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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 Better Product Driven Companies with Catherine Ulrich of FirstMark Capital

9/13/2018
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Catherine Ulrich is the Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, invests in a broad range of consumer and enterprise start-ups. She has a deep passion for and expertise in health and wellness, consumer AI, and behavior change. Prior to joining FirstMark, she was the Chief Product Officer at Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK), which she joined after serving... The post Building Better Product Driven Companies with Catherine Ulrich of FirstMark Capital appeared first on The Syndicate.

Internet of Things

9/3/2018
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Kyle Ellicott is the Founder and Chief Labs Officer of ReadWrite / ReadWrite Labs (formerly known as Wearable IoT World, Inc.), a San Francisco-based Media and Ventures company dedicated to creating the social fabric for businesses around Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The company is focused on connecting technological experts, thought-leaders, corporate/startup... The post Building and Funding over 100 IoT Startups and the Future of Transportation and Driverless Cars...

Duration:00:41:06

Artificial Intelligence

8/27/2018
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Robin Hanson (@robinhanson)is associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University with a doctorate in social science from CalTech, master’s degrees in physics and philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has spent nine years as a research programmer, at Lockheed and NASA, has 3500 citations, 60 publications, 700 media mentions,... The post FringeFM 14 – Inside the Mind of a Human Artificial...

Duration:00:54:02

Aging

8/13/2018
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Aubrey de Grey (@aubreydegrey) is Cambridge researcher and Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation focused on aging and extending human longevity. He proposes that the first human beings who will live to 1,000 years old have already been born. In addition to his research, Aubrey is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of... The post FringeFM 18 – Aubrey de Grey on the End of Aging, Increased Human Longevity and Living to 1000 Years appeared first...

Duration:00:41:22

Life Sciences

8/6/2018
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Nathan McDonald is a Managing Partner and CEO of Keiretsu Capital. Nathan brings a unique entrepreneurial business and organizational development background developed during many years of hands-on, active leadership and operational experience. As one of the Northwest’s leading organizers of entrepreneurial and investor relations-focused media and funding events, he has facilitated scores of engagements and... The post Why Life Sciences are Underfunded, Healthcare is Broken and the Northwest...

Duration:00:29:57

Indian Startups

7/30/2018
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Ankur is co-founder of Emergent Ventures. Previously, Ankur was a venture investor at Nexus Venture Partners investing in US and India. Prior to that, Ankur was venture investor at Blumberg Capital investing in US and Israel. Prior to that, Ankur did strategy consulting at Accenture across a range of verticals including healthcare, financial services and... The post The Indian Startup Ecosystem System, Investing Cross-Border and Using Mindfulness and Meditation as an Investment Filter with...

Duration:00:36:47

FringeFM 17 – AI, Education and the Role of Women in Tech and Venture with Ann Miura-Ko, General Partner at Floodgate

7/23/2018
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Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. The child of a rocket scientist at NASA, Ann is a Palo Alto native and has been steeped in technology startups from when she was a teenager. Prior to co-founding FLOODGATE, she worked at... The post FringeFM 17 – AI, Education and the Role of Women in Tech and Venture with Ann Miura-Ko, General Partner at Floodgate appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:50:38

The Nordics, Spotify and Investing in Unicorns with Carl Fritjofsson of Creandum Capital

7/16/2018
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Carl Fritjofsson is entrepreneurial leader – +7 years experience as co-founder and early hire at multiple startup Internet ventures, in the online media and consumer Internet with management roles in business development, sales and operations. He is a trusted early stage investor and advisor – Angel and institutional investor in a broad range of startups such... The post The Nordics, Spotify and Investing in Unicorns with Carl Fritjofsson of Creandum Capital appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:37:27

Roger Ver, Clay Collins and Paul Veradittakit The Future of Cryptocurrency Investing

7/9/2018
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Panelists: Roger Ver Roger Ver, often dubbed Bitcoin Jesus is one of the earliest investors in and proponents of Bitcoin. He’s made hundreds of millions, if not billions off his investments and was also an early investor in bitcoin.com, blockchain.com, Zcash, BitPay and Kraken. He led a fork of Bitcoin, known as Bitcoin Cash to... The post Roger Ver, Clay Collins and Paul Veradittakit The Future of Cryptocurrency Investing appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:57:57

Venture

7/2/2018
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Jonathan Struhl is a cofounder and General Partner at Indicator Ventures, a VC fund that invests in innovative early-stage technology companies with the goal is to make business and consumer life more efficient. Jonathan is a 5th generation entrepreneur, and it’s evident each day he comes to work and interacts with founders and teams. Listen... The post How Indicator Ventures Employs Tons of Venture Partners to Supercharge their Startup Investments with Jonathan Struhl with Indicator...

Duration:00:28:56

Crypto

6/25/2018
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Kyle Samani (@kylesamani) is cofounder and Managing Partner of Multicoin Capital, a venture capital-esque crypto hedge fund with at least $250M in assets under management (AUM). Prior to starting Multicoin Capital, Kyle ran Pristine.io (a Google Glass company for surgeons) as CEO, raising $5M and ultimately being acquired. Kyle’s writing and thought leadership has built him up... The post FringeFM 6 – Ethereum, IoT, Augmented Reality and Exploring the Crypto Rabbit Hole with Kyle Samani of...

Futurism

6/22/2018
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Jamais Cascio (@cascio) is a writer, speaker and futurist that focuses on the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future – writing mainly on the importance of long-term, systemic thinking, emphasizing the power of openness, transparency and flexibility as catalysts for building a... The post FringeFM 5 – Jamais Cascio on Forecasting the Future, Climate Change and...

Scientific Research

6/20/2018
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Lee Cronin (@leecronin)’s lab at the University of Glasgow does cutting-edge research into manufacturing and 3D printing complex molecules, like medicines on-demand – a breakthrough he presented at TEDGlobal 2012. He has one of the largest multidisciplinary chemistry-based research teams in the world, having raised over $35 M in grants and current income of $15... The post FringeFM 4 – Creating Artificial Life and 3D Printing Personalized Medicines with Prof Lee Cronin appeared first on The...

Life Extension

6/15/2018
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Zoltan Istvan Gyurko (@zoltan_istvan) is an American transhumanist, journalist, entrepreneur and Libertarian futurist who ran for President of the United States in 2016 to raise awareness for transhumanism. In 2017, Istvan announced his intent to run for Governor of California in the 2018 election as a member of the Libertarian Party – see his website: zoltanistvan.com for more. Formerly a reporter for the National... The post FringeFM 3 – Transhumanist Technologies to Live Forever, Become...

Biotech

6/13/2018
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Mike Selden (@mikeseldenFF) is co-founder and CEO of Finless Foods, a food startup that uses cutting-edge cellular-agriculture technologies to grow marine-animal cells, creating fish and seafood products enjoyed around the world. They are working toward a sci-fi, soon-here world where everyone has access to healthy, delectable seafood, without the environmental devastation or the health hazards... The post FringeFM 2 – Growing Meat in a Test Tube to Feed Humanity, Combat Climate Change and...

The Russian Startup Scene and What Founders and VCs Need to Know with Jeffrey Donenfeld of Boomtown Accelerator

6/11/2018
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Jeffrey Donenfeld is an international business strategy advisor, investment manager, and startup venture mentor with experience in tech ideation, investment analysis and market positioning. Jeffrey is currently the Investment Manager of Boomtown Accelerators, and Director of Four North Media Group. He has been instrumental in raising and managing multi-millions in private equity, seasoned working with sector-leading... The post The Russian Startup Scene and What Founders and VCs Need to...

Duration:00:27:12

Healthcare

6/4/2018
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Mary Jo is a Board Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a Senior Advisor at BDC and CEO of Healthcare Angels. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an active angel investor with the San Francisco Chapter of Keiretsu Forum. She has been actively involved in the healthcare sector... The post How the Healthcare Crisis Could Turn the US into a 3rd World Country Mary Jo Potter of Healthcare Angels appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:31:54

Angel Investor

5/28/2018
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Daniel Curran an Angel/Advisor/Mentor to over 115+ Startups including Cruise Automation and DollarShave Unicorns and runs an Angellist syndicate with over $170M in exits and IPOs. He’s a serial founder, currently building CustEx, previously was VP/COO @ Western Digital. Listen and Learn: The differences between the dotcom days and blockchains today How Dan leverages investing... The post How this Angel Investor Hit 4+ Unicorn Companies using a Simple Investment Framework with Super Angel...

Duration:00:40:48

Tim Draper, Jimmy Song and Kyle Samani Roundtable on The Value of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Networks Roundtable

5/21/2018
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Are you interested in the future of blockchain, cryptocurrency and token offerings? Panelists: Tim Draper Tim Draper is the founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ and widely recognized as one of the most prominent venture capital and entrepreneurial leaders in the world. He was listed as #46 of the most outstanding Harvard University alumni, #7 on the Forbes Midas List among other... The post Tim Draper, Jimmy Song and Kyle Samani Roundtable on The Value of Cryptocurrency and...

Duration:01:04:13

Synthetic Biology

5/14/2018
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Pascal is Fastrack’s Executive Director and Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation. He focuses on helping change makers tackle the most intractable problems of our times. He got started on the net before there was a web browser, founded a series of technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a... The post Why VCs Suck at Sci Fi Tech Investing, AI and Synthetic Biology are the Most Exciting Industries and Chinese Totalitarianism...

Duration:00:36:21