202. The opportunity is NOW May 08, 2024

There is a gap between when a technology gets invented, and its wide adaption.

In this gap, is exactly where the best opportunities lie.

Listen to this episode to learn why we are in the time of opportunity, and how to make the most of it.

You will learn:

  • What the path that electricity took...
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196. Why ALL businesses depend on open source software Mar 27, 2024

Did you know that 90% of the internet depends on free licenses from open source software?

But what happens when those licenses stop being free?

Listen to this episode to find out.

You will learn from Paula Paul, Founder and Distinguished Engineer at Greyshore, who also serves also serves on...

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189. How to build a unicorn in 2024 Feb 07, 2024

10 years ago Silicon Valley venture capitalist Aileen Lee coined the term "unicorn" to describe a young company valued at over $1 billion. 

Back in 2013, there were just 39 unicorns in the US, and Lee's team researched what they did and who ran them. This list informed much of how we thought...

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174. What stock market investors REALLY need to know about tech Oct 25, 2023

Tech companies have changed the stock market and the economy. But, to be a Smart Money investor, what do you really need to know about tech?

Listen to this interview with Richard Kramer to find out.

Richard is a renowned stock market analyst and founder of Arete Research, an independent...

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171. Deep tech investing vs standard venture capital Oct 04, 2023

ChatGPT has popularized deep tech, but most people don't really know what it is or how it differs from standard software innovation.

Don't be most people. 

This episode will demystify deep tech investing and show you why smart VCs never really take any technological risk (even in the most...

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159. Power mistakes by founders, corporate leaders & investors Jul 12, 2023

Technology has disrupted power dynamics, and led otherwise smart and rational people to suspend disbelief, lose control and destroy value.

To have a truly successful career, you need to understand power dynamics: when to hold on to control and when to cede it.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How...
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134. 2023 Prediction 2: Silicon Valley’s white male focus brings opportunity for everyone else Jan 18, 2023

Despite the many press releases touting Silicon Valley's diversity efforts, the majority of funding from this innovation will still go to white males in 2023. 

While this reality is not what many of us want, it is an opportunity for investors and innovators to capture overlooked...

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129. To become a Digital Leader, join start-up advisory boards Dec 13, 2022

Joining the advisory board of a promising tech start-up will teach you vital skills, build your network and transform your professional brand.

It is a great way to reshape your career, while still working in your current role.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Remember the difference between boards of...
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120. Think like a Venture Capitalist to have a great career Oct 14, 2022

Technological change can feel overwhelming even to the world's top technologists. To figure out what's relevant for your career, learn from people who do this professionally: venture capitalists.

  • “The business strategies employed by highly successful start-ups and the career...
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116. Introduction to Deep Tech investing Sep 14, 2022

When investing in Deep Tech, remember that technology is just a tool, not an end in itself. Understanding who will use it and why is key to becoming smart money.

Learning notes from this episode:

  • When investing in any business, you must consider these questions:
    • What problem are you solving?
    • ...
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115. Commercialising innovation and breaking into Deep Tech Sep 07, 2022

Great technology is not enough to build a successful business. You need customers who understand its benefits, and are willing to pay for them. This is why storytelling is a key part of commercialising innovation.

Lauren Xandra, Head of Marketing at Two Sigma Ventures, a venture capital firm...

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114. What is Deep Tech? Aug 31, 2022

Companies like Deep Mind fascinate investors and innovators, but what is a deep tech company really and how does it differ from other types of tech firms? Listen to this episode to find out.

Learning notes from this episode:

  • Deep Tech is a sub-sector of the technology sector where the...
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