Making Sense of VC

Making Sense of VC

By Big Revolution
Ever wanted to understand venture capital? This documentary series is for you. ‘Making Sense of VC’ explains: Why entrepreneurs need to understand investors; what a VC does all day; the venture capital business model; what it takes to be a VC; how tech investment is evolving, and much more.

'Making Sense of VC' is presented and produced by Martin SFP Bryant for Big Revolution.
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4. So you want to be a VC?
We look at how to get a job in venture capital, and who is best suited to the field. And, as our introduction to everything need to know about VC draws to a close, we ask what the future holds for the industry. Thanks to all of the contributors to this episode (in order of appearance): Sarah Nöckel of Dawn Capital Hussein Kanji of Hoxton Ventures Keith Teare of ADV Volker Hirsch of Amadeus Capital Partners Oliver Holle of Speedinvest Oksana Stowe of True Capital Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound Ben Blume of Atomico Iris Choi of Floodgate Hazel Moore of First Capital This is the last episode of the series. The door is open for more episodes, so drop us a line if you have any suggestions for topics to cover in possible future episodes, or if you’d like to partner on funding the production of more episodes. Making Sense of VC is a Big Revolution production, produced and presented by Martin SFP Bryant.
33:26
December 3, 2019
3. Exit music for a deal
In episode 3 of Making Sense of VC, we look at entrances and exits. How do VC investment deals get done? What does due diligence involve? How does VC differ between the US and Europe? What are the different kinds of exits a VC looks for from an investment, and how might they affect founders? How do VCs and the companies they invest in prepare for an IPO or an acquisition? Thanks to all of the contributors to this episode (in order of appearance): Alex Wilhelm of Crunchbase News Sarah Nöckel of Dawn Capital Oksana Stowe of True Capital Natalie Novick of Tech.eu Hazel Moore of First Capital Ben Blume of Atomico Iris Choi of Floodgate Stefan Schmidt of Dawn Capital Simon Murdoch of Episode1 Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound Making Sense of VC is a Big Revolution production, produced and presented by Martin SFP Bryant. Drop him a line with any questions.
32:42
November 26, 2019
2. Founder-friendly, but not your friend
In episode 2 of Making Sense of VC, we go deeper into how venture capital works. Should startup founders do due diligence on their potential investors? How do VCs go about raising their funds? Should founders care about where their investors’ cash has come from? What is corporate VC and how should founders approach it? And how do VCs differentiate themselves in the market? Is ‘founder friendly’ anything more than a marketing term? Thanks to all of the contributors to this episode (in order of appearance): Alex Wilhelm of Crunchbase News Tom Wilson of Seedcamp Oliver Holle of Speedinvest Hussein Kanji of Hoxton Ventures Keith Teare of ADV Natalie Novick of Tech.eu Volker Hirsch of Amadeus Capital Partners Bruno Meireles de Sousa of Cargill Iris Choi of Floodgate Simon Murdoch of Episode1 Making Sense of VC is a Big Revolution production, produced and presented by Martin SFP Bryant. Drop him a line with any questions.
26:54
November 19, 2019
1. Money, pressure, and misconceptions
In episode 1 of Making Sense of VC, we answer the question that inspired the series in the first place: what is a venture capitalist’s business model? We also look at what a VC does all day, how they pick their investments, the pressure they face from their own investors, and some of the misconceptions startup founders have about venture capital. Thanks to all of the contributors to this episode (in order of appearance): - Hazel Moore of FirstCapital - Alex Wilhelm of Crunchbase News - Keith Teare of ADV - Volker Hirsch of Amadeus Capital Partners - Iris Choi of Floodgate - Ben Blume of Atomico - Oliver Holle of Speedinvest - Hussein Kanji of Hoxton Ventures - Tom Wilson of Seedcamp - Itxaso Del Palacio of Notion - Natalie Novick of Tech.eu - Simon Murdoch of Episode1 - Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound Making Sense of VC is a Big Revolution production, produced and presented by Martin SFP Bryant. Find out more at https://www.bigrevolution.net/podcasts and drop Martin a line with any questions: martin@bigrevolution.net.
29:34
November 12, 2019
Coming soon
Get ready for 'Making Sense of VC,' the new short documentary series that helps you understand the main way high-growth tech companies receive investment: venture capital. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a journalist, a student, or you just want to learn more about how the wheels of innovation are oiled, you'll find a lot of value here. Look out for the first episode coming soon. Presented and produced by Martin SFP Bryant for Big Revolution.
02:08
October 30, 2019