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Top 15 VC Podcasts 2023

Explore the top 15 VC podcasts of 2023 featuring industry leaders and experts sharing insights on startups, investments, trends, and more.

Top 15 VC Podcasts 2023

The Venture Capital sector has seen substantial expansion in recent times and some VCs have started to podcast and share valuable resources for entrepreneurs, other investors, and those interested in learning more about the industry.

Here are the top 15 venture capital podcast leaders shaping the industry with their visionary and thought leading podcasts covering a range of topics from startups, investments, trends, interviews, and more!

Note: Though we have tried our best not to, we acknowledge that we may have missed some notable podcasts which should be on this list. If you know of any such podcasts that should be included, please do add a comment below (Thanks in advance!).

Top 15 VC Podcasts 2023 [Listed Alphabetically]

100x Entrepreneur – By Siddhartha Ahluwalia

Siddhartha Ahluwalia is a 2x founder, VC & Startup Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Siddhartha is a host of one of the top 15 Business podcasts in Asia named 100x Entrepreneur. It’s a podcast series wherein he invites successful venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to share their stories, lessons learned, and tips that help you grow 100x of yourself.

Braving Innovation – By Nada Ahmed

Nada Ahmed is a senior leader, advisor, venture capitalist, and board member with over 15 years of experience in the Energy and Maritime industry. Currently, she is the founder of Agile Leadership- an innovation consulting firm that helps businesses develop new products and services and stay relevant through innovation.

Nada is the host of the Braving Innovation Podcast, which is a new podcast that is currently rated well in the business and entrepreneurship category. This podcast will help you succeed as an entrepreneur, innovation leader, and investor by providing motivational stories, tips, and strategies from global leaders. You can also watch most episodes Live on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook.

Exponential View – By Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar is an entrepreneur, author, technology analyst, speaker, and investor. Currently, he is an Author at Penguin Random House and Founder at The Exponential View. He invested in more than 20 early-stage companies.

Azeem is also a creator of the Exponential View newsletter and podcast. This podcast covers topics at the intersection of technology, society, and economics. Azeem talks with the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in various fields and offers insights into emerging technologies and their impact on the world.

LA Venture – By Minnie Ingersoll 

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LA Venture – By Minnie Ingersoll 

Minnie Ingersoll is a partner at TenOneTen, an LA-based seed-stage firm actively investing in early-stage tech companies. She studied Computer Science at Stanford University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Minnie is a host of the LA Venture podcast where she speaks with Southern California Venture Capitalists and gets to know them, their funds, and their advice for entrepreneurs. This podcast is a must-listen for entrepreneurs and aspiring investors who are looking to learn from the best in the business.

Masters of Scale – By Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is an entrepreneur, product and business strategist, and podcaster. Currently, he is the co-founder of LinkedIn, Partner at Greylock Partners, and legendary Silicon Valley investor.

Hoffman hosts a podcast named Masters of Scale where he interviews a new founder every episode. In each episode, he dives deep into unconventional theories on how businesses scale while his guests share their stories of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, and fundraising. He interviews iconic CEOs from Nike, Netflix, Slack, Starbucks, and other well-known companies. This podcast is a mix of storytelling, expert interviews, and data-driven insights to explore what makes successful companies tick. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, Masters of Scale is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to scale their business and achieve success.

Prime Venture – By Amit Somani

Amit Somani is currently a managing partner at Prime Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based out of Bangalore. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and internet industries.

Amit is a host of the Prime Venture Partners podcast, a podcast for entrepreneurs who are looking to build & grow their startups. This podcast features discussions with entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders providing valuable insights and inspiration in the startup ecosystem.

Remarkable People – By Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and evangelist. Currently, he is a Chief Evangelist at Canva, an online graphics-design tool from Australia.

Guy is the creator of the Remarkable People podcast and he is on a mission to make people remarkable. A New episode releases every Wednesday. He interviews remarkable people like Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristi Yamaguchi, Marc Benioff, Bob Cialdini, Arianna Huffington, etc. Guy’s questions come from his passion and curiosity for technology, innovation, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

Sales Secrets – By Brandon Bornancin

Brandon Bornancin is a prolific salesperson (he has sold over $100 million in sales), an eight-figure entrepreneur (2x), a VC, angel investor, author and motivational speaker who is obsessed with helping you maximize your success. Currently, he is the CEO, Founder & inventor of Seamless.AI. Brandon is on a mission to positively impact billions and help the world connect to opportunity.

Brandon is a host of the Sales Secrets podcast. He interviews the world’s biggest and brightest business experts to uncover actionable strategies, insights, and tips that you can use to generate more revenue and accelerate your business.

The Road Untraveled – By Brian Hollins

Brian Hollins is a founder & Managing Partner at Collide Capital, founder & CEO at The Takeoff Institute, and a member of Class 26 of the Kauffman Fellowship.

Brian is a creator of The Road Untraveled, a podcast that dives into real-time topics and trending sectors for the venture capital and tech community. Brian interviews guests from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, providing listeners with valuable insights into the venture capital world and what it takes to succeed in tech. The podcast is perfect for anyone interested in startups, venture capital, and technology.

TheTop.VC – By Adam O'Donnell

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TheTop.VC – By Adam O’Donnell

Adam O’Donnell is a San Francisco-based venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and startup mentor. He is currently working at Zendesk nurturing strategic relationships with VCs, accelerators, and entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem and beyond.

Adam is the creator of TheTop.VC podcast which features unorthodox insights from top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, founders, and technology industry leaders. The show provides valuable perspectives on the current state of venture capital and startups and offers actionable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Twenty Minute VC – By Harry Stebbings

Harry Stebbings is a prominent figure in the venture capital community. He is the founder of The Twenty Minute VC, the world’s largest independent venture capital podcast. The podcast has over 100,000 listeners, partnerships with Mattermark and ProductHunt, and guests from over 200 venture capital firms, including the likes of Accel, Kleiner, Y Combinator, Benchmark, and Index.

Once per week, 20VC Host, Harry Stebbings is also joined by one of the great founders such as Spotify’s Daniel Ek, Linkedin’s Reid Hoffman, and Snowflake’s Frank Slootman. The podcast covers a wide range of topics, including fundraising, product development, and scaling, providing valuable insights and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring VCs.

This Week In Startups – By Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis is an entrepreneur, angel investor, author, and podcaster based out of the United States. He is the CEO & Founder of both and Launch and an angel investor at Uber.

Jason is the creator of the renowned podcast, This Week In Startups, on which he conducts interviews with prominent business owners and investors. He covers everything from startups, tech, markets, media, crypto, and all the hottest topics in business and technology. This is a must-listen podcast for anyone looking to stay up to date with the latest trends in technology and startups.

Upfront Ventures – By Mark Suster

Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur, venture capitalist and, a prominent blogger in the startup venture capital world. Currently, he is a managing partner at Upfront Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles.

Mark is a host of the Upfront Ventures podcast. This podcast features a variety of guests to discuss startups, venture capital, and current events that provide deep knowledge of entrepreneurship and technology. This podcast is a must-listen to stay informed and stay ahead of the curve in the world of technology and startups.

Venture Unlocked – By Samir Kaji

Samir Kaji is a VC/tech advisor, angel investor, venture blogger and a banker with over 20+ years of experience. Currently, he is a CEO and co-founder at Allocate.

Samir is also a host of the Venture Unlocked podcast. A podcast playbook designed to educate and assist aspiring investors and emerging managers with the knowledge and resources necessary to drive smart, diverse, and informed capital to entrepreneurs. The podcast is aimed at providing valuable information for startups and entrepreneurs, as well as for people interested in the venture capital industry.

Venture Stories – By Erik Torenberg

Erik Torenberg is an entrepreneur and investor. Currently, he is a co-founder & partner at Village Global, Founder & Chairman at On Deck and co-founder & chairman at Token Daily.

Erik is also a host of Village Global’s Venture Stories podcast. This podcast takes you inside the world of venture capital and technology featuring interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and tech industry leaders. The podcast aims to provide insights and lessons learned from the experiences of successful business leaders.


With so many great options to choose from, we think these podcasts are an excellent resource for anyone looking to stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices in the Venture Capital world. Go right ahead… and follow the ones you liked best!

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