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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Heidi Roizen of Mobius Venture Capital

Heidi Roizen is one of Silicon Valley's best known and respected venture capitalists.

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Prior to joining Mobius Venture Capital Heidi was a successful entrepreneur as the co-founder and CEO of T/Maker Company, a software developer and publisher. Her focus is on consumer products and services, especially consumer-facing technologies and she has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the microcomputer industry.

In this interview Heidi talks about the transition into venture capital from entrepreneurship, the notion of “mentor capital,” and the current state of venture. Heidi also shares valuable personal advice for female entrepreneurs and on managing personal relationships.

To hear Heidi speak about the fundraising process, check out this great interview with John Furrier from PodTech. Check out the video below for Heidi’s view on failures and on knowing when to let employees go. If you want to know more about Heidi’s view on signs that the board may need to replace a CEO, check this post by Brad Feld.

Our next episode will feature an interview with Virgin Galactic on space travel and tourism and what is being done to conquer the final frontier.


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