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In the early days of building a startup, founders make critical decisions that will shape their companies for years to come. The Pitch takes you behind closed doors and into the world of startups: how people sell their ideas, what makes investors tick, and how these initial conversations can bloom into business deals—or die on the vine. Hosted by Josh Muccio. All eight seasons are available for free on Spotify.
 
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.
 
Millennial Investing by The Investor's Podcast Network is hosted by Robert Leonard. He talks with successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors to help educate and inspire the Millennial generation, to improve their financial literacy and make better investment decisions, with both their time AND money.
 
he Official SaaStr Podcast is the latest and greatest from the world of SaaStr, interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover their tips, tactics and strategies to attain success in the fiercely competitive world of SaaS. On the side of the operators, we center around getting from $0 to $100m ARR faster, what it takes to scale successfully and what are the core elements of hiring. As for the investors, we learn what metrics they hone in on when examining SaaS business, ...
 
Hi, I’m Diane. I help entrepreneurs like you distill the overwhelming and build growing, profitable businesses step by step. How do I do that? By helping make “the hard parts” easy for you, and making it simple to figure out what you should be focusing on NOW. For more than 20 years I’ve been helping all kinds of clients (in all kinds of industries) distill their ideas into growing businesses — and I’d love to help you, too :-) Come visit startupdistillery.com to learn even more! (You know y ...
 
The Startup Boston Podcast takes you inside the world of Boston startups, featuring interviews with Boston-based entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers. During each episode, someone involved with Boston startups will share their experience, advice, thoughts, predictions, and challenges with listeners. No industry or topic is off-limits as guests share their first-hand experience. Guests range from Kickstarter successes, to angel investors and venture capitalists, to SaaS founders, to prod ...
 
The Desi VC is a weekly podcast hosted by Akash Bhat, devoted to interviewing angel investors and venture capitalists investing in tech startups in India across all sectors and of all check sizes. Tune in to hear India's leading investors discuss current trends in venture capital and touch upon topics such as fund-raising, valuation, pricing, business models, exit scenarios, sustainable investing among others. About the host: Akash Bhat works on the investment team at Scrum Ventures, a San F ...
 
Somewhat Frank is a podcast hosted by Frank Gruber about technology innovations, startups, and personal life – while also giving you a slice of what’s going on inside the brain of CEO, entrepreneur, author, journalist, personality, and early-stage startup investor, Frank Gruber. It’s produced with the help of his new company Established.
 
The China Startup Pulse Podcast is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested in understanding China’s innovation, business, and tech landscape. We showcase entrepreneurial stories, present key teachings from thought leaders, and analyze the strategy of the big tech giants. Backed by Chinaccelerator, the first accelerator in Asia, we understand firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in China — the struggle, the elation, the craziness, and the thrill of success. With that in min ...
 
Matrix Moments, by Matrix Partners India, is a podcast series dedicated to the founders, startups and all those within the ecosystem, through candid conversations on what we think it really takes to survive in this wild, wild startup world. In a world where we are endlessly engulfed with information in all its forms and sizes, this is our attempt to create, curate and bring to you the insights and reflections that we have had the luxury of having learned the hard way, through all the years s ...
 
The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.
 
For the first time in Asia, Jay Kim sits down with some of the world’s most successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, Founders, and Thought Leaders to catalogue their entrepreneurial journey, review critical lessons learned, and divulge secrets to success. Listeners will immediately gain valuable insights and actionable advice. A must listen for all aspiring young entrepreneurs and startup founders.
 
The Pitch Deck is your backstage pass inside the startup funding game. Join your host, Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur, Gavin McCulley as he pulls back the curtains on what’s actually working right now to help you get the capital you need. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced investors and successful Founders on how to plan, engage and deliver your pitch to perfection. To help you prepare for your next pitch, grab our signature 7 Step Checklist to Prepare You for Your Next In ...
 
Startup Funding is the podcast for business owners ready to attract funding. We talk with founders who have successfully raised money, venture capitalists and angel investors who have funded amazing startups. You will get all of the information that you need to take your business to the next level.
 
Babson Built is a dive into the entrepreneurial mindset and journey, brought to life through the stories of Babson founders. From dorm room startup to Shark Tank to Series A, our interviews depict the highs, lows, and thrills of starting and scaling a venture.
 
Learn from the top European start-up founders, entrepreneurs and start up experts. Every week I invite another guest who is literally on fire, sharing fresh knowledge, insights and actionable advice from their own personal successes and failures. Simply listen and learn the lean, mean tips & tricks that will help you turn your idea into a business, get funding and grow it in Europe.
 
Eastern Europe is the land of talent that is most of the time unrecognized by the media. Here, you will discover technical experts, founders, and investors, who’ve built impressive companies or kickstarted local ecosystems. This podcast is hosted by Vlad Ciurca, the co-founder of Techsylvania. Its aim is to shed a bit of light on the other side of the curtain and to find the next big thing coming out of Eastern Europe. Nonetheless, it tries to direct West’s direction towards East.
 
The Successful Pitch interviews successful thought leaders and entrepreneurs who share their stories so you can have a road map to success. Join your host John Livesay, sales keynote speaker, sales expert and author as he provides insights on how to make your pitch compelling, clear and concise. You can download the Free sneak peek of his book "Better Selling Through Storytelling at http://www.johnlivesay.com.
 
Startup Scout is the place to discover the most exciting early-stage startups before anyone else! We talk with incredible founders about their emerging businesses and innovative products. Startup Scout is perfect if you’re an early adopter looking to try out the newest products on the market. If you’re an investor, Startup Scout gives you an insight into high-potential investment opportunities and the teams you could back. Startup Scout is great for other founders and business owners too - t ...
 
Named a top 27 business podcast by Fortune, upside examines startup investing outside of Silicon Valley. Every Wednesday, we speak with an early stage founder. We interview them as if we are angel investors considering the company as an investment opportunity. Each show has three segments: 1.) Intro: independent research of the company 2.) Interview: interview with the founder 3.) Debrief: breaking down the opportunity Sometimes, we share Coffee Chats interviewing venture capitalists, commun ...
 
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business produces Bootstrapped, a podcast featuring founders, investors and serial entrepreneurs. While the podcast covers many aspects of startup life, the heart of the show focuses on funding from both the founder and investor perspectives, thus the name Bootstrapped. The podcast is hosted by Elana Fine, Managing Director of the Dingman Center, and Joe Bailey, Associate Research Professor at the Smith School. Each epi ...
 
The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands. On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, m ...
 
Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more
 
How do early-stage software startup founders identify competitors in their space? How do they leverage the information they learn to develop a go-to-market strategy? In each episode of the Startup Competitors Podcast, we sit down with a startup founder to learn about how they think about competition, and how they leverage their knowledge of the market and competitors to make better tactical decisions.
 
If you want to learn what it takes to build and run a highly successful startup - this is the podcast for you. Host Tomer Federman is a Stanford-educated entrepreneur, angel investor, and ex-Facebook executive. Join Tomer as he talks with the most prominent entrepreneurs and investors who are building and funding the companies that transform our world.
 
Startups for Good is a podcast exploring high-growth, high-values ventures. Join us to hear how startups can be a force for good. Guests include founders of mission-driven companies, creators of startup nonprofits, and their investors/donors plus other inspiring thinkers and doers. Your host is founder turned investor Miles Lasater.
 
FounderLine is a live weekly webcast devoted to helping startup founders succeed, hosted by seven-time startup entrepreneur and investor Joe Beninato. Each week, Joe welcomes an experienced entrepreneur or investor to discuss startup-related topics and field questions from entrepreneurs around the world. FounderLine is broadcast live, and viewers are welcome to send questions via email or twitter. For more information, go to founderline.com.
 
Daniel Kunz from the Nerd Entrepreneurs team interviews the best and brightest startup founders and experts so you can be ahead of the curve with your own venture. Discover how you can quickly validate your startup idea, find problem - solution - fit and acquire your first customers so you can focus on building something that will drive revenue and profits and ultimately grow to become the business you’ve always dreamed of.
 
Keith Rabois is a General Partner at Founders Fund. He's been a professional investor for the last seven years at Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund. Before that he spent thirteen years leading organizations such as PayPal, LinkedIn, and Square. He's served on the board of directors from inception to IPO of Yelp and Zoom. He's also an angel investor in Airbnb, Lyft, and other companies.
 
Each year, academic institutions file tens of thousands of patent applications and sign thousands of out-licenses on innovations created at universities. What separates the failures from trailblazers such as Google, Genentech, and Akamai? How are universities and other players making strides in translating these opportunities out of their ivory towers and into startup companies? In this podcast, Kirsten Leute speaks with a rotating group of leaders who are advancing cutting edge academic sci ...
 
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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Raising a fund is hard. Aside from sales, this is one of the hardest things to do in a startup. Here are a few points to remember in your fundraise: Build relationships first and find investors second. Divide your raise into tranches…
 
Reid Christian of CRV joins Nick to discuss Developer Tools, The Surge of European Tech, and Why Founder Needs Differ Across Regions. In this episode, we cover: Walk us through your background and path to VC What’s the thesis at CRV? $600M closed in July... any change to approach or thesis? What are some of the focus areas that you're leaning into …
 
Venk Krishnan is the founder of NuWare and NuVentures. NuVentures is an early stage venture fund based out of Bangalore which has backed companies such as MuSigma, BigBasket, Acko, Pocket Aces, Thrillophilia among others. Follow Venk Krishnan (@krishnanVenk), host Akash Bhat (@bhatvakash) and the podcast (@thedesi_vc) on Twitter. . . . The Desi Sta…
 
This episode of Eastern European Podcast puts Irina Haivas, Partner at high-profile VC fund Atomico, under the spotlight about her career journey from a surgeon to a startup investor. Knowing the healthcare industry from within and having a deeper understanding of it, Irina has a strong eye when it comes to the companies they invest in. Discover mo…
 
Omni Valley is an online exclusive investor platform connecting those who work and invest in the venture capital industry, those who are looking at start-up companies, or for those who invest at the venture capital fund level, and provides a space for them to better network and connect. In my conversation with co-founder and CEO Grady Buchanan, we …
 
Our guests: Remington Ong Remington is Partner at Fenbushi Capital, one of the earliest and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firms, where he has managed investments into over 40 leading startups around the world leveraging blockchain technology to disrupt a wide range of industries, such as finance, healthcare, supply chain, and consu…
 
We all think we know how our users behave. It turns out, we don’t. Founders over-index on rational assumptions, but users most often behave irrationally. Behavioral economics, by contrast, is the practice of truly seeing your users' emotions, beliefs, and habits. This kind of vision is critically missing from product design at most startups. In thi…
 
In a follow-up to our recent episode featuring Optios’ CEO David Bach, M.D., today Hall welcomes both David and Paul Sajda, Ph.D. professor at Columbia University to discuss the science behind Optios. Optios is a leader in the rapidly-emerging neuro-­performance industry. Based on more than a decade of work at DARPA, hundreds-of-millions of dollars…
 
To learn more about the status quo and future of coworking we had a conversation with two leaders and pioneers of the coworking scene/business in Europe The EU-Startups Podcast is powered by Shareworks by Morgan Stanley. Combining cutting-edge technology with outstanding client service, Shareworks by Morgan Stanley provides solutions designed for t…
 
Benekiva is a claims and customer service platform, working to bridge the gap between insurance carriers, policyholders, and beneficiaries. In this episode, I talk with Brent Williams, the founder and CEO of Benekiva about where the idea for Benekiva came from, how it was developed, and the product roadmap for the company. He talks about the proces…
 
SFG06 - Mara Zapeda, Managing Director at Zebras Unite Mara Zepeda is the managing director at Zebras Unite. In 2013, she co-founded Switchboard, an engagement platform designed to be used by leaders in higher education and independent schools (including MIT, Williams, Oberlin, Reed, Willamette, University of Portland, and Buckingham, Browne & Nich…
 
Ryan Shupak is the co-founder of Jiffy, a service that allows you to get on-demand contractors to your home. Building a marketplace always comes with its own set of challenges. The supply side, the contractors, are already doing the work so building up this marketplace was a bit easier and more unique than others. The early day grind of getting sig…
 
Erin Platts heads up Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in EMEA and she’s led their growth across the region for over a decade.We discussed the huge transformation in the European ecosystem in last 5-6 years in terms of: Number of repeat entrepreneurs Depth and sophistication of capital Local aspiration & skillset to create global category leaders Diversifi…
 
Scott talks with the Co-Founder and CEO of Upshift, Ezra Goldman. Upshift is a fractional car subscription service that is a smart alternative to owning a car for people who don’t drive every day. In short, They have eliminated all the hassles of owning a car. With Upshift, whenever you need a car, just send them a text and they’ll deliver you a ne…
 
Dr. Yongqin Zeng a scientist and engineer today Senior Director of Philips Research & Innovation and Lead at Philips Open Innovation Program for healthcare startups. Her long and rich career has seen her do over a decade of research in academia before joining the private sector where she has done it all. She led multiple research departments in dif…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. If you are pitching to a close friend or family member, you can use an informal approach to ask them for money. Explain what your startup does in just a sentence or two, and tell the story of how you came up with the idea. Keep it br…
 
In this episode, Hall welcomes Kevin Keck, President of J.J. Pfister Distilling Company. With its headquarters in Sacramento, California, J. J. Pfister is a fast-growing premium craft spirit producer in Sacramento that produces top-quality spirits. The company has been well established and has incredibly effective sales and marketing strategies. Th…
 
In this session, you will learn how to make the Freemium model work while also incorporating the traditional sales-driven strategy. Olof Mathe will share how the two strategies can blend together and specific lessons he has learned from his experience.
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Erik Torenberg Ryan Gembala Jaclyn Hester Jonathan Hsu Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.
 
Do you remember when IBM's Watson, their artificial intelligence, actually beat jeopardy? Meet Neil Sahota, one of the key people behind the team at IBM that made that happen. Like all great ideas, Watson was conceived at a bar where Jeopardy happened to be playing on the TV. On today’s podcast, Neil joins John Livesay to dive into the world of art…
 
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After suffering record shattering drops in revenue from Covid-19, JetBlue has had to rethink every plan and every assumption. Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue's president and chief operating officer, explains how the airline built a new system for flexing the business, to ramp up only when demand arises, deploying cost cuts but no furloughs, and looking fo…
 
EPISODE 30: Guest: Konstantin Richter, CEO & Founder of Blockdaemon. What they do: What they do: Blockdaemon helps orchestrate networks across multiple clouds and datacenters. They offer a network management tool that can deploy nodes and connect them to blockchains within minutes. Funding amount: $11M. Key insights shared by Konstantin: How they g…
 
This year has been unlike any other. And this Thanksgiving is likely to be unlikely any other, too. With the difficulties that 2020 has brought everyone – founders, investors, and communities – there are still some bright spots to celebrate. In today’s short episode, we talk about some of the positives 2020 has brought us and startup communities th…
 
In this episode, Hall welcomes David Bach, MD, CEO and Founder of Optios. Optios is a leader in the rapidly-emerging neuro-­performance industry. Based on more than a decade of work at DARPA, hundreds-of-millions of dollars of proprietary research, and close partnerships with the world's most elite organizations, Optios' guiding mission is to build…
 
VC firms are known for catapulting some of the most iconic tech companies into unicorn status and their founders into stardom. They're not known for looking at founders outside the tech bubbles, much less founders that don't come from money. That's where Mac Conwell wanted to step in. A founder in his own right (one success, one flop) Mac has seen …
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. I often see CFOs and board members give the investor pitch instead of the CEO. In an emergency this is okay, but by and large, the CEO should be giving the pitch. The investors want to size up the CEO and know who is running the busi…
 
The best business ideas often seem laughable at first glance. So if you’re hearing a chorus of “no’s” – it may actually be a good sign. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Airbnb – they all sounded crazy before they scaled spectacularly. So don’t be discouraged by rejection. Instead, learn to hear the nuance in the different kinds of “no.” That’s what Tris…
 
Making space explorable & economical for the future generation. Today i speak to Dr Srimathy Kesan CEO of SpaceKidz India - SpaceKidz india helps students to pursue their space dreams regardless of their field of education, social status, and geographic location. in this episode she talks about how it got started. How under her guidance, students d…
 
Can your company be a Billion-dollar business? When we look inside the early days of companies like Stripe, Airbnb, Coinbase, Instacart & Square, what are the patterns that may shed light on how great Founders beat incredible odds?In this episode of the NFX podcast, Elad Gil — one of the world's top angel investors in an astonishing number of Billi…
 
In this episode, Hall welcomes Reagan Rodriguez, Founder & Chief Volunteer Officer at WORTHYdomes. WORTHYdomes designs and manufactures sustainable long-term dome structures providing near-immediate housing relief in hard-hit areas. The domes are easy-to-assemble dwellings that can be erected in one hour by a team of two unskilled laborers allowing…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. In pitching an investor, the key presenter is the CEO. While board members, CFOs, and others can make the pitch, that’s a second-best choice. The investor wants to meet the CEO and size them up for their communication skills, passion…
 
A great part of what hinders our productivity is our tendency to become distracted and lose our focus on what we are supposed to do. Did you know that music can actually help you solve that problem? Focus@Will is a new neuroscience-based tool that uses sequenced instrumental music tracks to increase your attention span up to 400% when working and s…
 
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following individuals are featured: Nick Moran Kwame Boler This will be a unique segment where, Founder of Neu, Kwame Boler, will discuss his startup story and how he chose New Stack to participate in the funding round. To listen more, please visit http://fullratchet.net/podcast-episodes/ for all of …
 
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube, or Podchaser. Shotcall is a platform and marketplace for fans to hop in the gaming content alongside their favorite people. In my conversation with founder and CEO Thomas Gentle, we talk about how gaming has grown in recent years, just how widespread it is, and h…
 
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Elliot talk about the benefits of a hard reset for a Startup, letting go of liabilities in exchange for a fresh start, and identifying priorities when going through a hard reset. Listen in to know why a Startup reset can sometimes help save a business! Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps:/…
 
Patrick is the co-founder of FreeWill, a social venture which has helped organizations raise nearly $2B in new planned gifts, stock gifts, and qualified charitable distributions. Patrick and his co-founder Jenny were recently named two of the Top 50 Philanthropists in the World by Town & Country. Today on Startups For Good Patrick shares with us hi…
 
Shawna Stewart is the VP of People and Operations at PostBeyond, a tech startup in Toronto. Being in charge of the operations and people part of any company is a tall order. Shawna's favourite task is to create inclusive and positive policies. In light of Black Lives Matter especially, she believes it is important to take another look at policies a…
 
In this episode, Hall welcomes Adam Weiler, CEO of Sunken Stone. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sunken Stone is a turnkey performance-based Amazon marketing solution that handles everything from marketing, to brand launch, content, inventory, and customer service on the platform. Sunken Stone’s proven four-pillar process gives sellers the …
 
This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.Longtime Googler Steve Yegge posted an insightful rant on his Google+ page about how Google is failing to make platforms for its products. He also shares some interesting little tidbits about his six-year stint at Amazon…
 
Building the world's largest and most trusted software developer and technologist community and going from 0 to 120 million users happened rapidly for Stack Overflow. Hear four steps from its CEO, Prashanth Chandrasekar, on how your product-led startup can grow its community and its revenue.
 
Pete Crosby is Chair of the Manchester Revenue Collective, founding member of the London Revenue Collective, and non-exec at Kluster, a revenue analytics platform. Previously Pete led revenue growth at Ometria and Triptease – 2 successful B2B SaaS scaleups – and he drove commercial operations at Viadeo from Series A to IPO. In a hard-hitting interv…
 
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Most of the work in a standard board meeting are perfunctory duties such as approving minutes and reviewing financials and metrics. The board also weighs in on key decisions around fundraising, strategy, and other topics. Board membe…
 
Babson alumni and Hio CEO and Co-Founder Jason Craparo shares why relationships are core to Hio's value proposition as an event platform, how he saw the potential of virtual events well before COVID-19, and how he leveraged the business model canvas to build an app that you won't want to delete. Learn more about Jason Craparo and Hio: https://hioso…
 
This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In this episode, you’ll hear about a new company in the gifting sector called Gesture. Our featured guests are , Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager at LunaCap Ventures, as well as and , Managing Partners at New Age …
 
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