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Kauffman Fellows Research is the research arm of Kauffman Fellows. With the world’s largest and most complete database of venture financing history, Kauffman Fellows Research takes a data-driven approach to analyzing trends and topics that impact the venture capital industry with the aim of demystifying, debunking, and accelerating critical thinking in high risk investing.

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The Arena is an enchanting podcast filled with hope, self-discovery, failure, and triumph, The Arena gives us a glimpse into the lives and narratives behind the men and women who are actually in the arena, transforming the startup and venture capital universe. Hosted by Jeff Harbach and produced by Nihar Neelakanti, this podcast airs once a week and can be found on iTunes and Spotify or on the web via Anchor.fm.

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