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Successful entrepreneurs begin with the support of a few #earlybelievers. Gopi Rangan, founding partner at Sure Ventures, interviews venture capital investors in the Silicon Valley and beyond. Guests share insider stories on how they invest in early stage startups. Do you want to learn from real-life challenges, inspiring missions and important decisions by CEOs, founders, VCs, angels, and advisors? Listen to https://podcast.sure.ventures.

The Sure Shot Entrepreneur Gopi Rangan

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

Successful entrepreneurs begin with the support of a few #earlybelievers. Gopi Rangan, founding partner at Sure Ventures, interviews venture capital investors in the Silicon Valley and beyond. Guests share insider stories on how they invest in early stage startups. Do you want to learn from real-life challenges, inspiring missions and important decisions by CEOs, founders, VCs, angels, and advisors? Listen to https://podcast.sure.ventures.

    Financial Technology Will Create a Better Tomorrow

    Financial Technology Will Create a Better Tomorrow

    Jake Gibson, the Founding Partner at Better Tomorrow Ventures, gives a refreshing view of how FinTech is going to touch every part of the world. Jake discusses how the market downturn has impacted startups and gives a FinTech VC’s point of view on key Web3 trends.

    • 29 min
    Choose Investors Who Care

    Choose Investors Who Care

    Maryanna Saenko, Co-founder and Partner at Future Ventures, talks about what attracts caring investors to venture capital. Maryanna shares examples of her successful investments in deep tech and gives useful tips to help technical founders convince the investor in the first meeting.

    • 29 min
    Stick It Out and Execute, Don’t Fail Easily

    Stick It Out and Execute, Don’t Fail Easily

    Ayush Jain, a Senior Associate at Revolution’s Rise of The Rest seed fund, shares his career journey from engineering to product management to investing in entrepreneurs that are outside the traditional tech hubs. Ayush highlights some important trends that are disrupting the healthcare industry. He also explains why the “failing fast” mantra that people ascribe to entrepreneurship can be misleading.

    • 23 min
    What’s Your North Star?

    What’s Your North Star?

    Gale Wilkinson, founder and managing partner at Vitalize Venture Capital, shares her wisdom on building startups with entrepreneurs. Gale talks about investing in the future of work and future of learning technologies, and highlights the questions she asks founders to understand their north star.

    • 21 min
    Improve Society Using Risk and Insurance

    Improve Society Using Risk and Insurance

    Joan Schmit, professor of risk and insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business, talks about risk management in business. As the program lead of Creative Destruction Lab-Wisconsin Risk Stream (CDL Risk), Professor Schmit discusses the objectives of the program, and gives examples of how connecting mentors and entrepreneurs through it is helping to improve society.

    • 32 min
    Successful Founders Are Naive Fast Learners

    Successful Founders Are Naive Fast Learners

    Schwark Satyavolu, a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, shares lessons from his many years of experience as a founder, operator, technology executive, and now an investor. Schwark talks about unwillingly getting into FinTech when he was building Yodlee, and how he got into investing in crypto startups. He also gives an interesting explanation as to why he likes investing in naive fast learners.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Military History Buff ,

Great guests, great questions.

Great stuff!

cjwake ,

Strong questions elicit the best insight, well done

A good mix of personal background and ethos with pure business results, I enjoyed listening to the conversations. Please keep these coming, and do not hesitate to pose hard questions — that is where the greatest insights emerge!

malloryck ,

Thank you, Gopi!

Fascinating, inspiring, and informative interviews with entrepreneurs!

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