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Episode 12  |  45:22 min

S1 Ep 12. Chris Rizik: Renaissance Venture Capital

Episode 12  |  45:22 min  |  11.10.2020

S1 Ep 12. Chris Rizik: Renaissance Venture Capital

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This is a podcast episode titled, S1 Ep 12. Chris Rizik: Renaissance Venture Capital. The summary for this episode is: <p>In this episode we cover:</p><ul><li>Building Renaissance and the great programming with UnDemo Day and HotList as ways to expose top VCs to the startup talent in the midwest</li><li>The Fund of Funds model and how every MSA could benefit, including the impact they can have on a city/state/region</li></ul><p><br />Resources & People Mentioned</p><ul><li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Snyder">Rick Snyder</a> and <a href="https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20080921/SUB01/809220333/ardesta-venture-capital-fund-folds">Avalon Investments</a></li><li><a href="https://www.soultracks.com/">SoulTracks</a></li><li>Exits: <a href="https://investors.accuray.com/news-releases/news-release-details/accuray-acquire-tomotherapy-approximately-277-million-cash-and">TomoTherapy</a> and <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2003/BUSINESS/12/21/us.pfizer.reut/">Esperion</a></li><li><a href="https://businessleadersformichigan.com/">Business Leaders for Michigan</a></li><li><a href="https://rvc.connect.space/2019-renaissance-venture-capital-undemo-day-and-strolling-dinner-october-2nd/details">UnDemo Day</a></li><li><a href="https://www.renvcf.com/hotlist/">HotList</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cintrifuse.com/">Cintrifuse</a></li><li><a href="https://hxventurefund.com/">HX Fund</a> in Houston</li><li><a href="https://duo.com/">Duo Security</a></li><li><a href="https://ece.engin.umich.edu/stories/g-is-for-google">Larry Page</a> graduated from the University of Michigan and started Google</li><li>Venture Funds: <a href="https://www.nea.com/">NEA</a>, <a href="https://www.revolution.com/">Revolution Ventures</a>, <a href="https://www.arboretumvc.com/">Arboretum Ventures</a>, <a href="https://plymouthgp.com/">Plymouth Ventures</a>, <a href="https://www.rpmvc.com/">RPM Ventures</a>, <a href="https://www.beringea.com/">Beringea Ventures</a>, <a href="http://elabvc.com/">eLab Ventures</a>, <a href="https://materialimpact.com/">Material Impact Fund</a></li><li><a href="https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/01/bloomscape-series-a/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAF-obg_ai_FWiikHjxTZu2KGqr6DxIyaCWq4FQVf6Gk7oN9gKD3zlj5UC4jGHtqt1X160nJ6E3_lZxrl4glZ9aMPEdf3Lw5kdjWS0K9hGudDtylIrnL3_AqvyY6KuBaWDJMvj53Qvz-OVV8_gPOB_zSRtfnFc_mMG4Zf9B1l8_nO">Bloomscape</a></li><li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Gilbert">Dan Gilbert</a></li><li>NVCA (<a href="https://nvca.org/">National Venture Capital Association</a>) recent Chair of Board of Directors, <a href="https://www.arboretumvc.com/team/jan-garfinkle/">Jan Garfinkle</a></li><li><a href="https://techtowndetroit.org/about/">TechTown</a>, Wayne State University accelerator program</li><li>Orbion, <a href="https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/12/upper-peninsula-aerospace-company-skyrockets-with-groundbreaking-technology.html">spin up company</a> from Michigan Technological University</li></ul><p><br />Connect with Chris</p><ul><li>Connect with Chris on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-rizik-674300/">LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.renvcf.com/">Renaissance Venture Capital Fund</a> Website</li></ul><p><br /> </p><p>Connect with Tim</p><ul><li>Follow Refinery Ventures on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/RefineryVC">@RefineryVC</a></li><li>Connect with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/timschigel/">Tim on LinkedIn</a></li><li>Follow <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/refinery-ventures/?viewAsMember=true">Refinery Ventures on LinkedIn</a></li></ul><p><a href="http://eepurl.com/hbJORv">Subscribe to Fast Frontiers</a></p>

In this episode we cover:

  • Building Renaissance and the great programming with UnDemo Day and HotList as ways to expose top VCs to the startup talent in the midwest
  • The Fund of Funds model and how every MSA could benefit, including the impact they can have on a city/state/region


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