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The VITALIZE Podcast, a show by VITALIZE Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work. Hosted by Justin Gordon, The VITALIZE Podcast features interviews with startup founders, investors, and operators as well experts in the future of work. The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world while the Future of Work series dives deep into the founders and investors shaping the workplace. Learn more at thevitalizepodcast.com.

The VITALIZE Podcast: Venture Capital | Startups | Angel Investing Vitalize Venture Capital

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The VITALIZE Podcast, a show by VITALIZE Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work. Hosted by Justin Gordon, The VITALIZE Podcast features interviews with startup founders, investors, and operators as well experts in the future of work. The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world while the Future of Work series dives deep into the founders and investors shaping the workplace. Learn more at thevitalizepodcast.com.

    Democratizing and Diversifying the VC Industry and the Impact of VC Policymaking Trends on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, with Bobby Franklin of NVCA

    Democratizing and Diversifying the VC Industry and the Impact of VC Policymaking Trends on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, with Bobby Franklin of NVCA

    Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Bobby Franklin, the President and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association (@nvca) and Board Chair of Venture Forward. Since 2013, Bobby Franklin has led the venture community’s preeminent trade association focused on empowering the next generation of transformative American companies.

    • 36 min
    Cold Outreach Done Right, Turning Accelerator Rejections into Offers, Defining North Star Metrics, and the Dark Art of Pricing, with Patrick Utz of Abstract

    Cold Outreach Done Right, Turning Accelerator Rejections into Offers, Defining North Star Metrics, and the Dark Art of Pricing, with Patrick Utz of Abstract

    Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Patrick Utz (@PatrickUtz), Co-Founder & CEO of Abstract, the premier platform and database for working with California state & local legislation that’s bringing lobbying and advocacy into a new era by increasing government transparency.

    • 34 min
    Taking on Amazon by Changing Consumer Behavior, the Evolution of Customer Acquisition, and How to Vet Investors, with Zach Hudson of Deft

    Taking on Amazon by Changing Consumer Behavior, the Evolution of Customer Acquisition, and How to Vet Investors, with Zach Hudson of Deft

    Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Zach Hudson (@nosduhz), co-founder of Deft, an ad-free, SEO-free search engine for e-commerce enabling its users to find, research, and buy products all in one place.

    • 29 min
    Doubling Fund I to Raise a $203M Fund II, What Makes a Stellar Founder, and Why a Market Downturn is a Great Time to Invest in Startups, with Marlon Nichols of MaC Venture Capital

    Doubling Fund I to Raise a $203M Fund II, What Makes a Stellar Founder, and Why a Market Downturn is a Great Time to Invest in Startups, with Marlon Nichols of MaC Venture Capital

    Justin Gordon (justingordon212) talks with Marlon Nichols (@MarlonCNichols), the founding managing partner at MaC Venture Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in visionary founders building the future that the world wants to see, and helping entrepreneurs bring the future into focus to find their breakthrough moment.

    • 20 min
    Evaluating Never-Ending Innovation in Enterprise Stacks and Raising Three Funds as a Solo Female GP, with Shruti Gandhi of Array Ventures

    Evaluating Never-Ending Innovation in Enterprise Stacks and Raising Three Funds as a Solo Female GP, with Shruti Gandhi of Array Ventures

    Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Shruti Gandhi (@atShruti), founder and General Partner of Array Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on solving impactful problems in the world leveraging revolutionary technology.

    • 37 min
    Clicking as Co-Founders, From Bad Idea to Goldmine, and Becoming Market Leaders in EV Charging, with Peter Barba and Zygi Zabieta of Lectrium

    Clicking as Co-Founders, From Bad Idea to Goldmine, and Becoming Market Leaders in EV Charging, with Peter Barba and Zygi Zabieta of Lectrium

    Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Peter Barba (@pbarba_22) and Zygimantas (Zygi) Zabieta (@zzabieta), Co-Founders of Lectrium, a full-service platform for EV home charging on a mission to make every home EV-ready.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Highly recommend!

If you’re as interested as I am in future of work conversations, you’ve come to the right place. Justin leads really engaging conversations with a mix of founders and operators, as well as VCs and angel investors. Each of these episodes is jam-packed with valuable insights - highly recommend giving it a follow!

Arlie K ,

Justin does it again!

When Justin is behind the mic, you know you're in for an insightful and engaging listen - I'm so glad to have discovered this show! The Vitalize Podcast has quickly become a favorite in my feed, and I truly look forward to every episode. It's not one to miss!

project_anand ,

Best VC Podcast!!

There are tons of VC podcasts out there but I haven’t found anything as conversational and free flowing as Vitalize’s podcast. Not only are guests top class, but Justin also brings unique energy to each convo which makes the podcast entertaining and fruitful at the same time. Best of both worlds! 🤩

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