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The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

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The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actiona… read more

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20 VC 068: Why Now Is The Best Time To Be An Entrepreneur with Sean Seton-Rogers @ PROfounders Capital

Sean Seton-Rogers is a founding Partner at PROfounders Capital, a venture capital fund for entrepreneurs powered by entrepreneurs. Their investors and principals number some of the best-known players within the digital media space -- people who have built some of Europe's most successful companies. Prior to PROfounders, Sean has been investing in technology companies across both the US and Europe, when he was at both Balderton Capital and Commonwealth Capital Ventures in Boston. In addition to the PROfounders portfolio companies, he has in the past worked closely with others such as BeboWonga.com, and ConstantContact.


In Today's Episode You Will Learn:


1.) How did Sean make his entry into the VC world at the peak of the first tech bubble?


2.) What was the biggest lesson Sean learnt from experiencing the bubble imploding?


3.) Why are we seeing this trend of US VC funds investing in Europe?


4.) What are the key drivers to the growth of the European tech ecosystem?


5.) Why is there a serious decline in the amount of Series C rounds, only 7 in Q2 2015?


6.) Is Sean concerned by the rise of Crowdfunding? Does Sean see it as a competing finance model to VC?


7.) Do investors on Crowdfunding platforms experience the same deal terms as VCs?


 


Items Mentioned In Today's Episode:


Sean's Fave Book: Robert Cialdini: Influence, The Psychology of PersuasionNeal Stevenson: Cryptonomicon


Sean's Fave Blog or Newsletter: Benedict Evans Newsletter


Sean's Must Have Productivity Tools: EvernoteGoogle Apps


Sean's Most Recent Investment: Made.com


 


As always you can follow HarryThe Twenty Minute VCSean and PROfounders on Twitter right here!


For a more colourful view of Harry and maybe a few mojito sessions follow Harry on Instagram here! 

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