Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch: Will U.S.-Russia political tensions threaten growing tech ties?

Between the Olympics and the current unpleasantness in the Ukraine, Russia’s been very much in the news of late. That’s also true in the startup community. From Yuri Milner’s jaw-dropping bets Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Biotech investor Mir Imran

After a long dry winter, biotechnology has enjoyed a warm embrace of late from venture capital firms. Mir Imran of San Jose’s InCube Labs might say, “What kept you?” The serial entrepreneur and Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Jon Sakoda on why NEA is sticking to seed investing, trends be damned

When it comes to venture capital firms, few come bigger than New Enterprise Associates. With $11 billion under management, including a $2.6 billion pot raised 18 months ago that ranks among the largest in Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Charles Hudson of SoftTech VC

Palo Alto’s SoftTech VC is hardly your typical venture capital firm. Its founder, Jeff Clavier, is French. The firm helped pioneer the “micro VC” trend, bridging the gap Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Julie Meyer of Ariadne Capital on how to crush it in Europe

Palo Alto native Julie Meyer headed off to Paris after finishing college in the late 1980s, intent on learning the language. She got a job teaching English to French executives who worked for Silicon Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Mike Volpi of Index Ventures talks Cisco, Apple and the coming Google-Samsung wars

During much of the previous decade, Mike Volpi was rumored to be CEO-in-waiting at Cisco Systems. But when it became clear John Chambers wasn’t going anywhere, Volpi left the networking giant where he’d spent more than Read More →
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