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cc: covers growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur. (previously Glocal Podcast)

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cc: covers growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur. (previously Glocal Podcast)

    Funding the Next Generation of Portuguese Unicorns After Creating Talkdesk

    Funding the Next Generation of Portuguese Unicorns After Creating Talkdesk

    cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

    Cristina Fonseca is the co-founder of Talkdesk, the unicorn help desk software company that raised $125M to date. Cristina then joined Indico Partners to fund the next generation of startups coming out of Portugal.

    What’s in this episode?

    1) Talkdesk’s journey starting with a startup competition

    2) Challenges and advantages of international entrepreneurs in the US

    3) Cristina’s focus on b2b

    4) Sales tactics for international expansion

    5) Evolution of the Portuguese ecosystem

    You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur.

    • 27 min
    Endeavor: Building Emerging Market Ecosystems from Ground Up Before Investing

    Endeavor: Building Emerging Market Ecosystems from Ground Up Before Investing

    cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

    Allen is the Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst, an innovative co-investment vehicle through which Endeavor can invest into its portfolio companies. Launched in 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has raised more than $120M+ across two funds and made 130+ investments to date in 27 different countries across Latin America, EMEA and Southeast Asia. Investments include Globant (NYSE:GLOB) in Argentina, Peak (acq’d Zynga $1.8Bn, 2020) in Turkey and Fetchr in the UAE.

    What’s in this episode?

    1) The main driver behind looking at places where not many people are looking

    2) Access problem of emerging market founders and associated selection biases developed market VCs might have

    3) A look at Endeavor Catalyst’s rule-based investment criteria

    4) Natural patterns Endeavor sees when companies are ready to push out of their home countries/turf

    5) Tell-tale signs of a company as to when they'd be able to attract serious downstream capital interest

    6) Co-investing with local vs global VCs

    You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur.

    • 28 min
    Playbook to Scale Enterprise Software From Emerging Ecosystems

    Playbook to Scale Enterprise Software From Emerging Ecosystems

    cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

    Gil Dibner is the General Partner of Angular Ventures, an early-stage enterprise fund focused on founders across Europe and Israel. Prior to Angular, Gil led investments across the region during his time at DFJ Esprit, Index Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, and Genesis Partners. He has a special eye to spot enterprise opportunities that can scale globally.

    What’s in this episode?

    1) Evolution of the Israeli ecosystem from 1970s

    2) VC: is it an access game or a selection game?

    3) Europe’s progress and opportunity in enterprise software

    4) Importance of the US market for enterprise startups and how to Americanize

    5) Israel’s playbook and knowledge base as a startup nation

    You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur.

    • 32 min
    BillionToOne: Changing the Early Detection Landscape One Molecule at a Time

    BillionToOne: Changing the Early Detection Landscape One Molecule at a Time

    cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

    Oguzhan is the co-founder and CEO of BilliontoOne, a precision diagnostics company that makes molecular diagnostics accurate, efficient, and accessible for all. Born and raised in Turkey, Oguzhan studied Molecular Biology at Princeton University and received his PhD in Systems Biology from Stanford University. If that wasn’t enough star power in his resume, he also took his company to YC, only to raise $32M afterwards from the likes of Hummingbird Ventures, Neotribe Ventures and 500 Startups.

    What’s in this episode?

    1) BilliontoOne’s rapid speed in going to market in biotech space

    2) Receiving funding from specialized VCs vs generalists in biotech space

    3) Use of "back-home" or "non-US" sources and methods in building product

    4)BilliontoOne’s future vision for product development and geographic coverage

    5)Competing with large incumbents and public companies

    You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur.

    • 30 min
    VC Fund For Immigrants By Immigrants

    VC Fund For Immigrants By Immigrants

    cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

    Semyon is the General Partner of One Way Ventures, the VC fund that is solely focused on immigrant entrepreneurs. As an immigrant himself, Semyon is a former professional blackjack player with the MIT Blackjack Team and has invested in 100+ companies as an angel investor. After running Techstars Boston for a couple of years, he started One Way.

    What’s in this episode?

    1) How to earn $Ms from casinos

    2) Influence of his blackjack experience on investing

    3) Experience as the MD of Techstars Boston

    4) Disproportionate success of immigrant entrepreneurs

    5) Importance of immigrants and the talent network effect

    You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur.

    • 29 min
    Index Ventures: Looking for a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

    Index Ventures: Looking for a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

    cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

    Nina Achadjian is a Partner at Index Ventures. She began her career as a high yield bond trader at Citigroup and then joined Google’s AdSense team where she managed a multi-billion dollar book of business covering Amazon, IAC and eBay. Prior to joining Index, Nina built HIVE Ventures, the first seed venture fund focusing on Armenian entrepreneurs, where she invested in over 30 companies. Nina focuses on investments in B2B SaaS, especially on vertical SaaS to help companies in legacy industries transition from using Excel and pen and paper workflows to adopting a more modern, end-to-end solutions.

    What’s in this episode?

    1) Being part of a minority community and leveraging that for a competitive edge in VC investing

    2) Connecting Armenia to Silicon Valley and investing in Armenian founders

    3) Adding value to founders in a different geography

    4) Doing the work and building relationships with founders to have access to the best deals

    5) Solving the problem of being “far” from your customers as an international team

    6)Selling to upstream markets and attaining a large enough addressable market

    7) The perseverance of immigrant founders and instilling “hustle” into the second generation of immigrant families.

    You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli and Rina Onur.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

alinhulli ,

Hidden stories to be learned

Great way to learn about unheard startup success stories. Insightful and motivating

Alpera35 ,

Insightful

Looking forward to learning more on disrupting players from the emerging markets. Would recommend following Enis and his ever captivating conversation.

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