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Mar 7, 2023
Paul Miller - tech for good VC
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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! 😍

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