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Silicon Valley Startup Podcast

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Startup Podcast, hosted by us here at Founders Floor - an immersive coworking accelerator that mentors and backs startups right here in San Jose. On every episode, we have new investors and founders sharing their wisdom on how to create that truly successful startup company. Our main rule on this podcast is to tell it like it is so that you can use the candid advice we share to help grow your own company.
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Feb 26, 2019

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Startup Podcast, hosted by Founders Floor - an immersive coworking accelerator that mentors and backs startups in Silicon Valley.

This episode is part of our Investor Series where we invite expert Silicon Valley investors share their wisdom with you on the fundraising process.

In this episode, we hear from Nick Triantos, Venture Partner at Ignition Partners in Part 1 of a 2 part episode - Part 2 will be released next week.

Ignition is a well-known VC firm in the Bay Area that invests in startups at Seed and Series A stages. They’ve had over 60 successful exits and are actively investing out of their fifth fund of $200 million.

Nick discusses:

  • How to manage the transition from being a highly technical founder to a well-rounded business CEO
  • What he looks for in a startup at each funding round
  • Post-funding expectations
  • Managing rapid startup growth (including managing company culture during these periods), and
  • Advice on how to persevere through hard times.

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you more tech and startup news each week!

 

Feb 22, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on February 22, 2019, we cover:

  • Tips for raising a seed or Series A round
  • How to keep investors up to date
  • Reframing the future of work
  • Adoption of enterprise AI
  • Self-driving insurance issues
  • Storytelling your startup in 100 words

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you more tech and startup news each week!

Feb 17, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on February 17, 2019, we cover:

  • The context behind Amazon's shift out of New York 
  • The next big thing in the gaming industry
  • How to navigate startup salaries after a funding round
  • Revolutionary AI tech that creators aren't releasing due to fears of misuse
  • A Tinder-style app for cows

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you more tech and startup news each week!

Feb 8, 2019

In this week's Weekly Roundup on February 1, 2019, we cover:

  • What has really changed in venture capital
  • The pros and cons of SAFE or convertible notes
  • Innovative hiring practices to try
  • The two things you need to get from early customers and more.
  • The White House and 5G
  • The Boring Company's next target, and
  • The startup reimagining packaging

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you content you're interested in. 

Sources: FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

Feb 1, 2019

In this week's Weekly Roundup on February 1, 2019, we cover

  • The reasons behind Tesla releasing all of its patents
  • Management essentials for startups according to a VC
  • Apple’s shutdown of apps that Facebook uses
  • Disparities in health care and AI
  • How tech salaries are stagnating, and 
  • New communications technology using laser audio techniques. 

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you content you're interested in. 

Sources: FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

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