In this episode of the 'Startup Series' we chat with Vladimira Mesko Briestenska, Founder and Partner, Neem Exponential and Founder at The Future Farm about the venture capital-entrepreneur relationship. Vladimira's experience as both an entrepreneur and founder of a venture capitalist leaves her in a unique position to understand both sides. She explores how investors are change agents and how the local ecosystem needs to be to facilitate local entrepreneurship.
- Entrepreneurship is a strong engine that can drive change. It gives people the opportunity to take life into their own hands with the right tools.
- The level of change you can drive in an emerging market is enormous. Emerging markets do not have the necessary infrastructure in place and so there is a lot of room to explore and address essential needs.
- Multiple stakeholders like the government, the public sector, and investors are involved in providing seed capital to budding entrepreneurs.
- The behavior of regulators in emerging markets plays an important role in making them a more nurturing place for digitally enabled businesses to invest in.
(This episode is hosted by Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel, and Haseeb Khan, Director Innovation & Technology Tkxel.)