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Podcast: Welcome to The Sure Shot Entrepreneur

Venture capital investors share relevant, insightful and authentic stories

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Process of investing: Gopi Rangan interviewed by Swati Chaturvedi

Gopi Rangan interviewed by Swati Chaturvedi, Founder and CEO at PropelX

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Podcast: Gopi Rangan ☂️ Here to answer your biggest Venture Capital questions (#8).

1 hour podcast on venture capital insights

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Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in FinTech

Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO A distinguished panel will hold a lively discussion on the latest innovations in fintech and investme...

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6 Insurtech Trends to Kiss Goodbye in 2019

Co-authored by Adrian Jones, a #traditionalindustry guy and InsurTech investor,Gopi Rangan, a #seedstage InsurTech VC in Silicon Valley, ...

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Founder’s Story: One Man VC at INSEAD Alumni Forum

Watch Gopi Rangan, General Partner at Sure Ventures interview Oren Zeev, Founder and Managing Partner at Zeev Ventures on stage at INSEAD...

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The Other Side

Gopi Rangan interviewed by a high school senior Aditya Iyer

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The fire of Artificial Intelligence is burning high

The article was published by Silicon India magazine pg 29, 30 Written by Gopi Rangan, Founding Partner, Sure Ventures Shriram Natarajan, ...

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What's New in Insurtech ?

PEMO THEODORE Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech...

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5 Lessons from the Sage of Silicon Valley

Fly solo, be contrarian, be diverse, commit for the long-term and believe in outsiders

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SVIA podcast on InsurTech Investment and Partnerships: Trends, Lessons, & Recommendations

Updated: Mar 24, 2019 Gopi Rangan, General Partner at Sure Ventures speaks about emerging trends in Insurtech, lessons learned, and recom...

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InsurTech Corporate Best Practices: Investing and CVC Panel

Corporate innovation



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This podcast is for entrepreneurs with ambitious ideas. Come here to listen to relevant, insightful and authentic stories. I am your host Gopi Rangan. You will learn from the thought process of venture capital investors and other #earlybelievers who invest in bold business ideas. Please share comments and subscribe to the podcast.


Let's simplify venture capital


Information about a VC's decision making process is not easily available to the outside world. Not having information is a disadvantage for entrepreneurs who do not have an existing network of well connected people. Therefore, entrepreneurs from privileged backgrounds enjoy an unfair advantage while others suffer from the information gap. Women, immigrants and minorities, particularly Black and Latinx founders, are the worst affected. I wish to level the playing field by sharing access to opinions of people who are in the business of supporting entrepreneurs at the earliest stages. 


Hearing stories in the voice of investors shows us a glimpse of who they are. Their choice of words, sense of humor and tone tell us more about them than just reading a blog. The wealth of knowledge, tips and dos and don'ts will help founders better prepare and focus on their entrepreneurial journey.


We want #earlybelievers


All successful entrepreneurs have a few early believers. They are people who understand and value the founder’s vision, right from the beginning. The more ambitious a founder’s plan the more important it is to have the support of such early believers.


For Steve Jobs it was Arthur Rock. Sergey Brin and Larry Page had Ram Shriram. And Mark Zuckerbeg had Peter Theil. These kinds of relationships are all around us in the start-up world. Yet, most of us don’t really know what lights the spark. Are you curious, what leads early believers to get excited by new business ideas?


What's in the podcast


On this podcast, you will listen to stories about founders, CEOs, venture capitalists, angels, and advisors. Our conversations will not be rehearsed. So, let me warn you … NOT to expect to hear polished stories. Once a week, I will talk about startups and technology with guests who are quiet leaders behind the scenes. They may not be famous but they play a critical role in nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship.


Each episode will be about 25 minutes long. If you wish to suggest a guest, propose a topic, or tell me how an episode inspired you, share your comments at podcast.sure.ventures. Please post a review to help entrepreneurs like yourself find this podcast.


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