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  • Angel investing insights with Leng Lee, co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Oui Therapeutics | E313

    18 MAY. 2024 · Join us as https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tomwilsonseedcampfrom http://seedcamp.com/and https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anthony-danon-3409099bfrom http://cocoa.vc/talk to https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenglee/, angel investor, co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Oui Therapeutics. Leng was previously the first employee at https://www.codecademy.com/ where he was the Head of Product, before joining https://www.mongodb.com/ as the Director of Product (Cloud). He later spent a year as a Research Fellow at the Columbia University Centre for Anxiety and Related Disorders, developing a virtual reality product for social anxiety. Leng is an Expert-in-Residence at Seedcamp, Europe’s leading seed investor. He is an active angel investor through Seedcamp, and the accelerator program Pioneer, and is an advisor to a number of SaaS companies. He is also on the product advisory board for Cambridge University Press. Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 00:54 Leng's Journey into Angel Investing 01:01 From Academia to Tech: A Career Transition 04:16 Expanding Horizons: MongoDB and Beyond 05:25 Advising Startups and Navigating the Ecosystem 06:22 The Leap into Angel Investing 07:23 Learning from Early Investment Experiences 09:35 Developing an Investment Philosophy 16:11 Evaluating Founders and Startups 17:53 Evaluating Founders: The Art of Storytelling 18:40 The No-Go Zone: Clarity and Engagement in Pitching 19:21 Healthcare Investment Trends and Challenges 22:28 Local vs Global: Angel Investing Perspectives 23:11 The Dual Life: Balancing U.S. and UK Ventures 25:24 Core Learnings from Angel Investing 28:30 Supporting Founders: The Angel Investor's Dilemma
    38m 14s
  • Natasha Lytton, Director at Seedcamp on building a strong marketing team for Europe's leading seed fund | E312

    16 MAY. 2024 · Today, we have https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-lytton-02bba627/?ppe=1 with us.Natasha is the Director of Brand at https://seedcamp.com/, where she runs all things brand, network strategy, and post-investment activities.  She creates the infrastructure and runs the team to support the portfolio of the fund that stands for over +460 companies. She loves discovering and helping to build startups that have the potential to radically change the future and who are shaping the world we want to be part of. Seedcamp first launched in 2007 to support European entrepreneurs in truly competing on a global scale. With investments in over 460 companies including publicly listed Romanian-founded, https://www.linkedin.com/company/uipath/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/wiseaccount/, and unicorns https://www.linkedin.com/company/revolut/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/wefox/, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/pleo-company/. Carlos is a published author, fellow podcaster and has been on the https://www.linkedin.com/company/forbes-magazine/ Midas List as one of the most influential VCs in Europe for more or less as long as yours truly has been alive. Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 00:06 Journey from Startup Founder to Seedcamp Marketing 05:57 Balancing Professional Growth and Parenthood 16:04 Marketing in Venture Capital: Strategy and Impact 22:09 Communicating with Clarity: Seedcamp's Approach to Messaging 27:59 Strong Brand Identity in Venture Capital 28:12 Navigating Brand Evolution and Market Positioning 29:12 Reflecting on Seedcamp's Legacy and Future Direction 30:37 Brand Alignment and Operational Practices 31:37 The Continuous Evolution of Brand Strategy 32:54 Challenging Operational Norms for Brand Integrity 34:27 Embedding Marketing and Branding Across the Firm 37:14 Content Creation: Strategy and Execution 40:04 Supporting Founders with Seedcamp's Marketing 43:48 Seedcamp’s Approach on Performance Marketing and KPIs 57:11 Adapting to Change: The Evolution of Seedcamp's Community Engagement
    1h 53s
  • Clare Murray on building Blume Equity & investing in sustainable companies | E311

    14 MAY. 2024 · Celebrating one of the finalists in the Newcomer of the Year category at this year’s https://www.eu.vc/p/the-european-vc-awards, this episode dives deep with https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-murray-3a863817/, co-founder and Managing Partner of Blume Equity. Blume Equity is a climate-tech growth equity firm investing in companies driving sustainable outcomes for planet and people. With offices in Amsterdam and London, and based in Luxembourg, the fund invests in European growth-stage companies, with core regions being the UK, Benelux, the Nordics, Germany, and Ireland. Some of the most notable investments include: - https://blumeequity.com/Partnerships/sensorfact/, a provider of an IoT data solutions that enable European industrial SMEs to reduce energy usage. - https://blumeequity.com/Partnerships/aerones/ - a leading robotics company providing inspection and maintenance services to the wind turbine industry. - https://blumeequity.com/Partnerships/normative/ - a carbon accounting platform focusing on Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions for large enterprise clients. - https://blumeequity.com/Partnerships/matsmart-motatos/ - a Swedish company tackling FMCG food waste. Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 03:29 Celebrating Bloom Equity's Nomination 04:13 Claire's Journey to Co-Founding Bloom Equity 06:36 Introducing the Co-Founders of Bloom Equity 08:27 Bridging the Funding Gap in European Climate Tech 09:35 Analyzing the European Funding Ecosystem 25:19 Bloom Equity's Investment Thesis and Market Approach 33:47 Exploring LP Bases and Global Investment Dynamics 34:02 Growth Stage Investment Frustrations with Early Stage VCs 34:38 Timing and Preparation for Market Entry 36:32 The Importance of Strategic Venture Fund Relationships 40:48 Navigating the Challenges of Establishing a New Fund 44:37 Brand Building and Strategic Networking for Success 48:02 Key Learnings on Personal and Professional Growth 53:24 The Art of Influence and Valuation in Venture Investing
    58m 7s
  • David Bateman, Managing Partner at Claret Capital Partners on European venture debt in different market conditions | E310

    11 MAY. 2024 · Today, we have with us https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-bateman-054136/, Managing Partner at https://www.claret-capital.com/ a growth capital fund based in the United Kingdom. The venture capital fund has a total size of €297M with +€700M in AUM and focuses primarily on growth-stage and VC-backed deals with European companies that are typically post-Series B. As an investment thesis, they focus on technology and life science companies, and some of their most notable investments are in https://www.abivax.com/, https://butternutbox.com/, https://www.holidu.com/, and https://www.veed.io/. David has more than 20 years of experience in technology lending and financing. Prior to the buyout of Claret Capital from Harbert Management Corporation, he and Johan Kampe had co-founded Harbert European Growth Capital. Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 03:17 David's Journey into Venture Capital 05:37 The Role of Debt in Venture-Backed Businesses 07:19 Venture Debt's Unique Position in Europe 11:03 Optimal Timing for Venture Debt 12:05 Sector-Specific Strategies for Venture Debt 16:48 Key Players in the European Venture Debt Ecosystem 21:36 Understanding the Terms of Venture Debt Deals 27:26 Capital Return Timelines and LP Expectations 28:21 Venture Debt in Different Market Conditions 31:25 The European Venture Landscape 36:30 Building Relationships with VCs and Entrepreneurs 43:25 Learnings from the Latest Fundraising Round 48:30 Advice for Emerging VCs and Final Thoughts
    52m 57s
  • [Startups in Focus] Carlos Espinal & Johannes Keienburg, on the evolution and future of access control management | E309

    10 MAY. 2024 · Today, we have a different episode for you, introducing you to the first episode of the newly launched https://seedcamp.com/podcasts/the-evolution-and-future-of-access-control-management/ series by Seedcamp.This first episode features https://www.linkedin.com/in/carloseduardoespinal/, Managing Partner of Seedcamp, in a conversation with https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-keienburg/, co-founder and CEO of https://www.getcakewalk.io/, on building access management processes.Their conversation revolves around: - The importance of access control, visibility, and security in organizations. - Insights on the need for access management processes. - The challenges of data security. - The evolution and future of access controls. - … and more that you can discover on EUVC. Chapters:00:03 Launching Seedcamp Podcast Series: Startups in Focus 00:45 Meet the Guests: Carlos Espinal and Johannes Kainberg 01:14 Diving Deep into Access Management with Cakewalk 03:02 Johannes's Journey to Founding Cakewalk 05:05 Addressing the Challenges of Data Security 05:45 Understanding Customer Outreach and Engagement 10:33 Integrating SaaS Products for Enhanced Security 10:46 The Future of Identity and Access Management 15:57 Implementing Access Controls in Companies 18:23 Envisioning the Future Organization with Cakewalk 19:37 Role-Based Access and Its Evolution 22:09 Advice for Founders on Early Security Steps 25:49 Closing Thoughts and How to Connect
    26m 39s
  • Michael Smith, GP of Regeneration.VC Fund II on going from DJ to VC with the backing of DiCaprio, Martin Gore & corporate luminaries | E308

    9 MAY. 2024 · Today, we are joined by Michael Smith, the co-founder and General Partner of https://regeneration.vc/ Fund II of $150M. Regeneration.VC is an early-stage venture fund supercharging consumer-powered climate innovation. Michael ran marketing & digital for Smith Broadcasting, a group of 20 network TV stations, before selling to Boston Ventures. Shortly thereafter, he followed his lifelong passion for music to become a touring DJ and performed alongside artists including Guns N Roses, Rihanna, and Diplo.  In 2006, he launched The Playlist Generation, one of the world's largest background music providers. In 2010, he co-founded Creative Space, a real estate firm with a portfolio of 80 adaptive reuse projects between Los Angeles and San Francisco. After successfully exiting both companies in 2015, Michael formed Ponvalley, an environmentally focused family office initiative comprising philanthropy, research, and impact investments. He convened Shared Mission, an emergency climate summit with Former VP Al Gore, General Wesley Clark, the Department of Energy, and Harvard leadership. Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 01:28 From DJ to Venture Capitalist: Michael's Unique Journey 03:34 The Power of Branding in Venture and Music 04:09 Specialization in Climate Tech Investing 14:04 Understanding Circularity in Sustainable Investing 25:02 The Role of LPs and Celebrity Influence in Climate Tech 32:31 Navigating Corporate Partnerships and Impact Goals 45:55 Finding Your Tribe and Embracing Change 48:39 Venture Capital Insights: Specialization and Navigating the Market 50:11 The Art of Perseverance in Venture Capital 52:04 Building Long-Term Relationships in Venture Investing 54:53 The Intersection of Venture Capital and Talent Management 01:01:14 Exploring the Potential of Generative AI in Music and Beyond 01:04:36 The Future of Music: AI's Role and Industry Insights 01:09:30 Venture Capital Meets Music: A Unique Blend of Talents
    1h 14m 41s
  • Stephen Chandler on Building Notion & Raising an oversubscribed Fund V | E307

    7 MAY. 2024 · Celebrating one of the finalists in the Firm of The Year-category at this year’s European VC Awards, this episodes dives deep with https://www.notion.vc/team/stephen-chandler, Co-founder & Managing Partner of https://www.notion.vc/ With 1.1 bn€ under management and 5 flagship funds under their belt, Notion is one of Europe’s absolute top firms and in this episode, Stephen dives into a level of detail rarely seen discussing everything from the guiding principles building Notion to the process and learnings from raising their latest fund. I highly encourage you to read Stephen’s notes below and tune in for this episode. I truly think this is one of our best to date. Notion at glimpse: - Fund Name: Notion Capital - Fund size: €300m (Fund V) - AUM: €1.1bn - HQ Country: UK - Target Stage: Series A focus, but invest across pre-seed to growth - Target Geography: Pan European - Target Sector/Vertical: Business Software & Fintech - Notable Investments: https://www.currencycloud.com/, https://easol.com/, https://gocardless.com/, https://www.mews.com/en, https://www.paddle.com/, https://upvest.co/, https://yulife.com/ From the principles building Notion to the learnings from raising fund V oversubscribed and the decision to clone his dog, this episode is one of our best to date. Don't miss Stephen's notes on eu.vc - they're legendary. Big shout out to our Firm of The Year Sponsor https://www.haynesboone.com/. And you don't have to take it from themselves, take it from one of their long term clients, Joe Schorge: "Having worked together for many years now, they fully understand the Isomer ethos and process, and we really appreciate the value that this long-term relationship brought to this mandate from start to finish. We look forward to continuing to work with Karma, Ronan, Will and the rest of team.”  Naturally, we’re incredibly excited about having the Haynes Boone team with us as sponsors of the Firm of The Year Awards - yet another testament to their support for the EUVC ecosystem. We strongly encourage you get in touch with Karma and the team for a great experience 🔥
    1h 23m 39s
  • Angel investing insights with Christoph Deckert, Strategy Expert at Personio | E306

    4 MAY. 2024 · Join us as https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tomwilsonseedcampfrom http://seedcamp.com/and https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anthony-danon-3409099bfrom http://cocoa.vc/talk to https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophdeckert/, Strategy Expert at Personio. Christoph has a unique mix of operating experience with +7 years of working with Personio, the European HRTech unicorn. Personio now has +2000 employees across 7-8 different European and US offices and a portfolio of more than 12K customers. Christoph joined the company very early on and took on different responsibilities to take Personio’s customer growth to the next level, shape the organizational culture and structures, and hire the right people to support this mission. His passion and journey towards angel investing became very organic after having different conversations with other founders. After one particular talk that he enjoyed, he decided to support that startup without being fully aware of what angel investment is. Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 00:36 From Personio to Angel Investing 03:43 Memorable Deals and Investment Philosophy 06:22 The Personal and Professional Growth from Angel Investing 09:18 Chris's Angel Investing Strategy 17:43 Networking and Collaboration With VCs and Other Angels 21:02 Core Learnings from Angel Investing 26:05 Building and Leveraging Networks 31:19 Closing Thoughts and Future Aspirations
    34m 32s
  • Stephan Heller, Founding Partner at AQVC on AQVC's investment strategy and approach | E305

    2 MAY. 2024 · Today, we have with us https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjfheller/, Founding Partner at http://aqvc.com/. AQVC is an innovative, evergreen VC fund of funds focused on small VCs globally and democratizing diversified access to venture capital. Stephan is a seasoned tech entrepreneur and investor passionate about nurturing the next generation of innovative companies, developing robust platforms, and cultivating thriving ecosystems. Over the past 15 years, he has been deeply involved in the entrepreneurial landscape.  Stephan also co-founded five companies, including a leading deep-tech startup accelerator for one of the largest high-tech corporates in the world and establishing a successful and innovative VC fund of funds. Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 00:13 Diving Deep into AQVC's Approach 00:35 Stefan's Unique Framework for Evaluating Funds 03:24 The Criteria for Evaluating Emerging Managers 03:38 Alignment and Uniqueness in Funds 04:14 Evaluating First-Time Funds: Challenges and Strategies 05:09 The Hustler Mentality in Venture Capital 05:59 Building a Firm with a Vision 06:37 Technical Aspects of Fund Evaluation 08:26 The Journey from First to Second Time Funds 09:03 The Role of Reference Calls in Due Diligence 10:46 Deep Dive into Track Record Validation 11:27 The Challenge of Investing in First-Time Investors 18:39 Evaluating Fund Performance and Strategy Execution 21:18 Understanding DPI Creation in Third Time Funds 24:04 Closing Thoughts and Future Plans
    26m 32s
  • Carina Namih and Sten Tamkivi from Plural on getting Europe from “Old School VC” to Next Gen VC | E304

    30 ABR. 2024 · Today, we have https://www.linkedin.com/in/carinamn/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/stentamkivi/ with us. Carina and Sten are Partners at https://pluralplatform.com/, a 400M EUR early-stage venture fund to back ambitious European founders on massive missions with hands-on help from experienced operators. Plural launched in June 2022 with the aim to give serious founders in Europe investors with company-building experience to match their ambition. Plural’s mission is to have a GDP-level impact on Europe, address systemic risks, and reduce the opportunity gap worldwide through the companies it backs. Plural has just announced its second fund with a total of 650M AUM and an established portfolio of 25 companies and notable investments, including Ready Player Me, Robin AI, and Unitary. Plural’s team is split between Tallinn, Estonia (where Sten is from) and London (where Carina is from). Go to eu.vc for our core learnings and the full video interview 👀 Chapters: 01:37 Karina's Journey from Biotech Founder to Venture Capitalist 03:14 Stan's Path: From Entrepreneur to Plural Partner 04:57 Raising a Fund in a Challenging Market 07:02 Plural's Investment Strategy and Focus 15:52 Plural's Unique Approach to Adding Value for Founders 23:03 Scaling the Impact: Plural's Vision for Europe's Tech Ecosystem 25:21 Addressing the Critiques: A Candid Look at the VC Landscape 29:25 Challenging the Status Quo in VC Practices 30:20 The Philosophy Behind Investment Decisions 30:47 Strategic Follow-On Investment Approach 31:55 Innovative Decision-Making in Investment Committees 34:02 The Unique Approach to Follow-On Investments 42:14 Building the Plural Platform: Insights and Strategies 58:13 Uncommon Beliefs and the Future of European Tech
    1h 2m 58s

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