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Ep. 95 – Jeffrey Werner, CEO at The Field Group I Hudson Valley, NY Regional Angel Investor

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“Don’t lose perspective. This is an adventure. This is how you know entrepreneurship. Doing a startup, it’s how we explore life.” CEO Jeffrey Werner of New York’s Hudson Valley shared his unique journey from a rock and roll bass player to over 30 years of audiovisual technology and eventually to his first investment in a startup. Since then he has dedicated half of his life to helping startups. Casual mentoring, he explained, is key to helping the entrepreneurs overcome the challenges they are facing and become aligned with their vision when they fail. Additionally, he spoke about sustaining a creative ability as a motivation for founders to always move forward.

“Don’t lose perspective. This is an adventure. This is how you know entrepreneurship. Doing a startup, it’s how we explore life.” CEO Jeffrey Werner of New York’s Hudson Valley shared his unique journ [...]

2021-11-30T08:33:29-04:00November 30th, 2021|

Ep. 94 – Mike Jarmuz, Angel Investor

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Angel Investor, Mike Jarmuz, recalled his humble start handling a record label in high school while living in Tucson, Arizona. Taking advantage of his experience as a first employee in a company, he eventually learned what it takes to be in a startup. Fast forward, he now has over 1200 companies under his belt. He attributes his success to his persistence in various industries, like bitcoin, healthcare technology, and the entertainment industry. He also views failures as a way to learn. He also shared his investment process and provided interesting analogies between Angel Investing, gambling, and record labels.

Angel Investor, Mike Jarmuz, recalled his humble start handling a record label in high school while living in Tucson, Arizona. Taking advantage of his experience as a first employee in a company, he e [...]

2021-11-25T08:04:05-04:00November 25th, 2021|

Ep. 93 – Ajay Malhotra, Angel Investor | Managing Partner at Canada Startup Company

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Angel investor, Ajay Malhotra, talked about his diverse educational background in Computer Science, Commerce, and Information Technology. He also shared a personal story of his struggle with Immigration which eventually led him to launch a new website, immigrate.ai. Ajay explains how bringing in talent from all over the world to Canada helps the country in the bigger picture. He also discussed that entrepreneurship is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. The idea only comprises 1%, and the founder’s execution and discipline will determine how successful the startup is going to be.

Angel investor, Ajay Malhotra, talked about his diverse educational background in Computer Science, Commerce, and Information Technology. He also shared a personal story of his struggle with Immigrati [...]

2021-11-25T07:48:27-04:00November 25th, 2021|

Ep. 92. Greg Smith Angel, Investor – Blue Vista Ventures

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Greg Smith, president of Blue Vista Ventures, outlined his journey from founding a service platform for the US mortgage industry to becoming a successful angel investor. He shared his insights on the importance of working directly with the customers, hearing and understanding their feedback, and how this is critical in the earlier stages of the startup to avoid problems in the future. A key aspect of his investment process is looking for a startup with a “selling CEO”. Greg’s “King or rich” question can indicate the CEO’s personality as well as his investment decision.

Greg Smith, president of Blue Vista Ventures, outlined his journey from founding a service platform for the US mortgage industry to becoming a successful angel investor. He shared his insights on the [...]

2021-11-16T11:49:06-04:00November 18th, 2021|

Ep. 91 – Arijit Bhattacharyya, Serial Entrepreneur, Technologist, Angel Investor

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Arjit Battacharyya, Serial Entrepreneur Since 1998, Technologist and Angel Investor, shared how he learned from his experience in the Video Game Industry in India to utilize the unique subset of skills from his team to grow and expand as an entrepreneur and as a business. He emphasized how working together as a team can effectively resolve the bigger challenges of the organization. He also showed how his passion made something that everybody wasn’t comfortable with and turned it into something that showed that he was a leader and a real driver.

Arjit Battacharyya, Serial Entrepreneur Since 1998, Technologist and Angel Investor, shared how he learned from his experience in the Video Game Industry in India to utilize the unique subset of skill [...]

2021-11-16T11:46:42-04:00November 16th, 2021|

Ep. 90 – Julie Ellis, Coach to Executives & Entrepreneurs, Co-Founder Mabel’s Labels

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Julie Ellis, President and CEO of Julie Ellis & Co., joined (JP) Jeffery Potvin to share about her journey as a financial planner, entrepreneur, and angel investor. Julie shared four points that helped her launch and successfully exit her startup company, Mabel’s Labels. Julie also touched on the importance of the team, modular product, network, and advisors. She also shares her investment process and how she is helping startups.

Julie Ellis, President and CEO of Julie Ellis & Co., joined (JP) Jeffery Potvin to share about her journey as a financial planner, entrepreneur, and angel investor. Julie shared four points that h [...]

2021-11-09T09:49:40-04:00November 11th, 2021|

Ep. 89 – Sherif Nessim, Founder & Managing Director at Jedar Capital

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Sherif Nessim, Founder & Managing Director at Jedar Capital, joined (JP) Jeffery Potvin for a discussion on the importance of understanding a country’s ecosystem in establishing and growing a startup. He recognizes that having external constructive criticism and a teachable attitude are keys that the startup will pivot in the right direction. Sherif also talked about establishing an advisory board with a clear and structured charter to ascertain that the company is moving in the right direction.

Sherif Nessim, Founder & Managing Director at Jedar Capital, joined (JP) Jeffery Potvin for a discussion on the importance of understanding a country’s ecosystem in establishing and growing a star [...]

2021-11-09T09:44:37-04:00November 9th, 2021|

Ep. 88 – Matt Fates, Early Stage Investor

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Matt Fates, an early-stage investor, joins (JP) Jeffery Potvin to talk about venture capital and angel investing. He shares the importance of a deal flow, balancing out the portfolio, market competition, and investor psychology. Matt also shares how he helps early-stage companies and his investment process.

Matt Fates, an early-stage investor, joins (JP) Jeffery Potvin to talk about venture capital and angel investing. He shares the importance of a deal flow, balancing out the portfolio, market competiti [...]

2021-11-02T10:51:36-04:00November 4th, 2021|

Ep. 87 – John E. Derrick, CEO of Skywriter.com, Investor, Advisor

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John Derrick, CEO of SkyWriter, sits down with (JP) Jeffery Potvin to talk about entrepreneurship, investing, and shares fundamental advices for founders and CEOs.

John Derrick, CEO of SkyWriter, sits down with (JP) Jeffery Potvin to talk about entrepreneurship, investing, and shares fundamental advices for founders and CEOs. [...]

2021-11-02T10:28:17-04:00November 2nd, 2021|

Ep. 86 – Gil Eyal, Angel Investor, Influencer Marketing & Crypto Pioneer

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Gil Eyal, the Managing Partner of Starfund, joins (JP) Jeffery Potvin to talk about the influencer market and the whole celebrity-based investing. He shares his experience with some of the celebrities he’s worked with, the process and structure of the influencer deal, and how startups can utilize celebrities to scale up their business.

Gil Eyal, the Managing Partner of Starfund, joins (JP) Jeffery Potvin to talk about the influencer market and the whole celebrity-based investing. He shares his experience with some of the celebrities [...]

2021-10-26T10:35:46-04:00October 28th, 2021|
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