18 episodes

An enchanting podcast of hope, self-discovery, failure and triumph, The Arena by Kauffman Fellows gives us a glimpse into the lives and narratives behind the men and women who are actually in the arena, transforming the startup and venture capital universe. Hosted by Jeff Harbach, CEO of Kauffman Fellows, and produced by Nihar Neelakanti, this podcast airs weekly and can be found on iTunes and Spotify or Fellows.org

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Hosted by Jeff Harbach
Produced by Nihar Neelakanti

The Arena Kauffman Fellows

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

An enchanting podcast of hope, self-discovery, failure and triumph, The Arena by Kauffman Fellows gives us a glimpse into the lives and narratives behind the men and women who are actually in the arena, transforming the startup and venture capital universe. Hosted by Jeff Harbach, CEO of Kauffman Fellows, and produced by Nihar Neelakanti, this podcast airs weekly and can be found on iTunes and Spotify or Fellows.org

Signup for our newsletter to get notified of latest release and other insights on VC and startups at http://eepurl.com/dzVE5j

Hosted by Jeff Harbach
Produced by Nihar Neelakanti

    Go For It - Allen Taylor, Endeavor Catalyst

    Go For It - Allen Taylor, Endeavor Catalyst

    Allen Taylor is Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst and leads Endeavor’s efforts to connect its portfolio of 1,000+ high-growth companies with US-based mentors and investors. Launched in 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has raised more than $120M+ across two funds and made 70+ investments to date in 20 different countries across Latin America, EMEA and Southeast Asia. Tune in as we learn about Allen's non-traditional path into venture and his sage wisdom for those building companies or pursuing VC. This is a story you won't want to miss. Signup for our newsletter to get notified of the latest release and to receive the latest insights in VC and startups http://eepurl.com/dzVE5j

    • 41 min
    Keep Iterating - Christine Kenna, IGNIA

    Keep Iterating - Christine Kenna, IGNIA

    Christine Kenna is a parter at IGNIA focused on investments in Mexico. Listen as she walks us through the pivotal moments of her life that have led her to where she is now. Christine has previously worked at EF Education first, Google, Parthenon Group, and the Guggenheim Foundation. This is a story you won't want to miss. Signup for our newsletter to get notified of the latest release and to receive the latest insights in VC and startups http://eepurl.com/dzVE5j

    • 40 min
    Commitment is Leadership - Ray Hatoyama, Sozo Ventures

    Commitment is Leadership - Ray Hatoyama, Sozo Ventures

    Ray is one of the most interesting person you'll meet. He's a venture partner at Sozo Ventures and is an advisor to Pokemon and Sony Music. Previously, he led the expansion of Hello Kitty taking it from a market cap of $500M to over $3.5B. He's friends with Pharrell Williams, he's a wicked DJ, and is a Kauffman Fellow from Class 22. This is a story you won't want to miss. Signup for our newsletter to get notified of the latest release and to receive the latest insights in VC and startups http://eepurl.com/dzVE5j

    • 31 min
    Leadership Means Action - Andy McLoughlin, Uncork Capital

    Leadership Means Action - Andy McLoughlin, Uncork Capital

    Andy is a Partner with Uncork Capital, one of the most active seed-stage investors in Silicon Valley. He invests in early-stage software startups that help businesses operate like the best companies in the world either by building better, selling more, or operating more effectively. Prior to joining Uncork Capital in 2015, Andy was co-founder of London-based Huddle, a leading enterprise content collaboration company. Under Andy’s leadership, Huddle became one of Europe’s most awarded and well-known technology startups, raising over $80M of venture funding. Andy is a Kauffman Fellow from Class 22. Signup for our newsletter to get notified of the latest release and to receive the latest insights in VC and startups http://eepurl.com/dzVE5j

    • 45 min
    Just Keep Moving - Jonathan Lehr, General Partner at Work-Bench

    Just Keep Moving - Jonathan Lehr, General Partner at Work-Bench

    Jonathan Lehr is the co-founder and General Partner at Work-Bench. Join us this week as Jon describes how a degree in biomedical engineering kick started his finance career, ultimately leading him to investing in enterprise software, and excelling at it. Signup for our newsletter to get notified of the latest release and to receive the latest insights in VC and startups http://eepurl.com/dzVE5j

    • 44 min
    Act Courageously - Jeremy Yap, Prolific Angel Investor

    Act Courageously - Jeremy Yap, Prolific Angel Investor

    Jeremy Yap is #InTheArena this week on the KF Podcast. Listen as he takes us on his journey from serving as a lieutenant in the Singapore Armed Forces to becoming a prolific angel investor with 77 investments across 18 cities. Signup for our newsletter to get notified of the latest release and to receive the latest insights in VC and startups http://eepurl.com/dzVE5j 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

AlexScott1969 ,

A must listen

Insightful podcast into the minds that are leading the field. Tons of information to absorb and they bring a diversity of ideas to the table.

Gareth Keane ,

Thought provoking and insightful

Great insights into how leading venture investors think and act, and some fantastic personal stories.

Marshiroo ,

Insightful

Loving it so far! Interesting guests who share their investor career journeys. Great interview format. Looking forward to more.

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