Investor Connect Podcast

Steps to Building a Startup Ecosystem 

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In building the startup ecosystem, the entrepreneurs drive it.

The role of the ecosystem builders is to create connections and networks.

Here are some tools for building connections in your startup ecosystem:

Robust set of meetings, happy hours and coffees, and activities that bring the founders, investors, and providers together.

Meetings foster education and awareness about the topics relevant to startups.

Happy hours and coffees foster networking and making new connections.

Activities such as hackathons attract creatives and developers who want to build new things.

Capture the history behind the startup community.

Tell the stories about entrepreneurs including their successes and failures.

Provide support through the local university and government programs.

This includes coworking spaces, coding schools, Chamber of Commerce programs, and more to support startups.

Finally, keep startups in the community dialog through blog posts, PR announcements, and economic updates.


Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today.
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On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Ashmeet Sidana, Founder and Chief Engineer at Engineering Capital.

Founded in 2015, Engineering Capital partners with great entrepreneurs driven by technical insights and boldly invest before traditional venture firms are willing. They lead and anchor the seed round in companies with the ambition to shape the future of information technology and define new categories.

Ashmeet’s experience includes running venture capital funds and leadership positions helping build industry-leading products VMware ESX Server and Silicon Graphics WebFORCE. Ashmeet came to venture capital from VMware, where he ran product management for their flagship product - ESX Server. His successful investments include Azure and SignalFx, recently acquired by Splunk for $1 billion, Tubi.tv (acq: FOX). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Concentric, Evinced, and ShiftRight. His active investments include Asimily, Baffle, Kentik, Menlo Security, Nexla, Prismo Systems, Robust Intelligence, vFunction, and YotaScale – in all of which he was the seed investor.

Ashmeet received an MBA from Wharton with Honors, MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BS in Computer Science summa cum laude from USC. In his spare time, he can be found planning his second trip to Mt. Everest.

Ashmeet shares with Hall what excites him now as an investor and explains his investment thesis. He discusses the state of startup investing and what he thinks will be the biggest change we will see in the next 12-24 months. 

You can visit Engineering Capital at www.engineeringcapital.com, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/engineering-capital, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/engineeringcap

Ashmeet can be contacted via email at sidana@engineeringcapital.com, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/sidana, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ashmeetsidana

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