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Infinite Loops

Dec 14, 2023

Arkady Kulik is a founding partner of rpv, a deep tech venture fund that aims to “drive tangible advancements in the well-being of humankind” by focusing on early, scientifically intensive ventures. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT sector as a C-level executive, a master’s degree in physics, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Arkady joins the show to discuss how to evaluate a deep tech deal, why more scientists don’t become entrepreneurs, the ultimate goal of science, the two types of human motivation, and MUCH more!

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Show Notes:
  • Judging Investments by Their Technology Readiness Level
  • Bringing Scientific Expertise Into Venture Capital
  • Scorecards & Dealbreakers: How rpv Analyzes a Deep Tech Opportunity
  • Spotting the Early Red Flags
  • How rpv Deploys Scientific Due Diligence
  • Providing Feedback & Educating the Industry
  • Self-Censorship, Ideology & the Scientific Method
  • Why Don’t More Scientists Become Entrepreneurs?
  • The Ideal Composition of a Deep Tech Founding Team
  • Science’s Ultimate Goal
  • Taking Progress for Granted
  • The Two Types of Human Motivation
  • How Neurotech Can Benefit Humanity
  • Why Arkady is Less Bullish on Quantum Computing
  • Incoming Deep Tech Developments
  • MORE!
Books Mentioned:
  • Survive & Thrive: Entrepreneurship Frameworks That Work; by Paul Kewene-Hite
  • The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves; by W. Brian Arthur
  • One Summer: America 1927; by Bill Bryson