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PrimeTime VC LIVE! from Rockefeller Plaza

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PrimeTime VC LIVE! from Rockefeller Plaza
PrimeTime VC LIVE! from Rockefeller Plaza ft. Nihal Mehta, Jenny Friedman, McKeever (Mac) Conwell,II & Joshua Rahn debate Web3.0, Tech, Investing & More!   Top Venture Capital Investors from Eniac Ventures, Four Acres Venture Capital, RareBreed Ventures & Oceans VC battle it out!  Only 1 can be crowned the Champ!   Event Partners: First Republic Bank - Robert Hughes III & Kyle Gross HqO - Optimizing the Tenant Experience for Office Buildings PitchPages.io - Tyler Kelly & Kyle Eddins Entre - The #Network for Todays #Entrepreneur - Michael Marra Tishman Speyer & Studio Gather, showing you what true hospitality feels like. Sutton Capital - Learn VC Joel Palathinkal, Ph.D
01:28:26
November 16, 2021
How NCAA Athletes will impact Startup Ecosystem? What's HOT for Millennials & Cyberattack Solutions
Our First LIVE Show with special guest judge Tiki Barber in partnership with Thuzio!! Support the show by investing in your financial future with the Finance Super App, M1 Finance: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​  The Gains we make through our PrimeTime Portfolio will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code! https://girlswhocode.com/  SUBSCRIBE to PrimeTime VC -  We're a small team so help us keep going with your support!   FOLLOW US across all our channels are we work to bring you the investing insights from the top Venture Capitalist - https://linktr.ee/primetimevc​  Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions  Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​​​Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP  Brex credit card Sign Up Here: https://lnkd.in/d8RJ2Vr​​​​​Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet   Disclaimer: All of the information, material, and/or content contained in this program is for informational purposes only. Investing in stocks, options, and futures is risky and not suitable for all investors. Please consult your own independent financial adviser before making any investment decisions.
39:12
July 16, 2021
What is the hottest summer investment sectors? Tiger Global taking VC? What's your CEO's Salary?
PrimeTime VC - Episode 18 As we head into a Hot Vax Summer & American Consumers are finally getting out of the house, What sectors are most exciting for investors to focus on & why?  What’s a future unicorn within your portfolio that’s going to be the company everyone is talking about in a few years and why?  How does a firm like Tiger Global impact venture capital and do you believe this handoff approach can work?  What’s your Superpower? What is the most important value add you & your team are able to provide an early-stage founder?  Buy or Sell investing in a team without a technical co-founder?  How do you navigate founder salaries with your portfolio companies and is that a topic you discuss prior to investing?  Let's Enter the Thunderdome :) Support the show by investing in your financial future with the Finance Super App, M1 Finance: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​ The Gains we make through our PrimeTime Portfolio will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code! https://girlswhocode.com/ SUBSCRIBE to PrimeTime VC -  We're a small team so help us keep going with your support!  FOLLOW US across all our channels are we work to bring you the investing insights from the top Venture Capitalist - https://linktr.ee/primetimevc​ Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions  Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​​​ Disclaimer: All of the information, material, and/or content contained in this program is for informational purposes only. Investing in stocks, options, and futures is risky and not suitable for all investors. Please consult your own independent financial adviser before making any investment decisions.
23:31
July 16, 2021
SNAP's Big Bet on Spectacles 3, State of the Capital Markets and Hot Startup PIPE Raises Mega Round
The PrimeTime VC's debate the current state of the capital markets as massive spikes in AMC and Dogecoin continue to show the high levels of volatility. Snap is rolling out Spectacles 3 (How will it impact Snapchat Spotlight?) and we're giving you our opinions on if it will FAIL or SUCCEED along with its impact on the AR industry. The White HOT Miami-based Startup PIPE is now valued at $2 Billion as Greenspring Associates leads a $150 Million round to help the company change the way Startups Raise Capital. Let's Enter the Thunderdome and get you caught up on what's happening in Tech, Startups, Venture Capital, and Innovation!   Support the show by investing in your financial future with the Finance Super App, M1 Finance: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​ The Gains we make through our PrimeTime Portfolio will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code! https://girlswhocode.com/  SUBSCRIBE to PrimeTime VC -  We're a small team so help us keep going with your support!  FOLLOW US across all our channels are we work to bring you the investing insights from the top Venture Capitalist - https://linktr.ee/primetimevc​  Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp  Banking M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​ Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions   Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​​​ Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP   Brex creditcard Sign Up Here: https://lnkd.in/d8RJ2Vr​​​​​ Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet   Disclaimer: All of the information, material, and/or content contained in this program is for informational purposes only. Investing in stocks, options, and futures is risky and not suitable for all investors. Please consult your own independent financial adviser before making any investment decisions.
23:44
June 02, 2021
WTF is the Metaverse? Procore, Discord, Squarespace IPO's, CB Insights Top Unicorns & Epic VS Apple!
The PrimeTime VC's debate what upcoming IPO's to get excited about in Discord, Squarespace, Krispy Kreme, and Procore along with hot takes on WTF the Metaverse is and why its the next big trend in tech. Picks on the Top 50 Unicorn list from CB Insights. Strong opinions on the ongoing court battle with Epic Games and Apple and how the decision could change the App Stores forever!! Let's Enter the Thunderdome :)   Support the show by investing in your financial future with the Finance Super App, M1 Finance: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​ The Gains we make through our PrimeTime Portfolio will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code! https://girlswhocode.com/  FOLLOW US across all our channels are we work to bring you the investing insights from the top Venture Capitalist - https://linktr.ee/primetimevc​  Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC  Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions https://e2gens.com/ Tyler Kelly Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​​​ Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP  Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet
25:09
May 23, 2021
Dogecoin is a Dust Coin? FAANG Follows Elon on BTC & ETH? AI Guidelines plus New Capital Gains Tax!
PrimeTime VC debates the FAANG Gang going Crypto? Can Coinbase survive off Dust Coins? How to enforce guidelines for Ai And opinions on the New capital Gains Tax!!   Support the show by investing in your financial future with the Finance Super App, M1 Finance: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​​ The Gains we make through our PrimeTime Portfolio will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code! https://girlswhocode.com/​ SUBSCRIBE to PrimeTime VC -  We're a small team so help us keep going with your support!  FOLLOW US across all our channels are we work to bring you the investing insights from the top Venture Capitalist - https://linktr.ee/primetimevc​​ Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​​Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions  Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​​​​Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP  Brex creditcard Sign Up Here: https://lnkd.in/d8RJ2Vr​​​​​​Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet   Disclaimer: All of the information, material, and/or content contained in this program is for informational purposes only. Investing in stocks, options, and futures is risky and not suitable for all investors. Please consult your own independent financial adviser before making any investment decisions.
26:15
May 10, 2021
Coinbase Monster IPO! Who’s Hot on BitClout, Tech in NFT's & What is the Metaverse?
PrimeTime VC debates the Coinbase IPO, Competition for Google and Tesla with the TuSimple IPO, and Investing Trends across BitClout, NFTs and a new category....The Metaverse!  Support the show by investing in your financial future with the Finance Super App, M1 Finance: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​ The Gains we make through our PrimeTime Portfolio will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code!  SUBSCRIBE to PrimeTime VC -  We're a small team so help us keep going with your support!  FOLLOW US across all our channels are we work to bring you the investing insights from the top Venture Capitalist - https://linktr.ee/primetimevc​ Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​​Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions  Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​​​Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP  Brex credit card Sign Up Here: https://lnkd.in/d8RJ2Vr​​​​​Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet   Disclaimer: All of the information, material, and/or content contained in this program is for informational purposes only. Investing in stocks, options, and futures is risky and not suitable for all investors. Please consult your own independent financial adviser before making any investment decisions.
23:56
April 25, 2021
Unicorns from Y Combinator and SPACing with Shaq
VCs Entering the Thunderdome:  McKeever (Mac) Conwell, II @Rarebreed Ventures Cassandra Carothers, @Upheaval Investments Charlie Lass, @Dallas Ventures Chris Douvos, @AHOY Capital  + Top IPOs: WeWork (Shaq SPAC), Deliveroo, DiDi Chuxing & Endeavor (UFC Owner) + Companies to Benefit from Biden's New Jobs Deal: + Thousand Fell Recycled Shoes ~Wave of Sense #autonomousvehicles​ ~Stable ~Elroy Air ~Verdi ~rENIAS + Future Unicorns from Y Combinator's Demo Day: ~MindPortal ~The Calico Group ~FlexTalk.org ~Pickle (pickleai.com) ~Remora ~flux + Buy or Sell UiPath will live up to its $35b Valuation? + Hot EFT's ARK Investment Management LLC will debut its latest fund a Space Exploration ETF - What exactly is an ETF & what are the most exciting? + Prediction's for VC funding in women-led startups in 2021 + The investment misses that keep us up at night   Start Investing Alongside us with the M1 Finance App!! Use our link so that we can keep bringing you premium investing content: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​Our Gains will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code  Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​​Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions  Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​​Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP  Brex creditcard Sign Up Here: https://lnkd.in/d8RJ2Vr​​​​Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet
27:24
April 11, 2021
Is the Stripe IPO a Buy? Will Nike Enter the NFT Space and Jay-Z has a new BFF!
Stripe, Digital Ocean, NFTs, CrowdFunding, & Jay-Z’s BFF w/ Jack Dorsey. Investors Lo Toney Plexo Capital, Brittany Davis Backstage Capital, Cheryl Campos Republic  & Nihal Mehta match up on PrimeTime VC Episode 12  Topics Include  Stripe Payments- 2021’s Biggest IPO. Other Top Picks:  Digital Ocean, Owlet & ACV Auctions   NFTs – How big of a market will this become?   CrowdFunding  -Startups can now raise $5m   Scott Galloway EdTech Co. Section4 looks to Disruption of Traditional Education   Why is Flutter spinning out FanDuel - How big is the sport betting market   Square Acquires Tidal – Jay-Z & Jack Dorsey   Founders of the Week – April Koh CoFounder Spring Health #healthTech​  Start Investing Alongside us with the M1 Finance App!! Use our link so that we can keep bringing you premium investing content: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​​ Our Gains will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code   Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking  M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​ ​Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions   Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​​​ Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP   Brex credit card Sign Up Here: https://lnkd.in/d8RJ2Vr​​​ Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet
30:17
March 28, 2021
Investing in Flying Taxi's and Milk plus some strong opinions for NFTs
Start Investing Alongside us with the M1 Finance App!! Use our link so that we can keep bringing you premium investing content: http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC​Our Gains will go to the non-profit Girls Who Code  Our PrimeTime lineup:  Elizabeth Yin @Hustle Fund Elliott Robinson @Bessemer Venture Partners Mac Conwell @RareBreed Ventures Jai Malik @Countdown Capital 1:29​ IPO Alert/ Spac Attack:  Berkshire Grey, Joby Aviation, Markforge, Oatly, Babylon Health & Xos  https://youtu.be/C8DZFJbGrnE?t=89​  3:42​ Hot Sectors: The next set of big unicorns will come from Emerging Markets, do you agree? https://youtu.be/C8DZFJbGrnE?t=222​  7:42​ StartUp Spotlight: Highlight an early-stage startup & founder that’s under the radar.  https://youtu.be/C8DZFJbGrnE?t=462​  11:42​ Bearish or Bullish on NFTs?   https://youtu.be/C8DZFJbGrnE?t=702​  16:26​ Enlighten Me!  When reviewing the S1 document for a company going public, what are the most important sections to focus on and why? https://youtu.be/C8DZFJbGrnE?t=986​  18:00​ Versus: Snap Vs Twitter - Snap roles out Yelp Map features VS Twitters Super Follow feature. https://youtu.be/C8DZFJbGrnE?t=1080​  19:33​ Trendz: What’s an investment trend that you believe that others don’t? https://youtu.be/C8DZFJbGrnE?t=1173 Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking  M1 Finance The Finance Super App! http://bit.ly/M1FinancePrimeTimeVC Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/​
23:12
March 14, 2021
Buy these SPACs Owlet, Wheels Up, TalkSpace, Latch? BTC Hits $100K and Hottest Sectors in FL and TX
Upcoming SPACs, Miami Tech, Investing Tips for GenZ & will BTC reach $100K? PrimeTime lineup including David Goldberg General Partner @Alpaca VC, Christie Pitts General Partner @Backstage Capital, John Frankel Partner @ff Venture Capital & Rishi Khanna CEO @Stocktwits Watch Here!      1:33 #IPO ALERT! Top Picks Latch, Owlet, Wheels Up & Talk Space. YouTube: https://youtu.be/7L9FOhN6fYw?t=93 4:59 Hottest Investment Sectors in Miami Tech & TX #voice YAC #remoteTech #healthTech YouTube: https://youtu.be/7L9FOhN6fYw?t=299 8:34  #StartUp Spotlight. Genius Juice Coconut Smoothies. Beacons Digital Media. Trusst Mental Health. Oracle Health telemedicine + AI - All currently fundraising on Republic.co YouTube: https://youtu.be/7L9FOhN6fYw?t=514 11:42 BTC to Reach $100k by end of year? YouTube: https://youtu.be/7L9FOhN6fYw?t=702 16:28  Strategies for identifying a company is overvalued or undervalued? YouTube: https://youtu.be/7L9FOhN6fYw?t=988 17:42 Social Media Wars. Who wins? Clubhouse, Dispo, Insta Facebook YouTube: https://youtu.be/7L9FOhN6fYw?t=1062 19:37 Best Investing Advice for #GenZ YouTube: https://youtu.be/7L9FOhN6fYw?t=1177 Connect w/ our Partners!! Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUp Banking  M1 Finance The Finance Super App!  Kyle Eddins @E2Generations Software Solutions   Tyler Kelly @PitchPages.io Pitch Decks for the New Generation of Startups https://pitchpages.io/ Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP   Brex credit card Sign Up Here: https://lnkd.in/d8RJ2Vr Carl Eppers HR Support TriNet
22:00
February 26, 2021
Will Robinhood recover from GameStop saga & should you invest in Coinbase Instacart Honest Co?
PrimeTime VC kicks off Season 2 with a new format focused on helping new investors get actionable insights from top venture capitalists about how to invest within the public and private markets.    The show aires bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 12pm EST on YouTube, Cheddar.com, and our other channels: https://linktr.ee/primetimevc​  Today's episode features these top VC's:  Billionaire Jeff Hoffman Chairman @Global Entrepreneurship Network Brittany Davis General Partner @Backstage Capital Mac Conwell @RareBreed Ventures  and Laurel Touby Managing Director @Supernode Ventures serving as our guest co-judge   PrimeTime VC wouldn't be possible without our amazing partners, please show us support by supporting them:   First Republic: https://www.firstrepublic.com/ ​M1 Finance: https://www.m1finance.com/​ Republic: https://republic.co/​   PitchPages: https://pitchpages.io/
30:53
February 11, 2021
Investing Trends and Predictions for 2021 - Top Venture Capitalists Debate || Ep. 8
Past Episode Winners Clash in our Season 1 Finale!! Connect to all our channels with Linktree  Jenny Friedman @Supernode Ventures, Elliott Robinson @Bessemer Venture Partners, Paul Martino @Bullpen Capital, Mac Conwell @RareBreed Ventures, and Celebrity Judge Nihal Mehta @ENIAC Ventures    Topic Highlights:   1. IPO Alert! Compass, Roblox, Affirm  2. Future of eCommerce in the next 10 years?  3. Under the radar Unicorn companies to keep an eye out for in 2021?  4. Microsoft should be worried about this recent Salesforce acquisition of Slack?  5. Big rebound for travel & entertainment startups in 2021?  6. Healthcare & Ai will be the hottest sectors in 2021?  7. What is the actual cost of taking your company public and why does it take 18 months to prepare for the big day?  8. What are THE unique characteristics that stand out from founders you know who have built a company with a Billion Dollar Valuation?    9. Best New Years Resolution, What you got planned for 2021??   Connect w/ our Supporting Partners: Kyle Gross Brad Johnson - Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & #StartUp Banking Courtney Hayes Fox Corey LaDow HR Support TriNet Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP Thomas Dale - Brex Kyle Eddins E2Generations Software Solutions  Tyler Kelly - PitchPages.io Create Digital #PitchDeck
41:52
December 24, 2020
IPO’s Doordash AirBnB, Investing in Weed, Visa + Plaid, FoodTech & Female Founder GOAT || Ep. 7
Venture Capitalists Guest:  Natalie Dillon Principal @Maveron,  Kate Coughlin Stern @Homebrew, Caitlin Strandberg Principal @Lerer Hippeau and Jenny Friedman Founding Managing Partner @Supernode Ventures.   Check out all our channels via Linktree! Show Topics:   IPO Alert! VCs Top Picks - Airbnb, DoorDash, Robinhood, Poshmark, Wish, or Qualtrics   What will a Biden-Harris White House mean for the Tech Industry?    Crowdfunding- The SEC permits startup companies can now raise up to $5m in Funding from NON-accredited investors.   Marijuana was legalized in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. Buy or Sell: Investing in the Cannabis Industry   Visa’s proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech company Plaid. Will it go through?   Early Liquidity VS. Holding onto an investment. When’s the right time to get out?   The Disruption of the Food Tech industry.   The Greatest Female Entrepreneur of ALL-TIME!
34:11
December 20, 2020
SpaceX VS. Amazon, HealthTech Future, Whoop Unicorn, Google Antitrust, Best VC Pitches || Ep. 6 FULL
Top VCs Debate - Lolita Taub GP The Community Fund VC, Christie Pitts GP Backstage Capital & Eric Bahn GP Hustle Fund Show Highlights:  Microsoft and Elon Musk team up against Amazon for space-cloud supremacy.   This seems like the ultimate head-2-head match up  - Investments in Digital Health & Mental Health startups have quadrupled since 2015 and will most likely continue to grow.  - Google is about to go toe-to-toe with the US Government over an antitrust suit filed   - Boston-based StartUps, GoodCell, a company that offers personal biobanking & small-panel genetic testing raised $18M. And pro-athlete backed, Whoop landed $100M for their wearable fitness strap. Connect w/ our Supporting Partners:  Kyle Gross & Robert Hughes III - First Republic Bank VC & StartUpBanking  Courtney.Hayes & Corey LaDow HR Support TriNet human resources Matthew R. Kittay #1 VC Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP lawyers Thomas Dale - Brex credit card https://www.brex.com/partners/primetime/ Kyle Eddins E2Generations Software Solutions software development Tyler Kelly - PitchPages.io Create Digital PitchDeck
36:07
December 06, 2020
Twitter's Misinformation Problem, SPAC's, Funding for Female Founders, Coinbase Troubles || Ep.5 FULL
Show Highlights: - PitchBook released data finding that venture funding for female founders has hit its lowest quarterly total in three years.  - Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published an open memo, barring political activism.  - NFX posted a blog titled The New Mindset for Product-Market Fit where they compare the Old Founder Mindset, of build first, to the New Founder mindset of Minimal Viable Marketing. Our Partners that make this show possible:  First Republic Bank, "Banking for Innovators" : https://www.firstrepublic.com/  TriNet, "Incredible Starts Here": https://www.trinet.com/Fox Rothschild LLP, "Nimble. Entrepreneurial. Resourceful. Qualities you want in your Lawyers" : https://www.foxrothschild.com/E2Generations, "We Solve Problems that Live on Excel": https://e2gens.com/ Our Competitors:   Our Competitors:   Charlie O'Donnell: Managing Partner @Brooklyn Bridge Ventures  Cassandra Carothers / Investor @UpHeaval Investments  Mac Conwell, Managing Director @RareBreed Ventures  John Frankel / Partner @ff Venture Capital
46:39
November 20, 2020
Crypto, Top Colleges for Venture Capital, 3D Printing, Media Unbundling || EP. 4 FULL
Competitors:  Jenny Friedman: Managing Partner @Supernode.vc Peter Pham: Co-Founder at Science AJ Vaynerchuck: Partner  Vayner/RSE Nihal Mehta: Founding General Partner @ENIAC Venture debate the top news stories of the past two weeks. Our Partners: First Republic Bank, "Banking for Innovators" : https://www.firstrepublic.com/ E2Generations, "We Solve Problems that Live on Excel": https://e2gens.com/ TriNet, "Incredible Starts Here": https://www.trinet.com/ BREX, Brex corporate credit cards come without a personal guarantee, higher credit limits, and the best rewards program available. Make a free account in less than 5 minutes here: https://www.brex.com/partners/primetime/
39:26
November 02, 2020
Future of A.I., Rolling Funds, VC's on Politics, Virtual Kitchens & More || EP. 3
Check us out on TechCrunch Please Support our Partners as they support us! Thank you First Republic Bank, "Banking for Innovators" and Robert Hughes   Thank you E2Generations, "We Solve Problems that Live on Excel" and Kyle Eddins Thank you Thomas Dale and BREX, their corporate credit cards come without a personal guarantee, higher credit limits, and the best rewards program available.  Brex also provides a free, easy-to-use cash management account to replace your bank account. PrimeTime VC and Pitch Madness startups get $5K in AWS credits, 3% back on Apple, and priority onboarding. Make a free account in less than 5 minutes Here Thank you, Corey Ladow and TriNet “TriNet.  Expertly human HR solutions” For partner and sponsorship opportunities: Click HERE   Our VC Competitors:   Elliott Robinson @Bessemer Venture Capital Hadley Harris @ENIAC Ventures  Kate Brodock @W Fund  Chris Douvos @AHOY Capital  Host: Charlie Stephens, Leaders Live First In:   1.  AI startups received over $1B just this week, propelled by 4 mega-rounds. Last quarter, the number of mega-rounds to AI startups was up from Q1 to 15.  What AI companies do you think will make the biggest impact in the near future?    2.  We’ve witnessed a drastic pivot in the VC industry toward a more conservative result-based mindset. COVID-19 has made this even more apparent. With VC's getting back to the basics to make sure founders have sound unit economics, what are the important questions you ask founders when considering an investment?    3. Limited Partners, historically the Money behind the Money, have always invested money in the VC's who then invest money in the startups. But the lines continue to blur as more and more LPs and VCs assume similar roles. What do you think the VC's of the future will look like? Buy or Sell:   1. With AngelList helping Rolling Funds become the new craze, Buy or Sell it Rolling Funds disrupt venture capital?    2.  With startups and tech playing such a major role in our lives, Do you think VC's now have the responsibility to weigh in on political and social issues?    3.  Founder of the 20minute VC podcast  Harry Stebbings tweeted "The best CMO you will ever have is your CEO. Welcome to the generation of personal brands". Buy or Sell Founders needing to build a personal brand presence to help their startup grow? Money Round: 1. Chamath Palihapitiya tweeted - Investing 101: if you want an easy test to figure out which public companies you may want to invest in, do the following: in your phone, check Settings — Screen Time — See All Activity  -- Week. When considering investing in a company, how important is it that you'd be personally would be an avid user of the product or service? 2. Ghost kitchen wars - between Virtual Kitchen and Cloud Kitchens, Which company do you think has the better outcome? 3.  What's the wildest startup name you've funded and secondly, how important is a good name?
36:58
October 15, 2020
Snowflake IPO, Barstool, EPIC Games Lawsuit, Y Combinator Demo Day & more || EP. 2
Episode 2 (FULL):   PrimeTime VC - "The Show of Accredited Banter” where venture capitalists & top startup investors compete against each other while covering the hottest topics in tech, innovation, and funding news. Our Partners: First Republic Bank: https://www.firstrepublic.com/TechDay Online 2020, Nov17-19. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2ZVePd9ENTRE: Check out their app - https://joinentre.com/ For partner and sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Tyler Kelly - tyler@pitchmadness.com  Charlie Stephens - Charlie@CharlieNYC.com Our VC Competitors: John Frankel @ff Venture Capital Jenny Friedman @Supernode Ventures Sydney Thomas @Precursor Ventures Nihal Mehta @ENIAC Ventures Host: Charlie Stephens, Leaders Live Here are the topics for today’s episode by Round: First In: 1.  A flood of U.S. tech companies filed to go public last week, including a few prominent software unicorns. Pick who you think will have the best start in the public markets? 2.  Y Combinator, just finished their 2020 demo day with Proptech, “Shopify for X”, and US-based concepts repurposed for other countries being the main themes stemming from this cohort. What are the startup themes you're most excited about? 3.  With the SEC expanding qualifications for accredited investors and the explosive growth of stock trading app Robinhood since the start of COVID, new investors are pouring into the private and public markets. What are your predictions for how this transforms the Fintech landscape? Buy or Sell: 1.  Micro-mobility startups have struggled with profitability, COVID has exasperated the situation. Buy or Sell the cooter wars are here to stay? 2.  Palantir’s move to Denver is another glaring example of big tech's exodus from the Silicon Valley. Buy or Sell Silicon Valley will remain the epicenter of innovation and venture capital? 3.  Epic Games sues Apple and Google over Fortnite ban. Buy or Sell Epic games decision to take on Apple and Google? Money Round: 1.  Apple is showing signs it may soon launch a search engine to compete against Google Search  -  Apple Vs Google search engine? 2.  Sports gambling is ramping back up as pro sports resume. DraftKings and Penn Gaming with the help of Barstool seem to be the frontrunners for dominating the market. Which horse are you picking to win this race? 3.  “who’s the most entertaining VC on Twitter/ social media”?
36:12
September 27, 2020
TikTok’s Future, Elon Musk, SPACs, IPOs, Fundraising, COVID || EP. 1
This is the first episode (our pilot) for PrimeTime VC - "The Show of Accredited Banter” where venture capitalists & top startup investors compete against each other while covering the hottest topics in tech, innovation and funding news.    Check out our YouTube channel for all the ESPN style graphics and short clips from the show. Our VC Competitors:  If you're a VC and would like to participate in a future episode, fill out this Google form, and we will reach out for scheduling.   Lo Toney @ Plexo Capital  Jenny Friedman @ Supernode Ventures  Paul Martino @ Bullpen Capital  Nihal Mehta @ ENIAC Ventures  Host: Charlie Stephens, Leaders Live  Show Format: 4 venture capitalists compete against each other while covering the hottest topics in tech, innovation, and start-up funding news. Their responses are scored across two rounds based on Point of view, Style, and Information. The 2 VCs with the most points after 2 rounds go head to head in final “Money Round” and a winner will be crowned. The winning VC gets the platform to discuss anything they wish to promote.    Here are the topics for today’s episode by Round:  First In:  1.  What lesser-known industries & trends will experience high levels of growth due to COVID?  2.  Which of Elon Musk ventures are you most excited for? (Tesla, SpaceX, Boring Company, Hyperloop, Neuralink)   3.  What is the leadership & strategy needed when raising funds in volatile times?    Buy or Sell:   1.  IPOs and Direct Listings Are Broken?  2.  TikTok's future?  3.  Post Seed is the new Bridge Round?   Money Round:   1.  Amazon Vs conventional banking sector?  2.  Slack Vs Microsoft?  3.  Are we in a Simulation? ;)    For Partner and Sponsorship opportunities: Please contact: Tyler Kelly - Tyler@PitchMadness.com and Charlie Stephens - Charlie@CharlieNYC.com
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