Associated

Associated

By Associated Podcast
Broadening access to venture capital, one conversation at a time - from advice about careers to getting your business funded, we’re putting it all out there.

Each week we bring you a conversation with one of our friends in the investment industry: associates, interns and a whole host of others. New episodes every Tuesday at 11am GMT!

Hosted by: Francesca Baillieu, Lois Ollerenshaw and Petra Müller

Contact us at: associatedpodcast@gmail.com
Resources: www.notion.so/Associated-Recommended-Reading-1a29e4a622484181aa13923ee359fe4d
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Abi Mohamed of Community Growth Ventures, TechNation and Backed
Petra and Lois sit down with Abi Mohamed, one of the busiest ladies in the business. She wears so many hats - founder, scout, developer, programme manager - it's a miracle she found the time to chat! They discuss Abi's role at TechNation,  her experience of angel investing and scouting for VC funds, and some of the reasons women are still less likely to pursue a career as a developer. Abi's on Twitter @abii_mohamed  Community Growth Ventures
31:48
February 11, 2020
Sarah Nöckel at Dawn
This week we’re joined by Sarah Nöckel, the founder of Femstreet and investor at Dawn Capital! We find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at one of Europe’s largest VC funds focusing on investments into B2B software and fintech, how to carve out a niche for yourself in the industry and discuss the classic question: what’s harder- being a VC or a founder? PS. Check out Femstreet here: https://www.femstreet.com/
37:11
February 4, 2020
Kyran Schmidt at Seedcamp
What does it take to work at Seedcamp - one of the most influential early stage funds? Kyran Schmidt fills us in: on how he went from intern to associate, the foremost qualities Seedcamp looks for in founders, and current areas of interest for the fund.
44:03
January 28, 2020
Hasan Sukkar: Entrepreneur and Fellow of Included VC
In this episode Lois and Francesca chat to Hasan Sukkar about his work in venture capital and entrepreneurship. From dorm room founder to assessing space tech at Seraphim Capital,  then interning through one of London's most talked about programmes, Included VC - Hasan's been around the block! He's now settling into the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and sharing what he's learned from working on both sides of the fence. 
39:31
January 21, 2020
Christmas Special 🎄
It's Christmas Eve and we have a special episode for you today! The holidays are a great time to unplug and catch up on your reading, so we've recorded an episode talking about literary works that have inspired us as well as what we're reading at the moment. Happy Holidays, we'll see you in 2020! 
11:07
December 24, 2019
Dele Akinyemi at MMC Ventures
Petra and Francesca spend some time with Dele Akinyemi on this episode; Dele is an Associate for MMC Ventures, a fund investing in early stage UK start-ups. From East London to Indonesia, Dele has quite literally crossed the globe in his career so far and lets us in on how all the different pieces – medicine, consulting, start-up operations -  fit together. Dele's LinkedIn  MMC
46:50
December 17, 2019
Freddie Evans at Augmentum
On this episode, Petra and Francesca sit down with Freddie Evans, Associate at Augmentum Fintech. Freddie explains how Augmentum’s unique public structure sets them apart in the venture landscape and how it benefits entrepreneurs; he also delves into characteristics he thinks make a great investor, explains what the first day in VC is really like and what habits he had to unlearn while transitioning into venture from consulting.
49:06
December 10, 2019
Eva Rez at Sky Ventures
Lois and Francesca chat with Eva Rez, Senior Investment Manager at Sky Ventures. They discuss how corporate venture differs from institutional VC (Eva has experience of both!) and delve into some of the partnerships she's facilitated at Sky. Eva also talks about her route into the investment industry, and how she studied venture capital in San Francisco. Eva's LinkedIn Sky Ventures
43:04
December 3, 2019
Emma Steele at Fair by Design
Lois and Francesca chat to Emma Steele, Investment Manager at Fair by Design. They discuss Emma's career trajectory, the remit of the Fair by Design Fund, and how impact investing works.  Fair By Design Emma's LinkedIn 
41:06
November 24, 2019
Andy Davis at Backstage Capital
Francesca and Lois are joined by Andy Davis, Venture Partner at Backstage Capital. They discuss the companies he's founded, how he advises the next generation of entrepreneurs, his favourite movie star and the importance of product validation.  Backstage Capital Andy's LinkedIn
53:10
November 24, 2019
Introduction to Associated
Francesca, Lois and Petra introduce their new podcast and discuss how they're aiming to broaden access to venture capital. Get involved in the community on Twitter (@associated_pod), Instagram (@associated_podcast) and via email (associatedpodcast@gmail.com)!  Associated Resources Francesca: LinkedIn, Twitter Lois: LinkedIn, Twitter Petra: LinkedIn, Twitter
03:01
November 24, 2019