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StrictlyVC Download podcast.

March 27, 2020

Each week, StrictlyVC Editor-in Chief Connie Loizos and Alex Gove, a former journalist, VC, and operating exec, review the top stories in StrictlyVC and interview a mover and shaker in the world of tech.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Connie & Alex go over the week's top tech stories and then talk to Karan Wadhera, Managing Partner at Casa Verde Capital, a venture capital firm focusing exclusively on the cannabis industry.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

Connie & Alex pore over the week's big tech stories and then chat with Foundry Group's Brad Feld, a longtime entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, a new book he has written that will be released on July 28th.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

Connie & Alex go over the week's top tech stories and then talk to a social media influencer (Pierson Wodzynski) and the co-founder of a social media incubator (Max Levine) about the fast-changing social media landscape, including reports that Tik Tok might be banned in the U.S.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)


Connie & Alex review the week's top tech stories and then talk to Morgan DeBaun, CEO and founder of Blavity, a media tech company "serving black millennials through original content, video and unique experiences."


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

Connie & Alex go over the week's news and then talk to Michael Kim of Cendana Capital, a fund-of-funds focusing on seed and pre-seed VC firms. 


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

Connie & Alex cover the week's top stories and then talk to Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV).


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Connie & Alex review some of this week's top tech news and then talk to Lo Toney of Plexo Capital about why it pays to back a more diverse set of venture capital investors and entrepreneurs.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Connie & Alex discuss the week in tech news and then talk to Amy Errett about Madison Reed, the hair color company she founded that has seen sales explode during the coronavirus pandemic, as women look for new ways to color their hair.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Connie & Alex review the week's tech news and then talk to Jeff Cavins, CEO of Outdoorsy, a marketplace for RV owners and renters that has taken off thanks in part due to the spread of Covid-19.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
4. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Connie & Alex parse the week's top tech stories and then talk to e-commerce veteran Julie Bornstein about The Yes, a company that she claims will fundamentally change the way we shop online.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)
4. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Connie & Alex try to make sense of this week's tech news and then chat with Kevin Rose, co-founder of Digg, partner at True Ventures, and serial entrepreneur.

Connie & Alex try to make sense of this week's tech news and then chat with two top recruiters - Teri McFadden, Vice President of Talent at Norwest Venture Partners; and Sam Wholley, Managing Director with Rivera Partners - about what Covid-19 has meant for hiring and salaries and when they think things might return to normal.