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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 021: Gender Equality, Startup Valuations and 'Friend Raising before Fund Raising with Sharon Wienbar

Sharon Wienbar invests in Mobile and Internet companies at Scale Venture Partners, where she sits on the board of ActianceApplauseBeachMintEveryday HealthPlayPhoneReply.com and uTest. Prior to working at Scale Venture Partners, Sharon was VP of Marketing for Amplitude Software and Critical Path. 


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  • How Sharon made her entry into the technology world and later the Venture Capital sector?

  • Why is there gender misrepresentation in both the tech and the VC industry and what can be done to improve this gender inequality.

  • What Sharon's views are on investing outside of the valley?

  • What are the necessary aspects required for a startup located outside of the valley?

  • With such large amounts of capital creating extremely high valuations, is it possible to make money investing in startups?

  • With increasing competition between VC firms for startups, what else can VC's bring to the table other than capital?

  • What sector is Sharon most excited about and why?


We then move on to a quick fire round where we hear Sharon's thoughts on what Sharon likes and dislikes about being a VC? The most recent investment Sharon has made and why she said yes? 


 

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