All posts by Carlos Eduardo

Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 13: Andrew & James of Valar Ventures

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

We had the chance to catch up with long-time friends Andrew and James of Valar Ventures during Seedcamp’s US Trip stop in NYC.

Valar – a co-investor in TransferWise with us and other investors – is unique amongst US-based VCs, in its mandate to “look for exceptionally talented founders who are creating beautiful products that are valuable across multiple geographies.”

In their words: Valar’s core thesis is that an increasing number of transformative technology companies are being started outside of Silicon Valley and the United States, and that the founders of those companies will benefit from having a US partner that understands their unique challenges and opportunities and can help them achieve optimal growth.

We talked about what they look for in an investment, but also key things they’ve seen work (and not).

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Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 12: Lucas Nelson of Gotham Ventures

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

On the very first day of Seedcamp’s Spring US Trip, we had the chance to visit Lucas Nelson of Gotham Ventures. With a background in hacking and a clear interest in the more technical companies and founders, he provides a very unique view into the world of investing and adding value as an investor.

During his chat with Seedcamp Partner Carlos, Lucas’ interest in helping CTOs surfaced. Through his co-creation of startupctosummit.com he provides CTOs a way to share their learnings with each other, and shares some of the top mistakes during our talk.

If you’re ever in NYC, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lucas.

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Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 11: Gearoid O’Rourke on Design

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

Gearoid O’Rourke, Growth & Design lead at Hassle.com joined Carlos to discuss the subtleties behind the different styles of design thinking, and how founders should start thinking about design early on in their company’s journey. During their chat, Gearoid mentioned a couple of resources, including:

In particular, they discuss:

  • How Gearoid became involved in design
  • Where designers can add value
  • What design is and isn’t
  • How founders should think about design if they’re not a designer
  • How to know when design is ‘good enough’

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Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 10: Vojtech Horna of Index Ventures

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

While visiting our offices to record a Meerkat video, we managed to hijack Vojtech, Communications Manager at Index Ventures to sit down with Dave and Carlos to chat about his background in PR and explored how startups can leverage PR as well as a content strategy to make an impact for customers and investors. They discuss:

  • How Vojtech became involved in PR and startups
  • How PR has changed in recent years
  • Which startups have made use of great PR
  • How to formulate a content marketing strategy
  • Why it’s so important to understand your brand when hiring

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Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 9: Philipp Moehring of AngelList

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

In this episode of the Seedcamp Founder Series, Carlos talks to ex-Seedcamp team member Philipp Moehring (now part of the team heading up AngelList Europe) about Philipp’s views on the future of Platforms, investing in Europe, and his view on how things are evolving in the tech ecosystem globally. They discuss:

  • How AngelList Syndicates works and what it means for VCs and startups
  • The future of venture capital
  • If crowdfunding investments could become mainstream
  • The common attributes of founders across the world
  • Building relationships with investors
  • Working with remote teams
  • How US investors view the European market

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