Distilling Venture Capital
By Mark W King
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Podcast host Mark W King takes venture capital’s success, failure, genius and insanity and distills it down into wisdom and know-how that accelerates your entrepreneurial success.
||CleanWhy A Startup Needs 16 Lawyers||Lessons on why startups might need multiple attorneys. Short answer, lawyers (like doctors) specialize. As important, entrepreneurs must be careful about who an attorney has a duty of loyalty to. I also reintroduce the Venture Capital Coroner's Report.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs A Startup Co-founder Essential?||Does every startup founder need cofounders? Maybe is the answer. Mark W King explores an article by Nic Brisbourne of Forward Partners about how solo founders can succeed, what skills cofounders need to bring, and most importantly, why you shouldn't rus||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do VCs Make Decisions?||Elizabeth Yin of 500 Startups Pulls Back the Curtain on VC Decision Making||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Pitch Startup Investors||Advice from Fred Wilson, Rob Go and Hyde Park Angels about successfully pitching your startup to investors||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does A Co-Founder Actually Do?||Mark W King discusses what Satya Patel of Homebrew Ventures, Steve Blank of lean start-up fame and Aaron k Harris of Y-Combinator say about start-up founders, co-founders and founding teams.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do Venture Capitalists Really Make Money?||How do VCs make money? More importantly, why should you care? In this episode of Venture Capital Voicemail, I look at what 3 VCs say about how their funds generate amazing returns.||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKnow When To Fold ‘Em - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||My interviews with venture capital’s most successful failures have proven that the sage old advice from Kenny Rogers still applies: “Ya gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Novich On What Made His Start-up Fail At Launch - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Jeff Novich can spot opportunity. His Dad’s medical practice was drowning in paper. Jeff created a solution that was a massive home run for his dad. But in less than a year Jeff walked away in frustration. Find out what he learned from failing fast.||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCo-founders, Paparazzi & Family...Oh My! Nikki Durkin on Start-up Relationships - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||What were you doing when you were 18? Nikki Durkin was finding co-founders, doing the Y-Combinator thing, raising venture capital, dealing with reporters, replacing co-founders, raising more venture capital and otherwise trying to grow her start-up.||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Should You Pivot? Gard Mayer On Making Critical Decisions - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Gard Mayer's path as an entrepreneur has more twists & turns than a back road through the mountains. In this venture capital podcast he talks about huge success, complete failure & everything in between, pivoting his start-ups when reality set in||5/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDid The Check Clear? Peter Schlegel on Needing Multiple Plan B’s - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Peter Schlegel had a path. Get seed venture capital. Launch start-up. Join incubator. Get capital from incubator's loan fund to build start-up. Sounded good to everyone...except one guy at the loan fund. Oh…and the Danish immigration authority?||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShut-up and Listen! Rachel Chalmers Explains the Biggest Mistake You Can Make - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Rachel Chalmers knows your Achilles heel. After 20+ years in Silicon Valley's front row watching start-up tech companies, she knows the single biggest cause of start-up failure. Listen to hear what she sees as critical for entrepreneurial success||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot So Fast! Nag Palavalli on the Perils of Easy Capital Raising - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Can you raise venture capital too fast? Nag Palavalli thinks so. His journey from dropping out of college in India to the Alchemist Accelerator in Silicon Valley shows why. Nag also identifies the one person he wishes he'd talked to before launch||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNigel Grierson on 3 Fatal Mistakes Your Venture Backed Start-up Must Avoid - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Nigel Grierson has invested in start-ups for quite a while, first at Intel Capital Europe; then as co-founder of Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. He's learned a few things about venture capital success from failure.||3/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelp Wanted: Jeanette Cajide on Finding the Right Team and Investors - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Nobody was better prepared for leading a start-up than Jeanette Cajide. Listen in as Jeanette shares the struggles of getting Blurtt off the ground, pivoting and most importantly get the right people on board.||2/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHerding Cats: Rick Faulk on Merging Start-ups - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Rick Faulk knew what it took to grow a venture capital backed start-up. Listen in as Rick shares what he learned as co-CEO for three merged social software companies about M&A diligence, merging corporate cultures and decisive leadership.||11/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearn To Take A Punch: Barry Weinbaum on Entrepreneurial Toughness - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Entrepreneurship is not for wimps. Good thing Barry Weinbaum learned to take a punch as a kid in the Bronx. He got hit hard as CEO of a venture capital backed start-up. He lived to fight another day, so listen in to hear his valuable lessons||10/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Tours of Duty: Kevin Naughton on Returning To A Troubled Start-up - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||Kevin Naughton had done the venture capital backed start-up thing and moved on. Then came the call: "Can you come back and help us sell the company?" Like any good entrepreneur, Kevin answered the call. Listen in as he shares what he learned.||10/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWaiting For Uncle Sam: Mark Redlus on Gov’t Created Markets & Capital to Pivot - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||It was a matter of when, not if. Global forces were propelling entrepreneur Mark Redlus' venture capital backed start-up forward. But they’d pivoted once. Listen in and find out what prevented them from pivoting a 2nd time to save their company.||10/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere’s The Exit? Dennis Clerke on Timing Exits & Investor Alignment - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||When should you sell your venture capital backed start-up? Listen in as entrepreneur Dennis Clerke joins me to discuss the start-up CEO's critical task of managing a company's path to an exit.||9/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFail Successfully – A Manifesto - The Venture Capital Coroner's Report||What is The Venture Capital Coroner’s Report? Why should you listen to it?||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
murkiness made simple and clear
Great VC explanations and advice communicated in simple and clear fashion. Includes references and further reading/viewing. Thankfully doesn't include ads; fluff; or long, loud guitar solos.
Bring us more please.
Powerful Tool for Entrepreneurs
One word. Wow. Mark King has quickly amassed a dynamic and diverse library of entrepreneurial wisdom...from raising and structuring venture capital to assembling teams and boards to recognizing critical market signposts, this is the new must have reference "podcast" for any early stage CEO looking to enhance their chance of success. bravo.