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The Earlybird Podcast

The Earlybird Podcast

By Earlybird Venture Capital

The Earlybird Podcast explores how Venture Capital funding makes a difference – to startups, to founders, and to society. In this series, we aim to make the VC world more transparent. Looking through a prism of societal impact, we talk with founders and investors across our ecosystem for their own stories and learnings. Each episode covers new topics at different stages of the startup journey: growth with purpose, company culture, hiring practices, customer needs, innovation and more. Hear fresh perspectives analyzing and redefining the impact that funding can have.
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4: Series B, Scaling Connected to Your Customers

The Earlybird PodcastAug 29, 2022

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6: Beyond the Agenda, Improving Odds and Creating Opportunities

6: Beyond the Agenda, Improving Odds and Creating Opportunities

In Episode 06 of the Earlybird Podcast, listen to two ecosystem guests who bring international experience: Sana Al-Badri (Co-Founder & CPO at SageWealth, formerly Sagefund), and Carolina Huaranca Mendoza (Co-General Partner at First Close Partners). These extraordinary women explain how we can truly overcome biases and barriers and why it is important not to mix up diversity and impact – as they are two different things. You'll hear about how change can be accomplished by everyone doing the work themselves, expanding their own networks, looking for blind spots, and taking action to fix those. Discover that the proven benefits of diversity can be found in the data: founders, investors, and VCs can and should use the data to promote diversity.


Oct 24, 202234:18
5: Series C/Unicorns, Driving Social Change

5: Series C/Unicorns, Driving Social Change

In Episode 05 of the Earlybird Podcast, meet three stellar guests: Valentin Stalf (Co-Founder & CEO @N26), Nina Wöss (Co-Founder @Female Founders), and Noor van Boven (Co-Founder @Invested). At this stage, successful startups and those that have reached unicorn status can now leverage their network and resources to bring about necessary change. As one of main ways to create impact from within, this episode dives deep into HR strategies and the hiring process. You will learn which aspects of diversity still need more work and what founders can do about it.

Sep 26, 202237:44
4: Series B, Scaling Connected to Your Customers

4: Series B, Scaling Connected to Your Customers

In Episode 04 of the Earlybird Podcast, listen to three CEOs from among successful Earlybird Health portfolio companies: Dr. Kai Eberhardt (CEO @ Oviva), Dr. Philip Stevens (Co-Founder & CEO @ Noscendo), and Susan Trent (CEO @ INNOVO). 

At the Series B stage, companies have resources to scale rapidly, as well as possibilities and opportunities in every direction. In this episode, you will learn why it is important to focus on one thing - for instance, proving impact in one place and then going forward from there. Hear from seasoned entrepreneurs about how they interpret impact at a more advanced stage.


Aug 29, 202228:56
3: Series A, Focusing on Your Mission

3: Series A, Focusing on Your Mission

In Episode 03 of the Earlybird Podcast, meet three CEOs from among Earlybird's portfolio companies: Oskar Ziegler (Co-Founder & CEO @Hive), Christian Wiens (Co-Founder & CEO @Getsafe), and Kristina Walcker-Mayer (CEO @Nuri). Oskar and Christian explain why Series A startups should avoid virtue signalling and instead focus first on being profitable. Kristina advises on how to sustain your mission and company culture during the rapid scale-up. You will learn the power of a brand as the ultimate source that allows you to make an impact. And in this episode you'll find out how to choose the right partnerships to achieve it.



Jul 25, 202234:04
2: Pre-seed, Setting & Navigating Your Path

2: Pre-seed, Setting & Navigating Your Path

In Episode 02 of the Earlybird Podcast, hear pointers from early-stage investors Nina Rinke (Earlybird) & Paulina Lutz (Earlybird), and social impact entrepreneur Deevee Kashi (CEO @Deed). From an investor’s perspective, Nina and Paulina discuss different layers of impact, and ways to balance between running a company, as well as raising funds at this stage. Deevee shares the authentic stories of his journey to build a social platform helping thousands of people. You’ll learn key things to keep in mind during the early stages in order to become a successful social entrepreneur.

Jun 27, 202238:13
1: Impact and Innovation, An Investor’s Perspective

1: Impact and Innovation, An Investor’s Perspective

In Episode 01 of the Earlybird Podcast, meet three seasoned investors: Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures (USV), Dr. Hendrik Brandis and Dr. Fabian Heilemann of Earlybird. 

Find out their unique approaches to the interplay between innovation and impact. You’ll hear what kind of entrepreneurial mindset they’ve found contributes to lasting investment relationships. See how tech companies can lead to measurable impact and help solve social and environmental problems.

May 30, 202238:03
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