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Venture Stories on Smash Notes

Venture Stories podcast.

December 28, 2019

Venture Stories by Village Global 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 and produced by Brett Bolkowy. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc/podcast for more.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Erik is joined on this episode by Ricardo Sequerra (@ric0seq), Pawel Chudzinski (@pawell), Christoph Janz (@chrija), and Louis Coppey (@louicop), partners at Point Nine Capital.

They discuss:

- The background of the fund and how it got started.

-...

Flo Crevello (@altimor), former product manager and engineer at Uber, and now starting his next thing, joins Erik to discuss:

- Lessons he learned at Uber, and what he might have done differently if he were in charge of strategy.

- How...

Erik is joined on this episode by Ricardo Sequerra (@ric0seq), Pawel Chudzinski (@pawell), Christoph Janz (@chrija), and Louis Coppey (@louicop), partners at Point Nine Capital.

They discuss:

- The background of the fund and how it got started.

-...

Kevin Gibbon (@kevingibbon), co-founder of Airhouse and formerly co-founder of Shyp, joins Erik on this episode. Airhouse provides modern, all-in-one ecommerce operations for direct-to-consumer companies.

They discuss:

- Kevin’s entrepreneurial...

Erik is joined on this episode by:

- David Perrell (@david_perell), of North Star Podcast

- Jeff Umbro (@jeffumbro), of Podglomerate

- Sachit Gupta (@sachitgupta), of Conscious Creators

They discuss:

- Why you should start a podcast.

- How to...

Ben Reinhardt (@Ben_Reinhardt), independent researcher and host of Idea Machines Podcast, joins Erik to discuss:

- Why we don’t have more cool science fiction-like technology in the world.

- Why there hasn’t been as much innovation or progress as...

Aston Motes (@__aston__), first employee at Dropbox and executive director at /dev/color, joins Erik on this episode. It was recorded as part of an On Deck Fellowship event.

They discuss:

- The story of how he became the first employee at Dropbox....

Andy Johns (@ibringtraffic), investor at Unusual Ventures, joins Erik on this episode.

They discuss:

- His thoughts on transportation at short distances and the business model problem that these companies face.

- Where his thinking is at with...

Julian Lehr (@lehrjulian) of Stripe joins Erik on this episode. He is the author of the blog post Signalling as a Service.

- The background of the post and why he wrote it.

- Signalling as a framework and his breakdown of the component parts.

- Why...

Alexa von Tobel (@alexavontobel) and Mark Batsiyan (@mbatny) of Inspired Capital join Erik on this episode.

They discuss:

- What fintech 2.0 will look like and their experiences growing a company during the fintech 1.0 era.

- The idea of the...

Marcos Veremis, managing director at Evanston Capital Management, and David Fauchier (@dfauchier), CIO at Cambriel Capital, join Erik to discuss:

- How they became interested in crypto.

- How institutions have approached the space.

- How the space...

Erik is joined by Anirudh Pai (@ani_pai), co-founder of the Conservative Curious podcast and creator of the Dreams of Electric Sheep newsletter.

They discuss:

- Why people don’t crave scientific advancement.

- What the postmodern solution to the...