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The tech media loves a splashy funding announcement - millions of dollars injected into a hot startup primed to become a unicorn. But what about the work behind those headlines? Host Jason Yeh, a former VC and venture-backed startup founder, talks with entrepreneurs about how they raised the capital to launch world-changing startups. Their conversations uncover incredible stories including cautionary tales, inspirational memories, and even some insightful tips. Keep up with us on social @fundedpod to learn more.


Funded is presented by our good friends at Vanta, the leading automated security and compliance platform.

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The tech media loves a splashy funding announcement - millions of dollars injected into a hot startup primed to become a unicorn. But what about the work behind those headlines? Host Jason Yeh, a former VC and venture-backed startup founder, talks with entrepreneurs about how they raised the capital to launch world-changing startups. Their conversations uncover incredible stories including cautionary tales, inspirational memories, and even some insightful tips. Keep up with us on social @fundedpod to learn more.


Funded is presented by our good friends at Vanta, the leading automated security and compliance platform.

    TBC EP17: Cold Intros vs. Warm Intros

    TBC EP17: Cold Intros vs. Warm Intros

    Introductions hold incredible power in the world of fundraising.

    Pulling a good network together and getting to know new people takes effort and time. But you know what? It’s a hundred percent worth it.

    You’ll find out why in this episode, where Jason breaks down the importance of introductions - both cold and warm, and how it basically forms the backbone of early-stage fundraising.

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    TBC EP16: The most famous pass ever

    TBC EP16: The most famous pass ever

    Rejections. Passes. Declined proposals.

    These things are inevitable in any fundraising story - so as early as possible, it’s best to prepare yourself for what’s to come.

    Because no matter how hard you prepare and how much effort you exert, there will still be people looking at you with doubt and criticism.

    In this episode, Jason tells the story of one of the most famous ‘pass’ stories ever, and how it affected the founder’s game plan in continuing forward with his journey.

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    TBC EP15: Rounds are going CRAZY fast...

    TBC EP15: Rounds are going CRAZY fast...

    Everybody has their own timeline. Some succeed early on their journey, while others go on for so long that they feel that success is too far away.

    But the thing in entrepreneurship is - you never know what to expect. Things might go your way at a very, very unexpected time.

    In this episode, Jason shares one of the craziest, fastest fundraising rounds that happened right before his eyes - getting a signed term sheet within just 8 days.

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    TBC EP14: Narrative strategies and why they're important

    TBC EP14: Narrative strategies and why they're important

    Mastering your company’s narrative is one of the most vital things that you should have when starting any business. It’s what sets you apart from all the other competitors that are trying to solve the same problem as you do.

    In the world of entrepreneurship, having strategies about what and how you tell your story is necessary so you can be sure that you will really reach your target audience in the best way possible.

    In this episode, Jason talks about exactly that - what are these strategies, why do you need them, and how you are going to create them yourself.

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    TBC EP13: You should share your wins

    TBC EP13: You should share your wins

    With all the social media platforms at our fingertips, everyone can stay updated about any and everything.

    People consume content on social media on a daily basis - and as we know, individuals nowadays are heavily influenced by what they see online.

    And as founders/fundraisers, you should definitely take advantage of this.

    In this episode, Jason talks about why you should post and share your wins on social media, how it benefits you, and how even small actions can create a huge impact in your fundraising journey.

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    TBC EP12: FOMO - a helluva drug

    TBC EP12: FOMO - a helluva drug

    Ever heard of a good drug?

    And no, what I’m talking about is probably not what you’re thinking… it’s the fear of missing out.

    In the eyes of founders and fundraisers, FOMO is a feeling you want potential investors to sense deeply.

    Curious? Tune in to this episode and hear more about the benefits of using FOMO as a strategy in getting them on board with your company.

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Customer Reviews

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99 Ratings

99 Ratings

androidoshea123 ,

Awesome pod

Great stories that really help demystify fundraising for startups.

Michelle_builds ,

Highly recommend learning from Jason

Jason’s materials (podcast, YouTube, worksheets) have been instrumental in helping me prepare for my raise. Highly recommend learning from the pod and watching his three part YouTube series on fundraising!

Asgrow1333 ,

Jason is a great host, I learn so much from this pod

Definitely check it out!