John Vrionis, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners

This is an interview of John Vrionis, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, about LSVP Summer Fellowships, a program that he founded for aspiring student entrepreneurs.  The 10 week mentorship program provides $10,000 per team member, an additional $5000 spending money and office space in Menlo Park, CA.  Fellows are under no obligation to Lightspeed, & Lightspeed receives no equity as part of the program.  The application deadline is March 22nd 2013.

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Video recording of Digital Women: Venture Capitals & Angels

Video recording of Digital Women: Venture Capitals & Angels

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William Woodward, Partner at Anthem Venture Partners

William Woodward, Partner at Anthem Venture Partners

William (Bill) Woodward is the Managing Director and Founder of Anthem Venture Partners, a Venture Capital firm based in Los Angeles that invests in early-staged technology companies. Anthem has a vast portfolio, including a number of Silicon Beach startups, such as CoCoDot, BeachMint, ThisNext, and SurfAir. As you would expect of a successful investor, Bill is acutely intelligent and intensely focused. When connected with a passionate entrepreneur, he lights up with a childlike enthusiasm. We are honored to feature Bill here because he generally avoids press and rarely accepts an interview.

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David Siemer, Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures

David Siemer, Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures

David Siemer is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures, one of the most active VC firm in Southern California. The firm investment focus is on early staged technology companies, with 18 new investments this year. Siemer is also a partner at WaveMaker Labs, one of eight approved technology incubators by Singaporean government’s National Research Foundation. Based in Singapore, WaveMaker Labs is a launchpad for startups from around the world.

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Brad Feld, Managing Partner of Foundry Group

Brad Feld, Managing Partner of Foundry Group

Brad Feld is one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies throughout the United States. He is also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and a marathon runner.

Foundry Group recently raised their third fund of $235M. In this interview, we discussed his investment philosophy, how to reach him, his books and his personal life.

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Brad Keywell, Managing Partner of Lightbank Ventures

Brad Keywell, Managing Partner of Lightbank Ventures

Brad Keywell is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technology businesses. He is the co-founder and Director of Groupon. Here is a recording of Brad’s keynote talk at Social Media Week, a series of interconnected activities and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media happened in 14 cities around the globe. 

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