. However, nothing on VC in Europe particularly. Super excited by this one!

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