42 episodes

Atento Capital is an early-stage investment firm focused on unlocking unsung potential. From our offices in Tulsa and NW Arkansas, leading markets for innovation in the heartland, we identify high-potential ideas and individuals and then invest the early-stage funding and human capital needed to take ventures from 0-1 and 1-10. The BeAtento Podcast explores the founders, partners, funders, and systems that work together to transform the heartland into the nation’s most equitable tech hub.

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Atento Capital is an early-stage investment firm focused on unlocking unsung potential. From our offices in Tulsa and NW Arkansas, leading markets for innovation in the heartland, we identify high-potential ideas and individuals and then invest the early-stage funding and human capital needed to take ventures from 0-1 and 1-10. The BeAtento Podcast explores the founders, partners, funders, and systems that work together to transform the heartland into the nation’s most equitable tech hub.

    Venture Voices: Venture Studios, Global Living, and VC Tactics with Dallas Price of Forum Ventures

    Venture Voices: Venture Studios, Global Living, and VC Tactics with Dallas Price of Forum Ventures

    Welcome to the Be Atento Podcast series, Venture Voices! Join us as we delve into the dynamic world of venture capital and entrepreneurship by sitting with leaders in venture capital who are sharing insights on VC Trends experiences and lessons learned.
    In this episode, our host and Community Outreach Manager Brentom Todd sits down with Venture Builder Dallas Price of Forum Ventures to explore his journey in the Venture Studio industry and gather his unique insights. Dallas shares his experiences from his roots in Canada to his full circle role at Forum Ventures and growing in the venture capital space. We learn how the venture studio model works, how he got to Forum Ventures, and the advantages of being a digital nomad in Tulsa.
    Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, an investor, or curious about the venture capital ecosystem, this episode is packed with valuable takeaways. Tune in to hear Dallas’s story and learn how he navigated his path to success.

    • 21 min
    Tulsa-based Sneakerhead turned Tech Revolutionary: Venita Cooper shapes an honest marketplace through AI start-up, Arbit

    Tulsa-based Sneakerhead turned Tech Revolutionary: Venita Cooper shapes an honest marketplace through AI start-up, Arbit

    Dive into the journey of one of Tulsa’s, Venita “Coop” Cooper. Hear how a passion to create a space for sneakers on Historic Black Wall Street turned into a startup called Arbit that is bringing honest transparency in the world of sneaker valuation. Learn more about Coop's climb, her impact and love for Tulsa, and the future for Atento Capital’s portfolio company Arbit, which is on the path to becoming a world acclaimed brand.

    • 17 min
    SquadTrip: The Future of Group Travel Management with Founder Darrien Watson

    SquadTrip: The Future of Group Travel Management with Founder Darrien Watson

    In this episode of the Be Atento Podcast, we sit down with Darrien Watson, the visionary founder of SquadTrip, a SaaS platform revolutionizing group travel. Explore how SquadTrip simplifies booking and payments, making group trip planning a seamless experience. Get to know Darrien's journey, from his early days in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the creation of SquadTrip. Get ready to be inspired and informed about the future of travel technology.
    Subscribe to the Be Atento Podcast for more thought-provoking conversations with leaders in business and travel.

    • 20 min
    Payfactory: Pivoting Through the Advancement of the Payment Revolution

    Payfactory: Pivoting Through the Advancement of the Payment Revolution

    In this podcast episode, Michael Basch, Founder and Managing Partner at Atento Capital, interviews Ruston Miles, CEO of Payfactory, and Marvin Jones, Head of Strategic Partnerships / Co-Founder of Payfactory, a company that empowers leading platforms with immediate onboarding, payment acceptance, and payouts through a suite of restful APIs. Ruston explains how observing macro trends in the economy led him to the success of previous startups and how Payfactory is positioned for the future of payments, suggesting that if you are observant and produce a solution, your best years in business could happen during the worst years for the economy. Tune in to gain insights into the entrepreneurial journeys of Ruston and Marvin, as well as the vision behind Payfactory and how it is set to shape the future of payments.

    • 22 min
    The Journey to Making a Tulsa-Based Start-Up a "Boardroom-Name"

    The Journey to Making a Tulsa-Based Start-Up a "Boardroom-Name"

    Host: Adele Weaver, Managing Partner of Pre-Seed Investments at Atento Capital. 
    Guest: Jamie Ostroe, Co-Founder & Head of Content at B2B Reviews. She/Her/Hers Pronouns. 
    In this podcast episode, Adele Weaver, Managing Partner of Pre-Seed Investments at Atento Capital, welcomes Jamie Ostroe, Co-Founder & Head of Content at B2B Reviews. Jamie shares with Adele about her experience as a female founder starting B2B Reviews, a platform that offers real-world advice from industry experts and quizzes to match businesses with software that meet their needs.
    Jamie's background in ConsumerAffairs, a customer review and consumer news platform, inspired her and her co-founder to apply the same model to B2B applications. She explains how their SaaS product allows brands to manage and analyze review data to select the product or vendor that best fits their needs. B2B is poised to grow to become a “boardroom name”, making business decisions easier for anyone who needs software to improve their business. 

    • 13 min
    First-Time Founders Solve for the Future of Compliant Texting

    First-Time Founders Solve for the Future of Compliant Texting

    Matt Morfopoulos and Martin Langelo Lien recognized the demand for compliant SMS text messaging for businesses to engage with their consumers effectively. To meet this need, they founded Volt, an innovative platform that is revolutionizing business-to-consumer communication. Volt not only enables businesses to maintain regulatory compliance but also provides users with in-depth analytics, transforming every conversation into a valuable connection.
    In this episode, Atento’s Managing Director, Will Gray, interviews the two visionary co-founders about their journey in launching Volt, the challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned as first-time entrepreneurs. With a focus on the future, Matt and Martin share their plans for expanding Volt and their vision for the company’s future. Tune in to discover how Volt is changing the game for compliant texting and transforming the way businesses communicate with their customers.

    • 31 min

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Great content with practical strategies

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Very valuable information in the first podcast. I would recommend this to anyone working in/ wanting to create a startup. I’m looking forward to more content.

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