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Venture Capital Episodes

Sept. 11, 2020

Investing in sports, fitness and gaming industry - what's happening d…

Vasu Kulkarni, Founder and CEO at Krossover that raised $50 million and got acquired in 2017 and currently a Partner at Courtside Ventures. In this episode he talks about how he personally managed to raise funding for his company and …

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Sept. 9, 2020

Alternative sources of funding - no dilution for you. By Thomas Rush.

Thomas Rush, Founder at Bootstrapp explains the major non-dilutive funding sources that he believes work best for founders and explains what are its major pros and cons. We also talk about the fastest method of raising money and what are …

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Sept. 8, 2020

Constructing MVP and a team - Jon Vlachogiannis about creating succes…

Jon Vlachogiannis, currently the Founder at AgentRisk and the Founder at Bugsense that was acquired by Splunk talks about building a successful company and staying lean as long as possible. He explains his approach to fundraising and investing.

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Sept. 7, 2020

Birthday Special!

This episode is featuring the team members of Fundraising Radio. I (your host - Konstantin Dubovitskiy) answer the FAQs that I get and the other team members present themselves and talk about the reasons why they joined FR, what they …

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Sept. 6, 2020

How to extend your runway to a maximum and still scale? Troy Bolus ab…

Troy Bolus, Co-Founder at OmniPanel and the Co-Founder at Seated that was acquired in 2019 talks about his journey to the acquisition, raising funding for his first company while being a student at UCLA and about extending that runway. Troy …

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Sept. 5, 2020

Proptech and sales in proptech - by Zach Aarons.

Zach Aarons, Co-Founder and Partner at MetaProp.vc explains what is going on in the proptech field and how it reacted to the COVID-19 hit. We also discuss how founders in this field should make sales, when is it appropriate to …

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Sept. 4, 2020

Silicon Valley path - how does it work and what are the alternative r…

Rolan Reichel, CEO and Co-Founder at Custom Social explains how he views the "Silicon Valley Path" and who should try to follow it. He also explained his own approach to fundraising and why he follows it. We touched onto a …

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Sept. 3, 2020

How to report to your investors and to prospect investors? By Dan Aki…

Dan Akivis, Senior Associate at Expansion Venture Capital explains what kind of reports you need to send over to your investors and to prospect investors. We've discussed how to get in touch with them and how to retain a good …

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Sept. 1, 2020

Student-led VCs - how do they work? By Ayushi Sinha, Co-Founder at Pr…

Ayushi Sinha, Co-Founder at Prospect Student Ventures explained how their student-led Venture Capital works, what do they invest in, how do they source their deals and how did they manage to raise it. We've also discussed major mistakes that students …

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Aug. 27, 2020

No investor wants to be "just money" - how to work with investors, by…

Tim Lozott, CEO and Managing Director at Green Life Capital explains what the phrase "No investor wants to be just money" means and how to apply it to your fundraising process. We've also touched onto the Linked ventures (and their …

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Aug. 24, 2020

Acquired by Chegg - lessons learned from raising $5.1 mil and getting…

Dan Johnston, currently the Co-founder & CEO at WorkStep and the Co-Founder at InstaEDU explains what major lessons he had learned from building InstaEDU and raising $5.1 million for it. We also talked about what he would do if he …

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Aug. 22, 2020

Product managers as champions in your sales to businesses - SC Moatti…

SC Moatti, Managing partner at Mighty Capital and a founder at Products That Count in this episode of Fundraising Radio explains how to make sales through product managers, when should startups start working on content generation and how long it …

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Aug. 20, 2020

Investing in immigrant founders and when do people really become entr…

Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner at Unshackled Ventures explains how does immigrant-focused investing work, how does Unshackled Ventures source its deals and how should immigrant (and local) founders start building their network during COVID-19. We also discuss the best ways to …

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Aug. 18, 2020

What is product-led growth and how to acquire customers in B2B? By Ar…

Arthur Nobel - B2B SaaS Investor, Associate at Knight Venture Capital explains how to acquire your first customers in B2B field and how to present those customers to investors. We discuss B2B fundraising and international sales for B2B SaaS startups.

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Aug. 17, 2020

What KPIs should founders in consumer space track the most? By Kofi A…

Kofi Ampadu, Founder and General Partner at SKU'D ventures explains how should founders in consumer space fundraise and specifically those who are in CPG (consumer packaged goods) fundraise.

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