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Village Global's Venture Stories

By Village Global

Village Global's Venture Stories takes you inside the world of venture capital and technology, featuring enlightening interviews with entrepreneurs, investors and tech industry leaders. The podcast is hosted by Village Global partner and co-founder Erik Torenberg. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc/podcast for more.

  1. 1.
    Creating Innovation Ecosystems with Dr. Anton Howes11/24/2020
    1:04:09
  2. 2.
    The State and Future of Food On-Demand with Max Mullen, Mike Duboe, and Brandon Hill11/22/2020
    1:10:12
  3. 3.
    Reid Hoffman and Chamath Palihapitiya on Angel Investing and The Future of Venture11/19/2020
    39:32
  4. 4.
    Common Early-Stage Scaling Mistakes and How To Avoid Them with Ty Walrod11/17/2020
    33:53
  5. 5.
    Keith Rabois’s Advice For Angel Investors11/15/2020
    1:06:20
  6. 6.
    Unbundling Investment Management with Alex Robinson of Juniper Square11/12/2020
    45:15
  7. 7.
    Getting an Early-Stage Startup Job with Anthony Nardini11/10/2020
    30:43
  8. 8.
    The State of Healthcare in 2020 with Nikhil Krishnan11/08/2020
    59:19
  1. 9.
    SaaS Growth, Product Management, Retention, Flywheels: Behind the Paywall with Lenny Rachitsky11/05/2020
    51:03
  2. 10.
    All Things Communities with Jacob Peters11/03/2020
    39:42
  3. 11.
    Counteracting Climate Change with Carbon Removal with Nan Ransohoff and Ryan Orbuch of Stripe11/01/2020
    44:28
  4. 12.
    Europe’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Erika Batista and Gonz Sanchez10/29/2020
    39:43
  5. 13.
    Getting Started with No-Code and Building in Public with Karthik Puvvada10/27/2020
    21:21
  6. 14.
    Working in Public with Nadia Eghbal10/24/2020
    50:51
  7. 15.
    Privacy and Security for Early-Stage Startups with Shrav Mehta10/22/2020
    36:17
  8. 16.
    Reimagining Collaboration For Designers and Developers with Dani Grant of Jam10/19/2020
    19:42
  9. 17.
    The Past, Present, and Future of the NBA with Dan Barto10/18/2020
    1:14:19
  10. 18.
    Greg Isenberg on the World of Opportunity in Consumer Social10/15/2020
    53:31
  11. 19.
    When Engineers Run Venture with Jake Ellowitz and Alex Chee10/13/2020
    58:47
  12. 20.
    Redesigning School for Students To Thrive with Rebecca Kaden of USV and Garrett Smiley of Sora Schools10/10/2020
    31:32
  13. 21.
    A Deep Dive on Cannabis with Karan Wadhera of Casa Verde 10/08/2020
    37:24
  14. 22.
    Building Mind-Controlled Bionic Arms with Tyler Hayes10/06/2020
    39:53
  15. 23.
    The Untold History of the Internet with Chris Castiglione10/04/2020
    49:32
  16. 24.
    Investing During the Global Crisis with Alfred Chuang and Chris McCann of Race Capital10/01/2020
    47:59
  17. 25.
    Elad Gil and Kevin Hartz on Angel Investing, SPACs, and The Evolution of Venture09/29/2020
    28:53
  18. 26.
    Keith Rabois and Jacob Helberg on The US-China Cold War, The Election, and Silicon Valley09/27/2020
    1:08:23
  19. 27.
    Building and Investing in Social Entertainment Products For Gen Z with Sacha Lazimi and François Meteyer09/24/2020
    43:17
  20. 28.
    Investing in SaaS and Digital Marketplaces with Point Nine Capital09/22/2020
    48:08
  21. 29.
    Silicon Valley, Libertarianism, and Lessons From Uber with Flo Crivello09/20/2020
    1:20:00
  22. 30.
    Lessons From Building Shyp and Airhouse with Kevin Gibbon09/17/2020
    42:22
  23. 31.
    How To Start and Grow a Podcast with David Perrell, Jeff Umbro, and Sachit Gupta09/15/2020
    48:01
  24. 32.
    The State of Innovation Systems with Ben Reinhardt09/13/2020
    1:07:29
  25. 33.
    Startup Ideas, Finding a Co-Founder, and Lessons From Dropbox with Aston Motes09/10/2020
    56:21
  26. 34.
    Fintech, Consumer Social, and Transportation with Andy Johns09/08/2020
    46:44
  27. 35.
    Evaluating Social Capital with Julian Lehr09/06/2020
    44:22
  28. 36.
    Fintech 2.0 and Post-COVID Fintech Trends with Alexa von Tobel and Mark Batsiyan09/03/2020
    37:07
  29. 37.
    Institutional Investing in Crypto with Marcos Veremis and David Fauchier09/01/2020
    50:57
  30. 38.
    Progress, Cities, and Biotech with Anirudh Pai08/30/2020
    1:17:14
  31. 39.
    How To Start and Grow a Newsletter with Lenny Rachitsky and Nadia Eghbal08/27/2020
    49:46
  32. 40.
    How To Get Started Angel Investing with Nick Caldwell, Sheel Mohnot, and Anne Dwane08/25/2020
    39:38
  33. 41.
    History Has Begun with Bruno Maçães08/23/2020
    1:44:10
  34. 42.
    Building A New Model For Higher Education with Stephen Kosslyn08/20/2020
    36:56
  35. 43.
    The State of Universities in 2020 with Noah Smith08/18/2020
    42:57
  36. 44.
    Progress Studies in 2020 with Jason Crawford08/16/2020
    1:11:56
  37. 45.
    Investing in Healthcare in 2020 with Niko Skievaski and Nikita Singareddy08/13/2020
    56:58
  38. 46.
    Everything You Need To Know About SPACs with Anuj Abrol08/11/2020
    54:57
  39. 47.
    The State of Charter Cities in 2020 with Mark Lutter08/09/2020
    1:16:58
  40. 48.
    The State of Prediction Markets and Crypto in 2020 with Joey Krug08/06/2020
    58:46
  41. 49.
    Building Startups in the New Normal, Supporting Founders Using a Beginner's Mind with Steve Jang08/04/2020
    1:11:49
  42. 50.
    The Past, Present, and Future of the US-China Relationship with Tanner Greer08/02/2020
    1:43:21
  43. 51.
    Unbundling Professorship with Justin Murphy07/30/2020
    1:30:00
  44. 52.
    The State and Future of Education in 2020 with Megan O’Connor07/28/2020
    42:13
  45. 53.
    Science, Innovation, and Longevity with Jose Luis Ricón Fernández de la Puente07/26/2020
    2:40:20
  46. 54.
    Silicon Valley and the US-China Cold War with Jacob Helberg07/23/2020
    31:34
  47. 55.
    Investing in Chinese Companies with Eric Rosenblum07/21/2020
    35:39
  48. 56.
    Journalism, Subscriptions, and Podcasting with Li Jin and Nathan Baschez07/19/2020
    59:00
  49. 57.
    What Dan Romero Thinks About Basically Everything07/16/2020
    1:42:21
  50. 58.
    Technology and Freedom with Michael Solana07/14/2020
    1:07:12
  51. 59.
    Mark Pincus on Product Management, Raising Capital, and Building Zynga07/12/2020
    1:10:58
  52. 60.
    Lessons from Founding and Scaling Thumbtack with Sander Daniels07/09/2020
    53:09
  53. 61.
    The Future of Journalism, Religion, and Polarization with Katherine Boyle07/07/2020
    53:36
  54. 62.
    Investing in B2B Marketplaces with Kent Bennett and Dhruv Jain07/05/2020
    50:01
  55. 63.
    Finding The Right Idea, Co-Founder, and Early Employees with Sean Linehan07/02/2020
    58:00
  56. 64.
    Evaluating Markets and Picking Startup Ideas with Charles Hudson06/30/2020
    53:14
  57. 65.
    Investing in Fighting Climate Change with Dani Grant and Landon Brand06/28/2020
    49:58
  58. 66.
    Cleantech, Globalization, and Climate Change with Ramez Naam06/25/2020
    53:15
  59. 67.
    This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World with Yancey Strickler06/23/2020
    55:39
  60. 68.
    The State of Consumer in 2020 with Jeff Morris Jr. and Henry McNamara06/21/2020
    37:32
  61. 69.
    Lessons From Building a Direct-To-Consumer Insurance Startup with Mike Rudoy and Luke Cohler06/18/2020
    48:28
  62. 70.
    Growth Strategies For Early-Stage Companies with Fareed Mosavat and Jeff Chang06/16/2020
    52:11
  63. 71.
    Building a Bottom-Up Sales Motion For The Enterprise with Darcy Doyle and Yasmin Razavi06/14/2020
    47:35
  64. 72.
    A Clinic on All Things Sales with Peter Kazanjy06/11/2020
    49:09
  65. 73.
    Building and Scaling Enterprise Software Go To Market with David Eckstein and Yasmin Razavi06/09/2020
    35:32
  66. 74.
    Developer-Focused Go-To Market with Arthur Johnson and Yasmin Razavi06/07/2020
    28:47
  67. 75.
    Unbundling Journalism with Chris Best of Substack06/04/2020
    46:13
  68. 76.
    The Unbundling of Religion with Meera Clark and Annie Kadavy06/02/2020
    52:22
  69. 77.
    All Things Growth in a COVID World with Mike Duboe, Dan Hockenmaier, and Dave Weinstein05/31/2020
    1:04:52
  70. 78.
    Crypto, ISAs, and VC with Jesse Walden05/28/2020
    51:50
  71. 79.
    The Future of Wealth Management and Self-Driving Money™ with Chris Hutchins05/26/2020
    47:56
  72. 80.
    Mike Maples on Navigating the Idea Maze and Building Breakthrough Companies05/24/2020
    56:38
  73. 81.
    Balaji Srinivasan on Navigating the Idea Maze and Finding a Co-Founder05/23/2020
    23:05
  74. 82.
    The Bull and the Bear Case for the American Economy with Dan McMurtrie05/21/2020
    58:05
  75. 83.
    The Future of Higher Education Post-COVID with Lee Edwards05/19/2020
    48:56
  76. 84.
    VC and Company-Building in a COVID World with Fred Destin05/17/2020
    54:50
  77. 85.
    Byrne Hobart on COVID-19 and its Effects on the Financial Markets05/16/2020
    2:07:07
  78. 86.
    Arnold Kling on Second-Order Effects from COVID-1905/14/2020
    59:25
  79. 87.
    Understanding The Current Macroeconomic Situation with Scott Sumner05/12/2020
    1:15:57
  80. 88.
    Starting a Company in the COVID Era with Ann-Miura Ko05/10/2020
    1:01:02
  81. 89.
    Product-Led Go-To-Market with Brad Menezes and Yasmin Razavi05/07/2020
    32:02
  82. 90.
    The Past, Present, and Future of EdTech with John Danner and Michael Staton05/05/2020
    1:23:35
  83. 91.
    Austen Allred and Rishi Mandal on Turning In-Person Experiences into Digital Form05/03/2020
    51:51
  84. 92.
    COVID, Financial Markets, and Bitcoin with Gabe Bassin and Taylor Pearson04/30/2020
    1:23:03
  85. 93.
    Creating Tools For Networked Thought with Conor White-Sullivan of Roam Research04/28/2020
    52:52
  86. 94.
    How COVID Impacts LPs, Venture Funds, and the Macro Environment with Samir Kaji04/26/2020
    50:53
  87. 95.
    The Future of Direct-To-Consumer in a COVID World with Jesse Genet and Stephan Ango04/23/2020
    1:10:57
  88. 96.
    Andreas Klinger on How To Go Remote04/21/2020
    49:14
  89. 97.
    The Future of Fintech After COVID with Sheel Mohnot and Jayni Shah04/19/2020
    48:24
  90. 98.
    How COVID-19 is Transforming Digital Health with Kristin Baker Spohn and Deena Shakir04/16/2020
    55:57
  91. 99.
    How COVID-19 Impacts Startups and Venture Capital with Ali Hamed and Brent Beshore04/14/2020
    50:54
  92. 100.
    Nir Eyal on His New Book, "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life"04/13/2020
    55:23
  93. 101.
    Jo Varshney and Kiran Bellubi on Village Global’s Network Catalyst Accelerator04/13/2020
    1:03:21
  94. 102.
    Cultivating More Entrepreneurs For Social Impact with Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck04/12/2020
    1:01:11
  95. 103.
    Building and Scaling Notion with Akshay Kothari04/09/2020
    50:59
  96. 104.
    Karan Talati and Keenan Johnson on the Future of Manufacturing04/08/2020
    34:23
  97. 105.
    Building The Berkshire Hathaway of The Internet with Andrew Wilkinson04/07/2020
    56:41
  98. 106.
    What Life and Startups will Look Like After COVID-19 with Immad Akhund and Jude Gomila04/06/2020
    1:23:07
  99. 107.
    Building and Scaling High Velocity Sales Motion for SMBs with Channing Ferrer and Yasmin Razavi04/02/2020
    48:21
  100. 108.
    Sahil Lavingia on the Creator Economy, Venture Capital, and Rethinking Success03/31/2020
    58:28
  101. 109.
    Gaming, Crypto, and Advice For Founders with Gigi Levy-Weiss03/29/2020
    1:17:39
  102. 110.
    All Things Recruiting with Andy Chen and Jose Guardado03/26/2020
    1:53:59
  103. 111.
    Ayn Rand, Progress, and Silicon Valley with Jason Crawford and Yaron Brook03/24/2020
    50:41
  104. 112.
    The Angel-Operator Fund Trend, Building Prosumer Software, and Finding Product-Market Fit with Rahul Vohra and Todd Goldberg03/22/2020
    54:04
  105. 113.
    Nick Mehta on The State of SaaS and Customer Success in 202003/20/2020
    50:05
  106. 114.
    Digital Health and Marketplaces with Angela Tran03/17/2020
    45:17
  107. 115.
    #OpenLP: Platforms, Common Stock, and Disrupting Venture with Alex Bangash03/15/2020
    1:09:47
  108. 116.
    Building a Venture Firm, Investing Across Stages, and The Future of VC with Amit Mukherjee and Kyle Doherty03/12/2020
    1:19:51
  109. 117.
    Delian Asparouhov’s Lessons From Keith Rabois03/10/2020
    53:34
  110. 118.
    The Shift to Bottom-Up in Enterprise Software with Ajay Agarwal and Kevin Zhang03/08/2020
    1:12:26
  111. 119.
    What Byrne Hobart Thinks About Everything — Part Two03/07/2020
    2:30:58
  112. 120.
    What Byrne Hobart Thinks About Everything — Part One03/06/2020
    2:05:14
  113. 121.
    All Things Marketplaces with Dan Hockenmaier, Casey Winters, and Lenny Rachitsky03/05/2020
    1:37:18
  114. 122.
    Don Stalter and Ryan Darnell on the Future of Innovation and ISAs03/04/2020
    39:53
  115. 123.
    Jerry Neumann on Technological Revolutions, Picking Winners, and VC Returns03/03/2020
    53:56
  116. 124.
    Daniel Gross and Brett Berson on Breaking Down Common Startup Tropes03/01/2020
    1:23:42
  117. 125.
    Andreas Klinger on the Future of Remote Work02/29/2020
    26:22
  118. 126.
    The State of Biohacking in 2020 with Andy Coravos, Nina Alli, and Beau Woods02/28/2020
    57:12
  119. 127.
    What Silicon Valley Doesn’t Get About Hedge Funds with Dan McMurtrie02/27/2020
    1:57:24
  120. 128.
    Chris Keller and Ali Hamed on the State of the LP Ecosystem02/26/2020
    48:56
  121. 129.
    The State and Future of Fintech with Sheel Mohnot and Jake Gibson02/25/2020
    1:02:46
  122. 130.
    Rick Zullo on Technology Revolutions and the Golden Age for Investing02/24/2020
    41:26
  123. 131.
    Company Building, Network Effects, and Understanding Different Business Models with Anu Hariharan02/23/2020
    1:03:38
  124. 132.
    Bridging School and Work: The Future of Higher Education and Employment with Will Houghteling and Paul Freedman02/22/2020
    36:39
  125. 133.
    Tyler Cowen on Identifying Talent, Changing Education, and Studying Progress, co-hosted by Jasmine Wang02/20/2020
    58:51
  126. 134.
    Using Data in Venture Capital with Jonathan Hsu02/18/2020
    1:19:02
  127. 135.
    #OpenLP: Beezer Clarkson and Aydin Senkut02/15/2020
    52:31
  128. 136.
    #OpenLP: Winter Mead and David Booth02/13/2020
    1:04:32
  129. 137.
    The Art of Great Management with Alex MacCaw02/11/2020
    52:16
  130. 138.
    Sriram Krishnan on Building Consumer Social Platforms02/09/2020
    1:04:33
  131. 139.
    The State of Crypto in 2020 with Spencer Bogart and Brayton Williams02/07/2020
    58:16
  132. 140.
    All Things Marketplaces with Fabrice Grinda02/05/2020
    1:15:16
  133. 141.
    Investment Thesis: Owning a Life Stage (Weddings, Babies, and Death) with Marco DeMeireles02/04/2020
    1:01:52
  134. 142.
    The State of Consumer Social in 2020 with Michael Galpert and Greg Isenberg02/02/2020
    44:17
  135. 143.
    How To Fix Founder Scarcity with Burak Yenigun01/31/2020
    44:19
  136. 144.
    What Silicon Valley Doesn't Get About Private Equity with Brent Beshore01/29/2020
    1:19:53
  137. 145.
    The On Deck Phase, Social Capital, and Unbundling The University with David Booth01/27/2020
    41:34
  138. 146.
    Sam Lessin and Bobby Goodlatte on the Future of Consumer Social01/25/2020
    49:10
  139. 147.
    Webflow and the No-Code Revolution with Vlad Magdalin and Yasmin Razavi01/24/2020
    38:44
  140. 148.
    Dan Runcie on The Business of Hip-Hop01/23/2020
    34:46
  141. 149.
    “What’s Not Being Said” with Zack Kanter01/20/2020
    1:37:45
  142. 150.
    What Nadia Eghbal Thinks About Basically Everything01/18/2020
    1:57:40
  143. 151.
    The Next Era of Consumer Social with Sarah Tavel and Ben Rubin01/16/2020
    1:13:47
  144. 152.
    Brett Berson and Phin Barnes on Lessons Learned From Over a Decade at First Round Capital01/14/2020
    1:16:09
  145. 153.
    Hiten Shah on Building an Enterprise Startup01/13/2020
    1:13:12
  146. 154.
    Justin Mares on CPG, Health & Wellness, and Finding Non-Traditional Talent01/10/2020
    1:25:48
  147. 155.
    Santiago Suarez on Building a Great Lending Business01/07/2020
    57:49
  148. 156.
    Mike Maples on Building Successful Startups and Venture Funds01/06/2020
    1:17:11
  149. 157.
    James Currier on Network Effects, Education, and Evaluating Startup Ideas01/04/2020
    57:19
  150. 158.
    Neal Hansch and Liz Keen on Corporate Innovation01/03/2020
    44:06
  151. 159.
    The State of Crypto with Charlie Noyes01/01/2020
    44:37
  152. 160.
    Ike Lasater on Nonviolent Communication12/27/2019
    1:37:28
  153. 161.
    Investing in Tech & Consumer Social with Turner Novak12/24/2019
    42:24
  154. 162.
    Phil Bonello on The Sovereign Individual12/23/2019
    53:38
  155. 163.
    Jonathan Haidt on Polarization, Social Media and its Effects on Society12/22/2019
    1:01:58
  156. 164.
    Patri Friedman on Charter Cities, Investing, and Society12/19/2019
    1:43:50
  157. 165.
    Ash Fontana and Leo Polovets on Data Moats and the Future of Venture Capital12/17/2019
    50:17
  158. 166.
    Investing in Mobility with Olaf Sakkers and Prescott Watson12/15/2019
    54:32
  159. 167.
    Computational Biology with Nan Li and Zavain Dar12/12/2019
    54:35
  160. 168.
    The State of Digital Health in 2019 with Malay Gandhi and Nikhil Krishnan12/10/2019
    1:42:12
  161. 169.
    Deeptech, Biotech, and New Computing Platforms with Greg Rosen and John Melas-Kyriazi12/08/2019
    44:25
  162. 170.
    Investing in Marketplaces with Sarah Tavel and Nabeel Hyatt12/05/2019
    1:01:55
  163. 171.
    Benchmark and Investing in Open Source with Eric Vishria and Chetan Puttagunta12/03/2019
    59:04
  164. 172.
    Building Communities in 2019 with Bailey Richardson and Rei Wang12/01/2019
    1:15:39
  165. 173.
    Investing in the Future of Food with Rob Rhinehart and Brian Frank11/28/2019
    49:07
  166. 174.
    Joel Monegro on Crypto Networks and Investing in Crypto11/26/2019
    1:49:31
  167. 175.
    Keith Rabois on How He Invests, Forming a Founding Team, and Funding “Ridiculous” Ideas11/24/2019
    1:24:20
  168. 176.
    Investing in Deep Tech with Katherine Boyle and Bilal Zuberi11/21/2019
    1:04:51
  169. 177.
    Investing in Education, ISAs, and Bootcamps with Ruben Harris and David Phillips11/19/2019
    49:27
  170. 178.
    The Future of Credentialing with Isaac Morehouse11/18/2019
    1:11:55
  171. 179.
    Investing in AR/VR with Greg Castle11/16/2019
    59:12
  172. 180.
    Investing in Science Fiction with Adam Draper11/15/2019
    42:04
  173. 181.
    Investing in Industrial Automation with Kelly Chen and Kane Hsieh11/14/2019
    33:12
  174. 182.
    Investing In Micromobility with Victor Pontis and Michal Naka11/13/2019
    25:49
  175. 183.
    Investing in the Creator Economy with Julia Enthoven and Justine and Olivia Moore11/12/2019
    37:09
  176. 184.
    Investing in Space with Delian Asparouhov and Felix Ejeckam11/10/2019
    49:17
  177. 185.
    Daniel Schmachtenberger on Exponential Technology, Transitionary Systems, and Game B11/07/2019
    1:47:43
  178. 186.
    YouTube, Hustling, and Austrian Economics with KRAZAM11/06/2019
    15:58
  179. 187.
    Hiring, Retention, and How To Find a Co-Founder with Harj Taggar11/05/2019
    46:12
  180. 188.
    Balaji Srinivasan and Glen Weyl on Identity, Governance, and Radical Markets11/03/2019
    1:15:43
  181. 189.
    Jerry Yang on China, Yahoo!, and Early-Stage Investing10/31/2019
    56:54
  182. 190.
    Elites, Decentralization, and Economics as Technology with Arnold Kling10/29/2019
    1:32:45
  183. 191.
    The Future of Governance with Wolf Tivy10/27/2019
    1:23:32
  184. 192.
    Designing and Developing New Tools For Thought with Andy Matuschak10/24/2019
    47:11
  185. 193.
    The Revolt of the Public and Silicon Valley with Martin Gurri10/22/2019
    1:48:17
  186. 194.
    Digital Identities For Physical Things: The Path To a Zero-Waste Economy with Vinay Gupta10/20/2019
    1:57:50
  187. 195.
    How To Make Friends on Twitter with Visakan Veerasamy10/19/2019
    1:04:15
  188. 196.
    The Roots of Progress with Robert Tracinski and Jason Crawford10/17/2019
    54:27
  189. 197.
    What Bret Weinstein Thinks About Basically Everything10/15/2019
    1:11:29
  190. 198.
    What Bill Janeway Thinks About Basically Everything10/13/2019
    1:45:51
  191. 199.
    Meaning, Ritual, and Ambiguity with Sarah Perry10/10/2019
    1:55:53
  192. 200.
    Values, Social Networks, and The Wisdom Economy with Joe Edelman10/08/2019
    1:40:01

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