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Hussein Kanji

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S4E2 - Hussein Kanji, Partner @ Hoxton Ventures

Riding Unicorns

Hussein Kanji is the founding partner at renowned early stage venture firm, Hoxton Ventures. Following experiences at Microsoft and Accel Partners Hussein decided to set up Hoxton Ventures in 2013 in the hope that by backing Europe’s best global tech companies, his team would be able to bring a slice of Silicon Valley to Europe. As a result of backing four unicorns and creating $54bn of value both Hussein and Hoxton have gone on to develop a reputation as one of the best operators in the venture space. In this episode Hussein begins by reflecting on his time at Microsoft and how that experience went on to shape his approach to venture. James and Hector then dig deeper into Hussein’s personal motivations behind going into venture and lessons he has learnt from picking founders. Make sure to like and subscribe to the Riding Unicorns podcast to never miss an episode. Also don't forget to give Riding Unicorns a follow on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep on top of the latest developments.

38mins

11 May 2022

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2 of 17 investments go for an IPO - how did Hoxton Ventures get to that rate? By Hussein Kanji

Fundraising Radio: Early Stage Startup Fundraising

Hussein Kanji, co-founder at Hoxton Ventures who presents himself as an analyst on LinkedIn to avoid spam messages from dozens of founders (I just find it hilarious that those messages go so out of hand, this kind of measures have to be taken so decided to mention it here). We spoke about the way Hoxton got to such a high rate of IPOs per investment and how Hussein finds those companies. We also spoke about IPOs and some other good stuff.  Hussein's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hkanji/ Hussein's Twitter: https://twitter.com/hkanji Hoxton Ventures: https://www.hoxtonventures.com/ For our European listeners: Firstbase, where I work, can help you incorporate in the US fast and painlessly so check it out and use my code to get a discount - RADIO15

34mins

1 Aug 2021

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Nothing Ventured - Hussein Kanji

Nothing Ventured

In conversation with Hoxton Ventures' Hussein Kanji.

1hr 8mins

28 Jul 2021

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Hussein Kanji: don't waste time with VCs unless you're a hyperscale startup!

The StartUp to ScaleUp Game Plan

Hussein Kanji - Hoxton Ventures co-founder - is a US-born, London-based VC who's funded scaleups like Deliveroo, Darktrace & Behavox & was named by The Daily Telegraph as Europe’s most influential technology investor!  Hussein explains why: Entrepreneurs should only approach VCs if they've a hyper-scale startup! Lack of talent with genuine scale-up credentials cripples the growth of European tech ventures European startups should quickly scale their sales & marketing teams in The States  VCs, despite their high-achieving backgrounds, must learn how to be the dumbest person in the room! Partners at small VC firms must be prepared to tread a lonely path - they'll have negligible access to mentors & coaches For more insights into venture investing head over to https://www.hoxtonventures.com  & for advice on scaling software ventures check out https://alpinasearch.com

40mins

24 Jul 2020

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Episode 7: The story of Hussein Kanji of Hoxton Ventures

SET Impact

In today episode we spoke to Hussein Kanji, capitalist, who runs Hoxton Ventures. He’s invested and sat on the boards of some amazing startups including Darktrace, Babylon Health, Deliveroo and many many more In this episode we discuss - Matthew Clifford article on bad behaviour exhibited from Venture Capitalist, - What founders should do in these chaotic times - New sectors that will appear strong from the pandemic - What he’s learnt about himself as a venture capitalist ........ And much much more Todays Sponser The Open Journal - A London video  agency that have assisted many Venture backed startups in London, if you want fair priced, world class video asset to assist your Marking/sales efforts, Recruitment videos, or even capture company events . They did a great job on the video version of our podcast podcast, worked with our previous guest Rayna Patel CEO of Vine Health and assisted on their product launch and did a fantastic job. Reach out to The Open Journal and speak to Priyesh who’s the founder, to explore how video can assist you in meeting your companies objectives on www.theopenjournal.co.uk

58mins

8 Jun 2020

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E26: 3 unicorns in 17 investments: interview with VC fund partner Hussein Kanji

Millionaire Muslim

We talk to Hussein Kanji, partner at Hoxton Ventures in this fascinating insight into the world of venture capital. Hussein talks about some of the companies he's invested (including the likes of Deliveroo), the amazing success rate they've had, what criteria they look for in a company, and where he thinks the next big things are happening.www.islamicfinanceguru.com/courses https://www.hoxtonventures.comwatch the video: https://youtu.be/C3ggtCTS7uk

43mins

9 Apr 2019

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E26: 3 unicorns in 17 investments: interview with VC fund partner Hussein Kanji

IslamicFinanceGuru Podcasts

We talk to Hussein Kanji, partner at Hoxton Ventures in this fascinating insight into the world of venture capital. Hussein talks about some of the companies he's invested (including the likes of Deliveroo), the amazing success rate they've had, what criteria they look for in a company, and where he thinks the next big things are happening.www.islamicfinanceguru.com/courses https://www.hoxtonventures.comwatch the video: https://youtu.be/C3ggtCTS7uk

43mins

9 Apr 2019

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Hussein Kanji, Founding Partner of Hoxton Ventures

In the Know

In the Know has Amol Sarva (Knotel cofounder) visiting an old friend, Hussein Kanji, and learning about Hussein's path to founding Hoxton Ventures. In the Know is hosted by Dr. Amol Sarva, co-founder of Knotel, Knotable, Halo Neuroscience, Peek, Virgin Mobile, and a supporter or investor in nearly 100 startup companies. Every week, Amol bumps into interesting people and interviews them on solving the challenges in creating a large, impactful idea. More at amolsarva.com

27 Feb 2019

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239th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Hussein Kanji, Hoxton Ventures - 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast

1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast

Hussein Kanji, Partner at Hoxton Ventures, is based in London and the primary focus is on European ventures.

37mins

12 Jan 2018

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20 VC 086: Starting A New Venture Fund and How London Compares To The US with Hussein Kanji @ Hoxton Ventures

The Twenty Minute VC (20VC): Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Hussein Kanji really is a pedigree in the industry having started off his career with Microsoft, he made the leap into venture with Accel Partners where he was a board observer with the likes of Playfish, acquired by Electronic Arts and made seed investments in the likes of OpenGamma and Dapper acquired by Yahoo. Following such success, Hussein raised his own fund and is now the founder of Hoxton Ventures, a 2013 fund with $40m under management. Despite, Hoxton’s age their portfolio is immense with the likes of Deliveroo, DarkTrace by the famous Mike Lynch from Autonomy and Campanja, recently acquired by 24/7 customer. Before we delve into the show today, our dear friend and kind donator, Brad Feld has agreed to do a competition giveaway featuring signed copies of his amazing book, Venture Deals, all you have to do to be in with a chance is headover to the website at www.thetwentyminutevc.com and sign up for our newsletter. It’s that simple. In Today's Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Hussein mad his way into the wonderful world of venture? 2.) What was it like to start a new fund with Hoxton and why did Hussein leave the security of Accel to start his own? 3.) Why did Hussein believe this was the stage with the most opportunity? Does he think there is too much capital chasing too few deals? 4.) With DarkTrace (portfolio company), Hoxton were the only VC money in at the early stage? How did that come about and what was it about Hoxton that made Mike take your money? 5.) Why did Hussein choose to setup the fund in London? What does he think is driving the surge in European tech with the rise of the Nordics etc? 6.) With Steve O’Hear Hussein stated he looks for brand new markets that are going to be formed (Playfish)? What does he think those are? Items Mentioned In Today's Show: Hussein's Fave Book: The Second Bounce Of The Ball: Ronald Cohen, Flowers from Algernon Hussein's Fave Blog: Josh Koppelman: Redeye VC, Abnormal Returns As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Hussein on Twitter here! If you would like to see a more colourful side to Harry with many a mojito session you can follow him on Instagram here! 

30mins

9 Nov 2015

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