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To support human and planetary evolution, we need to adapt as a venture capital industry to become conscious capitalists, building business for better rather than for business as usual. In this podcast, Mayfield Managing Director Navin Chaddha and legendary podcaster Christopher Lochhead spotlight leaders including Sal Khan/Khan Academy, Kim Scott/Radical Candor, Manish Chandra/Poshmark and more to illustrate different aspects of conscious capital.

To support human and planetary evolution, we need to adapt as a venture capital industry to become conscious capitalists, building business for better rather than for business as usual. In this podcast, Mayfield Managing Director Navin Chaddha and legendary podcaster Christopher Lochhead spotlight leaders including Sal Khan/Khan Academy, Kim Scott/Radical Candor, Manish Chandra/Poshmark and more to illustrate different aspects of conscious capital.

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United States

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To support human and planetary evolution, we need to adapt as a venture capital industry to become conscious capitalists, building business for better rather than for business as usual. In this podcast, Mayfield Managing Director Navin Chaddha and legendary podcaster Christopher Lochhead spotlight leaders including Sal Khan/Khan Academy, Kim Scott/Radical Candor, Manish Chandra/Poshmark and more to illustrate different aspects of conscious capital.

Language:

English


Episodes

Codifying an Inclusive Culture with HashiCorp Co-founder Armon Dadgar

3/31/2021
It’s easy for founders to focus solely on building the product at the expense of building the company culture, especially in the early days. But as HashiCorp Co-founder & Co-CTO Armon Dadgar says, products come and go, but culture stays forever. In this episode, Armon shares his perspective on designing company culture intentionally from day one, the importance of investing in long term relationships across the business, and building organizational empathy to create a more inclusive...

Duration:00:45:25

Building a Double Bottom Line Business with Grove Collaborative CEO Stu Landesberg

3/15/2021
In this episode, Stu Landesberg, CEO of eco-friendly CPG provider of sustainable household, beauty and lifestyle products Grove Collaborative, shares how he has built a successful business that is also a positive force for human and environmental health. He chats about the role of purpose as a lasting competitive advantage, focusing on the needs of core customers, and creating an innovation flywheel that extends beyond tech.

Duration:00:50:37

Business Beyond Returns with John Chambers

11/10/2020
In this episode, Cisco Chairman Emeritus and Founder & CEO of JC2 Ventures John Chambers shares his perspective on building business for better, creating and keeping trust in institutions, the relationship between government and tech, the future of Silicon Valley and more.

Duration:00:34:09

The Role of Purpose & Vision in Building Movements with Sal Khan

9/21/2020
In this episode, Sal discusses what motivates him, his vision for creating Khan Academy, his hopes for its future and together with Navin, how our current times offer technology leaders, investors & entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to make a difference to the world.

Duration:00:37:36

Conscious Leadership & Embedding Compassionate Candor into Company Culture with Kim Scott

9/15/2020
There’s plenty of talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion in company culture - but how can leaders enact those beliefs across their organizations, especially at small or early-stage companies? Radical Candor author Kim Scott joins the Conscious VC podcast to share actionable insights for leaders who care about building companies where everyone can bring their full selves and best work to the table. She also shares a preview of her upcoming book, Just Work, diving into how we can...

Duration:00:52:22

Building a Vibrant Community with Poshmark Co-founder & CEO Manish Chandra

9/10/2020
What is the role of community in building companies? Poshmark, co-founded by CEO Manish Chandra, is a leading social marketplace which has grown because of the loyalty of its seller stylist community. In this episode, Manish shares Poshmark’s principles of community building, and how living by their community has allowed them to become a category leader. He also discusses the importance of diversity - including diverse educational backgrounds - to help build lasting companies.

Duration:00:37:03

The Five Pillars of Conscious Capital

9/3/2020
To support human and planetary evolution, we need to adapt as a venture capital industry to become conscious capitalists, building business for better rather than for business as usual. In this episode Navin lays out the pillars of conscious capital and why we at Mayfield believe that it’s time for VCs to lead with empathy and think beyond returns.

Duration:00:24:41