Welcome to Ivy Podcast. We interview top executives from Fortune 500 with focus on strategy, innovation, negotiation and everything about leadership. Ivy Podcast features Thought Leaders who share practical insights for effective leadership, continuous innovation and strategy execution.
How to Build a Successful Venture Fund with the Co-Founder of Hustle Fund VC - Eric Bahn | E176
Eric Bahn is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm ($50M under management) based in San Francisco. Hustle Fund invests in software startups at the pre-seed and seed stages, backing founders who exhibit great execution and high velocity (we call it ‘hustle’).
Previous to Hustle Fund, Eric was an angel investor and venture partner at 500 Startups. And prior to becoming a professional investor, he spent over a decade as an operator and entrepreneur. Eric draws from his product and growth experience to advise his founders in scaling their own enterprises.
Eric is a native of Detroit, Michigan and first arrived to Silicon Valley to attend Stanford University (BA, MA), which launched his career into software and startups. Eric is happily married with two kids.
How to Successfully Transition from Founder to Venture Capital with the Founder of Las Olas Venture Capital - Mark Volchek | E175
Mark is a Founding Partner of Las Olas Venture Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on Florida and other underserved venture capital markets. The firm was founded in 2016, and has successfully deployed fund 1, and has started to make investments out of its second fund. Prior to starting Las Olas VC, Mark spent about 15 years at Higher One, a company he co-founded in 2000 while a senior in college. In his roles as CFO, Chairman and then CEO, Mark has had a major hand in steering the company from its first round of seed funding and multiple rounds of venture funding all the way to its successful IPO in 2010, and beyond. He helped grow Higher One from just three founders to more than 1,000 employees and guide the company through multiple acquisitions exceeding $150mm in aggregate value. When Mark left in 2014, Higher One’s products and services supported more than 1,900 schools and approximately 13 million enrolled students.
How to Build a Successful Angel Investor Club with HBS Alumni Angels President - Christian Schweizer | E174
Christian Schweizer is an experienced Marketing Leader with expertise in Business Strategy and development, analytics & digital marketing. He is the Head of Marketing Intelligence for Kaufman Rossin, where he leads the mission for analyzing, reporting and optimizing the firm’s marketing. He also works hand-in-hand with clients on strategic business and marketing initiatives, as well as on data analytics and insights.
Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, he led the Global Business Analytics team for S&D Marketing at IBM, managing the Enterprise Marketing Analytics Centers which oversees all data, business & marketing insights. Christian has lived and worked in Europe and the U.S. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and is a graduate of Harvard Business School. He is an adjunct professor with the University of Miami lecturing Marketing Analytics. He serves on the board of the HBS Club and is also the President of the HBS Alumni Angels of South Florida.
How to Build a Thriving Angel Investor Community with Rebecca Danta from Miami Angels | E173
Rebecca Danta is the Managing Director of Miami Angels, the largest angel network in Florida, which funds Seed and Series A technology companies with early traction across various sectors.
Miami Angels has deployed $13.6M into 33 companies since 2014, and Rebecca built a sustainable, independent business model for the organization.
Prior to joining Miami Angels, Rebecca managed global campus operations for General Assembly in New York City, the first accelerated learning provider, and the “Top Most Innovative Company in Education” per Fast Company. General Assembly had a successful exit in 2018. Prior to that, Rebecca worked at Macy’s in their Executive Development Program.
Rebecca is a Miami native and passionate about investing into markets and teams that are often overlooked in traditional venture capital. She serves on the board of the Florida Venture Forum and is a Class XI member of Miami Fellows.
How to Build & Sell a World-Class Startup, Win an Entrepreneur of the Year and Become a Successful Investor with Shirin Dehghan from Frog Ventures | E172
Shirin Dehghan is an Operating Partner at Frog Capital. She founded and scaled Arieso before selling the business to JDSU. She is now Chair of mobile analytics software business Opensignal, tele-therapy solution provider Neurofenix and employee engagement AI software company, Winningtemp.
Career & Skills Development For the New Wave of Job Seekers with Lorie Camacho, Career Strategist and Linkedin Guru | E171
Lorie Camacho, MS is a LinkedIn coach, workshop facilitator, and corporate consultant who leverages a unique style to engage and motivate professionals to find more happiness in their current job, build an online presence and organize strategies for success in their career networking. Lorie has a master’s in teaching with technology and incorporates science-based learning and clear objectives into all of her engagements. Lorie manages a private coaching and corporate consulting business and can be found at: loriecamacho.com
Great Leadership and Executive Content
Great diversity of guests all offering perspectives on leadership, owning or running a business, this is a must listen to Podcast for anyone in the IT space. Jahn is a welcoming, easily relatable and affable host. Highly recommend.
Great content on latest breaking technology innovations
Ivy Podcast brings lots of good sessions with speakers discussing the latest in their domains of expertise. Really recommend this podcast to folks wanting to stay up to date with the latest.
Must listen for every Entrepreneur
Jahn is great, he hosts the best leaders and is on point with his questions. Must listen when you are an entrepreneur and CIO!