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Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung

Named a top 27 business podcast by Fortune, upside examines startup investing outside of Silicon Valley. Every Wednesday, we speak with an early... more

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Revisiting "Test City, USA" // now streaming online for free! [JE022]

When we filmed Test City, USA in the summer of 2019 about the startup ecosystem in Columbus, Ohio, we knew... more

14 Jun 2021 · 16 minutes
Ginger Rothrock of HG Ventures // corporate venture capital investing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals [CC076]

Interview begins: 7:16 Debrief: 43:38 Ginger Rothrock is a Senior Director at HG Ventures. HG Ventures supports innovation and growth across The Heritage... more

09 Jun 2021 · 49 minutes
Tom Cottingham of Flyover Future // building a news organization covering innovation in 20+ cities across the midwest. [CC075]

Interview begins: 7:00 Debrief: 38:33 Tom Cottingham is the founder and CEO of Flyover Future. Flyover Future is a digital newsletter covering... more

02 Jun 2021 · 44 minutes
William Hsu of Mucker Capital // an accelerator committed to getting to you to your next round of funding [CC073]

Interview begins: 7:07 Debrief: 38:45 William Hsu is a founding partner at Mucker Capital. He started his career as a founder, creating... more

26 May 2021 · 44 minutes
Rally // buying & selling equity shares in ultra-rare, collectible assets [UP088]

Interview begins: 5:59 Debrief: 50:11 Rob Petrozzo is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer for Rally. Rally is a liquid financial marketplace for... more

19 May 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
[REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]

Interview begins: 5:16 Debrief: 43:55 This week we’re revisiting CC058, a coffee chat with Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures. In this episode,... more

12 May 2021 · 54 minutes
Venture Capital 101 with Scott Shane of Comeback Capital [When Pigs Fly #10]

Interview begins: 6:23Debrief: 50:32This week we’re hosting an upside feed takeover from When Pigs Fly! When Pigs Fly is a... more

05 May 2021 · 54 minutes
Michael Cohn and Sean O'Brien of Overline // leading seed stage deals in Atlanta and the southeast [CC072]

Michael Cohn and Sean O’Brien are the Managing Directors of Overline. Overline is an Atlanta-based, founder-operator led venture capital firm focused... more

28 Apr 2021 · 42 minutes
Best Shot // a digital companion for fertility patients [UP087]

Best Shot is a patient’s companion in fertility treatments, providing medication management & education, streamlining the pharmaceutical ordering experience and... more

21 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Jackie DiMonte of Chicago Ventures // ascending the venture career ladder and opening an office in Austin [CC071]

Interview begins: 7:15 Debrief: 55:14 Jackie DiMonte is a partner at Chicago Ventures. Prior to joining Chicago Ventures, Jackie was a principal at... more

14 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Revisiting "Test City, USA" // now streaming online for free! [JE022]