Our Santa Clara Ventures Podcast is about everything venture capital. The podcast is hosted by Eshaan Kaul and Filip Orth, who have teamed up to bring you interviews from venture capitalists that are at the top of their game. The road to becoming a VC is rather unconventional, and Eshaan and Filip delve deep into real life stories of people who made it in the field. This podcast is for those who seek information and news from the VC field and are keen to learn about all processes related to VC.
Santa Clara Ventures Podcast is available on Spotify and our Anchor page.
This is our first founder episode on the podcast. For this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing the founder and CEO of OnePointOne, Samuel Bertram.
In this interview, we dive into how Sam came up with the idea for OnePointOne, what he has learned through out the process of building his company, and how he handled the VC investing process.
As always, we end with 5 personal questions for us to get to know Sam a little better.
Today, we have a chat with the founder of the first company to get acquired after going through the Bronco Venture Accelerator. For this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing the Founder and CEO of Blockrize, Thomas Harrison.
Blockrize is a financial technology company that is building the Blockrize card, the first credit card with Bitcoin and Ethereum rewards. Their mission is to simplify the process and lower the risk for consumers to invest in cryptocurrency so that it becomes more accessible to all. Blockrize was recently acquired by Gemini and has become a part of their credit card offering.
In this interview, we dive into how Thomas went about starting Blockrize, what he has learned throughout the process of growing his company, and why he decided to go through with the acquisition by Gemini.
As always, we end with our personal questions for us to get to know Thomas a little better.
For this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing the Co-Founder of Opal, Mariah Manzano.
Opal is the "Tinder for mentorship" and looks to match college students with working professionals for mentorship.
In this interview, we dive into how Mariah came up with the idea for Opal, what she has learned through this process of starting and growing Opal, and her experience going through the Bronco Venture Accelerator.
As always, we end with our personal questions for us to get to know Mariah a little better.
For this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing the advisor program lead for the Bronco Venture Accelerator and a founding member at Armature Systems, Alexi Sevastopoulos.
In this interview, we dive into how Alexi helped build Armature Systems, what he has learned about the scaling process, and how he got involved with the BVA.
As always, we end with our personal questions for us to get to know Alexi a little better.
Since this episode was recorded, Alexi became Operating Partner at Santa Clara Ventures as well.
We have a special episode today where we are joined by Robinson Lu as your Co-Host. For this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Foster who is a SCU alumni and has held partner roles at various VC firms including Crosspoint Venture Partners, TPG Ventures, and others.
In this interview, we dive into how Steve entered the VC industry, his take on Corporate VCs as well as SPACs, and what trends he is currently watching.
As always, we end with our personal questions for us to get to know Steve a little better.
Since this episode was recorded, Steve became an Advisor for the Bronco Venture Fund.
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