21 episodes

You’ve raised the money, now what? How do you spend it most effectively?
When do you start thinking about your next raise? Who do you accept on your board?

Off the Record is a new podcast I’ve created for founders and VC’s to get better at post-raise game.

I’m bringing two radically different perspectives to the table - founder and a VC. You’ll get practical advice and actionable takeaways to build a better business.

Stories & advice you’ll hear on this show haven’t been shared publicly before. It’s like chatting with a guest privately at a coffee or lunch.

Off the Record with Ara‪m‬ Aram Melkoumov

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

You’ve raised the money, now what? How do you spend it most effectively?
When do you start thinking about your next raise? Who do you accept on your board?

Off the Record is a new podcast I’ve created for founders and VC’s to get better at post-raise game.

I’m bringing two radically different perspectives to the table - founder and a VC. You’ll get practical advice and actionable takeaways to build a better business.

Stories & advice you’ll hear on this show haven’t been shared publicly before. It’s like chatting with a guest privately at a coffee or lunch.

    PIS #2 How Gong.io product team changed the way we sell in B2B (with Eilon Reshef)

    PIS #2 How Gong.io product team changed the way we sell in B2B (with Eilon Reshef)

    One of the most intense product innovation episodes we have done to date. Such a pleasure to have Eilon Reshef, CPO @ gong.io as a guest.

    • 38 min
    OTR #19 Rachel Zimmer on co-founder dynamics, going through an exit and coaching entrepreneurs

    OTR #19 Rachel Zimmer on co-founder dynamics, going through an exit and coaching entrepreneurs

    Excited to speak with Rachel Zimmer, the General Manager of Entrepreneur First, a $140M fund that bets on people first, and then coaches them to find their breakthrough ideas.

    • 41 min
    OTR #18 How venture capital can increase diversity where it matters most (with Nasir Qadree, Zeal Capital Partners)

    OTR #18 How venture capital can increase diversity where it matters most (with Nasir Qadree, Zeal Capital Partners)

    It’s an absolute pleasure to interview Nasir Qadree, a Founder and Managing Partner at Zeal Capital Partners about building a more diverse VC industry.

    • 37 min
    OTR #17 Founder’s mental health: secrets of staying in the game (with Jayesh Parmar)

    OTR #17 Founder’s mental health: secrets of staying in the game (with Jayesh Parmar)

    I’m chatting with Jayesh Parmar, the former CEO/Cofounder of Picatic (acquired by Evenbrite) about getting through ups and downs of running your business.

    • 41 min
    OTR #16 How startup CEOs should approach press and avoid biggest PR misconceptions

    OTR #16 How startup CEOs should approach press and avoid biggest PR misconceptions

    This is the 2nd episode with our guest host Sergey Ross. He's interviewing the founder and CEO of NRPR Group - Nicole Rodrigues.

    • 27 min
    OTR #15 Dragons' Den's Bruce Croxon on scaling a company 24/7, work/life balance, and self-awareness

    OTR #15 Dragons' Den's Bruce Croxon on scaling a company 24/7, work/life balance, and self-awareness

    I’m honoured to be interviewing Bruce Croxon today. They call him a modern Renaissance man. He started delivering newspapers when he was only 12 for Globe and Mail making $5 to $7 a week before going to school at 7am. Co-founded a company Lavalife in 1988 long before “social networking” became a thing. Sold it for 180 million dollars with 2,000,000 users. 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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akisaacs ,

Founder MBA

Love the guests Aram brings on the show. They give some great insights. Highly recommend giving it a listen. This is a fast track to a Founder MBA.

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