Episode 29: Elizabeth Edwards of H Venture Partners
The Puck: Venture Capital and Beyond
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Elizabeth Edwards of H Venture Partners for a fascinating discussion covering a variety of topics, including the power of diverse lived experience in the venture world, the benefits of gender parity in finance, and investing in the consumer space through companies like Peloton. Their conversation covers Elizabeth’s background, including her time in M&A at Deloitte, as well as the role transparency plays in the founding and success of new companies. This episode is not to be missed!
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained with Elizabeth Edwards of H Ventures
Focus is the key to success. Do one thing, and do it well. This is the mantra that has lead Elizabeth Edwards throughout her incredible journey. Her path has taken her from scrubbing bathrooms as a child to being hired for her first job in strategy and operations at Deloitte to launching H Venture Partners, one of the world’s only female-founded and controlled venture funds. Today, Elizabeth shares her story, which has involved investing in some of today’s biggest consumer brands. She gives her input on why you should always ask for what you want and shares her best tips for knowing you made the right decision. She shares why she loves investing in women, as well as some of her favorite investments--from beauty to baby products. She shares her criteria for the types of companies that she invests in, as well as her insights on why some companies have a hard time getting funded. “Time kills all deals. It doesn’t matter how much people like you.” - Elizabeth Edwards This week on SocialFly’s Entreprenista Podcast: Why everyone can be an entrepreneur What Elizabeth has learned from her mentors Why you can’t wait when it comes to making a deal The importance of asking for what you want Elizabeth’s favorite investments she’s made Connect with Elizabeth Elizabeth’s Twitter Elizabeth’s LinkedIn Elizabeth’s Instagram H Venture website H Venture Instagram Join the Entreprenista League! Hey Entreprenistas! We’re launching the Entreprenista League, our very own members platform and community just for you! We listened to your feedback and the support you’re looking for to start and build your business, and we’re here to provide you with all of the resources you’ll need! As part of the Entreprenista League, you’ll have access to a private community of like-minded Entreprenistas who are making an impact in business every day. You’ll find special discounts on business products and solutions, exclusive content, private events, and the opportunity to have your story featured on our website and social channels! Whether you’re looking to scale your existing business and want to make the right connections, or you’re thinking about finally taking the leap to launch your business, we’re here to give you access to a community of women who will celebrate your every step, and with whom you can share the candid reality of building a business from scratch. Join the Entreprenista league today at entreprenista.com/join. We can’t wait to welcome you, support you, and be part of your business journey! Check out eCornell! Are you looking to take your brand to the next level or brush up on today’s most cutting edge social media strategies? If you’re a regular listener, you know that these strategies are key, and they all start with an efficient and results-driven strategy. That’s why I’ve partnered with Cornell University to build the eCornell Social Media Marketing Certificate Program, with one of Cornell's top marketing professors! Not only will the program provide you with valuable skills you can implement right away, but the content is based on real world examples from my experience creating social media strategies for our clients at socialfly. Cornell also offers incredible flexibility, all through eCornell’s intuitive and highly interactive online platform. And you won’t be learning alone. You can enjoy peer-to-peer engagement with students and receive feedback in real time from expert facilitators. Plus, we’re giving our listeners 30% off the course! Visit entreprenista.com/ecornell and use code Success30 to get your eCornell certificate for just $2,520 Get In Touch! Hey Entreprenistas! If you don’t want to miss an episode, check out our new texting service. You can now text us at (561) 468 3997 to be the first to know about new episodes, access exclusive content, and reach out with any questions you have for us. Drop us a text - we can’t wait to hear from you! Become An Entreprenista! Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Entreprenista Podcast - the most fun business meeting for female founders, by female founders. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart Radio | GooglePlay Be sure to share your favorite episodes across social media to help us reach more amazing female founders, like you. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and for more exclusive content, tips, and insight, join the Entreprenistas Facebook group and visit the SocialFly website.
E031: Elizabeth Edwards: H Venture PartnersChapters:00:00 Introduction00:18 What inspired you to become a VC?12:39 What is your investment thesis? What is the motivation for your thesis?22:48 What are you currently reading or learning or listening to these days?30:49 In 2 years, how do you see venture capital evolved or changed? 35:08 How do people contact you?36:09 Thank youFeatured Guest Bio:Elizabeth is a founder and General Partner of H Venture Partners. Over the past 15 years, she’s invested in over 30 companies in seed through early growth equity across North America. An active member of PEWIN and Global Women in VC, she’s an advocate for women in finance and entrepreneurship.Fund Information:H Venture Partners is a female-founded, owned and controlled venture capital firm focused on purpose-driven, science-backed consumer brands. Led by a team of consumer experts with unparalleled experience as former consumer executives, the firm was co-founded by managing partner Elizabeth Edwards, a leading investor who has identified billion-dollar brands.Fund Site:https://h.ventures/Fund Contact:https://twitter.com/eedwardshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethannedwards/https://www.instagram.com/elizabethannedwards/https://www.crunchbase.com/person/elizabeth-edwardshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethedwards/?sh=16f1621f4d6aOur InfoMERCH STORE https://teespring.com/stores/trailynFEMALE VC LAB DONATION LINK https://femalevclab.com/donateOFFICIAL WEBSITE https://trailyn.comBOOKING https://trailyn.com/fractional-cto-app/ OFFICIAL PODCAST WEBSITE https://femalevclab.comSupport The Stream DIRECT SUPPORT (Includes Crypto) https://femalevclab.com/donateBUY ME A COFFEE https://www.buymeacoffee.com/trailynSocial Media INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/trailynven/TWITTER https://twitter.com/TrailynVenOFFICIAL NEWSLETTER https://femalevclab.com
Episode 77: Elizabeth Edwards - Founder and Managing Partner H Venture Partners
Two years into her career, Elizabeth Edwards got hooked on venture capital. She moved from consulting to investment work and in 2017 started her own firm. Her high expectations around the amount of money H Venture Partners would raise and how large the company would be eventually became unsustainable, and she realized she was making the people in her life and herself miserable.On episode 77, Elizabeth talks to Sarah about hitting reset, when to dream big and why it’s okay to extend your timeline. An early investor in Peloton, Elizabeth shares how she discovered what would become a household name and the impact of COVID-19 on the world of consumer goods.
Elizabeth Edwards (H Ventures) - Why Some DNVBs Don't Work On Shelf, Different Customer Insights You Receive in Retail vs. DTC and Demystifying Corporate Venture Capital
The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing
My guest today is Elizabeth Edwards, the founder and Managing Partner of H Venture Partners. H Ventures invests in brands that are disrupting billion-dollar categories and changing the way we live our lives. She was an early investor in Peloton , Roots, Freshly to name a few. Previously, Elizabeth was a partner with Maywic Select Investments and West Ventures. We discuss what makes a brand compelling, the mystery of corporate venture capital, and how to increase diversity in the venture and startup ecosystems.A couple books that inspired Elizabeth are Pretty Good Advice by Leslie Blodgett and Principles by Ray Dalio.Highly recommend following her on Twitter @eedwards. You can also follow your host, Mike, on Twitter @mikegelb.Here are a few questions I ask Elizabeth -Let’s start at the beginning. What attracted you to consumer brands?How did H Ventures come together?Alot of VCs talk about the added value that they provide entrepreneurs. At the early stages, what is the biggest added value that an investment partner can bring?Corporate venture capital is sometimes viewed as a dirty word as strategic partners might not be as focused or add as much value. How do you think about the landscape when it comes to corporate venture capital?Walk me through your due diligence process.Has it been hard finding conviction amongst founders during COVID since you have to meet with them remotely?Alot of investors seem to be looking for paths to profitability when they analyze opportunities. How do you think about the balance between growth vs. profitability?You’re the first investor that’s out of Cincinnati that I’ve interviewed. Do you have any advice for companies that might be located in secondary or tertiary markets?What’s one thing that you would change when it came to venture capital?What’s one company that is on your antiportfolio and why did you end up passing?What’s your most recent investment?What’s one piece of advice that you have for founders?
Investing in Consumer Brands With Elizabeth Edwards
The Food Tech Show With Michael Wolf
Investing in startups that make products to-consumers can be tough, but it's also exciting. Mike talks with long-time investor Elizabeth Edwards about why she invests exclusively on consumer brands and why food is one of her favorite categories. via Knit
The Nothing Exists Radio Hour S3E13: Gareth Vieira & Elizabeth Edwards (The Library of Unpublished Manuscripts)
The Nothing Exists Radio Hour
We talk all about their new project, The Library of Unpublished Manuscripts.“The Library of Unpublished Manuscripts is a local, non-profit community group designed to engage local writers and provide an opportunity for beginner, intermediate and advanced individuals to develop their writing skills and share their unpublished work.”
Episode 79: PRSA ICON Interviews: Adam Ritchie, Elizabeth Edwards & Marvin Stockwell
Three Voices from PRSA ICON 2019 Earlier this fall, PR Talk Podcast host Amy Rosenberg attended the PRSA International Conference (ICON) in San Diego, California. In addition to learning new tips and techniques her team is already putting into practice for Veracity’s clients, Amy had the opportunity to sit down with three conference presenters to hear their perspective on the PR profession. We’re releasing this episode now, because, on March 1st, there will be a $300 price increase for tickets to the next ICON event in Nashville, Tennessee on October 25th-27th. So, you should grab your tickets soon! Read the entire write-up at: https://www.veracityagency.com/podcast/prsa-icon/
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