Mini-Series: Venture Capital

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Mark Andreesen from a16z famously proclaimed a decade ago that software is eating the world.His prophesy has proved prescient. Cloud computing enabled the rapid, cost-effective deployment of software, startups flourished, and venture capital returns have been phenomenal.

Venture Capital is a fascinating investment area whose many days in the sun shined brightest this year. Institutional portfolios with large venture allocations soared to their best year in history.

And yet, parts of venture are unique in being both efficient and unactionable. Many believe that Sequoia or Benchmark will produce returns at the top of the pack, but there’s not much action anyone can take to participate.

This mini-series explores the industry, focusing on some favorites of institutional investors who are still investable to those in the loop. Each has a great, differentiated story to share and something to prove. That said, this field moves quickly, so as the disclaimer goes, past accessibility is not a guarantee of future capacity.


The Making of the New Future in Venture

With: Sebastian Mallaby

Venture capital


Thought Leader

Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Entrepreneur’s Perspective on Venture

With: Steve Papa

Venture capital


Steve Papa is the Founder and CEO of Endeca, an enterprise software company that Oracle acquired for $1.1 billion in 2011.

Venture in China at Capital Today

With: Kathy Xu

Venture capital



Kathy Xu is the Founding Partner of Capital Today, a $2.5 billion firm that is one of the top venture capitalists in China.

Renegade Spin-Out In Its Supercritical Stage

With: Renata Quintini & Roseanne Wincek

Venture capital


Renata Quitini and Roseanne Wincek are the Co-Founders and Managing Partners of Renegade Partners, a venture capital firm.

Analyzing Venture Transactions at Aumni

With: Kelsey Chase

Venture capital


Today’s show is a special Sponsor Insight from Aumni with their founder, Kelsey Chase.

A Technology Company that Deploys Capital at Tribe

With: Arjun Sethi

Venture capital


Arjun Sethi is Co-founder and CEO of Tribe Capital, a $1.3B venture capital fund built by engineers and scientists.

A Lifetime in Venture

With: Annie Lamont

Venture capital


Annie Lamont is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Oak HC/FT, a $3.3 billion venture capital firm.

Caution and Innovation at Lux Capital

With: Josh Wolfe

Venture capital


Josh Wolfe is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lux Capital, a $4 billion venture capital firm.

Canvassing the Landscape at Accolade Partners

With: Joelle Kayden

Venture capital



My guest is Joelle Kayden, the Founder and Managing Partner of Accolade Partners, a $3.6 billion venture fund of funds.

Tenacious Sourcing and Founder Support at Felicis

With: Aydin Senkut

Venture capital


Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Partner of Felicis Ventures, a $2 billion early-stage venture firm.
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