Founders and Funders

An AVG Podcast Where Entrepreneurs & Investors Discuss Building Great Companies

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Most Recent Episodes

 
EP 13: The Most Important Class You Didn’t Take
June 8, 2018 Tom "TK" Kuegler | CIO at Alumni Ventures Group

This experienced venture capitalist says you must be good at sales to succeed in any type of business. Here's TK's advice on how to become an effective salesperson and why that skill relates to VC.

 
EP 12: How an MIT Grad Is Using Old Science to Build Futuristic Technology
May 21, 2018 Dror Sharon | CEO and Co-Founder of Consumer Physics

His product has been compared to a sci-fi device, but the founder of Consumer Physics says the technology he's using has been around for years. Now he's using VC to make it accessible to everyone.

 
EP 11: How Penn Alumni Are Profiting from Venture Capital
May 11, 2018 Gail Gilbert Ball | Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures

For this venture capitalist, connecting with former Penn classmates is more than just a social occasion. She helps Penn alumni invest in great businesses founded by fellow Penn graduates.

 
EP 10: Finding a Recipe for Success in Business and VC
April 27, 2018 Mellie Chow | Co-founder of The Revolving Kitchen

When she hit a roadblock in her career, this future VC enrolled in Kellogg’s top-tier Executive MBA Program and ended up with a successful business and a career in an entirely new industry.

 
EP 9: Wildcat Wide Receiver Has a New Goal for Northwestern Alums
April 23, 2018 David Beazley | Managing Partner of Purple Arch Ventures

Former football player turned venture capitalist believes alumni should use their capital to build entrepreneurial ecosystems at their universities.


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