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June 26, 2022

Equity crowdfunding explained by VP at Community Round Fundraising (W…

Jonny Price , VP of Fundraising at Community Round Fundraising ( Wefunder ) in this episode talks about equity crowdfunding, process that founders need to undergo to have a successful crowd-funded round and more. We've also t...

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June 12, 2022

Hiring fundraising advisors. By Martin Hall, TEN Capital Network

Hall Martin , Founder and CEO at TEN Capital Network that raised over $900 million for its clients, in this episode talks about hiring fundraising advisors who can connect you to the right capital. We spoke about different re...

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May 20, 2022

Running a company out of Ukraine and preparing to raise. By Alyona My…

Alyona Mysko, CEO & Founder at Fuelfinance in this episode talks about the story of her company and the effects that the war has on it and its future plans. Hint: no giving up in sight and Fuelfinance is preparing …

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May 12, 2022

Building EVERYTHING in-house and raising. By Sharmin Ali

Sharmin Ali , Founder and CEO of Instoried tells her story of helping others write good stories. In this episode we go in-depth into the reasons why Instoried built all their tech in-house from scratch and how they use it …

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May 1, 2022

What is a down-round and how to survive one? By Russ Wilcox

Russ Wilcox , Partner at PillarVC talks about his experience running startups himself. Throughout his career he raised 10 times and 3 times these were down-rounds. In this episode Russ explains what down-rounds are bad, how t...

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April 18, 2022

20 Years in VC, unlocking growth and supporting startups, by Tae Hea …

Tae Hea Nahm , Managing Director and Co-Founder at Storm Ventures in this episode talks about his experience working as an attorney and helping startup founders raise money for their companies, and eventually starting a VC fu...

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April 1, 2022

The story of three pivots and growth management. By Koby Conrad from …

Koby Conrad, Head of Growth at Rupa Health and Founder of Channels of Growth talks about his experience building a company and pivoting 3 times. He also explains what growth management looks like and who should be dealing wit...

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March 8, 2022

Raise through an SPV-syndicated round. What does that mean? Jeremy Ne…

Jeremy Neilson, CEO and Co-Founder of Assure in this episode explains how SPVs work and what they are, how founders can use them to make their rounds easier and what are the expected costs of creating an SPV and syndicating …

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March 3, 2022

Raising and selling - no bootstrapping, why? By Nick Desai

Nick Desai - Founder and CEO at HeyRenee in this episode talks about how he started 5 companies and how many of them actually made it. He also explains why he chose to raise money from VCs for all his …

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Feb. 22, 2022

Fundraising for non-profit is easier than for a for-profit company? H…

Dylan Kendall - candidate for Los Angeles City Council District in 2022 and a Founder of a for-profit and non-profit in this episode shares her experience of being a founder in Los Angeles. She explains how did it happen that...

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Feb. 13, 2022

Can you get fired from your own company? Jeb Banner explains how gove…

Jeb Banner , CEO and Co-Founder of Boardable explains how the governing boards really work and how founders can make sure that they don't get fired from the companies that they have started. He also spoke about the first step...

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Feb. 5, 2022

How to invest in wine and how Vinovest itself raised money. By Anthon…

Anthony Zhang , Co-founder and CEO at Vinovest talks about how his company helps "regular" people invest in wine - an asset class that was previously only accessible to the wealthy people with free time on their hands. He als...

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Jan. 26, 2022

Lawyer free and charge free fundraising tool - Party Round. By Jordi …

Jordi Hays, Co-Founder & CEO at Party Round in this episode talks about the legal side of fundraising and how it looks like now VS what it actually should be. We've also discussed the need for actual lawyers in some …

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Jan. 20, 2022

Build a financial organization in 3 weeks. By Duy Vo at Productfy

Duy Vo , Founder and CEO at Productfy talks about being a sole founder and yet having great Co-Founders (in a way) who have helped him lead the company to the success instead of selling early on. He also explains …

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Jan. 11, 2022

Raising a Series D. By Sid Viswanathan, Co-Founder at Truepill.

Sid Viswanathan Co-Founder & President at Truepill talks about raising a Series D and how it is different from earlier rounds. We've also touched onto the story of how prior to Truepill, Sid founded CardMunch, a business-card...

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Dec. 20, 2021

Finding a co-founder by CEO of Opal

Stephen Cobbe , co-founder and CEO at Opal talks about his journey with Opal, ups and downs and how to handle them. He also shares some recommendations on how to find a good co-founder and shares his personal experience in …

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Dec. 5, 2021

Raising $200k through a Twitter post. By Alex Simon with Elude

Alex Simon , CEO Co-Founder of Elude in this episode talks about the new strategies that modern founders can employ while fundraising for their startups. We also spoke about some key things that founders should have on hand b...

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Nov. 26, 2021

1-month accelerator - how does it work? By Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein , Co-Founder at Launch House talks about focusing on the new values instead of pushing old shit through accelerators and how exactly he approaches it. We spoke a lot about how the fundraising field has changed...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Charity fundraising and non-profits. By Amy Malin from Trueheart

Amy Malin , Co-Founder at Trueheart talks about how by making simple search requests you give money to non-profits instead of monopolistic corporate giants. We spoke about how fundraising for non-profits looks like and how is...

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Nov. 13, 2021

DocSend - how increasing prices increased conversions. By Russ Heddle…

Russ Heddleston, Co-Founder and CEO talks about the story of DocSend and how the decision to increase their prices led to an increased conversion rate for their customers and how exactly this magic worked. We've also discussed how DocSend became …

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Nov. 5, 2021

Fundraising for an open-source startup, how do you explain it to inve…

Michel Tricot Co-Founder at Airbyte talks about raising capital for an open-source startup. We talked about how Airbyte plans to monetize and how they managed to get into Y-Combinator. We also touched onto the effect that a g...

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Oct. 23, 2021

9 year overnight success - how bootstrapping pays off in long-run. By…

Bryan Clayton , CEO and Cofounder at GreenPal talks about how his company outlived dozens of his competitors by NOT raising money from investors. We also discussed the future plans of the company and why their strategy might ...

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Oct. 16, 2021

You don't want luck-based marketing - Karl Hughes about proper conten…

Karl Hughes, Founder and CEO at Draft.dev talks about content marketing, specifically focused on targeting developers. We discussed some strategies that can be applied and budget for good content marketing along with some use-cases.

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Oct. 6, 2021

2X valuation in 4 months - how and why? Kirk Marple about Unstruk Data

Kirk Marple , Founder and CEO at Unstruk Data talks about their fundraising round and how they doubled their valuation in less than 4 months. We also spoke about some useful techniques that can help founders fundraise. Kirk's...

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