Today’s episode of Between 2 Term Sheets brings us a conversation between host Owen Matthews and Neha Khera, Partner at 500 Startups. Neha is based in the Toronto office and oversees Canadian investment opportunities with a focus on early-stage funding.
500 Startups is a venture capital firm that has invested in over 70 countries worldwide. With its headquarters located in San Francisco, they have over 2,500 portfolio companies, several global and regional funds under their belt which makes 500 Startups one of the most dynamic firms in the world.
Listen to this episode to hear Neha and Owen Discuss:
- Why investors should look outside their own backyard – capital is fluid
- How a global perspective helps to better evaluate opportunities
- The pressures founders face
- Fundraising advice, and more
about neha khera
Neha has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. She is the managing director of Girls in Tech Toronto as well as the co-chair for TEDx Distillery District Women. Next up, Neha will be speaking in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre for the SaaS North conference on November 27th.
more from between 2 termsheets
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*Margaret Wu from Georgian Partners
*Jason Kryski from Strawhouse
* Saba Mohebpour from Spocket
about the host – alacrity chairman owen matthews
Owen joined Wesley Clover as a General Partner in 2004 and has invested in Echosec Systems, Encepta Corp., HYAS, Pretio Interactive, Referral SaaSquatch, Tutela Technologies, and Certn, among others.
Prior to joining Wesley Clover, Owen founded NewHeights Software, a pioneer in enterprise unified communication software which was eventually acquired by CounterPath Corporation. With his love of tech and creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs, Owen co-founded the Alacrity Foundation. Alacrity provides an intense incubation environment to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the tech industry.
about alacrity canada
Alacrity Canada is a venture builder that supports driven entrepreneurs. We help create thriving companies & connect them to our global network of expert investors & mentors.
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