38 episodes

The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond showcases the innovative forethought that defines the venture capital world. Join us as we follow the puck and explore what this community has to offer.
Listen as we have in-depth conversations, gaining insights and lessons from well-established VCs, entrepreneurs, and other leading technology experts. We will learn about their successes, challenges, and how they got to where they are today. Along the way we will discover what investors most look for in who they invest in and what to avoid when making your pitch.

We will also follow industry leaders to understand the cutting-edge technologies and trends that continue to shape our world.

The Puck: Venture Capital and Beyond Jim Baer

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond showcases the innovative forethought that defines the venture capital world. Join us as we follow the puck and explore what this community has to offer.
Listen as we have in-depth conversations, gaining insights and lessons from well-established VCs, entrepreneurs, and other leading technology experts. We will learn about their successes, challenges, and how they got to where they are today. Along the way we will discover what investors most look for in who they invest in and what to avoid when making your pitch.

We will also follow industry leaders to understand the cutting-edge technologies and trends that continue to shape our world.

    Episode 38: Grant Miller of Replicated

    Episode 38: Grant Miller of Replicated

    This week, Jim sits down with Grant Miller, founder and CEO of Replicated, a company built around a new way to package software. Grant walks Jim through how Replicated allows software vendors to scale the delivery of applications in a way that’s more portable, letting companies more securely protect their data by bringing applications to them. They talk about bringing a unique product to the marketplace, paving the way for the cloud, fostering a team mentality while working remotely during COVID, and raising capital over Zoom. An interesting conversation you don’t want to miss!

    • 26 min
    Episode 37: Adriana Saman of Clocktower Ventures

    Episode 37: Adriana Saman of Clocktower Ventures

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Adriana Saman of Clocktower Ventures, a Southern California based venture fund focused on investing in the future of financial services. She walks Jim through her background in investment banking and how the experience informs her work in the fintech space. She talks about the future of fintech as beyond simply vertical, Clocktower’s mission to be the best co-investor in the world, and how more creative sourcing strategies are integral for more diverse hiring within the industry.

    • 31 min
    Episode 36: Scott Painter of NextCar

    Episode 36: Scott Painter of NextCar

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Scott Painter, founder and CEO of NextCar, a major disruptor on the sales side of the auto industry. Scott has devoted much of his career to solving the problem of car ownership – updating the model, reducing the headache, and making the marketplace more efficient. He and Jim discuss his journey from 1-800 Car Search to today, bringing a subscription model to car ownership, and how NextCar is leveraging dealer inventory in order to bring down customer acquisition cost.

    • 47 min
    Episode 35: Shaylyn Romney Garrett

    Episode 35: Shaylyn Romney Garrett

    On this week’s episode, Jim speaks with writer and social entrepreneur Shaylyn Romney Garrett about how we got to where we are today. Author of The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, Garrett covers a wide range of topics including income inequality, polarization, and social isolation. She highlights similarities between the Gilded Age and now and discusses how the standard narrative of the 20th century is in fact a misrepresentation. A fascinating discussion that you don’t want to miss!

    • 55 min
    Episode 34: Michal Cieplinski of Pipe

    Episode 34: Michal Cieplinski of Pipe

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Michal Cieplinski, CBO of Pipe, a groundbreaking financial platform revolutionizing the way companies are funded. They discuss Pipe’s beginning, working strictly with Software as a Service companies before expanding into the larger marketplace. Their in-depth conversation explores how Pipe is reinventing debt and creating a new type of asset class.

    • 33 min
    Episode 33: Maury Blackman of Premise Data

    Episode 33: Maury Blackman of Premise Data

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Maury Blackman, CEO of Premise Data, an innovative AI-driven decision engine geared toward collecting data that can help decision makers respond more effectively to real world events. Maury walks Jim through how Premise curates a network of data collection, working with members of the gig economy, all the while blending the human and technological sides of data collection. They talk about operating at scale, working with the US Government, and the ever-important pillar of user experience. You don’t want to miss it!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Valuable Content!

Jim does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

Minnie_Ing ,

Useful venture convos--esp if you're in LA

Jim makes it look easy to do great interviews. Thanks for doing these!

rallyalii ,

Love this podcast!

This podcast does such an excellent job of getting to the bottom of VC trends and strategy. It is thought-provoking and informative. Highly recommend!

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