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Lessons from startup founders, investors and guides to help move founders forward. The Founders Forward podcast is brought to you by the team at Visible.

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Lessons from startup founders, investors and guides to help move founders forward. The Founders Forward podcast is brought to you by the team at Visible.

Update investors, raise capital and track metrics from a single platform — try Visible for free at visible.vc

    Quitting vs. Giving Up with Mike Evans, the Founder of GrubHub

    Quitting vs. Giving Up with Mike Evans, the Founder of GrubHub

    For a bonus episode of the Founders Forward Podcast, we are joined by Mike Evans. Mike is the founder of GrubHub and the current CEO of Fixer — Fixer provides skilled experts, solving a variety of home problems in one visit.

    • 45 min
    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 8

    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 8

    They did it! Jonathan and the team have wrapped up their raise and they are in the process of finishing up the round. Jonathan shares what he has learned during the raise and what is next for The Juice.

    • 10 min
    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 7

    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 7

    The first term sheets are in hand and the end of the raise is in sight. Jonathan joins us to discuss the term sheets he has in hand and what due diligence has been like so far. Finally, we talk through what hiring plans and projections look like once the cash is in the bank.

    • 13 min
    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 6

    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 6

    Coming off of their first ProductHunt launch, Jonathan joins us to share the current status of the round. We discuss what they’ve been focusing on internally as a business. Finally, we discuss the term sheets that are on their way.

    • 12 min
    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 5

    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 5

    We are back in the heart of The Juice fundraise. They are a few weeks in and starting to get to the middle of the “3 months of pitching.” We discuss how Jonathan is leveraging verbal commits to build urgency with new investors and discuss what is being shared in The Juice’s data room.

    • 8 min
    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 4

    Fundraising Series with Jonathan Gandolf — Week 4

    Jonathan has been busy with investor meetings and pitches since the last time we chatted. Jonathan breaks down the “VC speed dating” event he attended and updates on other investor conversations.

    Finally, we hit on financial projections at the pre-seed/seed stage and what investors are looking for in the early stages of financial projections.

    • 12 min

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