40 episodes

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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 40 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.

    Care for your neighbors

    Care for your neighbors

    Ken Singleton is a professor at Stanford University - Graduate School of Business. Through a glamorous 30-year career in academia, he has contributed significantly to development finance and economics in distinguished teaching, research and advisory roles. Today, he mentors and supports Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in building sustainable businesses rooted in social impact through financial technology.

    • 37 min
    Turn venture blueprints into tangible, thriving futures

    Turn venture blueprints into tangible, thriving futures

    Eugene Zhang is a founding partner at TSVC, a Silicon Valley based early stage venture capital firm that focuses on emerging deep tech and FinTech startups. Eugene has invested in over 170 startups, including ZOOM.us, Carta, Gingko Bio, Quanergy, TrustGo, Plus.ai, and Lambda School. He is always looking for visionary and articulate entrepreneurs building the next big hit in the tech industry.

    • 25 min
    Everything is fintech

    Everything is fintech

    Jacob Gibson is the Founding Partner at Better Tomorrow Ventures, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm investing in the future of Fintech. Before getting into investing, Jacob was co-founder and COO at NerdWallet. He helped develop a world-class team working to build the massively successful personal finance company. Gibson considers in depth risk analysis and unique insights key to forming an investment thesis.

    • 27 min
    Every day is recruiting day at a startup

    Every day is recruiting day at a startup

    Steven Lurie is the founder of Team Builder Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that helps founders build world-class teams. Drawing from decades of experience scaling teams at tech start-ups, Steven shares proven ideas for successful recruiting and building high-quality teams. Listen to the episode to avoid common hiring mistakes founders make during early startup stages.

    • 33 min
    Play the long-game to win in Silicon Valley

    Play the long-game to win in Silicon Valley

    Homan Yuen is a partner at Fusion Fund, an early-stage VC firm focused on investing in innovative companies with a technology barrier to their business models. He gives examples of hand-on support as an investor using prior experiences in research & academia and high-tech entrepreneurship. Homan insists that honesty is key in building solid startup foundations to create lasting power.

    • 30 min
    Be efficient. Don't be macho.

    Be efficient. Don't be macho.

    Swati Chaturvedi is the co-founder and CEO of Propel(x) - a marketplace that connects investors and experts with science & technology startups. Swati shares her unique experience at the rare intersection of entrepreneurship, investment banking and venture capital roles. She is keen on deeptech innovation and customer traction when evaluating startups.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

StevenTheWonder ,

Great insights from venture capitalists

Well done podcast giving insights into how venture capital and start-ups really work by hearing directly from leading venture capitalists

Chestnut1122 ,

Knowledge Drop

As an avid podcast listener, I love the insights Gopi extracts from his stellar guests about their entrepreneurial journeys. I learn something new from every episode.

triplelibra ,

Real business insight

Gopi does a great job of interviewing a diverse group of entrepreneurs and investors to pull out interesting and useful business insights.

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