93 episodes

"Runway Series" by UPCOMINGVC® explores the frontiers of tech innovation & venture capital at the intersection of web 2.0 & crypto / web3 through various formats: "Runway Series Originals" (deep interviews), "Venture Talks" (thematic panel discussions), "AMA VC" (live sessions with an audience), "No-Code / VC Fit" (about building venture-backable no-code startups), "Momentor" (podcast by Melchior Mesnard we've incubated). Since 2017, UPCOMINGVC® has been a pioneering educational media for Venture Capital, imagined, hosted & produced by Raphael Grieco. Full episodes on https://venturenotes.co

Runway Series - Venture Capital UPCOMINGVC®‎ - Raph Grieco

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"Runway Series" by UPCOMINGVC® explores the frontiers of tech innovation & venture capital at the intersection of web 2.0 & crypto / web3 through various formats: "Runway Series Originals" (deep interviews), "Venture Talks" (thematic panel discussions), "AMA VC" (live sessions with an audience), "No-Code / VC Fit" (about building venture-backable no-code startups), "Momentor" (podcast by Melchior Mesnard we've incubated). Since 2017, UPCOMINGVC® has been a pioneering educational media for Venture Capital, imagined, hosted & produced by Raphael Grieco. Full episodes on https://venturenotes.co

    The European Playbook - Talk 7 of the "Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success".

    The European Playbook - Talk 7 of the "Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success".

    The European Playbook. With Augustin Sayer (Newfund), Audrey Soussan (Ventech), Evgenia Plotnikova (Dawn Capital), Ricardo Sequerra (Point Nine) and Shiraz Mahfoudhi (Speedinvest).

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    This episode is an excerpt of the full talk (7 in 13 talks in total) that was held during our second «Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success». Head to summit.runwayseries.co to get the full episode and detailed shownotes. Enjoy the show!

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    Over 3 days on June 1-3, 2021, during break lunches (11.30 - 1.45) and at the end of the day (5.30 - 7) and in 4 time zones, we received 39 guests (28 VC & 11 CEOs) including 31 who had already come on the Runway Series podcast. With «Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success», the idea is to take a step back from the usual discussions on execution, in order to understand what are the fundamentals of success, with 13 panels covering the DNA of entrepreneurship, the dynamics of co-founding teams, branding, focus, change, remote, data, creativity, diversity and inclusion. And unique fact, these 13 talks are hosted by the 39 guests who themselves are the moderators of these talks, which mechanically increases the quality of the talks. Top speakers from French startups / scaleups (Double, Labellevie, Supermood, Medadom, Convelio..) and French VCs (Frst, Elaia, Ventech, Cap Horn, Ring, Kima, Eutopia, Axeleo and many others) participates but also European VC partners, such as Evgenia from Dawn, Sia from Seedcamp, Jon from e.ventures, Louis from Point Nine, Mathias from Speedinvest.., as well as investors such as Marguerite from Cherry, David from Brighteye or Vincent Head of MarComm's at Northzone which also shows the attractiveness of the French scene for discussing structuring and fundamental subjects.

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    The podcasts Runway Series Originals, AMA VC, Human Factor, No-Code VC / Fit, Venture Talks & Solo-GP Series are produced by UPCOMINGVC® (www.upcoming.vc), created and hosted by Raphael Grieco.

    • 15 min
    57. Edo Fouilloux, Co-Founder & CEO/CTO @ PatchXR - Blending the emotional power of Music with the possibilities of World-Building Games in the Metaverse [web3]

    57. Edo Fouilloux, Co-Founder & CEO/CTO @ PatchXR - Blending the emotional power of Music with the possibilities of World-Building Games in the Metaverse [web3]

    Ep57, a metaverse, music & web3 episode with Edo Fouilloux, Co-Founder & CEO/CTO @ PatchXR.

    [PROMO CODE to listen to the full episode https://upcomingvc.substack.com/ep57]

    The technological possibilities for bringing music into the virtual world seem endless; all that's missing is an artist-driven breakout moment, as Pitchfork would say. The fate of any new media format depends both on the underlying tech and on the content it delivers, and music has always seemed bound for interactive multimedia spaces. A few attempts by Björk, in 2011, and Radiohead, in 2014 were early such pioneering experiences but the practical utility for fans often wasn’t clear. Even when the experiences were thrilling, it was difficult to see who would buy the gear for them, or how often they would want to go back for more.

    Two years in after the pandemic started, it seems like remote interactions over a smartphone or computer screen are suddenly the norm and a virtual-music future that was always supposed to be just around the corner appears, once again, to be almost in sight. Bloomberg Intelligence has predicted that the metaverse, loosely defined as an always-on internet made up of 3D virtual worlds where users take the form of digital avatars, could be an $800 billion market by 2024. It seems likely that music will play some part in this virtual future.

    Applications for music in the metaverse are varied. This is where PatchXR, a swiss-danish startup, comes into play. PatchXR is a technology company founded by artists, hackers, and XR experts blending the emotional power of music with the possibilities of world-building games in the Metaverse. PatchXR is building PatchWORLD, a user-generated content platform for INTERACTIVE MUSICAL WORLDS,with a fully integrated creation system. It connects creators and audiences in an economy designed for Web3 & XR.

    Creators from various skill levels can use PatchWORLD to build and share, interactive digital assets, songs, stories, or complete musical worlds, where you can dig into a complete collection of interchangeable blocks that blend music and visuals with gesture and interaction in real-time. Imagine the Minecraft of Music. Audiences looking to engage with immersive and interactive musical content can have casual fun together by entering PatchXR growing library of interactive content made by our users and PatchXR, filled with instruments, narrative games, and fully immersive shows. In these shows, the audience can step inside the recorded media and interact. Imagine Spotify meets Twitch, but you can walk around and play.

    In this Runway Series Originals 57, we meet Edo Fouilloux, Co-Founder of PatchXR. In this five-part episode, you will discover an exceptional team of artists, hackers and XR experts, a unique vision to develop an immersive environment for creators in music, the technical complexity to create such an infra, monetization with web3..

    -- Produced by UPCOMINGVC® upcoming.vc, created and hosted by Raphael Grieco.

    • 16 min
    Solo-GP #2: David Yakobovitch, DataPower Ventures: Niching down a thesis on data-powered companies

    Solo-GP #2: David Yakobovitch, DataPower Ventures: Niching down a thesis on data-powered companies

    "Solo-GP Series" ep. 2, with David Yakobovitch, Solo-GP @ DataPower Ventures (datapower.vc) and On Deck Angels Fellow.

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    If you’d love to learn more about how to become a Solo-GP, look for this upcoming series on Venture Notes (venturenotes.co) our private newsletter where we will share the full episodes while we just publish a 15min excerpt on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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    Even more startup founders are onboarding in their captable non traditional VC firms, in the form of Solo-GPs, via nano-funds or syndicates.

    Most of the time, these Solo-GPs are operators-investors, meaning that they have a dual profile


    on one hand their run their startups or are part of a fast-growing startup as a key hire, and
    on the other hand they are growing a deal flow and a community of founders & LPs which allows them to raise a nano-fund or develop a syndicate

    Over the past 3 years, we have been witnessing this increasing population of such Solo-GPs.

    Still some operators with this potential profile have not launched yet, for various reasons


    they are unsure about their value-add
    they are unsure about how to structure it
    they are unsure about quality & repeatability of their deal-flow…

    ... and many other questions.

    That is why I am launching with the help of On Deck a short series Called “Solo-GP Series” to help you kickstart your thinking about becoming an operator-investor / Solo-GP. In this short “Solo-GP Series” podcast series, you’ll understand


    how to identifyyou actually have a deal flow and how to develop and nurture it the tipping point to launch as a Solo-GP
    how to craft a compelling thesis
    how to build an LP community …

    … plus so much more.

    I'm in the process of launching my solo-gp pre-seed fund, Olive Capital, focusing on web3 European founders driving change in the way we Create, Collaborate and Communicate.. If you are raising fund, send us your deck! If you want to learn more, head to olivecapital.vc.

    In this second episode of the “Solo-GP Series” podcast, we get to know David Yakobovitch, who lives a true passion for data. David is also an On Deck Angel Fellow and a Solo-GP: during the pandemic, David launched DataFrame Ventures which invested in 20 data-driven companies. Now, David has transformed DataFrame Ventures to DataPower Ventures, in a move that puts a differentiated emphasis on Data that he explains in this show. In this 4-part episode, David shares with us a greate amount of insights and actionable pieces of advice while driving us through


    how & why he started a career in data and to develop a unique understanding on the power of it
    how he started investing, his initial source of dealflow
    how he started to add value to the startups he has been backing and a lot of examples of investments David has made in the data space
    how his thesis was becoming clearer along the way
    why David decide to move away from an undifferentiated data-driven focus to a specific data-powered focus and his 5 unique thematics David is focusing on
    why shaping a thesis changes how you are perceived by the founders community and the implication on the dealflow
    the importance of building an LP community... + so much more.

    I am sure you will love this episode, lets get right in.

    -- These podcasts are produced by UPCOMINGVC® upcoming.vc, created and hosted by Raphael Grieco.

    • 20 min
    Why branding is important - Talk 6 of the "Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success".

    Why branding is important - Talk 6 of the "Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success".

    Why branding is important. With Marie-Capucine Lemétais (Ring Capital), Vincent Touati Tomas (Northzone), Camille Kriebitzsch (Eutopia) and Camille Venot (Cap Horn).

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    This episode is an excerpt of the full talk (6 in 13 talks in total) that was held during our second «Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success». Head to summit.runwayseries.co to get the full episode and detailed shownotes. Enjoy the show!

    - - -

    Over 3 days on June 1-3, 2021, during break lunches (11.30 - 1.45) and at the end of the day (5.30 - 7) and in 4 time zones, we received 39 guests (28 VC & 11 CEOs) including 31 who had already come on the Runway Series podcast. With «Runway Series Summit: The Fundamentals of Success», the idea is to take a step back from the usual discussions on execution, in order to understand what are the fundamentals of success, with 13 panels covering the DNA of entrepreneurship, the dynamics of co-founding teams, branding, focus, change, remote, data, creativity, diversity and inclusion. And unique fact, these 13 talks are hosted by the 39 guests who themselves are the moderators of these talks, which mechanically increases the quality of the talks. Top speakers from French startups / scaleups (Double, Labellevie, Supermood, Medadom, Convelio..) and French VCs (Frst, Elaia, Ventech, Cap Horn, Ring, Kima, Eutopia, Axeleo and many others) participates but also European VC partners, such as Evgenia from Dawn, Sia from Seedcamp, Jon from e.ventures, Louis from Point Nine, Mathias from Speedinvest.., as well as investors such as Marguerite from Cherry, David from Brighteye or Vincent Head of MarComm's at Northzone which also shows the attractiveness of the French scene for discussing structuring and fundamental subjects.

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    The podcasts Runway Series Originals, AMA VC, Human Factor, No-Code VC / Fit & Venture Talks are produced by UPCOMINGVC® (www.upcoming.vc), created and hosted by Raphael Grieco.

    • 12 min
    Solo-GP #1: Victor Li, The Winning Together Fund: A core focus on building an LP Community

    Solo-GP #1: Victor Li, The Winning Together Fund: A core focus on building an LP Community

    "Solo-GP Series" ep. 1, with Victor Li, Solo-GP @ The Winning Together Fund and On Deck Angels Fellow.

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    If you’d love to learn more about how to become a Solo-GP, look for this upcoming series on Venture Notes (venturenotes.co) our private newsletter where we will share the full episodes while we just publish a 15min excerpt on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

    - - -

    Even more startup founders are onboarding in their captable non traditional VC firms, in the form of Solo-GPs, via nano-funds or syndicates.

    Most of the time, these Solo-GPs are operators-investors, meaning that they have a dual profile


    on one hand their run their startups or are part of a fast-growing startup as a key hire, and
    on the other hand they are growing a deal flow and a community of founders & LPs which allows them to raise a nano-fund or develop a syndicate

    Over the past 3 years, we have been witnessing this increasing population of such Solo-GPs.

    Still some operators with this potential profile have not launched yet, for various reasons


    they are unsure about their value-add
    they are unsure about how to structure it
    they are unsure about quality & repeatability of their deal-flow…

    ... and many other questions.

    That is why I am launching with the help of On Deck a short series Called “Solo-GP Series” to help you kickstart your thinking about becoming an operator-investor / Solo-GP. In this short “Solo-GP Series” podcast series, you’ll understand


    how to identifyyou actually have a deal flow and how to develop and nurture it
    the tipping point to launch as a Solo-GP
    how to craft a compelling thesis
    how to build an LP community …

    … plus so much more.

    I am myself in the process of launching my solo-gp pre-seed/seed fund, Olive Capital, focusing on web 2.0 and web3 European founders driving change in the way we Create, Collaborate and Communicate.. If you are raising fund, send us your deck! We’re also building a platform with scouts, ecosystem partners, talents for our portfolio companies, and we are organizing LP Dinners in cities part of our ecosystem. If you want to learn more, head to olivecapital.vc.

    In this first episode of the “Solo-GP Series” podcast, we get to know Victor Li, repeat founder with Inoki Bathhouse an ecommerce company, and Onova a corporate innovation company. Victor is also an On Deck Angel Fellow and a Solo-GP: about a year ago, Victor launched The Winning Together Fund, a micro fund with a true community-DNA investing in early-stage startups.

    In this 4-part episode, Victor shares with us a considerable amount of insights and actionable pieces of advice while driving us through


    how & why he became an entrepreneur
    how he started investing, his initial source of dealflow, his first checks and first investment decisions
    how he started to add value to the startups he has been backing
    his long term vs short term objectives of being a Solo-GP
    how his thesis was becoming clearer along the way
    why Victor is building an incentivized LP community
    how to balance between being an operator and an investor..

    .. plus so much more.

    I am sure you will love this episode, lets get right in.

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    These podcasts are produced by UPCOMINGVC® upcoming.vc, created and hosted by Raphael Grieco.

    • 18 min
    56. Thibaut Sahaghian, Co-Founder & CEO @ Multis (YCS19) - Learnings from being too early in B2B Crypto in 2019 to raising a $7M round with Sequoia in 2022 [a web3 episode]

    56. Thibaut Sahaghian, Co-Founder & CEO @ Multis (YCS19) - Learnings from being too early in B2B Crypto in 2019 to raising a $7M round with Sequoia in 2022 [a web3 episode]

    Ep56, a web3 episode with Thibaut Sahaghian, Co-Founder & CEO @ Multis (YC S19).

    [PROMO CODE to listen to the full episode https://upcomingvc.substack.com/ep56]

    The myth about pivots is that they are an exception: something undesirable that happens because a startup went seriously awry, and which you should strive to avoid.

    In reality, pivots are an integral part of the entrepreneurial process. Whether you’re pivoting in the early days because you haven’t yet found product-market fit, or you’re pivoting by reinventing yourself later on, all companies, if they’re going to become and stay successful, are going to have to pivot. You have a brilliant idea, hopefully you’re in the right place at the right time, you execute like crazy, and it either works or it doesn’t. So how do you know when it’s time to pivot?

    This is the case with Multis, a startup building the financial backbone of crypto-native organizations which has pivoted and experienced being kind of too early in its markets. Mid-March 2022, French startup Multis announced it had raised a $7 million round led by Sequoia Capital, about the firm’s third investment in France after Pennylane and Upway. Originally designed as a neobank for companies working with cryptocurrencies, the company has completely altered its product vision as it offers now the software layer helping web3 organizations manage their crypto finances.

    Co-founded in 2018 by Thibaut Sahaghian, Y-Combinator and efounders alumni Multis’ is an all-in-one crypto finances management tool that works in concert with Gnosis, a highly trusted platform for managing digital assets on Ethereum. Sequoia’s Stephanie Zhan explains that “Multis is uniquely positioned to provide a new generation of entrepreneurs with an all-in-one solution for cashflow and spend management”. “DeFi companies, NFT studios, or DAOs are cutting-edge in terms of tech. But their business tools are prehistoric: most crypto founders still struggle to perform basic financial operations that are essential to running a business, like getting visibility on cashflow.” declared recently Thibaut to Tech.eu. “They end up creating their own solution, often a shared spreadsheet, in fear that their operational set-up will fall apart and they'll end up losing money because they don't have a clear understanding of their finances, or that team members will misuse funds.”

    In this 56th episode,


    Thibaut reflects on the early days & assumptions of Multis and shares with us his learning from building too early in the dark a crypto-company in 2019,
    the toxic validations they got early on,
    why they stopped building the product in order to pivot while experiencing a critical change in the co-founding team.
    Thibaut also shares his findings during the conversations held the VC in their captable as the company was facing tough challenges to find PMF,
    why vulnerability is key when building a transition plan, switching a challenge to an opportunity & building a narrative.
    we also talk about how DAOs are reshaping the future of capitalism and the principal-agent discrepancy, about how transparency is a means, a lever for higher trust and the challenges to connect code-based decisions with IRL existance / objects.
    we discover the road ahead for Multis, Thibaut’s take about hiring in web3, and learn about the next milestones for the Multis product

    I am sure you will enjoy the episode.
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    These podcasts are produced by UPCOMINGVC® upcoming.vc, created and hosted by Raphael Grieco.

    • 18 min

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