Feb 24, 2021
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talked with Suneel Gupta at the Startup of the Year Summit in the fall of 2020.
Suneel teaches innovation at Harvard University and is the author of the upcoming book, “BACKABLE,” which just came out on February 23rd. The book is rooted in Suneel’s journey from first-time entrepreneur to being named “The New Face of Innovation” by the New York Stock Exchange, and explores how to get people to believe in your ideas.
"BACKABLE" can be purchased at the following link: https://amzn.to/3aPtRab
Suneel’s ideas have been backed by firms like Greylock and Google Ventures, and he served as an Entrepreneur in Residence inside Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He has personally backed startups including Impossible Foods, AirBnB, 23&Me, Calm, and SpaceX. In 2019, Suneel established the Gross National Happiness Center of America in partnership with the Kingdom of Bhutan.
We also hear from Rich Maloy, our VP of Engagement with Established and part of Established Ventures, who has some tips for raising capital with a segment called the “VC Minute.”
As many of you may know, we’ve had a long tradition of heading down to Austin, Texas every March for SXSW and we want to quickly let you all know we have something brewing again this year this year in mid-March. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved visit: www.est.us/sxsw21.
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