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Welcome to the DealMakers show, hosted by Alejandro Cremades. Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and cofounder at Panthera Advisors (M&A and fundraising advisory). On this podcast you will find interviews with entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired. You will learn what they did right and what mistakes they made through the process of closing the deal. DealMakers is the ultimate guide for entrepreneurs and senior executives that are in the process of fundraising or selling their company.

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Welcome to the DealMakers show, hosted by Alejandro Cremades. Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and cofounder at Panthera Advisors (M&A and fundraising advisory). On this podcast you will find interviews with entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired. You will learn what they did right and what mistakes they made through the process of closing the deal. DealMakers is the ultimate guide for entrepreneurs and senior executives that are in the process of fundraising or selling their company.

    Jordan Silbert And Ben Karlin On Raising $50 Million To Make Your Cocktail Spectacular

    Jordan Silbert And Ben Karlin On Raising $50 Million To Make Your Cocktail Spectacular

    Jordan Silbert and Ben Karlin have raised tens of millions of dollars to improve your drinking experience with a premium mixer that is proving to be a big hit. Their startup, Q Mixers has attracted interest from top-tier investors like Eurazeo and First Beverage Group.



    In this episode, you will learn:



    * Saying “yes,” even before you know how to do it

    * Refusing to fold during economic crises

    * Investing in teams and marketing

    * Ben and Jordan’s top advice when starting a business







    Alejandro Cremades · EP 331 Jordan Silbert And Ben Karlin On Raising $50 Million To Make Your Cocktail Spectacular

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    For a winning deck, take a look at the pitch deck template created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash.



    Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here).



    Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below.





    About Jordan Sibert:

    Jordan Silbert is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Q Mixer. He was the Director of Rebuilding Initiatives at Alliance for Downtown New York prior to that.

    About Ben Karlin:

    Ben Karlin is the President and Co-Founder of Q Mixers. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Implementation and Strategy at Jurlique and the Director of Sales at Bumble and Bumble.

    Connect with Jordan Silbert:



    * Crunchbase

    * LinkedIn



    Connect with Ben Karlin



    * Crunchbase

    * LinkedIn



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    FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW:

    Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. I’m super excited about the founders that we have today joining us. We’re going to be talking about a remarkable story, Q Mixers, how everything happened, how they got together,

    • 38 min
    Hossein Azari On Selling His First Company For $100 Million And Now Building Your Gateway To Crypto

    Hossein Azari On Selling His First Company For $100 Million And Now Building Your Gateway To Crypto

    Hossein Azari sold his first startup to Goldman Sachs for nine figures. He has already raised funding for his second fintech venture that you may describe as the Google of finance. His startup, Cmorq has raised funding from top-tier investors.



    In this episode, you will learn:



    * How Cmorg works

    * The future of financial services

    * Hossein Azari’s top advice to other entrepreneurs

    * The Steve Jobs mindset you need to build big influential companies like this







    Alejandro Cremades · EP 330 Hossein Azari On Selling His First Company For $100M And Now Building Your Gateway To Crypto

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    For a winning deck, take a look at the pitch deck template created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash.



    Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here).



    Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below.





    About Hossein Azari:

    Prior to Cmorq, Hossein Azari led the Data Science team at Clarity Money, building a trusted financial advocate for himself and all consumers who feel puzzled when it comes to managing their finances.



    Prior to Clarity, Hossein was a Senior Research Engineer/Scientist at Google Research where he initiated and led multiple projects in collaboration with product teams such as Ad-Exchange. His contributions included the identification and improvement of inefficiencies through exploratory data analysis and efficient algorithm design using ML in large datasets, as well as building complex A/B testing frameworks for auction systems to measure and illustrate improvements.



    Hossein's research work is in the area of computational economics, machine learning, and statistical modeling with applications in social computation, consumer behavior, and experimental design, where he designed scalable algorithms for driving products and features based on large data sets.



    Hossein has a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Economics and Computation group) from Harvard University. He has an MBA from Columbia University,

    • 28 min
    Miguel Fernandez On Raising $90 Million To Help You Accelerate Growth In Your Business

    Miguel Fernandez On Raising $90 Million To Help You Accelerate Growth In Your Business

    Miguel Fernandez’s fintech startup has already raised at least $90M in debt and equity to help more SaaS companies supersize their growth rates. His startup Capchase has raised $90M from top-tier investors like i80 | Group, Ben Orthlieb, ONEVC, and Amara Venture Partners.



    In this episode, you will learn:



    * The new normal of cofounding a company with people you never met

    * Capchase’s vision of the future for SaaS businesses

    * The importance of growing faster as a leader than your company

    * Miguel’s top advice for hiring key team members







    Alejandro Cremades · EP 329 Miguel Fernandez On Raising $90 Million To Help You Accelerate Growth In Your Business

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    For a winning deck, take a look at the pitch deck template created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash.



    Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here).



    Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below.





    About Miguel Fernandez:

    Miguel Fernandez Larrea currently works as Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Capchase.

    Connect with Miguel Fernandez:



    * Crunchbase

    * LinkedIn



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    FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW:

    Alejandro: Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. So, super excited about the guest that we have today, which is someone that grew up in Spain, just like myself, and also from Madrid, believe it or not, so super, super excited what he’s doing – incredible journey, building scaling financing, you name it, and we’re going to be learning quite a bit today. So without further ado, let’s welcome our guest today. Miguel Fernandez, welcome to the show.



    Miguel Fernandez: Hey, Alejandro. Thank you so much for having me here. I’m super excited to be sharing our story with you and to be talking with a fellow Spaniard, also from Madrid.

    • 29 min
    Ruairi Kelleher On Building With His Team A $575 Million Business By Helping Other Companies Scale Their Teams Globally

    Ruairi Kelleher On Building With His Team A $575 Million Business By Helping Other Companies Scale Their Teams Globally

    Ruairi Kelleher spun off his fast-growing fintech startup with $80M in funding to help global companies manage taxes and payroll around the world. His company, Immedis has raised $80M from top-tier investors like Lead Edge Capital and Scottish Equity Partners.



    In this episode, you will learn:



    * Ruairi’s top advice for other entrepreneurs

    * Ideas and listening to the market before launching

    * Making acquisitions work







    Alejandro Cremades · EP 328 Ruairi Kelleher On Building A $575M Business By Helping Other Companies Scale Their Teams

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    For a winning deck, take a look at the pitch deck template created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash.



    Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here).



    Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below.





    About Ruairi Kelleher:

    Ruairi Kelleher is CEO of Immedis and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He joined the wider Taxback Group in 2012 and was an integral part of the re-positioning and launch of Immedis in 2016.



    Ruairi is responsible for the corporate direction, strategy and M&A activity at Immedis, enabling the senior leadership team to drive innovation in international payroll and tax services through our cloud-based solution, Immedis. Since joining the company, Ruairi has worked to share the strategy and vision with employees, clients, partners and the wider global payroll industry to promote a new vision of global payroll consolidation through global tax expertise and integrated agile technologies.

    Connect with Ruairi Kelleher:



    * Crunchbase

    * LinkedIn



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    FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW:

    Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a very exciting guest, and I think that the story he’s going to be sharing with us is quite remarkable.

    • 33 min
    Jason Boehmig On Raising $183 Million To Make All Business Contracts Easier

    Jason Boehmig On Raising $183 Million To Make All Business Contracts Easier

    Jason Boehmig is the cofounder and CEO of Ironclad which is one of the nation’s top makers of enterprise software for managing contracts. The company has raised $183 million from top tier investors including Accel, Sequoia, Greylock, and Bond to name a few.



    In this episode, you will learn:



    The future of business contracts

    His top advice for founders and CEOs

    Rooftop Law School







    Alejandro Cremades · EP 327 Jason Boehmig On Raising $183 Million To Make All Business Contracts Easier

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    For a winning deck, take a look at the pitch deck template created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash.



    Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here).



    Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below.





    About Jason Boehmig:

    Jason Boehmig is CEO at Ironclad Inc., a contract management software company. Jason Boehmig is a California licensed attorney and previously worked at Fenwick & West LLP, where he helped the firm roll out new technology initiatives and managed the deployment of the Series Seed set of open-source financing documents to GitHub.



    Ironclad is the preferred contracts management platform for hundreds of in-house legal departments who use Ironclad to provide self-service contracts to business units, track progress and secure approvals, manage tasks across team members, and automatically capture key contract data in a searchable database.

    Connect with Jason Boehmig:



    * Crunchbase

    * LinkedIn

    * Facebook

    * Twitter

    * AngelList



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    FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW:

    • 30 min
    Asesh Sarkar On Raising $100 Million To Help You Move From Debt To Savings

    Asesh Sarkar On Raising $100 Million To Help You Move From Debt To Savings

    Asesh Sarkar has built a big finance business with an emphasis on blending social good and lending. His startup has already raised more than $100M in equity and $500M in debt financing from top-tier investors like Legal & General, Community Investment Management, Blenheim Chalcot, and Future Fifty.



    In this episode, you will learn:



    * Debt versus equity capital

    * Investor expectations at each stage

    * What leadership is really about

    * His top advice for other startup founders







    Alejandro Cremades · EP 326 Asesh Sarkar On Raising $100 Million To Help You Move From Debt To Savings

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    For a winning deck, take a look at the pitch deck template created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash.



    Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here).



    Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below.





    About Asesh Sarkar:

    Asesh Sarkar was born in the UK to immigrant parents, who had no support and little money. Just as he had seen his parents toil to provide for the family growing up, Asesh Sarkar also had to overcome his lack of academic ability by working extra hard.

    Pursuing the career that suited him, as opposed to what his parents originally suggested he should do, led to a decade in finance and consulting, before eventually becoming the youngest ever partner at PA Consulting. From there Asesh Sarkar took a leap into the unknown to become a social impact entrepreneur, founding breakthrough FinTech platform, Salary Finance, in 2015.



    Connect with Asesh Sarkar:



    * Crunchbase

    * LinkedIn



    Read the Full Transcription of the Interview:

    Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a very exciting guest, a guest that is doing it, so talking about scaling, building, financing, you name it. I think that it’s going to be quite interesting and that you all are go...

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