Neha speaks with Cindy Padnos, founder and Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures, about resilience, the ins and outs of VC, and “opening the door wider” in tech.
- How venture capital works
- What investors look for in a startup
- How to make your startup stand out from the rest
- The importance of a strong network
- Why startups fail
- You Are My Sunshine is Cindy’s wake up song
- 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is Cindy’s book recommendation for her 19-year-old-self
- Vin Perdu is Cindy’s wine recommendation
What is Dreammakers with Neha Sampat?
Candid conversations between trailblazing women that will change the way you see success, purpose, and what it takes to bridge the two. Hosted by Neha Sampat, three-time tech founder and CEO known for building successful companies that are great places to work. She's also a sommelier so expect some wine education, too.