183 episodes

Fundraising Radio is a podcast about fundraising for startups. Want to learn how to raise money for your startup? Listen and learn. Experienced founders who raised over $20 million, fresh founders who just raised $20k, professional Venture Capitalists with hundreds of millions under management and young investors who are raising their first funds. Fundraising Radio will show you fundraising process from every perspective. How to:
- raise from angels
- approach large investors
- gain first traction
- live with no traction
- succeed with no money in the bank
- being broke, but not broken:)
Enjoy

Fundraising Radio Konstantin Dubovitskiy

    • Investing
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Fundraising Radio is a podcast about fundraising for startups. Want to learn how to raise money for your startup? Listen and learn. Experienced founders who raised over $20 million, fresh founders who just raised $20k, professional Venture Capitalists with hundreds of millions under management and young investors who are raising their first funds. Fundraising Radio will show you fundraising process from every perspective. How to:
- raise from angels
- approach large investors
- gain first traction
- live with no traction
- succeed with no money in the bank
- being broke, but not broken:)
Enjoy

    Investing in "unsexy" fields, by Denis Kalyshkin

    Investing in "unsexy" fields, by Denis Kalyshkin

    Denis Kalyshkin, principal at I2BF Global Ventures explains what does it mean to work in the "unsexy" field and how the non-technological fields present a great opportunity for startup founders. We also talk about how startup founders can get involved in such fields.

    I2BF Global Ventures: https://www.i2bf.com/

    Fill out this form to get connected to investors and mentors: https://form.typeform.com/to/vT8gVQDG

    • 22 min
    Free accelerators and what does the government support mean for startups, by Miki Reynolds.

    Free accelerators and what does the government support mean for startups, by Miki Reynolds.

    Miki Reynolds - Co-Founder and Executive Director at Grid 110 talks about the support that government provides to the early stage startup founders and specifically talks about Los Angeles eco-system. We discussed a variety of government programs aimed to support startups and how founders can use those. Below you can find the list of very helpful links mentioned in the episode: 

    Make a research on the funding options you have: https://intro.me/

    Spreadsheet with grant options. 

    SBIR - America's Seed Fund: https://www.sbir.gov/

    Community for underrepresented founders: https://bunchoffounders.com/

    Post that Miki co-wrote about alternative funding sources (this is super helpful) - https://medium.com/allraise/how-to-get-funding-for-your-startup-thats-not-venture-capital-7965f25998f1 

    Grid 110: https://www.grid110.org/

    • 25 min
    Advisers to CEOs - who needs them and how much do they cost? By Sherwin Estanislao.

    Advisers to CEOs - who needs them and how much do they cost? By Sherwin Estanislao.

    Sherwin Estanislao, Founding Partner and Investor at Creative Interlace Tech Ventures in this episode of Fundraising Radio talks about who needs an advisor, how to find one and how much approximately should you give him/her. We also talked about the venture studio model and what kind of founders should work with such.

    Sherwin Estanislao: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherwin-estanislao/

    Creative Interlace Tech Ventures: http://creativeinterlace.com/

    • 17 min
    Acquired for $780 million - lessons learned about Fundraising and moving to the US, by Zain Jaffer.

    Acquired for $780 million - lessons learned about Fundraising and moving to the US, by Zain Jaffer.

    Zain Jaffer, currently Partner at Blue Field Capital and previously the Co-Founder and CEO at Vungle that was acquired for $780 in 2019. In this episode Zain talks about how he managed to move from the UK to the US and who should try doing the same. We also talked about the major mistakes that he had made during the fundraising process and his major accomplishments.

    Blue Field Capital: http://www.bluefieldfunds.com/

    The Proptech VC podcast by Zain: https://open.spotify.com/show/5DBlKyYaVcuNv8uFq4LCfJ?si=_Jbm0oT1SWWMGaRYQ5pikw

    Episode on Proptech by Fundraising Radio: https://www.fundraisingradio.com/Zach-Aarons/

    • 27 min
    Stock buyback - how does it work in a startup? By Mike Preuss.

    Stock buyback - how does it work in a startup? By Mike Preuss.

    Mike Preuss, Co-Founder and CEO at Visible.vc explains how he managed to raise the first rounds of funding and how later on his company bought back some of the equity it sold to its investors. We also discussed the importance of following up with current investors and how it should be done.

    Connect to investors (completely free) here: https://connect.visible.vc/

    Follow up with investors here: https://visible.vc/

    If you are too early for VC (and even Angel) funding, apply here: https://form.typeform.com/to/vT8gVQDG

    • 28 min
    What is a Hedge Fund and can startups raise from them? By Ryan Zhang and Mi Tu.

    What is a Hedge Fund and can startups raise from them? By Ryan Zhang and Mi Tu.

    Ryan Zhang and Mi Tu, Partners & Co-Founders at Standard Capital L.P. explain how do hedge funds work and how can startup founders raise money from them. We also talked about investing in securities vs investing in startups.

    Book recommendations from Ryan and Mi:

    The Intelligent Investor - Ben Graham (this is classic, I highly recommend it as well) https://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Investing-Essentials/dp/0060555661/ref=sr_1_1?crid=291794I5VXHKV&dchild=1&keywords=intelligent+investor&qid=1599935645&sprefix=intellegent%2Caps%2C174&sr=8-1

    One Up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch: https://www.amazon.com/One-Up-Wall-Street-Already/dp/0743200403/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2HZI5N30G8ICO&dchild=1&keywords=one+up+on+wall+street&qid=1599935606&sprefix=one+up+%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Tristanbul ,

Smart, thoughtful startup stories

I’m a big fan of Fundraising Radio and have been a guest on the show. Konstantin, the host, is a young hustler talking to the best people in tech.

Kiriillll ,

Diverse funding stories, interactive format

I have listened to various successful fundraising stories on this podcast. There are episodes that have real stories about successfully crowdfunding campaigns, grants, VC rounds and more.

The format is interactive, instead of listening to the final cut, you can ask guests questions yourself during the live recording. (Ps. You might also end up in the final cut)

KosObsosXStory ,

Very educational!

Now with the "educational episodes" section on the website it got even better - wonderful content and with the site it got even easier to navigate. Transcripts of the episodes are pretty bad though, so I don't recommend reading those. Still 5/5 for sure!

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