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Building the Base episode 5: Kirsten Bartok Touw, Co-Founder, New Vista Capital

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Kirsten Bartok Touw is Co-Founder of New Vista Capital and Managing Partner of AirFinance. She is an active early-stage investor in new and emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. Bartok Touw shares her perspectives on sourcing investments in AI, machine learning, autonomy, vertical take-off and landing aircraft, and battery technology. The discussion explores Kirsten’s pathway from politics to investment banking to entrepreneurship, building relationships, and the intersection of AAM and finance.

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