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Join your host, Matt Cohen, Founder & Managing Partner at Ripple Ventures for weekly conversations with leaders in the startup ecosystem discussing the truth about investing, building and running startups.

Popular episodes

The True Cost of Decarbonizing our Homes with Manuel Schoenfeld, Founder & CEO of PowerX

Jul 22 • 47:34
In the United States, the average household spends around $4200 a year on energy costs. How can we reduce this burden by building more efficient homes? We ask Manuel about how PowerX is helping consumers save costs and resources, how he attracted investments from the likes of Tesla and YCombinator, and more on today’s episode. 

About ManuelManuel Schoenfeld has been the fou...

Phillip Klein on De-mystifying Corporate Treasury Solutions and how startups can service Fortune 500 companies

Jul 15 • 38:22

Paul Martino on why Product-Market Fit should always be evolving for startups and growth stage companies

Jul 8 • 37:48
Listen now | Paul Martino is truly a pioneer in the world of social networking. His early online gaming innovations from over 30 years ago are the inspiration for several of the modern social gaming offerings, and he holds over a dozen patents on core social networking concepts, content targeting, and recommendation systems. In this episode, we chat with him about his expe...

Canada Day Flashback - John Ruffolo, Founder of Maverix PE

Jul 1 • 48:12
Today, we’re revisiting an episode with the unbreakable John Ruffolo, recorded during the pandemic last year. Since then, John has suffered a cycling accident, made an incredible recovery, and launched a $500M growth stage equity fund, Maverix PE. For Canada Day, we’re chatting with this maverick about nurturing the next generation of tech and VC entrepreneurs.

About JohnJo...

Greg Segall of Alyce on the Future of Corporate Entertainment and Gifting Post-Covid

Jun 24 • 46:48
Listen now | What if you had a psychic digital gift concierge to help improve your corporate prospects and perhaps rid you of some decision fatigue in the process? That’s where Greg Segall, design/UX enthusiast and e-commerce expert comes in. How has this $120B industry evolved in a world where interpersonal exchange seems like an artifact of the past? All this, and more o...

Bruce Croxon of Round 13 Capital on The Rush of US VCs into early-stage Canadian Tech and the challenges it brings for local investors

Jun 17 • 48:00

Anton von Rueden of on The Future of E-Commerce & The FBA Roll-Up Strategy

May 27 • 46:38
Listen now | Topic - “The Future of E-Commerce & The FBA Roll-Up Strategy” There’s a lot of talk about who will be able to compete with Amazon and Shopify, our guest today Anton von Rueden looks at things a bit differently, he’s looking at Amazon and Shopify as the OS for ecommerce, seeing who is succeeding and then buying those winners and helping grow them through effici...

Boris Wertz on De-Fi and The Future of Finance

May 20 • 51:38
Listen now | It’s always a pleasure to talk with someone who is at the intersection of technology trends, and today our guest Boris Wertz is at the forefront of investing in crypto and has been for the last five years. Through his position as early investor in Dapper Labs, creators of CryptoKitties and NBA TopShot, Boris has been an early believer in the power of blockchai...

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