Startup Steroid - Investors Podcast
Philip Topham, The Savvy Founder - Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder and Armchair sociologist.

Philip Topham, The Savvy Founder - Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder and Armchair sociologist.

October 7, 2021

Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder and Armchair sociologist. Philip has an inquisitive mind and passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s today. He focuses on helping technical founders unlock their pragmatic dreamer and develop their business skills and social capital with The Savvy Founder framework.

With more than 25 years across startups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer. His earliest career was as a network engineer bringing companies into the Internet age. He’s served as the Head of Information Technology (Divisional CIO) as well as startup Chief Technology Officer, building software and solving problems others said couldn’t be solved.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview   

Jerry Heikens the Director of Business Development & Investor Relations at VDOSH Venture Capital

Jerry Heikens the Director of Business Development & Investor Relations at VDOSH Venture Capital

October 1, 2021
VDOSH is a venture capital firm, which gives investors the opportunity to invest in promising new startup companies alongside major players in the industry through VDOSH Fund. For its entrepreneurs, it provides an efficient funding process and instantaneous access to a well-established network of investors and influencers.
 
Sateesh Polisetti - CEO & Managing Partner at TopShelf Equity Partners

Sateesh Polisetti - CEO & Managing Partner at TopShelf Equity Partners

September 29, 2021

Founded on the belief that investment success starts with excellence in relationships. Established in 2020, TopShelf Equity Partners looks for opportunities that have value to high net-worth individuals across the globe, offering investors the chance for success in the world of private equity management. Our model is simple and unique, relying on the relationships that we’ve built with stellar late-stage companies along with our team of professionals in the capital markets.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

Shankar Ram - The President Executive Director Chairs of Tie SoCal Angels

Shankar Ram - The President Executive Director Chairs of Tie SoCal Angels

September 16, 2021

TiE SoCal Angels is a network of successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and highly educated individuals who are now turning their passion for business into investments and mentorship for the next generation.

Started by a handful of dedicated individuals in the 1990s, TiE SoCal Angels formalized the group in 2018 with the intention of bringing together more investors and helping more entrepreneurs. Today, TiE SoCal Angels comprises of 75+ accredited investors who are actively investing and mentoring founders.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

Abhi Mahule the Founder & CTO at Dreamteam Labs -

Abhi Mahule the Founder & CTO at Dreamteam Labs -

September 9, 2021

Executive profile

  • Highly experienced tech founder with over 15 years of track record leading technology teams at startups and Fortune 500 companies
  • Proven expertise in deploying large scale production solutions for Mobile, Cloud, and AI platforms
  • Strong hands-on skills in the full life cycle of software design, architecture, development, and testing
  • Deep operational experience in cutting edge markets and highly competitive verticals such as consumer products, media, fintech, healthcare
  • Strategic thinker skilled in decision making through collaborative partnerships inside and outside the organization
  • High energy, self-motivated individual with a "get it done" attitude in fast-paced environments

 

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

Mayank Mohan - Lawyer | Investor | Founder | Business Consulting

Mayank Mohan - Lawyer | Investor | Founder | Business Consulting

September 8, 2021

Highly proficient lawyer in areas of civil litigation, business law, immigration, and taxation. Emphasis on Technology Startup Law. Office locations Santa Monica and San Francisco. Deeply involved with technology innovation and its applications in optimizing business processes. Founder of a technology-based startup. Always available to hear about new investment opportunities in areas of healthcare, real estate, and technology.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

Michael Lerma - Investor

Michael Lerma - Investor

September 7, 2021

Michael Lerma has over 20 years of combined corporate and business consulting experience working with Wall Street firms and Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries including Investment Banking, Financial Services, Filmed Entertainment, Consumer Products, Executive Recruiting, and Management Consulting. Over the years, he has liaised with private equity firms, hedge funds, family offices, and high net-worth individuals analyzing and identifying attractive industry sub-sectors and companies towards business and investment opportunities.  His demonstrated expertise lies in Private Equity Business Development, Finance, Business analysis, Corporate strategy, and Telecommunications.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

Josh Bois the CEO of GCN - Josh Bois the global entrepreneur accelerator brings 15 years of executive experience at tech brands and consulting firms.

Josh Bois the CEO of GCN - Josh Bois the global entrepreneur accelerator brings 15 years of executive experience at tech brands and consulting firms.

June 30, 2021

Josh Bois the global entrepreneur accelerator brings 15 years of executive experience at tech brands and consulting firms to help brands get the capital, marketing, and strategy they need to grow revenue & market share. Client list ranges from Fortune 500 to startups, celebrity, political & government, and philanthropic brands around the world.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

CEO Global Capital Network - “Connecting investors to entrepreneurs & deal flow”

Founder 2030 Ventures, Inc. - “Accelerating Ideas with Capital, Leadership, and Marketing"

Christopher Hlubb the F³ Tech Program Director - The F³ Tech Accelerator Program provides funding and support for early-stage companies.

Christopher Hlubb the F³ Tech Program Director - The F³ Tech Accelerator Program provides funding and support for early-stage companies.

June 28, 2021

The F³ Tech Accelerator Program provides funding and support for early-stage companies to prepare them for potential investment from the F3 Tech Seed Fund, industry partners, and investors.

Our industry-specific advisors:

-Expedite commercialization

-Accelerate manufacturing, customer acquisition, and revenue development

-Attract top innovators that match our industry partner commercial needs

-Invest in innovations with grants, private funding, and executive support

-Evaluate technologies for diversification in other sectors

 

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

Dharti Desai, Investor at Bodhi Capital, Plum Alley and TiE New York

Dharti Desai, Investor at Bodhi Capital, Plum Alley and TiE New York

June 10, 2021

Dharti Desai is an entrepreneur, advisor, board member, and investor with more than 23 years of versatile global experience - spanning direct marketing, wines, printing, packaging, lifestyle industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Leveraging her extensive experience in innovative marketing and global leadership, her broad areas of expertise include deep data-driven analytics, marketing strategy enhancement, branding, digital communications, and team building.

Dharti holds a BA in Sociology from Mumbai University, India, a diplôme supérieur in French from the Alliance Française, and is enrolled in level 3 of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) NY. She is the author of DM in India Guidebook and has been selected as jury for the Echo Awards of the DMA USA for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Dharti is also a Founder Ambassador of her family’s non-profit trust Animedh Charitable Trust (ACT). ACT skill trains women from the underserved, impoverished and under-represented communities and places them in jobs matching their skills or trains them to be economically independent with their micro-enterprises. ACT also provides basic and higher education for underprivileged children, especially a girl child.

Dharti is an investor through Plumalley.co in NY – a syndicate focused on women and gender diverse founders. She also sits on advisory boards of companies in the digital marketing and Not for Profit sectors. She is an investor through Bodhi Capital (bodhicapital.com) in early-stage companies in fashion, Fin-tech, hospitality, and health-tech. She has been invited to judge and deliver keynote addresses at Start-up Pitch Competitions/conferences and has hosted webinars on marketing.

Dharti is President on the board of TiE NY (www.ny.tie.org - a global not-for-profit organization ‘for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs) and is the Co-Chair of TiE NY’s Angel program. Dharti has mentored women entrepreneurs of AIRSWEEE 2.0 (All India Road Show for Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship) - a project by TiE Global and funded by the US Department of State and now is the Co-Chair for TiE Women (tiewomen.org).

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/investors-interview

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