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A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.
 
Kickstarter and crowdfunding advice from successful campaigns. Salvador Briggman is the founder of CrowdCrux, the most popular blog in the niche with over 20,000 subscribers. He has been cited as an expert by the New York Times, the Wallstreet Journal, and more.
 
The show consists of Khierstyn Ross' in the trenches experience raising more than $2MM on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. We interview successful creators that have started from NOTHING and build multi-million dollar companies off the success of their crowdfunding campaigns. This is the real, uncut, show for entrepreneurs that want to launch their product online.
 
This FREE podcast will teach YOU how to launch and grow YOUR startup, especially through the fast-paced world of rewards-based crowdfunding! Your instructors, Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord, are world-renowned business experts with proven hands-on experience in sales, video production, page design, advertisements, public relations, e-commerce, business strategy, consulting, and more—and they will teach YOU valuable wisdom that you can use to take YOUR business to the next level! Since mid-2014 ...
 
a podcast for creators who want to make a living doing what they love using Patreon & Kickstarter. Hear the stories of Authors, YouTubers, and Podcasters who are funding their creativity using platforms like Patreon, Kickstarter. You will also learn about making money with advertising, sponsorships, merch, and other creative ways to make a living as an artist.
 
Nalin Chuapetcharasopon from the popular Crush Crowdfunding Blog reveals actionable tips, hacks and insights to launch your crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and Indiegogo to get fully funded. Discover useful tips for building a tribe of diehard fans before you launch and how to create a successful campaign from start to finish. The podcast gets down to the nitty-gritty details, including how to set an achievable goal, reward pricing strategies, campaign marketing and much more. Nalin has ...
 
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On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Nagraj Kashyap Matt Cohen Jennifer Stojkovic Jed Cairo Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other g…
 
Today, there are more ways than ever to get into your audience's inbox during a Kickstarter launch, which has many creators wondering how much is too much? In this session, Tyler will break down how he sees the crucial skill of email communication when in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign.By Tyler James
 
Kickstarter has become an enormous platform that many entrepreneurs use to get their ideas off the ground. Thousands of people have successfully raised money through this type of crowdfunding, and it stands to reason that there are many best practices. You’d be crazy not to know or use this information for your own startup! Today’s guest will revea…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ben Wiener TX Zhuo Sara Zulkosky Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/c…
 
Writer and Editor James Powell (House of Fear) takes a minute away from his biggest House of Fear launch ever to join Tyler James for a discussion about imposter syndrome, playing the mental game of being a creator, and thriving on Kickstarter and beyond.By Tyler James
 
Have you ever watched a crowdfunding campaign raise millions of dollars and wondered, “how the heck do I do that?” Does the magic of getting startup funding seem like an elusive fairytale? Today’s guest’s crowdfunding experience might just help turn your dreams into actuality! They’re here to reveal exactly how they were able to raise an astonishin…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Yanev Suissa, Ruth Foxe Blader, and Parker Barrile. Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Al…
 
Miriam Rivera of Ulu Ventures joins Nick to discuss 11 Unicorns from Seed, Quantitative Decision-Models for Selecting Investments, Thoughts on Male vs. Female Founders & Investors, and Lessons from Larry and Sergey in the Early Days of Google. In this episode we cover: Lessons from the Early Days of Google Quantitative Decision Making in VC Male vs…
 
Nick Pitarra, Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling co-creator of the Manhattan Projects, has created, written & drawn the new graphic novel Ax-Wielder Jon. It's debut on the Zoop crowdfunding platform brought in $40K on day one, and has continued to roll. In this session, he'll chat with Tyler about the new project, crowdfunding on a you…
 
So you want to crowdfund your project but don’t know what investors actually care about? I believe that you can learn a lot from people who have successfully done what you are trying to do. And if you can find someone who has done it recently, even better! If your goal is to generate over six figures for your startup, wait until you hear from today…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Tony Wilkins, Manan Mehta, and Maryanna Saenko. Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, fol…
 
How NEA Raised Fund I Why Chuck Passed on Home Depot Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
 
Ever look at one of those huge Kickstarters and wonder where the heck did all those backers come from? If you've been listening to ComixLaunch for any length of time, you know that you can see of a successful campaign is only the tip of the iceberg and that most of what makes a launch successful is the work done in advance of the launch. In this se…
 
Regulation crowdfunding is great for two things. First, it helps you get seed capital for your dream business. That can be anything from a couple of thousand dollars to millions if you’re lucky enough. However, apart from funding, you can use this money to do more. For example, you can build a cool product or something that changes the world. And t…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Victor Pascucci, Jonathan Lehr, and Marcelino Pantoja. Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog a…
 
Jed Cairo of Juxtapose joins Nick to discuss Building Unicorns from the Ground Up, Recruiting Founders from the C-Suite, and Driving Top 1% Returns with Concentration. Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack V…
 
After being furloughed from his job in the 2020 pandemic shut down, writer/artist Gary Parkin decided to finally go for it and publish his comic Vampocalypse #1. Fast-forward 18 months later and Gary has completed dozens of comics and raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter, which has let him focus on growing his imprint Underglow Comics full time. Gar…
 
Here’s the thing: Whatever you think about Kickstarter, getting 100% funded is realistic. That’s because success has nothing to do with luck. Instead, all you need is hard work and a formula to follow. And today’s guest is an excellent example. In this episode of Crowdfunding Demystified, you’ll hear Salvador Briggman talk to Dale. He has been able…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Sunil Nagaraj, Ryan Falvey, and Karen Page. Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For all great episodes…
 
Kevin Frechette of Fairmarkit joins Nick to discuss the $8.3T Opportunity in Procurement, How to Sell to the Fortune 500, Building a Bottoms Up Culture, and Mastering Cold Emails. In this episode we cover: What Leading Investors Insight Partners and GGV Found Interesting Sales Lessons from Kevin The Future of Procurement Missed a recent episode? Go…
 
Backer adjustments are a normal part of any Kickstarter launch... but if you're not prepared for them, they can reek havok on a crowdfunder's mindset during a launch. In this session, Tyler shares the Three Laws of Kickstarter Backer Adjustments, and offers some helpful tips for putting them in perspective so that you can have an enjoyable, success…
 
Do you know what the best part of Kickstarter is? It’s the fact that apart from reaching your funding goal, you get to grow an audience. And if you fulfill your campaign’s promises, you can use the audience again to fund another project. In this episode of Crowdfunding Demystified, you’ll hear Salvador Briggman talk to Conor, the founder of Inside …
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Jonathan Hung, Santosh Sankar, & Matt Cohen. Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch u…
 
Cameron Borumand of FUSE joins Nick to discuss Why the Pacific Northwest Will Win Big, Tapping the Enterprise Talent Pool, and Investing in Apps over Infrastructure. In this episode we cover: The Story of FUSE Spinouts in VC Attracting & Building Talent Networks Why Cameron avoids the Zoom Pitch Enterprise Apps v. Infrastructure Missed a recent epi…
 
Offering variant covers has become the norm for comic book Kickstarter campaigns for a while now… but it seems more and more campaigns are offering risque or NSFW covers. In this session, Tyler chats with Rob Multari, creator of Night Wolf, about the decision to experiment with one such cover during his latest Night Wolf Launch. They're also joined…
 
Launching your first crowdfunding campaign can be a scary experience! You might be thinking: What if people don’t like my business idea? What if I don’t reach the funding goal? While these might be valid concerns, they shouldn’t be your excuses for not launching. Crowdfunding isn’t rocket science, and it isn’t based on luck; instead, there are meth…
 
Steve Sarracino of Activant Capital joins Nick to discuss The Late Stage Reset, Competing with Tiger, and Last Mile’s Unit Economics. In this episode we cover: Launching a Growth Fund & The Late Stage Repricing The Economics of Full Stack Delivery Startups Why Europe Maybe the Next Leading Market The State of Ecommerce & Unbundling Amazon Missed a …
 
Travis Gibb, a veteran of 13 amazing Kickstarter campaigns, spills his secrets about coming up with compelling "gimmicks" to entice backers to jump on board comic book Kickstarter projects, like his latest live anthology Cthulhu Invades Wonderland. Join Tyler and Travis as they discuss how to make strong projects irresistible!…
 
You might not know it, but regulation crowdfunding is changing the industry! You no longer need to persuade a few investors to launch your innovative startup. Instead, you can involve the crowd to help you out and raise funds. And today’s guest is living proof! In this episode of Crowdfunding Demystified, you’ll hear Salvador Briggman talk to Sue, …
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Dayna Grayson & Rachel Holt, Nagraj Kashyap, and Parker Barille. Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and …
 
If you had $500 to spend towards advertising your next Kickstarter launch, where would you put that money? And what if you don't want to throw it into Facebook ads? Are there better opportunities out there to get a stronger return on your marketing dollar? Let's discuss some options for the Kickstarter campaign manager on a budget!…
 
Have you ever stumbled onto a brilliant idea that might change the world? Maybe you started visualizing how it would work and even created a prototype, but then you began thinking about the business side and its complexity. And after that, you quit. If that has happened to you, then stop self-sabotaging! While it might seem extremely difficult, kno…
 
Sara Zulkosky of Recast Capital joins Nick to discuss Finding Alpha in Emerging Managers, Common Mistakes & Pitfalls, and Sources of Differentiation. In this episode we cover: Sara's Background and Path to VC Tips for Emerging Managers How To Differentiate Your Fund & more! Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, fo…
 
As comic conventions pick up steam again after being sidelined during the pandemic, creators should consider them as strong audience growth opportunities. In this session, I'll share tips for creators to maximize audience growth opportunities at your next comic convention.By Tyler James
 
When you’re listening to any of our podcast episodes, you might reach this conclusion: “These people’s stories are extremely encouraging, but I can never be them.” And that’s the wrong way to think! It doesn’t matter if you feel you aren’t smart enough; you can have just as much crowdfunding success as anyone else. Today’s guest is the perfect exam…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Ali Tamaseb Jonathan Ebinger Russ Heddleston Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episo…
 
Maryanna Saenko of Future Ventures joins Nick to discuss Support for Ukraine, 3 Measures for Evaluating DeepTech, a 15-year Fund Horizon, and Today’s Most Compelling Climate Technologies. In this episode we cover: How Maryanna and Steve Jurvetson Founded Future Ventures 3 Measures they look for when Evaluating DeepTech How to "Grow the Pool" of Inv…
 
Years in the making, Bloom Pretty, a new fantasy comic from an all-female creative team, has had a breakout debut on Kickstarter this month. In this interview, Tyler James chats with writer/ creator Lisa Fowler about what went into bringing this new series to life. They'll also be joined by her partner Brant Fowler, publisher of Last Ember Press ab…
 
Kickstarter has been around since 2009, and it has changed drastically over time. Now, it requires you to do more homework before getting to a successfully funded campaign. However, don’t take this as a missed opportunity. Kickstarter is still a powerful way to build something extraordinary. All you need is the right formula, and you’ll see success…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Brian Requarth Emily Paxhia Eric Sippel Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Al…
 
Your crowdfunding campaign is over and it was a success! Before you can ship your rewards to all those amazing backers, you're going to need to collect some information from them to fulfill. In this session, we'll talk all about the tools Kickstarter provides creators to survey their backers to enable swift fulfillment.…
 
To most of you, starting an equity crowdfunding campaign might sound complex. You might think that you aren’t ready for it or aren’t smart enough to create one. Well, let me tell you one thing: That’s a lie! All you have to do is believe in yourself, learn the right strategy, and take action. Then, you’ll get the funding you need. Need proof? Well,…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Seth Levine Ben Wiener Rob Go Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on Lin…
 
Jamison Hill of Base10 joins Nick to discuss Attacking Inequality with VC, How Ecommerce Infrastructure Competes with Amazon, The Future of Hourly Work, and the Body as a Platform. In this episode we cover: How Base10 supports HBCU Endowments Trends in Ecommerce Infrastructure, Fintech, and the Future of Work The Body as a Platform Missed a recent …
 
For the first time in forever, comic book printing companies, and by extension comic book creators, are dealing with a global paper shortage, which has manifested in increased prices, longer production times, and greater uncertainty. Is it time for comic creators to panic? And what can comic creators do, other than panic, to adjust to the current p…
 
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