cover art for Beyond the Breakthrough featuring Jason Whitney

We chat with Jason Whitney, vice-president of venture development at IU Ventures and executive director of the IU Angel Network, about the Angel Network, why it takes care of due diligence for investors and why it emphasises educating angels. He also discusses the origins and purpose of the Sports Innovation Initiative, which focuses on startups in areas as broad as apparel and esports, and reveals how an opera singer proved to him you should never go into a meeting with a preconceived notion about a founder’s idea.

Further listening

If you would like to learn more about IU Ventures, do also check out our earlier episode with president and CEO Tony Armstrong, available here.


Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).