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Matt Browne

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Ep156 – Matt Browne (Co-founder & Managing Partner – Black Nova VC) on the rise of Founder VCs

The Startup Playbook Podcast

My guest for Ep156 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was Matt Browne, the Co-founder & Managing Partner of Black Nova Ventures.Prior to becoming a VC, Matt was the Co-founder and CEO of DoneSafe, a cloud based safety platform that grew to over 1.5M paying users before being acquired by HSI in 2020.He also Co-founded Whispli, a Y-Combinator alumni SaaS startup that provides a whistleblowing platform for clients such as Qantas, Westpac and Oxfam.Now, alongside being one of the founding members of Upflowy, Matt is also the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Black Nova Ventures. A $20M early-stage VC fund built for B2B technology startups.Despite only recently announcing the launch their fund, they have already made 23 investments to date.In this interview we discussed a range of topics including:Matt’s journey in launching, scaling and eventually exiting DoneSafeDealing with co-founder breakupsHow to build investor conviction for pre-revenue or pre-product startupsThe rise of the Founder VCs & much more!Timestamps2.24 – Matts career journey from starting a business as a teenager to starting Black Nova Ventures 5.22 – Matt’s early interest in business and how side hustles can fuel a future passion for startups 7.59 – The decision to go full time at Donesafe 10.27 – Matt’s Financial advice for businesses and the way raising has changed since he first started 12.55 – What Black Nova looks for in founding teams and how they support founders to be more secure financially14.58 – Finding the right co-founder and managing when a co-founder leaves the business20.02 – Managing the process when a partner leaves and the importance of having empathy in the situation22.42 – The process of getting acquired and how the first acquisition of Donesafe fell through in the final hour 27.22 – How a company changes post-acquisition and how to decide whether you will stay or leave 28.51 – Working with good people and Matt’s decision to work with his co-founder Darcy32.05 – Black Nova’s structure and how they manage their funds34.23 – Why Black Nova focuses on supporting founders and businesses they invest in rather than just funding them36.57 – Why Matt likes to be hands-on when supporting the businesses they have invested in39.20 – What Black Nova looks to invest in and why they like to be very early investors40.57 – What Matt looks for in founders when making investment decisions42.55 – The importance of focusing on what you’re good at and trusting others with what they’re good at 45.38 – How starting your first business can be very humbling 48.05 – Thriving in the US and global market compared to Australia 50.01 – How to get in contact with Matt Links Mentioned Matt’s Links Matt’s LinkedIn Matt’s Twitter Black Nova VC WebsiteBlack Nova LinkedInBlack Nova TwitterCompanies Mentioned Donesafe WhispliLeighton ContractorsWaud CapitalY CombinatorCommonwealth BankAdventure Capital Venture ManagementAntlerFounder InstituteUpflowyHSITabloPeople Mentioned Darcy Naunton Matt AllenMatt KneeAsh DaviesPast Episodes Mentioned Episode 40 – Darcy Naunton Episode 28 – Matt AllenEpisode 137 – Matt Allen Episode 155 – Ash DaviesSpecial Thanks:Special thanks to Darcy Naunton and Matt Allen for their help with research for this interview!  Feedback/connect/say hello:Rohit@startupplaybook.co@RohitBhargava7 (Twitter)/rohbhargava (LinkedIn)@rohit_bhargava (Instagram)My Youtube ChannelCredits:Music: Joakim Karud – DreamsOther channels:Don’t have iTunes? The podcast is also available on Spotify, Soundcloud & Stitcher Audio Player.Find all links to the podcast here.The post Ep156 – Matt Browne (Co-founder & Managing Partner – Black Nova VC) on the rise of Founder VCs appeared first on Startup Playbook.


7 Oct 2021

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How can we get audiences excited about new music? with Dr. Matt Browne

Con Fuoco: A Podcast about Classical Music and its Future

My guest this week is composer, Dr. Matt Browne. Dr. Browne’s music has been described as “witty” and “beautifully crafted and considered.” Among many honors, Dr. Browne is the recipient of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize and has received residencies at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s first annual Composer’s Institute, Mizzou International Composer’s Festival, and the Minnesota Orchestra Composer’s Institute. Since then, Dr. Browne has collaborated with prestigious ensembles such as Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, New York Virtuoso Singers, PUBLIQuartet, and Villiers Quartet. The question of the week is,"How can we get audiences excited about new music?" Dr. Browne and I discuss why people have an aversion to new music, the problematic way new music is presented to audiences, how his childhood affects his compositions today,  the compositional process and premiere of his First Symphony, and the collaborative dynamic between composer and performer. You can find out more about Dr. Browne at his website, mattbrownecomposer.com, and follow him on Instagram @mattbrownecomposer.


7 Oct 2020

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EV - 160 Vaxxer Conspiracies with Matt Browne

Embrace The Void

My guest this week is Matt Browne (@ArthurCDent), a psychology professor at central Queensland Australia and cohost of the new Decoding the Gurus podcast. We discuss conspiracy theories within the Anti-vaxxer community and what they can tell us about a world inundated with conspiracy theories.Matt's Vaccination Paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29863949/Decoding the Gurus: https://decoding-the-gurus.captivate.fm/Convocation: Richard Hofstadter's The Paranoid Style in American Politics, Harper Magazine 1964Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.htmlMusic by GW RodriguezSibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoidIf you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps!If you enjoyed this and want to discuss more, start a conversation with me here: https://letter.wiki/AaronRabinowitz/conversationsRecent Appearances: I was on The Philosophy Guy podcast discussing whether Social Justice is a Religion (it's not). https://thephilosophyguy.fireside.fm/92Next week: CRT in Federal Diversity Training with Casey Petersen

1hr 8mins

2 Oct 2020

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Learning PowerShell, Kusto, Azure Cognitive Services & Live Coding with VS Code with hosts Matt Browne, Adam Listek, Billy York and Adam Bertram!


 Hosts Matt Browne @mattbrowne Adam Listek @alistek Billy York @SCAutomation Adam Bertram @adbertram Links Getting Started with Configuration Manager and Windows PowerShell Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition Pluralsight - Windows PowerShell: Essentials PowerShell Live Twitch Channel Twitter #PSTWEETCHAT Microsoft Product Team Ask-Me-Anything Kusto Query Language Azure Cognitive Services Visual Studio Live Share Bracket Pair Colorizer Tips/Tricks/Apps Understanding Background Jobs in PowerShell Overview of Service Management Automation (SMA) Zapier Azure Logic Apps PowerShell ArgumentCompleter


27 May 2019

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Static Sites, Automation, Powershell, Azure, DevOps and tools like Notion, Pocket App & Skedpal with hosts Matt Browne, Adam Listek, David Lamb and Adam Bertram!


Hosts Matt Browne @mattbrowne Adam Listek @alistek David Lamb @fuselamb Adam Bertram @adbertram Links Hugo Static Website Generator Azure DevOps How Matts Blog is built with Hugo and Azure DevOps Zapier DNS Control Stack Overflow CloudFlare Terraform Ansible Microsoft Flow Azure Logic Apps Azure Functions Azure Stack Ubiquity - AP AC LITE Ubiquity - Amplifi Google Wifi TP-Link Powerline Adapters Tips/Tricks/Apps Pocket App Notion SkedPal Music by: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque

1hr 1min

16 Apr 2019

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2020 Live #4 : Matt Browne, Roland Paris, and Anna Gainey

The 2020 Network

Live from the 5th annual Canada 2020 Conference on June 5th, 2018, Anna Gainey moderates a conversation between Matt Browne and Roland Paris about globalism and the defence of liberal democracy.


3 Jul 2018