Founders & Funders

A podcast about leveraging venture capital to build great companies, brought you by host Shelley Hunter (Gift Card Girlfriend) and producer Ryan Burleson (New York Times, Boston Globe)

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Most Recent Episodes

 
It’s 2019. Here’s Why Your Diversification Strategy Should Include VC.
June 24, 2019 Laura Rippy and Lacey Johnson | Investment Team, Green D Ventures

Laura Rippy (Managing Partner, Green D Ventures) and Lacey Johnson (Partner, Green D Ventures) discuss the rationale behind diversification when more companies are staying private than ever before. Subscribe to Founders and Funders on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, and Android Podcast Players. Episode Summary Every day, on the phone and at the firm’s […]

 
Fund Feature: How Greg Baker, MP of Bascom, Embraces Midwestern Goodness
June 11, 2019 Greg Baker | Managing Partner of Bascom Ventures

He may not represent an Ivy League school, but Greg Baker, Managing Partner of Bascom Ventures, says his fellow Badgers are more than keeping pace in the VC community.

 
EP 48: How Tari Identifies and Improves Your Digital Net Worth
June 11, 2019 Naveen Jain | Co-founder of TARI

You don’t have to understand blockchain to take advantage of TARI’s technology that will monitor and establish ownership of digital assets.

 
EP 47: How Better Microphones in Smart Devices Could Save Lives
June 10, 2019 Matt Crowley | CEO of Vesper

From saving baby piglets to reacting to house fires, Matt Crowley, CEO of Vesper, shares how the company’s proprietary MEMS technology is improving the reliability of smart devices.

 
Report: Spirits & Startups San Francisco
May 31, 2019 Ryan Burleson | Producer, Founders & Funders

What do AVG’s investor appreciation events sound like? And why would anyone make the effort to attend one? Producer Ryan Burleson crisscrosses the U.S.A. to find out. Subscribe to Founders and Funders on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, and Android Podcast Players. Episode Summary In early-April, AVG held the third edition of its investor […]