Hina Dixit, venture capitalist at Samsung NEXT and former Apple engineering leader, discusses how to get your AI or web3 startup funded
October 16, 2022
Hina Dixit, venture capitalist leading AI investing at Samsung NEXT, grew up in a small town in India from humble beginnings. She couldn’t afford a Starbucks coffee and graduated with significant student debt… which fueled her passion for mentoring and coaching as she became financially independent.
Prior to Samsung NEXT, Hina was an Apple engineering leader who helped launch two-factor authentication and other core iOS technologies. Hina’s a reluctant venture investor having always been a builder. A mentor from Homebrew encouraged her to pursue investing and she’s now passionate about finding and funding the next generation of AI and web3 entrepreneurs.
Listen and learn…
How Hina overcame institutional biases to achieve success in engineering leadership roles and venture investing
How being trusted with money at a young age by her father helped Hina become independent and confident in her career
The challenges Hina faced transitioning from a builder at Apple to an investor at Samsung NEXT
What Hina looks for when investing in AI and web3 startups
Where there are opportunities for innovation in web3 and metaverse infrastructure
What will prevent Big Tech from centralizing the decentralized web
How Hina thinks about responsible AI when evaluating new investments
How and when entrepreneurs should engage corporate venture capital (CVC) firms
The AR/VR technology Hina wants to invest in… her inbox is open 🙂