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Each week, StrictlyVC Editor-in Chief Connie Loizos and Alex Gove, a former journalist, VC, and operating exec, review the top stories in StrictlyVC and interview a mover and shaker in the world of tech.

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May 20, 2022 44 min

Connie & Alex skim over the week's tech news and then talk to Sam Rosenblum of Haun Ventures, one of the hottest crypto funds out there, about Haun's new $1.5 billion fund and whether we are now entering another crypto winter.

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Connie & Alex talk tech news, and then Connie chats with Andy Dunn, co-founder and former CEO of Bonobos, about his new book, Burn Rate, which chronicles his struggle with bipolar disorder. 

Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacL...

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On this Arbor Day, Connie & Alex run through this week in tech news, including words of warning from Benchmark's Bill Gurley about a seismic shift in valuations.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Seed Invest.


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher&...

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Connie & Alex go over a couple of top tech stories for the week, and then Connie talks to Sarah Tavel, one of Benchmark's Capital's five general partners, about how Web3 differs from crypto. 


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher" by K...

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Connie & Alex muse about Musk and dwindling VC distributions before speaking with Bryan Roberts, a partner at Venrock, about hot areas for healthcare and biotech investing  in 2022.


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (http...

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March 25, 2022 42 min

Connie and Alex go over this week's technology news and then talk to Jim Breyer, the Founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA, and Austin, TX. Breyer is perhaps best known as the lead investor in Facebook's Series A round, but he has also established a reputation for backing winners in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, quantum mechanics, and blockchain.  


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1. "Ins...

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Alex digs into two news stories before Connie interviews Kirsten Green, founder and managing partner of Forerunner Ventures, one of the venture world's leading e-commerce firms. 


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https:/...

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Connie & Alex reconnect with Brendan Wallace, co-founder of Fifth Wall, a venture firm focused on real estate technology aka "Proptech," and ask him what it's like like to invest in technology for offices when nobody seems to be going to the office any more. 


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompet...

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Connie & Alex peruse the week's top tech news and then talk to Hany Nada and Scott Stanford of ACME Capital, a VC firm based in Los Angeles and Menlo Park that invests in "pioneering founders."


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher"...

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Connie & Alex skim over this week's tech news stories and then chat with Mitchell Green, founder of Lead Edge Capital, a bi-coastal venture capital firm with $3 billion under management that has used eight investment principles to make big bets in companies like Alibaba, Spotify, and Duo Security.


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by ...

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Connie & Alex chat with Yat Siu, founder and CEO of Animoca Brands, a gaming company and Web3 holding company that was an early investor in such breakthrough crypto companies as OpenSea and Dapper Labs.


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher" b...

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Connie & Alex pick their favorite tech story of the week and then talk to Andrew Chen, a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, about his new book, The Cold Start Problem, which tries to unlock how some of the most prominent startups in Silicon Valley have used network effects to scale. 

Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod...

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Connie & Alex talk tech news and then chat with 22-year-old Ed Beccle, co-founder and co-CEO of Glorify, a two-year-old, 60-person, subscription-based “well-being” app that offers users guided meditation, along with audio bible passages and Christian music.

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This week, it's a double feature! Connie & Alex first talk to Brit & Dave Morin, co-founders of Offline Ventures, a $100 million early-stage VC fund focused on areas such as mental health and Web3. Next, your intrepid reporters chat with Steve Tidball, co-founder of Vollebak, a materials science clothing company with marketing that is truly out of this world. 


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incomp...

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Connie & Alex talk tech news, and then Connie interviews, Greg Poulin, CEO and co-founder of Goodly, a San Francisco startup that helps employers offer a student-loan repayment benefit to their employees.


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "Dream Catcher"...

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Connie & Alex review some of the week's top  news stories, and then Connie talks to Kevin Chou, founder of Super Layer, a new Web3  platform that aims to provide the foundation for software built on blockchain protocols.


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. ...

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Connie & Alex talk about tech news stories you might have missed, and then Connie interviews  serial entrepreneur Parker Conrad, co-founder and CEO of Rippling, an employee data startup that recently closed a round led by Sequoia at a $6.5 billion valuation. 


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusi...

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Connie & Alex review the week's tech news and then talk to Jacob Helberg, author of The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power, a damning indictment of what Helberg views as the West's passivity in the face of aggressive tactics by the Chinese to control vital backend technologies. 


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance...

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Connie & Alex go over the week in tech and then talk to Bradley Tusk, founder of Tusk Ventures, a VC firm that uses its political smarts to help portfolio companies like Uber succeed, about his plans to start companies in-house.

Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3....

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Connie & Alex talk tech news and then chat with Kevin Ryan - the serial entrepreneur and investor behind such startup successes as Gilt Groupe, Business Insider, and MongoDB - on why healthcare investing is the place to be.


Music: 
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)
3. "...

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