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Jon and I move through the highlights of the remaining discs. Out-Takes, Elements and raw studio mixes for each. We talk through some of our favorite tracks, discuss the more (or less) significant items, and consider what we might have done different. We then close with thoughts on what's coming next - quite possibly Sometime in NYC, and a mention …
 
The George Harrison Estate has announced the fiftieth anniversary edition of "All Things Must Pass", which includes the contents of the beloved "Beware of ABKCO" unofficial release. This classic episode from 2020 features Lonnie Pena and myself reviewing that very disc. Squint, and it might even sound like something from the future (if you ignore t…
 
Part two of our visit with friend of the show Darin Murphy covering the Demos and Evolution documentaries from the John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection. More of the three of us wandering around Beatles topics, while managing to talk about the business of demoing new songs for friends and family, and then turning those demos into the f…
 
Darin Murphy returns for this week and next. This week we catch up, wander through the discs and start considering the set from the perspective of a singer, songwriter and performer. What surprised us in the demos, and do we think the evolution documentaries are a true representation of John, Yoko and friends in the studio working toward the finish…
 
Week 2 of the WTWF look at the Plastic Ono Band deluxe box set. We pick up from "Mother" (last week being Mother's Day in the US), and carry through the rest of the record. The cover is courtesy of Miles Zuniga, originally performed for KUTX radio in Austin, TX.By Ed Chen, Ethan Alexanian and Lonnie Pena
 
Happy (US) Mother's Day everybody. We slide into our review of the JL/POB slowly, like easing into a warm bath. Some chat about the events of 1969-1970 that resulted in the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band singles (as featured at the end of the discs), and the first song of the disc proper - dedicated to Mothers everywhere.…
 
In episode 22 of Venture Confidential, Dan Scholnick, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, discusses how his past experience as a two time entrepreneur helps him determine which promising companies and charismatic entrepreneurs to invest in as well as what sets Trinity Ventures apart from other funds. The post Ep. #22, Feat. Dan Scholnick of Trinit…
 
In episode 21 of Venture Confidential, Lan Xuezhao, Founding Partner at Basis Set Ventures, describes how she went from a career in Corp Dev at Dropbox to later founding a venture firm that invests in companies that improve people’s work efficiency. The post Ep. #21, Feat. Lan Xuezhao of Basis Set Ventures appeared first on Heavybit.…
 
In episode 16 of Venture Confidential, we’re joined by Jerry Chen of Greylock Partners. Chen recounts his experience from managing and marketing product at VMware to investing in companies including Docker and Gladly as a partner with Greylock. The pair discuss what it takes as an investor and board member to help make a good company great. The pos…
 
In episode 15 of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Jocelyn Goldfein, partner at Zetta Venture Partners. Jocelyn recalls how she was part of huge growth at VMware and also overhauled Facebook’s tech recruiting process before entering the world of venture capital with Zetta. Hear the process of her first investment in enterprise security and h…
 
In the latest Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Boldstart’s Ed Sim to discuss founder/market fit and building community between founders and investors. Hear Ed’s take on the differences between developer evangelism and enterprise marketing, how to approach a pricing timeline, and more. The post Ep. #14, Building Community with Boldstart’s Ed…
 
In this installment of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Ryan Floyd of Storm Ventures to discuss the evolution of Storm and investing in general. Key points include when to stay out of the way as an investor, what it means to be client-oriented and why having expertise makes a big difference when choosing your next move. The post Ep. #13, Th…
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Bubba Murarka, angel investor and former Principal at DFJ. Bubba recounts his journey from Microsoft, to an Entrepreneur in Residence role at Bay Partners before becoming a Product Manager at Facebook, and finally Partner at DFJ. He explains how he learned to examine problems through…
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Jana Lee, Principal at BlueRun Ventures. Jana recalls her non-traditional path to a venture career and reveals how she created a feedback loop using deal flow to evaluate her performance. She then shares BlueRun Venture’s approach to identifying, evaluating and capitalizing on invest…
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Shruti Gandhi, Founder of Array Ventures. Shruti explains how she stumbled into a full-time career in venture and walks us down the career path that led to the inception of Array. She also shares her thesis driven approach to understanding problems and developing an informed point of…
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Anarghya Vardhana, Senior Associate at Maveron. Anarghya recounts her journey into venture capital, including the challenge of moving from product to venture. She talks about her experience working at a “consumer only” venture capital firm and explains her approach of using “targeted…
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Max Claussen, founder of System.One. Max recalls how he got into the venture scene and talks about his experience operating a pre-seed fund in Europe. Max also reveals how he overcomes challenges of operating a one-man shop and explains his approach of casting a wide net and quickly …
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Tammy Camp from NFX Guild. Tammy describes her venture career journey from affiliate marketer, to Partner at 500 Startups to Advisor at NFX Guild. They discuss early mistakes that marketers make, building LP relationships, and emerging blockchain technologies. The post Ep. #7, Feat. …
 
In this episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Stephanie Palmeri, Partner at SoftTech VC. Stephanie recalls her early challenges getting into venture, including living on the East Coast before eventually moving to California. Stephanie describes her early career at SoftTech and reveals how she used her relative abundance of time as a n…
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Hampus Jakobsson. Hampus discusses how he got into investing, and reveals the factors he considers when deciding where to invest. Hampus also shares his “parent-teenager” approach to managing angel investing, and includes some useful tips for staying focused and spending time in the …
 
In the latest episode of Venture Confidential, Peter is joined by Tom Drummond. Tom recounts his first foray into Venture Capital in San Francisco. Tom explains that the typical rise through the venture ranks necessitates a shift of focus from analytics to relationship building. With absolutely no industry contacts, Tom describes how he set out to …
 
In this episode Tom is joined by Redpoint’s Scott Raney and Lenny Pruss. Tom, Scott, and Lenny discuss Redpoint’s investment philosophy, the changing expectations founders and investors have for each other, and finally they examine the current funding environment and Redpoint’s outlook for 2016. To find out about new episodes of this and other Heav…
 
In this episode, Tom is joined by Vas Natarajan of Accel Partners. Tom and Vas talk about how much money founders should raise and when, how to transition from individual developers to enterprise customers, and how open source business models are evolving. To find out about new episodes of this and other Heavybit podcasts, follow @heavybit on Twitt…
 
In this first episode, I host entrepreneur-turned-VC, Sunil Nagaraj of Bessemer Venture Partners. Sunil and I talk about how BVP decides to invest in your startup, what you may be getting wrong when you pitch to VC’s, and what you should expect from investors sitting on your board. To find out about new episodes of this and other Heavybit podcasts,…
 
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