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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 • 76 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 > $2.5 Billion.

    Ep. 241 How I Raised It with Mike Bell of Miso Robotics

    Ep. 241 How I Raised It with Mike Bell of Miso Robotics

    Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders and investors who have raised capital. This episode is with Miso Robotics (https://misorobotics.com) makers of robotic arms for the food service industry - for example, to run the french fry or chicken wing fryer.

    In this episode, Mike talks why the company raised its Series A and Series B rounds from traditional VCs, then changed gears and switched to Crowdfunding for its C, D, and E rounds. We talk about the advantages and challenges of raising large amounts via crowdfunding, how to leverage a digital marketing team to drive potential CF backers, the cost to acquire a CF investor, and much more.

    Miso has raised $75MM in crowdfunding to date and recently closed its Series E round. The company has over 25,000 shareholders.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

    • 32 min
    Ep. 240 How I Raised It with Michael Bamberger of Tetra Insights

    Ep. 240 How I Raised It with Michael Bamberger of Tetra Insights

    Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders and investors who have raised capital. This episode is with Michael Bamberger of Tetra Insights (www.tetrainsights.com), a platform that helps companies turn user research into actionable insights.

    In this episode, Michael talks about running a fundraising process and creating urgency, the Boulder Colorado startup scene. advantages of raising from a smaller VC fund, and more. We also talk about how cold email can work really well when you've done the proper investor research and targeting, and we go through the exact Subject Line and Email of the cold email that landed his lead investor.

    Tetra Insights most recently raised a $5 million round of Series A funding led by Access Venture Partners with participation from Next Frontier Capital and Active Capital.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 239 How I Raised It with Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan of Chief

    Ep. 239 How I Raised It with Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan of Chief

    Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders and investors who have raised capital. This episode is with Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan of Chief (www.chief.com), a private membership network focused on women executive leaders.

    In this episode, Carolyn and Lindsay talk us through each round of financings, from Seed to Series A to Series B and they share exactly how they did it and what level of traction they had at each stage. They also provide tips for raising capital, managing a rapidly growing startup, and more.

    Chief has raised $140 million over three rounds:

    1) Chief announced its $3 million seed round in October 2018, led by Primary Venture Capital and Flybridge Capital Partners, with participants including Accel, Box Group, Able Partners, XFactor Ventures, Silas Capital, BBG Ventures, and Alexa Von Tobel.

    2) In June 2019, Chief raised a $22 million Series A, co-led by General Catalyst and Inspired Capital, with previous investors and GGV Capital participating. Ken Chenault, chairman and a managing director of General Catalyst, and Alexa von Tobel, founder and managing partner of Inspired Capital, joined the board of directors. Chief also announced an additional $15 million extension in June 2020, led by GGV Capital.

    3) In March 2022, the company raised $100 million in Series B funding at a $1.1 billion valuation, bringing its total funding to $140 million. The round was led by CapitalG, the independent growth fund of Google parent company Alphabet, and General Partner Laela Sturdy joined the board of directors. Previous investors General Catalyst, GGV Capital, Inspired Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, and BoxGroup also participated in the round.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

    • 36 min
    Ep. 238 How I Raised It with Eitan Reisel of vgames.vc

    Ep. 238 How I Raised It with Eitan Reisel of vgames.vc

    Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders and investors who have raised capital. This episode is with Eitan Reisel of vgames.vc, an Israeli based VC firm that invests in gaming startups.

    In this episode, Eitan talks about what gaming sectors are attractive, what he invests in and what key metrics startups should have, how he finds deals, and more.

    He also shares an 8-step process (and tips) for raising a first time VC fund.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

    • 40 min
    Ep. 237 How I Raised It with Scott Kitun of Songfinch

    Ep. 237 How I Raised It with Scott Kitun of Songfinch

    Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders and investors who have raised capital. This episode is with Scott Kitun of Songfinch.com, a platform where anyone can purchase a custom made song.

    In this episode, Scott talks about selling his last business (Technori) to Kingscrowd, how he used his podcast to meet investors, how they raised capital for Songfinch from celebrities like The Weekend, Quincy Jones, Harry Gottlieb and Doja Cat, and much more.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 236 How I Raised It with Samir Arora of Kyro Digital

    Ep. 236 How I Raised It with Samir Arora of Kyro Digital

    Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders and investors who have raised capital. This episode is with Samir Arora of Kyro.co, one of the first Web3 multi-chain services platforms.

    In this episode, Samir describes the evolution of the Web and where it's going next, how he raised capital directly from blockchain partners, advice for keeping terms simple, and more.

    How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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76 Ratings

76 Ratings

alex and eve ,

Quality podcast

I love the podcast, great selection of entrepreneurs that they interview. The questions are smart and educated and you really walk away with so much insight how companies had the capital to get off the ground!

sunny dulay ,

Best podcast of you are in startups

IF you are in startups, whether you are raising a round or not, there are some excellent stories, advice and philosophies discussed on this podcast. Highly recommend it!

not flat photos ,

Great podcast for entrepreneurs

Awesome learnings each episode!

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