Podcast Episode 14 – How to Grow Your Design Business as a Venture Capitalist

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Episode #14: Kristian Andersen on investing in your client’s business

Have you ever wanted to partner with a client, essentially investing in their business, instead of taking a fee for design services rendered? Designer-turned-venture capitalist, Kristian Andersen, of High Alpha, a new venture studio, spent a decade figuring out how to make this business model of shared risk work. In this HOWLive podcast with Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com and Partner for HOW Design Live’s new Creative Entrepreneur program, you’ll get a taste of Kristian’s session, “How to go from concept to scalable, venture-backable business.” Find out how to tell a good deal from a bad one and how partnership and shared risk can bring reward in the creative community.


About Kristian Andersen:AndersenKristian_ResizedHeadshot_HOWDesignLive_2016HDL

Kristian is a co-founder and partner at High Alpha – a Venture Studio that conceives, launches and scales enterprise technology companies. Prior to High Alpha, Kristian founded Studio Science – a leading design + innovation consultancy that works with high-growth technology companies. He is an active angel investor and co-founder of Gravity Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund that invests in tech-focused startups around the country. Kristian has co-founded several startups, including; TinderBox, Lessonly, Visible.vc, Structural and Pathagility.

He serves on several start-up and non-profit boards, co-founded The Speak Easy & Indy Made, and serves as a mentor at The Iron Yard, RunUpLabs, and the ARK Challenge accelerators. Kristian splits his time between Indianapolis and Arkansas, where he mixes it up with his amazing bride and 6 kids. You can find out more at www.kristian.vc



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