94 episodes

Join Boost VC’s Founder & Managing Director Adam Draper, to learn about emerging technology from leading figures in the industry. Each episode we interview founders and investors to explore topics like startup strategy and venture capital, as well as incredible technology like bitcoin, virtual reality, AI, exoskeletons, drones, space and more.

The Boost VC Podcast Adam Draper

    • Technology
    • 4.4, 24 Ratings

Join Boost VC’s Founder & Managing Director Adam Draper, to learn about emerging technology from leading figures in the industry. Each episode we interview founders and investors to explore topics like startup strategy and venture capital, as well as incredible technology like bitcoin, virtual reality, AI, exoskeletons, drones, space and more.

    Ep.93: Leveraging VR to Revolutionize Healthcare Education & Training—with Brian Conyer of GIBLIB

    Ep.93: Leveraging VR to Revolutionize Healthcare Education & Training—with Brian Conyer of GIBLIB

    A whole lot of founders make the mistake of undervaluing their product. Some even give it away for free, not realizing that generating revenue is critical to proving out a business model and attracting venture investors. Healthcare education startup GIBLIB struggled to gain traction until the team shifted to a subscription-based platform, and now they are thriving in their mission to leverage virtual reality to revolutionize medical training.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 92: The VC’s Role as the Sixth Man—with FinTech Investor Michael Sidgmore of Broadhaven Ventures

    Ep. 92: The VC’s Role as the Sixth Man—with FinTech Investor Michael Sidgmore of Broadhaven Ventures

    Michael is a Partner at Broadhaven Ventures, an independent investment bank serving the financial services industry. In his role at Broadhaven, Michael focuses on sourcing, investing and managing investments in early-stage FinTech startups. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a pre-product employee at iCapital Network and the first sales hire at Mosaic. Michael is also the founder of Let’s Humanize Finance, an interview series with FinTech entrepreneurs and innovators who are changing the way we interact with money.

    • 38 min
    Ep.91: Filling the Voids in the Crypto Market—with Joey Krug of Pantera Capital

    Ep.91: Filling the Voids in the Crypto Market—with Joey Krug of Pantera Capital

    Today, Joey joins us to explain how he balances his work for Pantera with his ongoing involvement in Augur. He offers insight around the early days of the Augur Project, discussing the decision to pursue an ICO, his method for building the team, and the hurdles he faced developing Augur on Ethereum. Joey also shares why he took on the oracle problem at Augur and gives advice on building for chains other than Ethereum. Listen in to find out what recent investments Joey is most excited about and how those companies address the current voids in the market, fiat on-ramping and scalability.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 90: Sparking Great Companies—with Keith Rabois of Founders Fund

    Ep. 90: Sparking Great Companies—with Keith Rabois of Founders Fund

    Keith Rabois is General Partner at Founders Fund, a VC firm focused on supporting entrepreneurs building revolutionary technologies. Keith is known for guiding early-stage startups to become successful businesses, and his impressive resume includes executive positions at PayPal, LinkedIn and Square. After 13 years in the C-suite at high-growth companies, Keith transitioned to venture capital, joining Khosla Ventures in 2013 and moving to Founders Fund in February of this year. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 89: Inspiring Deep Tech Founders to Invest in Sales & Marketing—with Greg Castle of Anorak Ventures

    Ep. 89: Inspiring Deep Tech Founders to Invest in Sales & Marketing—with Greg Castle of Anorak Ventures

    Today, Greg joins us to share his experience as a seed investor in Oculus, explaining how the experience inspired him to become a VC. He describes his value-add for the companies he works with in the realm of sales and marketing and discusses the importance branding that reflects the work you’ve put in on the technical side. Listen in to find out how Anorak has evolved since its inception in 2016 and learn why Greg is looking for founders who understand the ‘illogical’ nature of running a venture-backed business.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 88: Building the Superpower of Personal Flight—with David Mayman of JetPack Aviation

    Ep. 88: Building the Superpower of Personal Flight—with David Mayman of JetPack Aviation

    David Mayman is the founder, CEO and Chief Test Pilot of JetPack Aviation, the undisputed leader in turbine-powered, VTOL aircraft. With more than a decade of experience refining its technology, JetPack is the first company to design and manufacture a true jetpack for personal flight, creating an entirely new aviation market for individuals, corporations and military clients.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Insightful, entertaining and actionable

Adam and his incredible guests make me feel completely at home here - bowled over by brilliant advice and nourishing conversations.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Boost VC Podcast if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to stay ahead of the curve of the rapidly evolving tech landscape!

Katie Joy B. ,

Not Just for Technology Professionals

Adam and his awesome guests cover so much more than technology. Tech is always at the core, but they also discuss how to overcome obstacles every entrepreneur has to face - all while being personable and engaging. Whether you're a techie, a creative, or anything in between, I highly recommend you take a listen! Thanks for creating such a wonderful show Adam - keep up the great work!

ReviewNickn@me ,

Awesome Podcast

This is like a front row seat to many of the colleague to colleague conversations that happen all the time in Silicon Valley. It is a great resource for entrepreneurs and I have found it to be a peek behind the curtain of how VC’s think and what they look for in the applicants. Love the focus on Augmented Reality too!

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