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How I Raised It - The podcast where we interview startup founders who raised capital. Foundersuite.com - software for raising capital

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    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Produced by Foundersuite.com, makers of the leading software stack for raising capital: Investor CRM + VC/Angel database + Pitch Deck Hosting + Investor Update tools. Used by startups to raise > $1.5 Billion.

    Ep. 157 How I Raised It with Marcus Cobb of Jammber

    Ep. 157 How I Raised It with Marcus Cobb of Jammber

    Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Marcus Cobb of Jammber.com, a platform that helps musicians and songwriters manage their royalties and split revenues.

    In this episode, Marcus talks about how the revenue pie is divided in the music industry, how a hackathon led to the Company's new business model, the Nashville and Chicago startup scenes (including the Nashville Entrepreneurial Center), the chasm between seed and Series A, raising capital from Steve Case's "Rise of the Rest" fund, the importance when pitching of both demonstrating potential ROI and) making investors feel like they are part of a great story, tips for Black founders, and much more.

    The Company most recently raised $5.6 million of venture funding in a deal led by Revolution, Joe Galante and Ken Levitan. The Company has also raised capital from 31 angel investors.

    This series is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.2 Billion since 2016.

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    • 45 min
    Ep. 156 How I Raised It with Derek Andersen of Bevy and Startup Grind

    Ep. 156 How I Raised It with Derek Andersen of Bevy and Startup Grind

    Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Derek Andersen, founder of Startup Grind (www.startupgrind.com) and now Bevy (www.bevy.com), a platform to host virtual online events and build a community.

    In this episode, Derek talks about the ROI of building a community and the benefits of word-of-mouth marketing, how he grew Startup Grind to over 500 chapters worldwide without raising capital, why he decided to go the VC route for Bevy, what he looked for in a VC partner, how to create scarcity and demand for your deal, and much more.

    The Company has raised more than $21 million over three rounds. The most recent was a $15 million Series B deal led by Accel. Upfront Ventures and Ryan Smith also participated.

    This series is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.2 Billion since 2016.

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    • 46 min
    Ep. 155 How I Raised It with Cristina Rogers of Mens Gold Boxx

    Ep. 155 How I Raised It with Cristina Rogers of Mens Gold Boxx

    Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Cristina Rogers of Men's Gold Box (www.mgbxx.com), an Austin-based subscription clothing service for XXL men.

    In this episode, Cristina talks about pitching former Patriots wide receiver Rob Gronkowski, paying contractors with equity, what it's like raising money as a queer Latina woman, the Austin startup scene, how an ad in "Gay Bear World" magazine was a turning point for the company, and more.

    The Company has raised capital from MassChallenge and participated in Divinc, UT Fast Forward, Bunker Labs and Capital Factory accelerator programs.

    This series is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.2 Billion since 2016.

    Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com

    • 35 min
    Ep. 154 How I Raised It with Jonny Price of Wefunder

    Ep. 154 How I Raised It with Jonny Price of Wefunder

    Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Jonny Price of Wefunder.com, an equity crowdfunding platform.

    In this episode, we go deep into the different types of crowdfunding including Reg D, Reg CF, and Reg A+, crowdfunding vs. raising capital from angels or venture capitalists, the downsides to crowdfunding, tips for running a successful campaign, and more.

    This series is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.2 Billion since 2016.

    Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com

    • 46 min
    Ep. 153 How I Raised It with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital

    Ep. 153 How I Raised It with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital

    "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with entrepreneurs and VCs who have raised capital. This episode is with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital (https://backstagecapital.com) a venture capital fund that invests in under-represented entrepreneurs including women, People of Color, and LGBTQ founders.

    In this episode, Arlan talks about her journey from being homeless to raising over $10 million, why investing in under-represented founders is not just the right thing to do but a financial opportunity, how she appealed to investors' competitive and curious sides when she was raising her fund, advice for founders considering raising capital now, and more.

    Arlan recently released her book "It's About Damn Time" https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/617251/its-about-damn-time-by-arlan-hamilton-with-rachel-l-nelson/

    She also has a podcast called "Your First Million": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-first-million/id1467515562

    This series is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.2 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

    • 19 min
    Ep. 152 How I Raised It with George Arison of Shift.com

    Ep. 152 How I Raised It with George Arison of Shift.com

    Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with George Arison of Shift Cars (Shift.com), an online car shopping platform that brings the car to your door for test drives.

    In this episode, George talks about how fundraising is a process of "VC thesis matching," how he raised the seed round by going back to previous bosses and co-workers, how startup valuations really work, tips for surviving a downturn, why the next few years will be great for founders, and more.

    We also go deep into what happens during a "down round" and how to best deal with it -- for example, getting existing investors to commit to a price, dealing with anti-dilution clauses, changing the liquidation stack, increasing the option pool to keep employees happy, and more.

    The Company most recently raised $181 million of Series D venture funding in a deal led by Lithia Motors. BMW i Ventures, Alliance Ventures, G2VP, Highland Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, DCM Ventures, Threshold Ventures, 122 West ventures, MicroVentures and other investors also participated.

    This series is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.2 Billion since 2016.

    Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com

    • 57 min

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An amazing podcast!

This podcast more than succeeds in its goal to present the challenges and solutions to making it as a startup. I would definitely recommend this to any and all entrepreneurs looking to gain some insights.

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Episode 28

Episode 28 is excellent with Andy Lowery of RealWear. Great advice for startups!

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