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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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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 > $2.5 Billion.

    Ep. 197 How I Raised It With John Fazio And Wayne Kimmel Of Nerd Street Gamers

    Ep. 197 How I Raised It With John Fazio And Wayne Kimmel Of Nerd Street Gamers

    Produced by Foundersuite (https://foundersuite.com/), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with John Fazio of Nerd Street Gamers (https://nerdstgamers.com/), a startup creating a national network of eSports facilities, events and content. Joining John is Wayne Kimmel of 76 Capital, an early financial backer of the Company.

    In this episode, John and Wayne talk about the dramatic growth of eSports, his previous attempts at building a digital video network and how that evolved into NSG, how a business with multiple physical locations pivoted to a digital platform, how he landed premier investor Founders Fund, and much more.

    The Company recently raised $11.5 million in funding led by Founders Fund, captained by Brian Singerman, bringing the company’s total funding to approximately $25 million. Previously, the Company raised a $12 million Series A from Five Below, Comcast Spectacor, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Capital and angel investor George Miller.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.5 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at https://foundersuite.com/

    • 47 min
    Ep. 196 How I Raised It With Eva Goicochea Of Maude

    Ep. 196 How I Raised It With Eva Goicochea Of Maude

    Produced by Foundersuite (foundersuite.com/), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Eva Goicochea of Maude (https://getmaude.com/) makers of modern sexual wellness products.

    In this episode, Eva talks about nurturing relationships, finding people who are seeking exactly what you do, running a well-organized fundraise, tips for doing investor updates using Foundersuite :) and much more.

    The Company has raised $4.3M in total. Investors include CASSIUS, True, Vice Ventures (backed by Marc Andreessen and Bradley Tusk), Patina Brands, RRE and Tune House Capital (Steyn family). Angels include: Dakota Johnson, Benjamin Millepied (husband of Natalie Portman), Steven Alan, the Oudéa family, the Korder family, the Aschenbroich family, Constantin Rojahn, Brad Handler, and Cédric Aumonier, amongst others. Advisors include Anna Sedgley, former CFO, Dow Jones; Jennifer Conti, MD, OB/Gyn, Stanford University School of Medicine and co-author, The Vagina Book; and Gene Han, former Vice President of New Ventures at Target.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.5 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at foundersuite.com/

    • 33 min
    Ep. 195 How I Raised It With Domm Holland Of Fast.co

    Ep. 195 How I Raised It With Domm Holland Of Fast.co

    Produced by Foundersuite (https://foundersuite.com/), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Domm Holland of Fast.co, a startup that provides a one-click checkout experience for the entire internet.

    In this episode, Domm talks about how to build a network in Silicon Valley as an outsider, how he met his co-founder Allison Barr Allen (an exec at Uber), how to think holistically about investor relations, tips for doing strategic deals, running a process when fundraising, and more.

    The Company recently raised a $102 million Series B led by Stripe and Addition, with participation from Index Ventures and other existing investors.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.5 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at https://foundersuite.com/

    • 41 min
    Ep. 194 How I Raised It With Pree Walia Of Preemadonna

    Ep. 194 How I Raised It With Pree Walia Of Preemadonna

    Produced by Foundersuite (https://foundersuite.com/), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Pree Walia of Preemadonna, makers of the Nailbot.com, an at-home robotic manicure machine.

    In this episode, Pree talks about the challenges of raising capital for a hardware startup, her experience with the HAX Accelerator and TechCrunch Battlefield, running a Kickstarter campaign, getting on the TV show "Meet The Drapers" and more.

    The Company has raised $5.6M in an overall seed financing to date led by Halogen Ventures with participation from Version One Ventures and the Amazon Alexa Fund. Additional seed investors in Preemadonna include Two Small Fish, SOSV, Garage Capital, Draper Associates Investments, LLC., Shrug Capital, Telescopic Ventures, Cleo Capital; and a host of entrepreneurs including Tara Bosch - the founder of SmartSweets, Markus Frind - the founder of Plenty of Fish, Helen Greiner - co-founder of iRobot, Charles Huang - founder of Guitar Hero, & the Spanx by Sara Blakely Fund, a Donor-Advised Fund at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Preemadonna is an alum of the HAX hardware accelerator and Founders Factory program.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.5 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com

    • 41 min
    Ep. 193 How I Raised It With Greg Castle Of Anorak.vc

    Ep. 193 How I Raised It With Greg Castle Of Anorak.vc

    Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Greg Castle of Anorak.vc a seed-stage venture fund that invests in robotics, AI, virtual reality, computer vision, and other industries.

    In this episode, Greg talks about how he became a venture capitalist, including how he got started angel investing in companies such as Oculus, how he used SPVs to do larger deals, and how he then used that track record to raise a $13 million VC fund.

    Greg has made 50 investments have been made with $450M raised in follow on funding resulting in an aggregate portfolio market capitalization of $2.8B

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.5 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com

    • 33 min
    Ep. 192 How I Raised It With Andrew Butt Of Enable.com

    Ep. 192 How I Raised It With Andrew Butt Of Enable.com

    Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Andrew Butt of Enable.com, a cloud-based SaaS solution for B2B rebate management.

    In this episode, Andrew talks about why he decided to move to Silicon Valley from the UK, tips for running a streamlined fundraising process, why time is the killer of deals, how he did outreach to CEOs to diligence the VCs he was talking with, the deal terms that were most important to him, and more.

    The Company most recently raised a $16M Series A funding round from Menlo Ventures and Sierra Ventures.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.5 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com

    • 34 min

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Maria Turco Fitness industry entrepreneur

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Incredible podcast for new founders

There are so many tricks and advice I have learned from this podcast that have helped me in raising pre-seed money. Highly recommend for founders!!!

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Really got into this podcast. Bulding my own startup and we found quite a few gems of knowledge re tactics. Also like that the episodes are not too long. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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