The Bits & Bytes Series - Paul Miller
Hosted by Sia Sia
Paul Miller, OBE, is the CEO of Bethnal Green Ventures, an early-stage tech-for-good VC. The VC was established in 2012 and has invested in 166 ventures since then. Previously, Paul was a Co-Founder of the School of Everything, which has raised over £350,000 in seed funding in 2008. 🏫🤑
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2:00 - Introduction
3:00 - What is venture capital?
4:20 - Terminology: General Partners and Limited Partners
6:40 - Discussion of the Economist’s view on Venture Capitalists
20:53 - Strengths and weaknesses of operating in London vs Europe
29:55 - As interest rates are high, is deployment of capital affected in the venture capital business?
39:00 - Challenges of raising money as a venture capitalist
42:09 - Discussion of ‘Bad Blood’ and Theranos, and accounting for deception
49:27 - Importance of passion for a startup to succeed
57:18 - What is the difference between a successful and non-successful startup?
Special shoutout to Valli Vikram for producing this episode! 😍