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#163 Eleanor Kaye, Newton Venture Program

#163 Eleanor Kaye, Newton Venture Program

New episode of The European VC podcast is out 🥳

Today we are happy to welcome Eleanor Kaye, Executive Director at Newton Venture Program - a joint venture of LocalGlobe and London Business School. Newton trains aspiring and practising venture capital professionals with an explicit mission to diversify the VC Ecosystem. Previously, Eleanor worked at Palantir Technologies across multiple operational roles during Palantir’s period of hyper-growth before Direct Listing. A passionate hiker, mother and now, gardener, Eleanor also dedicates time to mentor, encourage local impact initiatives, and supporting those in need.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why & how LSE & Local Globe are involved in the Newton Venture Program

  • How blind recruiting and evaluation leads to more diversity in VC

  • The impact of the Newton Venture Program and who it’s for

  • Why Eleanor believe VC could do with a little less naïvety amongst emerging managers

  • There’s no right way to do venture, so how does the Newton Venture Program teach?

  • Reflections on role models and who to learn from

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