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Chander Chawla, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Arne Tonning, a Norwegian Venture Capitalist, discuss global perspectives on startup business, technology, and culture. The views on the podcast are solely personal and not of our employers or of the organizations we belong to.

Chander Chawla, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Arne Tonning, a Norwegian Venture Capitalist, discuss global perspectives on startup business, technology, and culture. The views on the podcast are solely personal and not of our employers or of the organizations we belong to.

Location:

United States

Description:

Chander Chawla, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Arne Tonning, a Norwegian Venture Capitalist, discuss global perspectives on startup business, technology, and culture. The views on the podcast are solely personal and not of our employers or of the organizations we belong to.

Language:

English


Episodes

S3E1 Valley Nordic: Virtual Reality's Barriers to Adoption

1/14/2021
Happy New Year! We are back with our new biweekly and shorter episodes schedule. We start the year with reviewing the history of Virtual Reality (VR) and discussing its barriers to mass adoption.

Duration:00:35:56

Valley Nordic S2 E41 Season Finale: 2020 Trends Review

12/10/2020
In our season 2 finale, we review the 2020 trends we had identified in Season 1 finale. See the trends here. You can find the Morgan Stanley report on Private Equity here. We will be back on January 14th, 2021 on biweekly basis. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Duration:00:48:23

Valley Nordic S2 E40: Embedded Systems With David Krieger

12/3/2020
We have a guest on the podcast this week, David Krieger, who is back with us after a year. David and I discuss fundamentals of embedded systems and his experience in designing them. Useful links: 1. David Krieger on LinkedIn 2. Embedded Systems

Duration:00:46:48

Valley Nordic S2 E38: Airbnb IPO

11/19/2020
We discuss the recent S1 (a required document to be filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a private company to raise money in the public markets like NYSE or Nasdaq) filing by Airbnb to public in the US. Useful link: Airbnb S1 S1 definition

Duration:00:42:07

Valley Nordic S2 E37: User Research with Joanna Jones

11/12/2020
This week, we are delighted to have a guest on the podcast, Joanna Jones, Founder & CEO of InterQ Research. Joanna and Chander discuss User Research and why the qualitative methods are necessary to complement quantitative methods. Useful links: 1. Joanna's LinkedIn profile 2. InterQ Research

Duration:00:49:37

Valley Nordic S2 E36: Elections, Prop 22, and Tech

11/5/2020
We discuss how the US elections have caused the tech stocks to go up. We get deeper into California Prop 22 (a ballot measure by ridesharing and food delivery companies to change the law about classifying their drivers as employees and stopping them from forming a union). Useful links: 1. Prop 22 2. Direct Democracy

Duration:00:35:08

Valley Nordic S2 E35: Ant Group IPO

10/29/2020
We discuss the unique nature of Ant Group IPO which is going to be the world's largest IPO ever. Ant Group which has 700M+ users is raising >$34B in the IPO at a valuation of >$300B. Ant Group is a spinoff of Alibaba and has a special relationship with the Chinese government. Useful Links: 1. Ant Group 2. Ant Group IPO filing documents

Duration:00:35:08

Valley Nordic S2 E34: DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

10/22/2020
This week, Depart of Justice (DOJ) and 11 State Attorney Generals in the US filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. We discuss the intricacies and history of these type of lawsuits. Useful Links: 1. DOJ Workshop at Stanford 2. DOJ Google Lawsuit press release

Duration:00:41:07

Valley Nordic S2 E33: Off Wall Street IPOs

10/15/2020
We discuss a new IPO market in Norway and other innovative IPO strategies. 2020 has turned out to be the most innovative year for finance.

Duration:00:42:28

Valley Nordic S2 E32: Google's New Hardware

10/8/2020
We discuss Google's launch of new smartphones - Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, new video streaming device - Chromecast, and new smart speaker - Nest Audio.

Duration:00:44:39

Valley Nordic S2 E31: Deep Tech Investments In America And Europe

10/1/2020
We experiment with a shorter episode ( < 30 minutes). Spotify co-founder, Daniel Ek, made an announcement last week that he will invest ~$1.2B in deep tech in Europe. This prompted us to discuss what deep tech investing is and how it is different between the US and Europe. Useful links: 1. Daniel Ek announcement at Slush

Duration:00:29:16

Valley Nordic S2 E30: Product Management With AI

9/24/2020
How we develop products continues to evolve as new technologies get commercialized. Products that work with Machine Learning (ML) models require a new way of thinking to launch and improve products. The agile/lean approach does not work with ML. We discuss how product managers will have to develop products differently with ML.

Duration:00:45:21

Valley Nordic S2 E29: Snowflake IPO

9/17/2020
We discuss the recent Snowflake IPO and the possible reasons for its sky high valuation. Useful links: 1. Snowflake website: https://www.snowflake.com/ 2. Snowflake S1: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1640147/000162828020013010/snowflakes-1.htm

Duration:00:43:46

Valley Nordic S2 E28: Silicon Valley vs. Seoul vs. Amsterdam with Matt Papakipos

9/10/2020
We are honored to have Matt Papakipos as our guest of honor on this episode. Matt is an entrepreneur and an angel investor who has spent a lot of time with nVidia, Google, and Facebook in their early days in Silicon Valley. Chander and Matt talk about Matt's startup ecosystem experiences in Silicon Valley, Seoul, and Amsterdam. Matt is currently living in Amsterdam with his family. Useful links: Matt on LinkedIn

Duration:00:59:30

Valley Nordic S2 E27: Unity

9/3/2020
We discuss Unity Unity Software Inc. and their plan to go public. They filed S1 last week. Useful link: Unity S1

Duration:00:34:40

Valley Nordic S2 E26: GPT3, Fortnite, TikTok, and Immigration

8/27/2020
This episode is a joint production of Valley Nordic and Bifrost Talks (a Nordic Innovation House initiative) and it was recorded with a live audience. Our normal greetings were cut-off in the recording. Sorry. The episode begins with what we cover in the episode i.e. 1. GPT-3 (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer v3) and its applications 2. Epic Games and its fight with Apple regarding 30% revenue share on App Store 3. TikTok ban in the US 4. How the latest US immigration policy is...

Duration:00:52:05

Valley Nordic S2 E25: Tech Summer

8/20/2020
We are back after summer break. A lot has happened in the tech world in the last six weeks. We discuss the following highlights: 1. Tech driven stock market 2. Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple's CY 2020 second quarter earnings 3. Special Purpose Acquisition Companies or SPACs 4. Tech CEOs testimonies in congressional hearings 5. California government battle with Uber and Lyft

Duration:01:14:50

Valley Nordic S2 E24: 2020 Tech IPOs

7/2/2020
We look at valuations of tech companies that went public in the first half of 2020 and highlight the companies that might go public in the second half of 2020. The companies that might go public are Lemonade (filed S1), Robinhood, Airbnb, Snowflake, Palantir, Postmates, Doordash, Instacart, and McAfee. Startups that went public earlier this year are listed in the useful links section below. We will be off for the summer. Next episode on August 20th, 2020. Enjoy summer! Useful links 1....

Duration:01:10:55

Valley Nordic S2 E23: WWDC 2020

6/25/2020
We review and analyze major announcements made at Apple's latest Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Useful links Apple's announcements at WWDC 2020

Duration:00:53:09

Valley Nordic S2 E22: Super Apps

6/18/2020
We discuss Apps that allow third party developers to publish mini apps within the App. These apps are called Super Apps. WeChat is the biggest Super App. Last week, Snap announced a program to become a Super App. Facebook has been trying to become a Super App for years. Useful links: 1. Snap Minis announcement 2. WeChat

Duration:01:00:05