Oct. 6, 2020

142: Investing in curiosity - Reece Chowdhry, Founder & CEO - RLC Ventures

142: Investing in curiosity - Reece Chowdhry, Founder & CEO - RLC Ventures

Founder and CEO of RLC Ventures, Reece Chowdhry joins the podcast this week as we dive into his approach in investing. we hear how Reece started life at EY, before setting up RLC Ventures in 2015.

Reece has been investing since the age of 13 and now has over 40 investments in his portfolio. He discusses how he discovered his passion for helping build startups and how having great mentors has helped guide him to his journey to success.


Reece Chowdhry Founder and CEO of the multi award-winning RLC Ventures, a venture capital firm that specialises in investing in technology-based seed stage businesses. Reece was awarded “Top 5 Asian Tech Investors” in 2018 (KPMG & Diversity UK) and is the youngest-ever investor to profiled by The Sunday Times. Since launching three years ago, Reece has invested in 30 start-ups and sits on the board of six portfolio companies. Currently, 70% of founders in the RLC Ventures portfolio are from diverse backgrounds. Passionate about giving back, Reece has created the RLC Ventures Pledge where a percentage of the exit profits are donated to a social cause of the founder’s choice. His work has seen him become one of the youngest ever investors to be profiled in The Sunday Times, and he has appeared on Channel 4 News. Reece Connect with Reece on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/reecec/) RLC Website (https://www.rlc.ventures/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Have an open-mind Open-mindedness helps you to learn and grow, strengthening your belief in yourself. It all starts with you. Being open-minded is important because it creates opportunities for you to learn from others. Learning about the way others live or why they believe what they do. Learning does not mean you will change your lifestyle or beliefs, but simply grow in knowledge. Having an open-mind allows you to become aware. It allows you live in a way that's more approachable. The power of surrounding yourself with the right people The people you surround yourself with can either drag you down or lift you up. Take the time to create a circle of people that are the most positive, supportive people you can find. This also means letting go of the people who are pulling you down. If you want to make a positive change in your life, remember, the people around you have a critical influence on your energy, growth and probability of success. Positive people bring out the best in you and make you feel motivated and happy. They help you when you’re in need, encourage you to go after your dreams and are there to celebrate your successes or support you as you move past your challenges. If you want to become your best self I challenge you to review, rethink, and cull through your social media and real life "friends" and find the right people and media content that will actually help you get there. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Zero to One - Peter Thiel (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zero-to-One/dp/B00XLSKG5W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1QNP7FZAX0FJ2&dchild=1&keywords=zero+to+one&qid=1602017591&s=audible&sprefix=zer%2Caudible%2C369&sr=1-1) If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Venture Deals - Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/B005VSSUN0/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=venture+deals&qid=1602017622&s=audible&sr=1-3) A must-read for any entrepreneur contemplating or currently leading a venture-backed company. The book is filled with lots of other amazing advice. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Reece Chowdhry.

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