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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Jan 18, 2019

Welcome to our podcast show, The Weekly Roundup. This show is part of the Silicon Valley Startup Podcast, which is brought to you by Founders Floor, a coworking accelerator for startups here in Silicon Valley.

At the end of every week, we’ll bring you a roundup of the latest articles and trends from VCs, interest pieces from around the web, and the need-to-know tech and startup news from the past week.

In this episode on January 19, 2019, we have a roundup from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, news from Mastercard’s new policy around companies that automatically bill consumers, how tech workers are uniting against forced arbitration, China’s role in the global economy, thoughts on Slack’s new logo and much more.

Jan 9, 2019

This is Part 2 of our Fireside Chat with Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz. In this episode, we cover off a wide range of topics around the fundraising process from Scott's experience at the firm that currently has $2.7 billion under management.

Here are some of the topics Scott talks about:

- How does Andreessen Horowitz feel about sole founders?
- What should founders be looking for from VCs?
- What do VCs view as seed stage and Series A investment?
- What does the fundraising process look like?
- Key differences between seed and institutional round
- What is/isn’t traction?

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Oct 25, 2018

As part of our Investor Series, we hear from Silicon Valley VC, Charles Hudson, currently at his own seed stage investment firm, Precursor Ventures, although at the time of this recording, Charles was at SofTech Ventures (now Uncork Capital).

In this podcast, Charles talks a lot about the fundraising process, along with some keen thoughts on founding teams and solo founders. He also gives a very realistic glimpse into how VCs approach investing - what worries them, what he wishes he hadn't passed on. In his words, 'You have to have a short memory in this job.'

Over his career, Charles has been an active investor in all different stages of the investment spectrum, from Series A and M&A, to now Pre-Seed and Seed stage. You can follow him on Twitter, @chudson, as well as us here at Founders Floor on all social channels as @foundersfloor. Don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to stay updated when we regularly release new episodes.