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Welcome to The Syndicate, the place where investors and startups combine to create crazy businesses and even crazier returns. The Syndicate podcast is a deep dive on the angel investors and VCs behind the big name startups. We interview the best and brightest investors, syndicate leads, GPs, limited partners and startup founders to create an original, off the cuff discussion on startup investing. With a focus on strategies and tactics, mistakes and massive money makers, we hope to help AngelList investors and venture capitalists create unfair advantages in their investment portfolios. Recurring investment themes include Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, B2B, AI, Big Data, AdTech, Enterprise SaaS, Healthcare, IoT, Fintech, Biotech, Ecommerce and of course Mobile. Other topics include lean startup, marketing strategies, growth hacking, business development, startup equity, fundraising, KPIs, incubators and accelerators, hiring, acquisitions, IPOs, ICOs and more. http://thesyndicate.vc The Syndicate itself is a group of accredited angel investors that focus on early stage tech startups with exponential potential and talented entrepreneurs to raise the bar on pre-seed and seed stage investing. We only work with the very best and align ourselves with the founders we invest in to push growth and provide tacticals strategies and intros whenever possible to help our portfolio companies shine. http://thesyndicate.vc/join

Welcome to The Syndicate, the place where investors and startups combine to create crazy businesses and even crazier returns. The Syndicate podcast is a deep dive on the angel investors and VCs behind the big name startups. We interview the best and brightest investors, syndicate leads, GPs, limited partners and startup founders to create an original, off the cuff discussion on startup investing. With a focus on strategies and tactics, mistakes and massive money makers, we hope to help AngelList investors and venture capitalists create unfair advantages in their investment portfolios. Recurring investment themes include Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, B2B, AI, Big Data, AdTech, Enterprise SaaS, Healthcare, IoT, Fintech, Biotech, Ecommerce and of course Mobile. Other topics include lean startup, marketing strategies, growth hacking, business development, startup equity, fundraising, KPIs, incubators and accelerators, hiring, acquisitions, IPOs, ICOs and more. http://thesyndicate.vc The Syndicate itself is a group of accredited angel investors that focus on early stage tech startups with exponential potential and talented entrepreneurs to raise the bar on pre-seed and seed stage investing. We only work with the very best and align ourselves with the founders we invest in to push growth and provide tacticals strategies and intros whenever possible to help our portfolio companies shine. http://thesyndicate.vc/join
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Welcome to The Syndicate, the place where investors and startups combine to create crazy businesses and even crazier returns. The Syndicate podcast is a deep dive on the angel investors and VCs behind the big name startups. We interview the best and brightest investors, syndicate leads, GPs, limited partners and startup founders to create an original, off the cuff discussion on startup investing. With a focus on strategies and tactics, mistakes and massive money makers, we hope to help AngelList investors and venture capitalists create unfair advantages in their investment portfolios. Recurring investment themes include Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, B2B, AI, Big Data, AdTech, Enterprise SaaS, Healthcare, IoT, Fintech, Biotech, Ecommerce and of course Mobile. Other topics include lean startup, marketing strategies, growth hacking, business development, startup equity, fundraising, KPIs, incubators and accelerators, hiring, acquisitions, IPOs, ICOs and more. http://thesyndicate.vc The Syndicate itself is a group of accredited angel investors that focus on early stage tech startups with exponential potential and talented entrepreneurs to raise the bar on pre-seed and seed stage investing. We only work with the very best and align ourselves with the founders we invest in to push growth and provide tacticals strategies and intros whenever possible to help our portfolio companies shine. http://thesyndicate.vc/join

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Episodes

Building a Micro VC Fund and Structuring a Venture Scale Syndicate Fund with Jonathan Hakakian of SoundBoard Angel Fund

4/23/2018
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Jonathan Hakakian joined SoundBoard Consulting Group, LLC in 2010 to focus on early-stage growth companies after several years working in a startup. In 2012 he co-founded SoundBoard Angel Fund in order to build a community of experienced entrepreneurs outside of NYC to formally invest in early-stage companies. He also continues to coach “new” entrepreneurs as... The post Building a Micro VC Fund and Structuring a Venture Scale Syndicate Fund with Jonathan Hakakian of SoundBoard Angel Fund...

Duration:00:23:37

The Law of Small Numbers, Power Law Investing and Picking Unicorn Startups with Daniel Gulati of Comcast Ventures

4/20/2018
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Daniel Gulati is partner at Comcast Ventures, a corporate venture firm focused on early stage consumer internet companies. Prior to becoming a VC, Daniel founded FashionStake an indie online designer marketplace which was later acquired by Fab.com. He also an author, prior consultant and blockchain enthusiast. Listen and Learn: How ecommerce has evolved and continues... The post The Law of Small Numbers, Power Law Investing and Picking Unicorn Startups with Daniel Gulati of Comcast...

Duration:00:41:06

Investing Early in Ethereum, the Evolution of Blockchain and Why Crypto Liquidity Creates Problems with Gabriel Jarrosson

4/16/2018
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Gabriel Jarrosson is a business angel, cryptocurrency investor and accomplished entrepreneur. He co-founded French e-learning platform albert academie and is an angel investor in Storj, Shapr, BitStamp and Seedrs among many other others. He is also deeply involved in blockchain and advises a handful of companies. Listen and Learn: The challenges of angel investing without... The post Investing Early in Ethereum, the Evolution of Blockchain and Why Crypto Liquidity Creates Problems with...

Duration:00:41:05

How David Weekly Hit 350x Returns Investing in Mexican Startups and Where He is Focused Next

4/14/2018
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David Weekly is a product manager at Google (also previously at Facebook), a syndicate lead for Drone.vc on Angellist and the founder of HackerDojo, the world’s largest non-profit hackerspace. David is intimately involved with the startup ecosystem, a serial founder and facilitator and an active angel investor with over 40 investments to date. Listen and... The post How David Weekly Hit 350x Returns Investing in Mexican Startups and Where He is Focused Next appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:44:45

Investing in CRISPR and the Predicting the Future of Life Sciences and Biotech Investing with Jenny Rooke of Genoa VC

4/9/2018
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Jenny Rooke is the founder and managing partner or Genoa Ventures (formerly 5 Prime Ventures) where she funds & builds companies that change the way science gets done with new tools and technologies. She has a PhD in Genetics, a Bachelors in physics, and a background in computer science and works closely with early-stage life science start-ups... The post Investing in CRISPR and the Predicting the Future of Life Sciences and Biotech Investing with Jenny Rooke of Genoa VC appeared first on...

Duration:00:38:05

Blockchain, Business, Politics and Angel Investing with Matt Ward of The Syndicate

4/6/2018
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Today’s an interesting episode where Matthew Le Merle interviews The Syndicate podcast host Matt Ward, sharing his story, lessons learned and controversial/contrarian opinions to make the podcast more interesting and informative overall. Previously, Matt built and sold #1 crowdfunding podcast, artofthekickstart.com and transitioned into own products business. Here he turned $8k investment into a 7... The post Blockchain, Business, Politics and Angel Investing with Matt Ward of The...

Duration:00:46:55

Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures on Working with Fred Wilson, Skipping Follow On Funding and Why Pre-Seed is the Best Stage to Invest

4/2/2018
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Charlie O’Donnell has been an active member of the NYC startup community for over a decade. He is the sole Partner and Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures that invested in the first rounds of Canary, The Wing, Ample Hills, Hungryroot, Clubhouse, Petal, and goTenna. Prior to Brooklyn Bridge, Charlie worked at Union Square Ventures and... The post Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures on Working with Fred Wilson, Skipping Follow On Funding and Why Pre-Seed is the Best Stage to...

Duration:00:41:12

Jeff Clavier on Why Brand Matters in VC and the Best Startup Investments Break Your Investing Rules

3/30/2018
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Jeff Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC), one of the original seed VC firms in Silicon Valley, having closed 200+ investments since 2004. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll (Yahoo), LiveRamp (Acxiom), Milo... The post Jeff Clavier on Why Brand Matters in VC and the Best Startup Investments Break Your Investing Rules appeared first on The...

Duration:00:23:12

The Implications and Evolution of The Canadian Startup Ecosystem with Alex Norman of Tech Toronto

3/26/2018
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Alex Norman is a serial entrepreneur and tech community builder that is working to build Canadian tech communities across the country through events, connections, advice, and investment. He built arguably the top Toronto/Canadian based tech event: TechToronto, works with Angellist and runs an early stage investment syndicate. Listen and Learn: How Trump’s immigration policies affect... The post The Implications and Evolution of The Canadian Startup Ecosystem with Alex Norman of Tech...

Duration:00:32:49

Singularity University – The Future through the Eyes of Entrepreneurs and Investors with Will Weisman

3/23/2018
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Weisman currently serves as an Executive Director at Singularity University where he oversees all the company’s large programs including the Global Summit, Industry Summits (Exponential Medicine, Exponential Manufacturing, and Exponential Finance), and International Summits. Prior to Singularity University, Will spent time as an investor, advisor, and operator working with a range of companies in the... The post Singularity University – The Future through the Eyes of Entrepreneurs and...

Duration:00:34:34

Why Mobile and IoT are the Future and How Canada is Leading the Way with Alex Baker of Relay Ventures

3/19/2018
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Alex is a Partner at Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on mobile computing. Alex oversees direct investments in a broad range of mobile applications and services companies. Alex is an active board member and observer in supporting Bionym, Influitive, ClearFit, TouchBistro, Kira and teaBOT. Alex overseas the Fund’s affiliate program investments... The post Why Mobile and IoT are the Future and How Canada is Leading the Way with Alex Baker of Relay Ventures...

Duration:00:31:19

Thinking Outside the Venture Box – Legal Insight from The Big Short Plus Newer Blockchain Based Funds with Jonathan Nelson Hackers and Founders

3/16/2018
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Jonathan Nelson is the founder of Hackers/Founders, the largest global network of tech founders with over 300k members across 45 countries. He build a $600M portfolio market cap in first 5 years and runs HACK Fund, a liquid venture fund on the blockchain. Jonathan has also served on an SEC Advisory Committee on Capital Formation... The post Thinking Outside the Venture Box – Legal Insight from The Big Short Plus Newer Blockchain Based Funds with Jonathan Nelson Hackers and Founders...

Duration:00:57:13

TS: Industrial IoT is Eating the World of Boring but Incredibly Lucrative Businesses with Scott MacDonald of McRock Capital

3/12/2018
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Scott MacDonald is the co-founder of McRock Capital, a Toronto based VC firm focused on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He is also the Director and Chairman of numerous high-growth public and private companies. Listen and Learn: The reason Scott only invests in IoT with recurring revenue What investors and entrepreneurs need to know... The post TS: Industrial IoT is Eating the World of Boring but Incredibly Lucrative Businesses with Scott MacDonald of McRock Capital appeared...

Duration:00:21:14

TS: Interfaces, Understanding Paradigm Shifts and the Product in Consumer Tech Investing with Matt Hartman of Betaworks

3/9/2018
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Matt Hartman is a partner at NYC based Betaworks, an early stage accelerator/venture studio with a killer track record. Matt leads the Seed Investments team and helps the company decide which bets to make. Prior to Betaworks, Matt was serial entrepreneur and worked on a variety of early stage startups. Listen and Learn: The evolution... The post TS: Interfaces, Understanding Paradigm Shifts and the Product in Consumer Tech Investing with Matt Hartman of Betaworks appeared first on The...

Duration:00:45:02

TS: The Most Important Metrics and Milestones for SaaS Startups Raising Seed and Series A Funding with Mike Cardamone of Acceleprise

3/5/2018
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Michael Cardamone was one of the first 30 employees at Box and went on to lead partnerships at AcademixDirect. After 6 years in operating roles, he started and is now the Managing Director of Accelerise in San Francisco (www.acceleprise.vc), an enterprise software focused accelerator backed by leading operators. In addition to Acceleprise, he is a... The post TS: The Most Important Metrics and Milestones for SaaS Startups Raising Seed and Series A Funding with Mike Cardamone of...

Duration:00:34:30

TS: Building the Most Active Angel Network Worldwide and Dominating as a Husband and Wife Investor Duo with Matthew Le Merle of Keiretsu Capital

3/2/2018
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Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and of Keiretsu Capital – the most active early stage venture investors backing more than 175 companies a year. Matthew is an expert on corporate growth, innovation and business transformations having advised leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft, PayPal and many... The post TS: Building the Most Active Angel Network Worldwide and Dominating as a Husband and Wife Investor Duo with Matthew Le...

Duration:00:49:17

TS: Building a Better Series A Accelerator with Andrew Ackerman of Dreamit Ventures

2/26/2018
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Andrew Ackerman is a successful serial entrepreneur, startup mentor, and occasional angel investor that runs Dreamit’s UrbanTech Accelerator. He work closely with Dreamit’s partners to develop and execute on their strategies for sourcing external innovation and encouraging internal innovation and helped build one of the top 10 accelerators worldwide. Listen and Learn: The challenges with... The post TS: Building a Better Series A Accelerator with Andrew Ackerman of Dreamit Ventures...

Duration:00:42:53

TS: Todays Tech Bubble, Why Many VCs Fail Founders and Managing Investor Expectations with Brad Svrluga of Primary.vc

2/23/2018
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Brad is a co-founder and General Partner at Primary Venture Partners (formerly High Peaks Venture Partners). He has been a venture investor since the bubble days of the late 1990s, starting his investing career with The Berkshires Capital Investors and Village Ventures. Prior to his VC career, he was a strategy consultant with Monitor Group,... The post TS: Todays Tech Bubble, Why Many VCs Fail Founders and Managing Investor Expectations with Brad Svrluga of Primary.vc appeared first on...

Duration:00:38:35

TS: China is Challenging the Status Quo and Taking Over the Startup Scene – Here is How Hardware Plays Out and Changes the World with Ben Joffe of the HAX Accelerator

2/19/2018
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Benjamin Joffe is a Partner at HAX, the #1 global investor in early stage hardware startups with over 200 investments. Prior to HAX he worked mostly across Asia for the past 18 years (China, Japan, Korea) in various high-tech industries: aerospace, telecom, Internet, mobile, gaming. and ran his own cross-border research & advisory firm. He... The post TS: China is Challenging the Status Quo and Taking Over the Startup Scene – Here is How Hardware Plays Out and Changes the World with Ben...

Duration:00:38:23

TS: Why Data is Dead for Consumer Tech thanks to Facebook and Google and What Investors Need to Know about Data Moats with Pete Soderling

2/16/2018
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Pete is a software engineer, serial founder and advisor/investor of data-backed startups with a passion building valuable resources and community for the tech community. He beliefs data sets along with advances in machine learning and neural networks are paving the way for the most significant disruption we’ve seen since the advent of the PC. Data... The post TS: Why Data is Dead for Consumer Tech thanks to Facebook and Google and What Investors Need to Know about Data Moats with Pete...

Duration:00:42:42

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