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Ep. 133 – Chirag Gupta, Venture Capital | Startup Mentoring | DeepTech

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Ep. 133 - Chirag Gupta, Venture Capital | Startup Mentoring | DeepTech
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Chirag is the Managing Partner at 8X Ventures, a Deep-Tech focused venture capital firm. He invests and enables startups that will lead disruptive innovation and create sustainable value. Prior to 8X [...]

2023-01-24T23:41:41-04:00January 10th, 2023|

Ep. 132 – Alan Costello, Early & Scaling Venture Investment, Climate & SustainabilityTech

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Ep. 132 - Alan Costello, Early & Scaling Venture Investment, Climate & SustainabilityTech
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Alan is an Innovation, Strategy & Venture Investment professional. Always driving at innovation solutions and business models to important challenges – Climatetech, Food/Agtech – all convergent t [...]

2022-12-15T16:33:08-04:00December 15th, 2022|

Ep. 131 – Lewis Burnham, Investor at IDEA Fund Partners

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Lewis has a deep passion for leading and mentoring. Beginning in the earliest day of his career as an educator and coach, continuing through his career in the medical device industry, and now as a ve [...]

2022-12-12T13:18:37-04:00December 12th, 2022|

Ep. 130 – Jake Prigoff M.D, Doctor, Cancer Survivor, Investor

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Ep. 130 - Jake Prigoff M.D, Doctor, Cancer Survivor, Investor
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Jake Prigoff is a Partner at Gaingels, one of largest and most active private investors dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion within the venture capital ecosystem. Jake is a physician, surv [...]

2022-11-17T11:33:20-04:00November 17th, 2022|

Ep. 129 – Steve Tokarz, General and Managing Partner at Cantilever Investors Fund

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Ep. 129 - Steve Tokarz, General and Managing Partner at Cantilever Investors Fund
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Steve Tokarz is an experienced C-level entrepreneur, fundraiser and business developer and has been active in early-stage company and product development for the past 30 years. In his most recent cor [...]

2022-11-17T11:28:31-04:00November 17th, 2022|

Ep. 128 – David Evans, Seed Investor | CTO | AI-Enabled SaaS

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Ep. 128 - David Evans, Seed Investor | CTO | AI-Enabled SaaS
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I am a serial entrepreneur and technologist who started coding at 14, launched my first business at 19, and made by first angel investment before age 30. Including my companies, my portfolio, and my clients I have been involved in multiple exits as a founder, investor, advisor and team member. In this broad-ranging experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and consultant, I have worked in Group Travel, Telemarketing, Digital Out of Home Advertising, Light Manufacturing, Digital Marketing, Occupational Therapy, e-Commerce, Retail, Non-Profit, Ticketing, Sports & Entertainment, Public Agencies, Alternative Asset Management, Consumer Services, and Professional Services and bring domain-specific knowledge to these industries. I am looking to engage with people that want to leverage technology to make money, save money, or improve customer experiences. As a consultant, this means middle market companies looking to add strategic value to their technology investments. As an investor and advisor, it’s usually early stage, AI-enabled SaaS companies. Additionally, I have a passion for helping build sustainable social impact businesses that serve our communities with less reliance on philanthropic funding.

I am a serial entrepreneur and technologist who started coding at 14, launched my first business at 19, and made by first angel investment before age 30. Including my companies, my portfolio, and my c [...]

2022-10-19T10:39:27-04:00October 19th, 2022|

Ep. 127 – William A. Mejia, General Partner & co-founder at Arrebol Capital

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Ep. 127 - William A. Mejia, General Partner & co-founder at Arrebol Capital
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I am a Senior Investment Specialist with extensive Global Emerging Markets experience, built upon solid analysis and consistent investment returns. I have analyzed and recommended emerging market equ [...]

2022-09-29T11:40:31-04:00September 29th, 2022|

Ep. 126 – Ahmed Hazem, CEO of Falak Startups

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Experienced Investment Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Risk Management, Business Pla [...]

2022-09-29T11:34:34-04:00September 29th, 2022|

Ep. 125 – Bryan Duarte, Social Venturist | Co-Founding GP, BlackTech Capital

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Ep. 125 - Bryan Duarte, Social Venturist | Co-Founding GP, BlackTech Capital
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I am a Social Venturist, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and a licensed Professional Engineer. I am the Co-Founder and the Managing Partner at BlackTech Capital (BTC) and the Founder & CEO of Enliten. I have experience in developing companies in the Energy, CleanTech and Sustainability Sectors where I see a New Emerging Energy Future. For me, energy is something greater than simply the power for heating, cooling and transportation, it is the force that propels people and organizations. The key to sustainability is not if we can overcome the technological challenges, it is all about finding and nurturing the great people and companies that are already creating the technology solutions. I have always had a passion for creating and building, along with a reputation for creating and leading strong teams. I have demonstrated these abilities in the corporate world as well as in the companies I have developed and nurtured throughout the years. Now my focus with BTC is to find, fund and help black and other underrepresented entrepreneurs grow great CleanTech companies. By focusing on Black and other Underrepresented Entrepreneurs in CleanTech, our impact is at the intersection of social responsibility and environmental initiatives.

I am a Social Venturist, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and a licensed Professional Engineer. I am the Co-Founder and the Managing Partner at BlackTech Capital (BTC) and the Founder & CEO of Enliten [...]

2022-08-30T13:05:30-04:00August 30th, 2022|

Ep. 124 – Sa’ad Shah, Managing Partner – Noetic Fund

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Ep. 124 - Sa’ad Shah, Managing Partner - Noetic Fund
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9 years at RBC Capital Markets in real estate banking, corporate credit, and derivative sales & trading. 9 years at DGAM (acquired by The Carlyle Group) – Head of Marketing and Client Services, helped build AUM to $6.8B at peak. BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.

9 years at RBC Capital Markets in real estate banking, corporate credit, and derivative sales & trading. 9 years at DGAM (acquired by The Carlyle Group) – Head of Marketing and Client Services, he [...]

2022-08-30T13:02:28-04:00August 30th, 2022|
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