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A limited-edition podcast series for veterans or military spouses looking to raise venture capital.

Bunker Labs Presents: A Crash Course in Venture Capital with Paul Capon Bunker Labs, IRON Mike Steadman

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

A limited-edition podcast series for veterans or military spouses looking to raise venture capital.

    Bunker Labs Presents: A Crash Course in Venture Capital Trailer

    Bunker Labs Presents: A Crash Course in Venture Capital Trailer

    A limited-edition podcast series for veterans or military spouses looking to raise venture capital.

    • 2 min
    #1 The Difference Between A Small Business and A Start-Up

    #1 The Difference Between A Small Business and A Start-Up

    You’re listening to “Bunker Labs Presents A Crash Course in Venture Capital with Paul Capon, Managing Partner of LunaCap Ventures. I’m “IRON” Mike Steadman, Member of the Bunker Labs Branding Team and the Executive Producer.

    In this first episode, Paul introduces himself and discusses the difference between a small business and a start-up. Contrary to popular opinion,  Not all businesses are suited for venture capital. Thanks to the prevalence of shows like Shark Tank, there’s a misconception that Venture Capital is the only way to start a business, when in reality,  Venture Capital only works for a specific type of businesses, with scalable business models and large market opportunities. According to Paul, 90-95% of companies do not need, and should not be seeking, venture capital. This episode is meant to help you determine whether or not you meet the criteria, and what you can expect should you pursue the VC route.

    By the end of this episode, you’ll know
    - the difference between a small business and a start-up
    - The Fundraising Landscape
    - And how you can still achieve business success without taking on a bunch of outside investors.

    Paul and I hope you enjoy the following the episode and that it accelerates you on your entrepreneurial journey.

    • 25 min
    #2 The Pros and Cons of Venture Capital

    #2 The Pros and Cons of Venture Capital

    You’re listening to “Bunker Labs Presents A Crash Course in Venture Capital with Paul Capon, Managing Partner of LunaCap Ventures. I’m “IRON” Mike Steadman, Member of the Bunker Labs Branding Team and the Executive Producer.

    In this second episode of the Series, Paul shares insight on the Pros and Con's Venture Capital. As entrepreneurs, we're often encouraged to utilize Other Peoples Money. However, taking on venture capital isn't all son shines and rainbows. While it has it's benefits, such as access capital to invest in the growth of your businesses, in exchange for equity. However, you also have a burden or responsibility to your investors and your shareholders, who are going to push you to grow, and whose vision for your company may or may not align with you and your teams. Before you taking funding from VCs, it's important you understand what your getting yourself into.

    By the end of this episode, you'll understand:

    - Different Considerations for taking on Venture Capital,
    - such as determining the right amount of capital to raise.
    - The importance of choosing the right Investors
    - The requirements and effects of giving up equity.

    I hope you enjoy this episode with Paul, and that it accelerates your entrepreneurial journey.
     
     CTA: Subscribe to this Series on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. We’d greatly appreciate it if you left us a review, and shared this podcast with someone in your network who you feel can benefit from the information.  
     
    If you want to get plugged into the Bunker Labs ecosystem, visit www.BunkerLabs.org, select a city nearest to you, sign up for the local newsletter, and attend one of our networking. It’s that simple. 
     
    From there be sure to get connected at Bunker Online.org, where you can learn about our many different programs to support your entrepreneurial journey. We have programs that will take you from idea to invoice, incubate you, and position to grow alongside other founders and CEOs. Register today at www.BunkerOnline.org 

    • 22 min
    #3 The Pros and Cons of Venture Debt

    #3 The Pros and Cons of Venture Debt

    You’re listening to “Bunker Labs Presents A Crash Course in Venture Capital with Paul Capon, Managing Partner of LunaCap Ventures. I’m “IRON” Mike Steadman, Member of the Bunker Labs Branding Team and the Executive Producer.

    In this third episode of the Series, Paul discusses the pros and cons of venture debt, a form of debt financing for venture-backed companies that lack the assets or cash flow for traditional debt financing, or that want greater flexibility. When utilized appropriately, venture debt can reduce dilution, extend a company’s runway, or accelerate its growth with limited cost to the business. If utilized poorly or with unfavorable terms, debt can reduce a company’s flexibility or become an obstacle to future equity raises.

    By the end of this episode, you'll understand:

    - The difference between venture capital and venture debt.
    - The type of companies best suited for the venture debt model
    - and The right time to seek venture debt.

    Paul and I hope you enjoy this episode and that it accelerates you on your entrepreneurial journey, and that it accelerates your entrepreneurial journey.
     
    CTA: Subscribe to this Series on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. We’d greatly appreciate it if you left us a review, and shared this podcast with someone in your network who you feel can benefit from the information.  
     
    If you want to get plugged into the Bunker Labs ecosystem, visit www.BunkerLabs.org, select a city nearest to you, sign up for the local newsletter, and attend one of our networking. It’s that simple. 

    • 24 min
    #4 Venture Capitalists Investment Considerations

    #4 Venture Capitalists Investment Considerations

    You’re listening to “Bunker Labs Presents A Crash Course in Venture Capital with Paul Capon, Managing Partner of LunaCap Ventures. I’m “IRON” Mike Steadman, a Member of the Bunker Labs Branding Team and the Executive Producer.

    In this fourth episode of the Series, Paul gives insight into Venture Capitalist investment considerations and the best practices for pitching VCs. He gives a first-hand perspective on what VC's are looking for in a good pitch deck, and how to make the most of your opportunity to pitch a VC.

    By the end of this episode, you'll understand:

    - A Good Strategy for approaching VC's
    - What makes a good pitch deck
    - How not to tank a deal

    Paul and I hope you enjoy this episode and that it accelerates you on your entrepreneurial journey, and that it accelerates your entrepreneurial journey.

    CTA: Subscribe to this Series on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. We’d greatly appreciate it if you left us a review, and shared this podcast with someone in your network who you feel can benefit from the information.  
     
    If you want to get plugged into the Bunker Labs ecosystem, visit www.BunkerLabs.org, select a city nearest to you, sign up for the local newsletter, and attend one of our networking. It’s that simple. 
     

    • 28 min
    #5 Becoming A Venture Capitalist

    #5 Becoming A Venture Capitalist

    You’re listening to “Bunker Labs Presents A Crash Course in Venture Capital with Paul Capon, Managing Partner of LunaCap Ventures. I’m “IRON” Mike Steadman, Member of the Bunker Labs Branding Team and the Executive Producer.

    In this fifth and final episode of the series, Paul takes off his VC Hat for a moment to put his entrepreneur one, in order to give you all some words of encouragement as you hit the fundraising trail. Paul pulls back the curtain on LunaCap Ventures and shares his story of building the firm from the ground up. This is an episode you don't want to miss, as Paul is one of the best entrepreneurs I know.

    By the end of this episode

    - You'll have a first-hand perspective of what led Paul to found Luna Cap
    - How he's grown the firm over the years
    - and the challenges of running a venture firm.

    Paul's story is a perfect way to close out the series and hopefully, it will inspire you to continue on your own entrepreneurial path. We hope you enjoy this final episode and that it accelerates you on your entrepreneurial journey
     
    CTA: Subscribe to this Series on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. We’d greatly appreciate it if you left us a review, and shared this podcast with someone in your network who you feel can benefit from the information.  
     
    If you want to get plugged into the Bunker Labs ecosystem, visit www.BunkerLabs.org, select a city nearest to you, sign up for the local newsletter, and attend one of our networking. It’s that simple. 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Kaiamina ,

People Need to Hear This

Very very informative information. Once of the most comprehensive course of VC I ever heard. Thanks gentlemen.

Comander Mark ,

In the spot.

I just started looking into Venture capital and this was the first podcast I found and I’m glad I started on the five series section. So helpful.

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