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Stanford Technology Ventures – Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series: An Enterprising Approach to Investment

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Stanford Technology Ventures – Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series: An Enterprising Approach to Investment In this live video interview  conducted on campus at Stanford, Cindy Padnos is interviewed by chaired professor Tom Kosnik. Shares her experiences as both a prior tech startup entrepreneur and as the founder of Illuminate Ventures, an early/seed stage Venture Capital firm. Also […]

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Insider’s Guide to Silicon Valley’s Investors

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Insider’s Guide to Silicon Valley’s InvestorsIn Silicon Valley, people say that the investor-entrepreneur relationship is like a marriage, only more important. Like most jokes, there’s a fair amount of truth behind it: Matchmaking mistakes between investors and entrepreneurs can have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences.The initial pitch meeting feels a little like a first date: Each […]

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Illuminate Ventures — New Thinking in Venture Capital

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Illuminate Ventures is different – we don’t rely on “pattern recognition” or following the herd. We seek new and innovative business ideas led by committed and talented teams – frequently bringing diverse perspectives that allow them to marry “creative destruction” with new technologies to solve old problems in new ways. We recognize that great investment opportunities come in […]