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Episode 86

Kim Pham

Made of the Internet. First lady at @Frontline. New Yorker.

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Kim Pham is the Head of Platform at Frontline Ventures, Europe’s first community-focused fund. Kim has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and startups, landing her first job within a startup at the age of 16. Kim joins us to share her story, how she got involved in startups & hustled her way into various opportunities with companies like Onswipe, Blue Apron and more, how she helped launch Dorm Room Fund in NYC, how she got into VC, what she does as Head of Platform at Frontline Ventures in Dublin, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Kim.
  • Learn more about how Kim got into startups & VC.
  • Learn more about what Kim's day-to-day like role as Head of Platform is like.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Kim Pham is the Head of Platform at Frontline Ventures, Europe’s first community-focused fund.

Kim has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and startups, landing her first job within a startup at the age of 16.

Kim joins us to share her story, how she got involved in startups & hustled her way into various opportunities with companies like Onswipe, Blue Apron and more, how she helped launch Dorm Room Fund in NYC, how she got into VC, what she does as Head of Platform at Frontline Ventures in Dublin, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Kim got into startups & VC.
  • What Kim does as Head of Platform at Frontline.
  • Some advice on how to raise venture capital.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:32
Where are you from and what did you study?

1:52
So how did your passion for entrepreneurship develop?

3:55
You’ve done Business Development, marketing & community for companies like Onswipe, Blue Apron, and “How About We”. What were those experiences like?

7:10
You were also involved in entrepreneurship & tech through NYU and are still the chair of Tech@NYU. What was that experience like and what were some of the biggest lessons you learnt while there?

9:21
You are a founding partner of the Dorm Room Fund in NYC. What is the Dorm Room Fund and what motivated you to help start it?

12:01
So you’re currently the Head of Platform at Frontline Ventures in Ireland. Why did you get into the venture side and what’s your day-to-day role like now? What’s involved in your job?

14:23
You also create the EU Internal Ecosystem Builders, what is this organization and what motivated you to start it?

16:45
What’s the startup scene in Dublin (and the EU in general) like? What are some of the biggest advantages & challenges there in your opinion?

20:34
Do you have any advice on insights for startups looking to raise funding?

23:40
What are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used lately?

24:47
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

26:23
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Kim Pham on Twitter
Kim Pham on the web
EUIEB on the web
Frontline Ventures on Twitter
Frontline Ventures on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

Startup Navigation Manual
Slack
Sunrise
Evernote
Buffer
Gmail
Dropbox
Twitter
Foursquare
Swarm
Instagram
VSCO
WhatsApp
A Primer To The Startup Community
Punch

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