12 episodes

The GoingVC Podcast - uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness every second Monday with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team.

GoingVC is a global community and career development program for venture capital. To learn more or to checkout our guides, content, models and VC research checkout https://www.goingvc.com/blog

Feedback? We'd love to hear it: podcast@goingvc.com

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The GoingVC Podcast - uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness every second Monday with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team.

GoingVC is a global community and career development program for venture capital. To learn more or to checkout our guides, content, models and VC research checkout https://www.goingvc.com/blog

Feedback? We'd love to hear it: podcast@goingvc.com

    Episode 11 - Geography, Platform and the Power of Manifestation with Allie Felix

    Episode 11 - Geography, Platform and the Power of Manifestation with Allie Felix

    👋 Hey! Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast: Uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team.

    We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with Allie Felix (@alliemfelix) of Embarc Collective and special guest host Rachel Masterson (@rachmast). As always, if you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com!

    Episode Chapters:


    Introduction — 0:00
    Manifestation and Allie's Origin Story — 1:50
    Density of Opportunity: Moving to New York Without A Job — 7:17
    Impact of Geography? — 10:54
    The Platform Role — 18:55
    Expanding Access to Startup Investing — 23:52
    Closing Thoughts — 29:48



    Links:


    Decoding the VC Platform Role by Stephanie Manning at Lerer Hippeau
    Unapologetically Ambitious by Shellye Archambeau
    VC Platform Community
    Embarc Collective

    • 33 min
    Episode 4 - Building a Transparent Ecosystem with Joe Milam

    Episode 4 - Building a Transparent Ecosystem with Joe Milam

    Building a Transparent Ecosystem with Joe Milam

    👋 Hey! Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast: Uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness every second Monday with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team. 

    We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with Joe Milam. If you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com



    Episode Chapters


    Joe’s Origin Story – 02:17
    The Startup Information Gap – 07:47
    AngelSpan – 09:24
    Building a Transparent Portfolio – 17:24
    Bell Mason Framework, a Rundown – 29:36
    Impact Investing: in the Eye of the Beholder – 34:40
    Joe’s Action Items – 36:56

    • 42 min
    Episode 3 - Lessons from 250K Miles A Year With Paul Singh

    Episode 3 - Lessons from 250K Miles A Year With Paul Singh

    Lessons from 250K Miles A Year With Paul Singh

    👋 Hey! Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast: Uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness every second Monday with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team. 

    We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with Paul Singh (@paulsingh). 

    If you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com

    Episode Chapters


    Introduction
    Paul’s Origin Story – 01:54
    Being Everywhere Else | Trekking Across North America – 10:35
    Angels, Syndicates and Microfunds – 15:50
    Learning to Make ‘The Bet’ – 22:20
    Paul’s Advice for Angels – 24:55
    Results Junkies – 33:30
    Geography, Geography, Geography – 36:29
    Wrap-up & Closing Thoughts – 41:03

    • 42 min
    Episode 10 - Founding GoingVC & More with John Gannon

    Episode 10 - Founding GoingVC & More with John Gannon

    👋 Hey! Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast: Uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness every second Monday with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team. 

    We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with John Gannon cofounder of GoingVC. As always, if you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com!

    Episode Chapters:


    Introduction — 0:00
    John’s Origin Story — 1:30
    It All Ends Up Fitting Together — 7:30
    Writing For Yourself — 12:04
    Founding GoingVC — 19:58
    Supporting A Diverse Ecosystem — 24:15
    Closing Thoughts — 33:40

    • 37 min
    Episode 9 - Startups, Surprise Meetings & Blockchain with Brittany Laughlin

    Episode 9 - Startups, Surprise Meetings & Blockchain with Brittany Laughlin

    Episode 9 - Startups, Surprise Meetings & Blockchain with Brittany Laughlin

    👋 Hey! Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast: Uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness every second Monday with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team. 

    We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with Brittany Laughlin (@br_ttany) the Stacks Open Internet Foundation. As always, if you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com!

    Episode Chapters:


    Introduction — 0:00
    Brittany’s Origin Story — 2:10
    A Surprise Meeting with Fred Wilson — 11:04
    A Fantastic Learning Experience — 14:45
    Founding Lattice Ventures — 21:25
    There’s Plenty of Smart People Tinkering Around — 27:55
    Diversity in the Ecosystem. Great Strides, Still A Work-in-Progress — 37:41
    Closing Thoughts — 43:08

    • 44 min
    Episode 8 - Once an Operator, Always an Operator with Elle Bruno

    Episode 8 - Once an Operator, Always an Operator with Elle Bruno

    Once an Operator, Always an Operator with Elle Bruno

    👋 Hey! Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast: Uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness every second Monday with Austin and JJ MacLean (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team.

    We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with Elle Bruno of Techstars. As always, if you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com!

    Episode Chapters:


    Introduction — 0:00
    It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy — 4:20
    The Operator’s Superpowers — 8:05
    Only 2.8% — 11:27
    There’s more than one way to be an investor — 17:55
    FinTech around the World — 20:55
    Start — 32:58
    Closing thoughts—34:08

    Link to the application for the WU/Techstars program Elle runs: https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/western-union

    • 37 min

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