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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 046: How VCs Evaluate Investment Opportunities with Alan Chiu, Partner @ XSeed Capital

Alan Chiu is a Partner at XSeed Capital, with a strong background in enterprise software and data storage. Alan is currently Vice President for Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an alumni association that seeks to strengthen Stanford’s startup community by fostering relationships among entrepreneurs and alumni investors. Prior to XSeed, Alan was previously Director of Product Management at Bycast (acquired by NetApp), and was engineering manager at Creo, which was acquired by Kodak for $1B in cash.


In todays amazing discussion with Alan we discover:



  • What the checklist is for Alan when investing in startups?

  • Why Stanford is the amazing place it is for startups?

  • What is the most important value add that VCs can bring to a startup?

  • When is the right time to pivot and how important is a product roadmap?


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