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Fundraising Radio is the largest podcast about fundraising for early stage startups in the US. We focus on helping founders understand how they can raise the first institutional round outside of friends and family. How to appeal to investors and how to make sure that they see in your company what you see there. We interview experienced founders who sold their companies in the past and raised hundreds of millions, we talk with active angels, managers of rolling funds, corporate venture capita ...
 
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It’s the show’s most literal (and possibly most pivotal!) intersection. Lizzy’s dead center with her hazards flashing and a tarot reading for you. Should she trade it all in for a geographical shift, or stay in the city and double down on her cards? She seeks wisdom from Carvana client Jim Hagearty and clairvoyant reader Sansa Asylum. Then, of cour…
 
In episode #24, host Nick Desai dives into recent acquisitions and what they mean for the industry. Listen to hear about: Livongo's acquisition by Teladoc One Medical's acquisition by Amazon What these mean, and how they compare to one another Subscribe for future updates with Nick's Notes. Sponsored by: Renee - your care concierge. For more inform…
 
Do you have the false memory of there being a better way to spend your time than with two drop dead brilliant guests, plus thrilling experts Clyde Wellons and Dan Nicon? If ‘yes’ then send this episode to five of your friends, and if ‘no’ then do the same…or you’ll never see the inside of a dictionary again!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
At this juncture it's simply a choice between two muzzles--the one digging for day-old shrimp cocktail in the garbage? Or the one incessantly spewing hot takes into the void? Lizzy chats with incredible experts--Chuck from Be Bear Aware, and Bruce from Silent Stay Meditation Center. Then she consults her brilliant, hysterical guests, with shoutouts…
 
Should Lizzy reach out, or rather, dive in with a list of Steve Harvey-inspired desires? She chats with the co-founder of Death Row Support Project, Rachel Gross, former prison kitchen supervisor April Kaprelian, and London-based ocean expert and inspirer, Dr. Bryce Lease. Then her jaw-droppingly brilliant guests, Alison and Jordan, pore over both …
 
Lizzy's out-of-town epiphanies lead her to an astonishing fork in the road. One prong’s coated with sugar and the other has Morton's Toe. She reminisces with co-conspirator Aaron Weaver, then chats with top tier experts like baker Lindsay Adams and stylist Amanda Massi. Then her guests not only flesh it all out-- they commit to following through on…
 
There’s a long drive ahead and the question is…should Lizzy take the route brimming with murk or zip through it on an Exerpeutic 400XL folding recumbent bike? She seeks advice from a therapist and a manifestation coach—then her brilliant guests explore both sides through the eyes of Dr. Dre (there’s more than one). Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
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 talked about the major pitfalls in said process and how to prepare for those. Jonny's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonny…
 
It’s time to take a look, or rather 2 looks—one serious, one quirky—at the future. Lizzy seeks advice from tour managing expert (Soul Asylum, The Replacements) Ben Perlstein, then consults fan favorite Jimmy Smagula. And of course then there’s the finale…a dialogue for the ages with her spectacular guests. Listen while driving and let the French fr…
 
Look in the mirror and ask yourself, what would you do with five pianos and a gnawing sense that you might need a self-imposed house arrest? Lizzy consults comedian / jewelry genius Corie Johnson, a formerly confined engineer we’ll refer to as “Zach” and then seeks wisdom from her unendingly brilliant guests. Strap on your ankle monitor and head ou…
 
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 regulations around fundraising and of course, about hiring experts for your fundraising round and whether it's worth it or not. …
 
Lizzy stumbled out of bed and stepped on a plastic hanger. And now, of course, the question is 45 or 4.5?? She consults an expert of orderly living, her dear friend and ceramicist Jeremy Anderson, and her poetry instructor, Martha Silano, who lends an oar of wisdom. Finally her guests masterfully sift through the mismatched socks of her soul. Pleas…
 
In episode #23, Nick Desai (host) speaks about the health effects of gun violence Subscribe for future updates with Nick's Notes. Sponsored by: HeyRenee - your care concierge. For more information, be sure to follow Nick's Notes on all social channels: - Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - YouTube This podcast is produced by Slice of Healthca…
 
Lizzy's map is all turned around and she needs you to drive the town car. In one direction, there's a set of directions--in the other, a TaskRabbit-induced flame. She desperately seeks counsel from experts like fire performer Aaron Bonk and comedian/former tour guide Justine Marino. Finally, her brilliant guests spar over matzo, strawberries, and s…
 
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 to raise soon while expanding! Fuelfinance website - https://fuelfinance.me Support Ukrainian Busines - here Here - how to open in Delaw…
 
Lizzy's stuck in a brightly lit maze full of Scandanavian particle board. In one direction, there's an artichoke omelette; in the other, there could be a lonely investment banker. She consults her producer Rebecca who's been down this fluorescent white path before. Then Matchmaker May makes a stunning return. In the end, it's all laid out before yo…
 
In episode #21, Nick Desai (host) speaks about the health Impacts of Overturning Roe v. Wade Subscribe for future updates with Nick's Notes. Sponsored by: HeyRenee - your care concierge. For more information, be sure to follow Nick's Notes on all social channels: - Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - YouTube This podcast is produced by Slice …
 
Yet another conundrum has shown its face in the cauldron of this experiment. Lizzy seeks counsel from a cycling expert, two matchmakers, and her brilliant guests who load her with breathtaking insights. But as you know, the choice is in your wretched little hands—so go to her IG stories and cast your spell / vote! Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
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 build all their tech in-house from scratch and how they use it as their competitive advantage to secure funding for the expansion. Sharmin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharmin-ali-5…
 
Lizzy has her nearest and dearest on to pore over two new choices. Should she drive the food truck of life into the future, or disassemble the past? With help from a matchmaker and an IKEA assembly savant, the choice is as clear as an pictogram of floating dowels. Still you need to decide! So go to her IG stories immediately and vote. Learn more ab…
 
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 they happened to him and how he managed to survive and thrive! Russ' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russ-wilcox-2005/ Pi…
 
Lizzy's at a fork in the road and she's fresh out of Mace! Does she join forces with a livestreaming realtor or bring an opponent to their knees? She consults a Jiu Jitsu expert and the Twitch-loving realtor himself. Then she hashes out the conundrum with two of the most talented people on Earth. Beth Stelling! Mo Welch! Ass-biting, tire changes, a…
 
Lizzy spills on the fallout from last week’s results and seeks a road to redemption. Mid-crisis, she chats with absolute geniuses Todd Glass and Bridger Winegar who raise some questions— ones that only a couple of reptile experts and a quantum healer could answer. Now the choice is in your hands, so race on over to her IG stories and vote! Learn mo…
 
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 fund of his own. We also spoke about his book "Survival To Thrival", why he wrote it and what was the affect on his fund. Tae's …
 
You’ve steered Lizzy into uncharted waters and the stakes have never been higher. She struggles to take inventory of her current situation, and consults only the finest experts—Regina the decluttering specialist and former liquor store employee Robbie Mortillaro. Then she has a revelatory heart-to-heart-to-heart with two of her wisest, most brillia…
 
In episode #20, Nick Desai (host) rolls solo to discuss DCE becoming ACO reach - lip service or real reform? Subscribe for future updates with Nick's Notes. Sponsored by: HeyRenee - your care concierge. For more information, be sure to follow Nick's Notes on all social channels: - Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - YouTube This podcast is pr…
 
Lizzy faces a new conundrum, thereby posing the age old question—which is more important, dating someone you barely know or making money off an adult entertainment website? She chats with Berel, a former rabbi, and comedian Christina Walkinshaw who’s burped her way into a small fortune. Then she breaks it all down with her incredible guests who imp…
 
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 with that field. Koby's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kobyconrad/ Subscribe to Channels of Growth here: https://channels…
 
Lizzy’s back from San Luis Obispo with raging insomnia and a curious heart. She chats with a sleep professional and an actual matchmaker, then lets it all boil and simmer with her hilariously brilliant guests. Listen then head to her IG stories @lizzycooperman and vote!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
After suffering the wintry blows of betrayal, Lizzy seeks to regain independence. The question is, which path will you choose? She chats with two actual masters in their respective fields, then her special guests shower her with soul-piercing wisdom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
It’s only the second episode and Lizzy’s knee deep in chaos. She consults a frozen yogurt film maker and an art studio owner, then she hashes it out with the hilarious co-hosts of What’s It Called???. It’s crucial that you weigh in at this juncture, so go to her IG stories and vote! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Lizzy officially sets out on her journey, loading her knapsack with crucial info from a sales rep, a life coach, and of course her very special guests. And now the choice is in your hands--so godspeed! Go to her IG stories @lizzycooperman and vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
You know those important life decisions that simply can't be made by others? Lizzy Cooperman asks you to make those for her on a weekly basis. Will the "right" choice lead to bliss? Disaster? Marriage? Madagascar? Find out when she places her fate...in your hands. New episodes are out every Thursday, so make sure to listen and then head over to Liz…
 
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 your own round. Assure's site: https://hubs.li/Q015d7j-0 Jeremy's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyneilson/ Assure'…
 
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 companies and how that decision affected the business. HeyRenee site: https://www.heyrenee.co/ Nick's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickdesai…
 
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 fundraising for a non-profit turned out to be easier than for a for-profit company and how she got into politics. Learn more…
 
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 steps that early stage founders should take to establish the board and explained the legal requirements around the board managemen…
 
Today's Guest: Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder & President at CareJourney. Subscribe for future updates with Nick's Notes. Sponsored by: HeyRenee - your care concierge. For more information, be sure to follow Nick's Notes on all social channels: - Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - YouTube This podcast is produced by Slice of Healthcare LLC.…
 
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 also spoke about their most recent Series A and how they had to change their business model to close the round successfully. Anth…
 
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 fundraising rounds and the importance of friends and family round in a life of a startup. Jordi's email for those who want to skip the…
 
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 how Productfy works and how it can transform any organization into a complex financial organization in a span of a few weeks. Duy Vo's Lin…
 
Today's Guest: Nicole Rodrigues, Founder & CEO at NRPR Group In this episode, Nicole discusses with Nick: Is PR the best investment a new startup can make? How does PR help a small company build their brand? What does a PR firm do that’s different from an entrepreneur doing their own PR? Awards vs. Revenue – what is more important for good PR? How …
 
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 scanning app that was acquired by LinkedIn soon after its founding. Sid's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidviswanath…
 
In this episode, Nick discusses: The state of Covid-19 What's going wrong? What needs to happen? Some examples of things that need to change Subscribe for future updates with Nick's Notes. Sponsored by: HeyRenee - your care concierge. For more information, be sure to follow Nick's Notes on all social channels: - Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twit…
 
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 that field along with two great books. Stephen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scobbe/ Opal's website: https://opal.dev/…
 
In this episode, Nick talks about his top 9 hot takes for 2022. Subscribe for future updates with Nick's Notes. Sponsored by: HeyRenee - your care concierge. For more information, be sure to follow Nick's Notes on all social channels: - Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - YouTube This podcast is produced by Slice of Healthcare LLC.…
 
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 before starting to raise and about other things that I forgot to write down. Alex' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexns…
 
Today's Guest: Lee Shapiro, Managing Partner at 7wire Ventures In this episode, Nick Desai speaks with Lee about: Lee's background The recent flurry of M&A in digital health What's driving this activity? His thoughts on healthcare financing in 2022 Why big companies like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Best Buy (non-traditional healthcare companies) are …
 
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 over the past years and why many accelerators are going obsolete with founders needing a better alternative. We also discusse…
 
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