40 episodes

Silicon Valley by The Investor's Podcast Network is hosted by Shawn Flynn. It is an in-depth look into the workings of companies based in Silicon Valley. It delves into up-and-coming startups, established giants and the views of people who are making a mark in the technology scene in Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley - The Investor's Podcast Network The Investor's Podcast Network

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Silicon Valley by The Investor's Podcast Network is hosted by Shawn Flynn. It is an in-depth look into the workings of companies based in Silicon Valley. It delves into up-and-coming startups, established giants and the views of people who are making a mark in the technology scene in Silicon Valley.

    SV039: Creating a Podcast Career with TIP Co-Founder Stig Brodersen

    SV039: Creating a Podcast Career with TIP Co-Founder Stig Brodersen

    On today’s show, we’re happy to chat with our very own Stig Brodersen. Stig is a value investor, business owner, and international bestselling author. His podcast We Study Billionaires has over 30 million+ downloads and has been recognized as the #1 ranked stock investing podcast in the world with awards such as:

    #1 stock investing podcast on iTunes

    #1 stock investing podcast on Google

    #1 investing podcast by CNBC

    #1 investing podcast by Business Insider


    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    How does a podcast host build a relationship with advertisers for their shows?

    How do analytics play a part in podcasting?

    What are the struggles with having the core team in another country?

    How can one make a career out of podcasting?


    Help us out!
    Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!
    Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley.
    BOOKS AND RESOURCES

    Download your free audiobook at Audible.

    Talk to Stig Brodersen on Twitter


    Follow Stig Brodersen on LinkedIn


    Get the latest updates on We Study Billionaires by The Investor’s Podcast Network on Facebook


     
    GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWN

    Shawn Flynn’s Twitter Account

    Shawn Flynn’s LinkedIn Account

    Silicon Valley LinkedIn Group Account

    Shawn Flynn’s Facebook Account

    Email: Shawn@TheInvestorsPodcast.com

    • 44 min
    SV038: Stanford's First Entrepreneur-In-Residence on Future Housing with James Ehrlich

    SV038: Stanford's First Entrepreneur-In-Residence on Future Housing with James Ehrlich

    On today’s episode, we interview James Ehrlich. James Ehrlich is a serial entrepreneur in the areas of technology, media technology and clean-tech. He is the founder at ReGen Villages, Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), and faculty at Singularity University. 

    James is part of an on-going White House Task Force on the Nexus of Food, Water, Energy and Waste and advising the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Department of State on regenerative platform development and implementation at the neighborhood scale. He also co-authored the UN Sustainability Platform Brief "Regenerative Community Development" with Professor Larry Leifer and Chris Ford (AIA) at the Stanford University Center for Design Research. 

    In this episode, you’ll learn: 

    How is tech leading towards a sustainable future for all?

    What is the Wood Wide Web?

    How are digital twins used in the modeling villages of the future?

    What technology will be used for completely self-reliant cities?

    What is it like to be the first ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford?


    Help us out!
    Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!
    Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley.
    BOOKS AND RESOURCES

    Download your free audiobook at Audible.

    Connect with James on LinkedIn



    ReGen Villages 


    James’ TV Show Hippy Gourmet 



    Email James Ehrlich


    Capital One. This is Banking Reimagined.

     
    GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWN

    Shawn Flynn’s Twitter Account

    Shawn Flynn’s LinkedIn Account

    Silicon Valley LinkedIn Group Account

    Shawn Flynn’s Facebook Account

    Email: Shawn@TheInvestorsPodcast.com

    • 52 min
    SV037: The Innovation Stack with Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey

    SV037: The Innovation Stack with Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey

     On today’s episode, we sit down with Jim McKelvey. Jim is the co-founder of Square, a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company. In 2009, Jim designed a card reader which in 2011 was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art. Jim then teamed with other St. Louis-based serial entrepreneurs to help found Cultivation Capital which was ranked the 7th most active venture capital firm founded since 2009, and the 3rd most active lead investor and since 2017, McKelvey has been appointed as an Independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.


    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    Why you can’t be an expert as an entrepreneur

    About Jim’s new book “The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time” 

    The incredible story of how he first met Jack Dorsey (cofounder of Twitter) and how they built Square together

    The story of the man that if he had wanted could have been the richest man ever to have lived


    Help us out!
    Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!
    Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley.
    BOOKS AND RESOURCES

    Download your free audiobook at Audible.

    Visit Jim’s Website 


    Follow Jim on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn 


    Read Jim’s new book



    Read “Good to Great” by Jim Collins 



    Capital One. This is Banking Reimagined.

     
    GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWN

    Shawn Flynn’s Twitter Account

    Shawn Flynn’s LinkedIn Account

    Silicon Valley LinkedIn Group Account

    Shawn Flynn’s Facebook Account

    Email: Shawn@TheInvestorsPodcast.com

    • 53 min
    SV036: Hardware is Hard with FloWater CEO Rich Razgaitis

    SV036: Hardware is Hard with FloWater CEO Rich Razgaitis

    Rich Razgaitis has been passionate about building brands and teams. Since 2002, he has served in CEO/president-level roles in several venture capital backed start-ups, privately held turnaround and growth companies, and he brings insight from those experiences to his work today at FloWater.
    Raz was the CEO of several consumer-tech companies, including DealOn, an e-commerce company that developed the Web’s first deal-commerce exchange, and another, MyTownPerks, which built the first PCI-complaint, cloud-based loyalty program for B2B. (Both companies were subsequently acquired.)

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    What is the current problem with the “state of water” domestically and globally?

    What are the challenges of a hardware company when it comes to cash flow?

    How is a hardware company’s growth different than a software company?

    How are “refill stations” positioned as smart devices?

    What is the big vision and big events for the company Environmental Tech in 2020?


    Help us out!
    Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!
    Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley.
    BOOKS AND RESOURCES

    Download your free audiobook at Audible.


    Capital One. This is Banking Reimagined.

    Find out more about FloWater


    Follow FloWater on Twitter


    Follow FloWater on Instagram



    Email FloWater

     
    CONNECT WITH RAZ
    Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn
    GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWN

    Shawn Flynn’s Twitter Account

    Shawn Flynn’s  LinkedIn Account

    Silicon Valley LinkedIn Group Account

    Shawn Flynn’s Facebook Account

    Email: Shawn@TheInvestorsPodcast.com

    • 49 min
    SV035: From Hollywood Star to Venture Capitalist with Anathem Ventures Managing Partner Crystal McKellar

    SV035: From Hollywood Star to Venture Capitalist with Anathem Ventures Managing Partner Crystal McKellar

    Crystal McKellar is the Founder and Managing Partner of Anathem Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in companies that have developed breakthrough technology that they are pragmatically leveraging to win and own uncrowded, high-margin markets. Crystal currently serves on the board of Cooler Heads, and previously served as a board member at Siren, Neurable, and DoubleDutch (acquired by Cvent) and as a board observer at Fractyl.  
    Crystal is a Kauffman Fellows Mentor, and has served as a mentor to the TechStars MetLife Digital Accelerator and the Ad Astra tech incubator program. Crystal is a proud member of All Raise and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation at technology conferences and finance events.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    When raising a fund, what recommendations are there for first-time fundraisers?

    What are the relationship dynamics between a Venture Capitalist and the Limited Partners (LPs)?

    The life of a VC, how is it really? What are some of the positives and negatives of the role?

    What are the advantages of keeping the fund size small?


    We would like to thank Maya Tussing for making the introduction which allowed for today’s episode. Thank you for the support!
    HELP US OUT!
    Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!
    Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley.
    BOOKS AND RESOURCES

    Download your free audiobook at Audible.


    Capital One. This is Banking Reimagined.

    Experience a real estate investing platform that is powered by an investor-first model with Fundrise.

    Make your money work harder with Wealthsimple.


    Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere with Betterhelp.

     
    CONNECT WITH CRYSTAL
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    GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWN

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    Silicon Valley LinkedIn Group Account

    Shawn Flynn’s Facebook Account

    Email: Shawn@TheInvestorsPodcast.com

    • 48 min
    SV034: Investing In Africa with Managing Partner of Chrysalis Capital Nichole Yembra

    SV034: Investing In Africa with Managing Partner of Chrysalis Capital Nichole Yembra

    On today’s show, we’re happy to chat with Nichole Yembra. Nichole is the Founder and Managing Director of The Chrysalis Co which houses The Chrysalis Capital, a new $15M Africa and Diaspora early stage tech fund and The Chrysalis Advisors, a strategy and investment advisory firm. 
    In addition to this work, Nichole is deeply committed to making gender diversity a priority within the financial-technology 'fintech' space in Nigeria and enhancing opportunities for women in leadership. She founded the Garden Women's Network, a group dedicated to the development and retention of high-performing women in the Nigerian tech ecosystem.  
    In this episode, you’ll learn: 

    What’s it like to be a minority Female Venture Capitalist raising a fund to invest in African Startups? 

    Does a typical Silicon Valley Venture Capital fund structure work in Africa? 

    Which countries in Africa have a thriving startup ecosystem? 

    What are some difficulties facing African entrepreneurs? 

    How do African startups expand into new markers? 


    We would like to thank Nigel Salina who made the introduction that allowed the interview to happen.  

    HELP US OUT! 
    Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it! 
    Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley. 
    BOOKS AND RESOURCES 

    Download your free audiobook at Audible. 


    Capital One. This is Banking Reimagined.

    Experience a real estate investing platform that is powered by an investor-first model with Fundrise. 

    Make your money work harder with Wealthsimple.


    Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere with Betterhelp.


    CONNECT WITH NICHOLE 
    LinkedIn  | Twitter | Email 
    GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWN 

    Shawn Flynn’s Twitter Account 

    Shawn Flynn’s LinkedIn Account 

    Silicon Valley LinkedIn Group Account 

    Shawn Flynn’s Facebook Account 

    Email: Shawn@TheInvestorsPodcast.com 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Kate Conno ,

High-quality, impactful discussion and lessons

The first episode I listened to featured an incredible interview with Crystal McKellar of Anathem Ventures. Earned my subscribe and excited to listen more. As someone on the marketing side of the industry, I was looking for more depth on funding, product, and business development — even better coming from a female entrepreneur. Wonderful interview questions for an organic yet professional look into the subject. Worth the listen.

Pip199 ,

Great show

Wonderful to hear all the sage advice from you and your guests.

netrider3005 ,

Great for entrepreneurs..

I am entrepreneur in the edtech space and Shawn’s podcast keeps me engaged during these isolated COVID times. Many topics discussed are related to what I do on a daily basis so I find them very interesting. Have already recommended to other entrepreneurs I know. Great going and good luck!

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