Welcome to our latest first LIVE PODCAST, where you, the listeners, get to ask your questions live to our podcast guest and enjoy listening back later! As part of our series of resources to help founders on the fundraise during the Covid-19 crisis, we are delighted to have special guest, Bedy Yang, Managing Partner, Global from 500 Startups, to share her take on the impact the pandemic is having on fundraising now, and how 500 Startups is helping, for the past 10 years. Get a great list of resources at the end of these shownotes too. Listen up, and please leave a Review on Apple or Spotify, so others can learn about us!
About our Guest:
Bedy Yang is a Managing Partner at 500 Startups. She oversees 500’s ecosystem development programs including investor education courses (in partnership with top institutions such as Stanford, Berkeley and INSEAD), has helped launch strategic partnerships and accelerator programs across the globe, and leads 500’s corporate startup innovation and consultancy.
Bedy joined 500 Startups in 2011 to pilot international investments before expanding her role to Managing Partner and ecosystems development.
Previously, she founded +INNOVATORS, an organization that has become the epicenter and resource for Brazilian tech founders with a network of over 10,000 people. Prior to starting her career in tech, she worked with income generation for women in tribes in Brazil and Southwest China and consulted for global companies on go-to-market strategies for Brazil.
Bedy obtained her BA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and holds an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Class 17 of the Kauffman Fellowship Program and fluent in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
Learn more about Bedy here and Read her Blog here
Episode 13: LIVE PODCAST - How to Fundraise During Covid-19, with Laura Connell, Principal at Balderton Capital
Welcome to our very first LIVE PODCAST, where you, the listeners, get to ask your questions live to our podcast guest and enjoy listening back later! As part of our series of resources to help founders on the fundraise during the Covid-19 crisis, we are delighted to be joined by Laura Connell, Principal at Europe's Leading Tech VC - Balderton Capital - to share her take on the impact the pandemic is having on fundraising now, and what founders can do to keep going and navigate this black swan event. Seize the opportunities available to you now! Learn more from Laura in this episode and if you like what you hear, please leave a review here!
About our Guest:
Laura joined Balderton's investment team in 2018. She spent the previous three years advising early stage technology startups across sectors on topics ranging from fundraising to product launch strategies. She was also CFO of a D2C womenswear brand. Prior to this, Laura was an Assistant Researcher at Imperial College undertaking neuroscience research in the Brain Sciences Department of Imperial College's Faculty of Medicine. She started her career at Goldman Sachs for five years, first in the Investment Management Division and subsequently the Financial Institutions Group in M&A. She was a Fulbright Scholar and gained her MBA from Harvard, and she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford. She speaks fluent English and French.
Learn more about Laura here and Read her Medium Blog
episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors Before and During a Fundraise - With J. Kelly Hoey
Episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors, Before and During a Fundraise, with J. Kelly Hoey
How should you network with potential investors? What are the key don'ts you absolutely must avoid, if you want to successfully build your dream network to help your business and raise money?
Look no further! In this episode, you'll hear all the great truths on the matter from J. Kelly Hoey. Author of "Build Your Dream Network", Speaker, Networking expert and LP in a few funds, former lawyer and startup accelerator leader - you bet she's seen networking from all angles. We'll get you from hating 'schmoozing' with investors, to knowing exactly what to do and how, thanks to this episode.
Learn more about J. Kelly Hoey here:
Episode 11: How to Raise Capital in the U.S. Especially During Covid19 - Ed Zimmerman
How to raise capital in the U.S. during the Covid-19 Crisis? What are the key current trends coming out of New York when it comes to Angel and Venture Capital investing? What do entrepreneurs need to know, to navigate these uncertain times in how they should approach investors?
You will learn all of this and more, from our first male investor guest, Ed Zimmerman who is a Partner/Chair of the Tech Group at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP, an angel investor in roughly 130 startups, LP in dozens of venture funds, and for the last 15 years, also an Adjunct Professor of Venture Capital at Columbia Business School. Get ready for some great advice and tips!
Learn more about Ed Zimmerman Here
EPisode 10: When women come together, the power of it is enormous! Learn how to harness that power with Delphine Remy-Boutang
Episode 10: When Women Come Together, The Power of it is Enormous! - Delphine Remy-Boutang
In this episode, recorded during Covid-19 lockdown, you'll hear from Delphine Remy-Boutang, founder of Digital Women's Day and The Bureau, is a key influencer in the European Women in Tech Ecosystem. An entrepreneur herself since 2012, Delphine founded the Bureau, a digital & communication group for digital trends, influence, social media and creative services in London and Paris. In 2013 she co-founded and directed Digital Women’s Day, an annual event dedicated to entrepreneurship and women, and a European and African community to inspire women to dare, innovate, undertake actions through digital technology, and to create a more just and creative world.
Delphine brings together thousands of participants, thought leaders, renowned digital entrepreneurs, through many initiatives: Les Margaret Award an annual prize that pays tribute to Margaret Hamilton, rewarding digital women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from Europe and Africa, committed to a better world.
Hear her advice to women entrepreneurs to network, network, network, especially during challenging times, her key tips for funding and how to continue to have fun and be resilient, through it all! Check out full show notes and links to her resources here below!
Learn more about our guest Delphine Remy-Boutang here.
EPISODE #9: BEYOND the billion: HOW WE MOBILIZED OVER $1 BILLION FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS - SHELLY PORGES
Founder Insights: How leading aperitif brand - HAUS - is getting funded
I realised we needed new drink products to meet the generational shift in gathering culture that’s happening today. My husband, who happens to be a 3rd generation winemaker, and I decided to do something about it. We launched Haus to create the products for how we actually gather today, and we’re starting with alcohol, an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly 100 years. We’re actually the first company to sell alcohol on the internet, thanks to a crazy loophole.
I'm passionate about helping get Women Entrepreneurs Funded Faster and chat to global funding experts who make it happen, to give you the best funding tips and tactics!
Let's put the FUN into funding and get more women entrepreneurs funded!