The Orbit Shift Podcast

S01E01: Startups outside Silicon Valley are winning big, investor and author Alex Lazarow tells you how

September 22, 2020 Freshworks Inc/ Alex Lazarow Season 1 Episode 1
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S01E01: Startups outside Silicon Valley are winning big, investor and author Alex Lazarow tells you how
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The Orbit Shift Podcast
S01E01: Startups outside Silicon Valley are winning big, investor and author Alex Lazarow tells you how
Sep 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Freshworks Inc/ Alex Lazarow

On this episode of The Orbit Shift Podcast, we sit down with Alex Lazarow, venture capitalist and author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs from Delhi to Detroit Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley. Mr Lazarow walks us through how startups outside Silicon Valley in what he calls ‘the frontier’ are innovating, what they are doing differently and what other startups from Silicon Valley and beyond can learn from these frontier companies; he tells us why founders should aspire to make their businesses more ‘camels like’ and not like unicorns, how to create A-teams, his long term and midterm forecasts for venture capital during the Covid-19 pandemic and much more.

About the Guest

Alexandre Lazarow has worked at the intersection of investing, innovation, and economic development across the public, private, and social sectors for more than a decade. 

He is a venture capitalist with Cathay Innovation, a global investment firm, with over $3 billion in assets, and offices across the world. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Middlebury Institute for International Studies MBA program, where he teaches entrepreneurship.

Previously, Alex worked with Omidyar Network, a global early-stage investing platform that has invested over a billion dollars in hundreds of startups. 


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Alexandre Lazarow Official Website


Buy Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs--from Delhi to Detroit--Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley on Harvard Book Review Official Website


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The Orbit Shift Podcast is Powered by Freshworks Inc. a global SaaS company headquartered in San Mateo, California. 


Host and Producer - Jayadevan PK

Assistant Producer - Shashwath J

Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian  



Show Notes

On this episode of The Orbit Shift Podcast, we sit down with Alex Lazarow, venture capitalist and author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs from Delhi to Detroit Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley. Mr Lazarow walks us through how startups outside Silicon Valley in what he calls ‘the frontier’ are innovating, what they are doing differently and what other startups from Silicon Valley and beyond can learn from these frontier companies; he tells us why founders should aspire to make their businesses more ‘camels like’ and not like unicorns, how to create A-teams, his long term and midterm forecasts for venture capital during the Covid-19 pandemic and much more.

About the Guest

Alexandre Lazarow has worked at the intersection of investing, innovation, and economic development across the public, private, and social sectors for more than a decade. 

He is a venture capitalist with Cathay Innovation, a global investment firm, with over $3 billion in assets, and offices across the world. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Middlebury Institute for International Studies MBA program, where he teaches entrepreneurship.

Previously, Alex worked with Omidyar Network, a global early-stage investing platform that has invested over a billion dollars in hundreds of startups. 


Sign up for regular updates from The Orbit Shift Podcast.

Alexandre Lazarow Official Website


Buy Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs--from Delhi to Detroit--Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley on Harvard Book Review Official Website


Register as part of the Freshworks for Startups Programme 


The Orbit Shift Podcast is Powered by Freshworks Inc. a global SaaS company headquartered in San Mateo, California. 


Host and Producer - Jayadevan PK

Assistant Producer - Shashwath J

Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian