172. Growth Investing in Biotech, Genomics and Pharma (Jim Tananbaum)

Jim Tananbaum of Foresite Capital joins Nick to discuss Growth Investing in Biotech, Genomics and Pharma. In this episode, we cover: His 25 years in the industry working as both an entrepreneur and investor.. often at the same time Jim’s investment focus at Foresight The major changes in biotech over...

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Investor Stories 96: What’s Next (Ascher, Medved, Fontana)

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Brian Ascher Joe Medved Ash Fontana Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.  

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171. Sports Tech and the Future of eSports (Wayne Kimmel)

Wayne Kimmel of SeventySix Capital joins Nick to discuss Sports Tech and the Future of eSports. In this episode, we cover: Talk about the investment focus and approach of your firm When did Ryan Howard start working w/ you and how did he become a part of the leadership team?...

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Investor Stories 95: Why I Passed (Kaden, Hardiman, Simoudis)

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Rebecca Kaden James Hardiman Evangelos Simoudis Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.      

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170. Go-to-Market Fit, Tidal Waves, Category Leadership & Split-Personalities (Tae Hea Nahm)

Tae Hea Nahm of Storm Ventures joins Nick to discuss Go-to-Market Fit, Tidal Waves, Category Leadership & Split-Personalities. In this episode, we cover: What was your path to Venture Capital like and why’d you make that career change? You’ve been very successful with exits- is there a framework you apply...

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Investor Stories 94: The Strange & Unusual (Ramanujam, Turner, Leitersdorf)

  On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Madhavan Ramanujam Guy Turner Yoav Leitersdorf   Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they’ve encountered as an investor.

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Investor Stories 93: Lessons Learned (Zuberi, Coelius, Galbut)

  On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Bilal Zuberi Zach Coelius Elizabeth Galbut   Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it’s changed their approach.

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169. Product is Paramount (Brian Ascher)

Brian Ascher of Venrock joins Nick to discuss Product is Paramount. In this episode, we cover:  What is your story at Venrock and how have both you and your firm evolved over the past two decades. Talk a little about Venrock and your focus there. You were a product manager...

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Investor Stories 92: What’s Next (Martino, Calacanis, Farmer)

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Paul Martino Jason Calacanis Chris Farmer   Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.

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168. Leadership from Origin to Scale (Carter Cast)

 Carter Cast of Pritzker Group joins Nick to discuss Leadership from Origin to Scale. In this episode, we cover: You’ve been a manager and leader in early stage companies – from startups like Blue Nile (from $0 to $50 million in a couple years) to Walmart.com (from $0 –...

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Investor Stories 91: Why I Passed (Anderson, Fontana, Duovos)

  On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Sarah Anderson Ash Fontana Chris Douvos   Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.

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167. Cram Session, Episodes 113-119 (Nick Moran)

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this installment, we will be recapping the following episodes: 113. The Next Great Startup Ecosystem is… Part 1 (Chris Olsen) 114. The Next Great Startup Ecosystem is…...

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Investor Stories 90: Post Mortems (Wallace, Shah, Medved)

  On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Brendan Wallace Semil Shah Joe Medved   Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it failed.

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166. Techstars: What Worked, What Didn’t, What’s Next (David Cohen)

David Cohen of Techstars joins Nick to discuss Techstars: What Worked, What Didn’t, What’s Next. In this episode, we cover: What was the original vision for Techstars, when you started? How has that vision changed and evolved to where it is now? Techstars Ventures– any concern that it sends a...

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Investor Stories 89: The Strange & Unusual (Farmer, Kaden, Narasin)

  On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Chris Farmer Rebecca Kaden Ben Narasin   Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they’ve encountered as an investor.  

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165. AV, Mobility, and the Disruption of Big Auto (Evangelos Simoudis)

Evangelos Simoudis of Synapse Partners joins Nick to discuss AV, Mobility, and the Disruption of Big Auto. In this episode, we cover: Backstory / Path to becoming an investor What is the investment focus/philosophy of your firm? What are the key drivers of automotive disruption? Can you talk about the...

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Investor Stories 88: Lessons Learned (Hardiman, Benaich, Martino)

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: James Hardiman Nathan Benaich Paul Martino Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it’s changed their approach.    

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164. The Cat and Mouse Game of Cyber Security — Israel, CISOs, and GDPR (Yoav Leitersdorf)

Yoav Leitersdorf of YL Ventures joins Nick to discuss The Cat and Mouse Game of Cyber Security — Israel, CISOs, and GDPR. In this episode, we cover: How the emergence of new technologies have changed cybersecurity The framework to think about cybersecurity from a VC perspective Where innovation in cybersecurity...

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Investor Stories 87: What’s Next (Nof, Olsen, Galbut)

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Jordan Nof Chris Olsen Elizabeth Galbut Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.      

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163. The ‘Softbank Effect’, Financial Discipline and the Interworkings of a Top Seed Investment Firm (Joe Medved)

Joe Medved of Lerer Hippeau joins Nick to discuss The ‘Softbank Effect’, Financial Discipline and the Interworkings of a Top Seed Investment Firm. In this episode, we cover: The focus at Lerer Hippeau The adoption and integration of the Binary Capital Portfolio Why they dropped ventures from the name Joe’s...

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