Broadening access to venture capital, one conversation at a time - from advice about careers to getting your business funded, we’re putting it all out there.
Each week we bring you a conversation with one of our friends in the investment industry: associates, interns and a whole host of others. New episodes every Tuesday at 11am GMT!
Hosted by: Francesca Baillieu, Lois Ollerenshaw and Petra Müller
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Sebastian Johansson at byFounders
And to close off Season 6 of Associated podcast, we have the brilliant Sebastian Johansson from byFounders. In this episode we discuss the importance of building your network and how it is linked to the psychology of investing as well as what it’s like to spearhead a new office in one of the most competitive tech ecosystems in Europe.
Also, hot off the press: ByFounders are currently hiring so tune in to learn about what skills they are looking for their new team member!
Emilie Hannezo at InMotion Ventures
What do electric vehicles and sustainable skincare have in common? Well, this week’s guest is something of an expert in both! Emilie talks to us about how she ended up in Jaguar Land Rover’s corporate venture capital arm, and the things she’s most excited about in the mobility industry today. InMotion are hiring a visiting analyst at the moment so if you’re interested hit up Emilie via LinkedIn.
Mike McGraw and Gabriele Papievyte at Inovia Capital
In this episode we focus on mentorship; it's described as "in the DNA" of Inovia! We hear what Mike has learned from being mentored by Patrick Pichette, Inovia GP, Chairman of Twitter, and ex-CFO of Google, and about how he's paid it forward by supporting newer starters including Gabriele Paievyte, who joins us too!
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Rodney Appiah at Cornerstone Partners
In this episode Rodney unpacks journey in VC and Growth Equity including his start in investment banking pre the financial crisis, building BGF (the UK government's Private Equity fund), and becoming a Partner at the Foresight Group and building their minority investment business. We also discuss the trials and tribulations of starting Cornerstone, his own fund focused on diverse founders, why he doesn't believe in the pipeline problem, and the returns opportunity they see in investing in these underserved teams.
Fred Ursell at Pembroke
In this episode we find out the difference between a VC and VCT as Fred gives us an insight into the consumer-focused VCT fund, Pembroke. Their recent investments in Dropless car-washing and Coat paint exemplify the requisite passion for huge consumer markets, ripe for disruption! We also find out about how Fred may have been on a different path if the plumbing market had been stronger in 2008.
Susan Lin at Felix Capital
Susan Lin started meeting angel investors aged ten. No, she wasn’t a child entrepreneur - she was the child of entrepreneurs! From these unconventional beginnings, Susan shares the motivations, decisions and international moves that led to her being made Partner at Felix Capital this year. She also speaks candidly about the thought process and guidance she had around starting a family, and about what she’s looking for in deals now she’s back in the saddle!