34 episodes

On "More Rounds" with Kim Lewis the CEO of CurlMix & 4C ONLY, Kim asks the BIG question we all want to know the answer to...where did you get the money to start your business? Join Kim & her guests as they peel back the layers of entrepreneurship. Learn what it looks like to acquire funding for your business. They discuss building relationships in venture capital, bootstrapping, crowdfunding, debt, accounting, legal, and bringing you knowledge through their first-hand experiences.

Cheers to More Rounds!

More Rounds with Kim Lewis Kimberly Lewis

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

On "More Rounds" with Kim Lewis the CEO of CurlMix & 4C ONLY, Kim asks the BIG question we all want to know the answer to...where did you get the money to start your business? Join Kim & her guests as they peel back the layers of entrepreneurship. Learn what it looks like to acquire funding for your business. They discuss building relationships in venture capital, bootstrapping, crowdfunding, debt, accounting, legal, and bringing you knowledge through their first-hand experiences.

Cheers to More Rounds!

    Ep. 34 | Investing in Inclusivity: Philomina Kane's Path to Funding Success

    Ep. 34 | Investing in Inclusivity: Philomina Kane's Path to Funding Success

    Get ready for a fashion-forward episode on the More Rounds Podcast featuring Philomina Kane, the brilliant mind behind the revolutionary hoodie for women of color. Join host Kim Lewis as she delves into Philomina Kane's inspiring journey, from navigating her way through pre-orders to founding Kin—an apparel brand that's breaking barriers in the fashion industry.

    Discover the unique features of the hoodie designed for textured fros, with an open neck for easy wear and satin lining for hair care. Dive into Philomina Kane's background, from not knowing her mom to earning a degree at Princeton, and explore how she leveraged grants to turn her dreams into reality.

    But the journey doesn't stop there—Philomina Kane secured a whopping $700,000 in funding, landed a contract with Shark Tank, and even caught the attention of Emma Greed, an esteemed investor. Tune in to hear about the memorable moment when Trevor Noah loved Philomina Kane's set and get ready to be inspired by her mantra: "Create your opportunities."

    This episode is a celebration of creativity, resilience, and the power of fashion to make a statement. Don't miss out on the fashion revolution with Philomina Kane on More Rounds!

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    Hi, I'm Kim and I'm the CEO & Co-Founder of Listener Brands, which is a holding company that owns @curlmix and @4conly

    I am on a journey to build digitally native brands in overlooked segments of the market. Our largest brand, CurlMix, helps women master their curls in 21 days.

    And our newest brand, 4C ONLY, is the first brand dedicated exclusively to 4C hair.

    Curlmix Now Available At Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/brand/curlmix
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    ➡️Leave A Review On The Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-rounds-with-kim-lewis/id1704572392

    ➡️ Connect With Me: https://kimlewisceo.com/

    ➡️ Connect With Philomina Kane: https://www.instagram.com/naturallyphilo/

    • 35 min
    Ep. 33 | Built My Own Bank for Micro Lending and Raised $70M | Ft. Rodney Williams

    Ep. 33 | Built My Own Bank for Micro Lending and Raised $70M | Ft. Rodney Williams

    Join us for an insightful episode of More Rounds Podcast as host Kim Lewis sits down with Rodney Williams, a trailblazer in the fintech space and co-founder of Solo Funds. Rodney's journey is one of innovation and impact, as he shares his experiences revolutionizing finance through technology. As the co-founder of Solo Funds, Rodney has crossed over 2 million users, transforming the way people access and manage their finances.

    Tune in as he reveals the challenges and triumphs of building a fintech empire, offering valuable insights into entrepreneurship, technology, and financial empowerment.

    This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of finance and technology, and for those aspiring to make a difference in the world of fintech. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation with Rodney Williams on More Rounds Podcast!

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    Hi, I'm Kim and I'm the CEO & Co-Founder of Listener Brands, which is a holding company that owns @curlmix and @4conly

    I am on a journey to build digitally native brands in overlooked segments of the market. Our largest brand, CurlMix, helps women master their curls in 21 days.

    And our newest brand, 4C ONLY, is the first brand dedicated exclusively to 4C hair.

    Curlmix Now Available At Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/brand/curlmix
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    ➡️Leave A Review On The Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-rounds-with-kim-lewis/id1704572392

    ➡️ Connect With Me: https://kimlewisceo.com/

    ➡️ Connect With Rodney Williams: https://www.instagram.com/rodneybwilliams/

    • 31 min
    Ep. 32 | From Pink Slip to Profit | Ft. Ephraim Egbele

    Ep. 32 | From Pink Slip to Profit | Ft. Ephraim Egbele

    Join host Kim Lewis for a captivating episode of More Rounds Podcast as she sits down with Ephraim Egbele, accountant turned entrepreneur and founder of EFS. Ephraim's journey is a testament to resilience and determination. After experiencing the setback of being laid off during the 2008 recession, Ephraim made the bold decision to start his own business rather than pursue another job. Tune in as he shares the challenges he faced and the lessons he learned along the way. This episode offers valuable insights into overcoming adversity, pursuing passion, and carving a path to success against all odds. Don't miss out on this empowering conversation with Ephraim Egbele on More Rounds Podcast!

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    Hi, I'm Kim and I'm the CEO & Co-Founder of Listener Brands, which is a holding company that owns @curlmix and @4conly

    I am on a journey to build digitally native brands in overlooked segments of the market. Our largest brand, CurlMix, helps women master their curls in 21 days.

    And our newest brand, 4C ONLY, is the first brand dedicated exclusively to 4C hair.

    Curlmix Now Available At Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/brand/curlmix
    ___________________________________________________
    ➡️Leave A Review On The Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-rounds-with-kim-lewis/id1704572392

    ➡️ Connect With Me: https://kimlewisceo.com/

    ➡️ Connect With Ephraim Egbele: https://www.instagram.com/ephraimcpa?igsh=NHkycndieHFyd3E2

    • 33 min
    Ep. 31 | From Farms to Fortune | Ft. Riana Lynn

    Ep. 31 | From Farms to Fortune | Ft. Riana Lynn

    Join Kim Lewis for a dynamic episode of More Rounds featuring her close friend and serial entrepreneur, Riana Lynn. From a family of farmers to a pioneer in AI & Software, Riana's journey is one of resilience and innovation. With over five companies launched from $10,000 to millions raised, Riana shares her unique insights and lessons learned. Tune in to discover the secrets behind Riana's path from farms to fortune, and glean inspiration for your own entrepreneurial journey.

    This episode features Riana Lyn who is a good friend of Kim, she works in supply chain, B2B, and has launched into AI & SoftwareIs a scientist by heart, been a serial entrepreneur for some time Started over 5 companies with just $10,000 to raising millions Comes from a family of farmers that have owned over millions of acres of land
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    Hi, I'm Kim and I'm the CEO & Co-Founder of Listener Brands, which is a holding company that owns @curlmix and @4conly

    I am on a journey to build digitally native brands in overlooked segments of the market. Our largest brand, CurlMix, helps women master their curls in 21 days.

    And our newest brand, 4C ONLY, is the first brand dedicated exclusively to 4C hair.

    Curlmix Now Available At Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/brand/curlmix
    ___________________________________________________
    ➡️Leave A Review On The Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-rounds-with-kim-lewis/id1704572392

    ➡️ Connect With Me: https://kimlewisceo.com/

    ➡️ Connect With Riana Lynn: https://www.instagram.com/rianalynn/

    • 34 min
    Ep. 30 | How to Pick A Franchise To Own - Spoiler Alert: Chick-fil-A | Ft. Kareem Edwards

    Ep. 30 | How to Pick A Franchise To Own - Spoiler Alert: Chick-fil-A | Ft. Kareem Edwards

    Join us for an enlightening episode of More Rounds Podcast as host Kim Lewis sits down with Kareem Edwards, the pioneering owner of Chicago's first Chick-fil-A.

    Born and raised in Queens, New York, Kareem's journey is a testament to resilience and reinvention. From interning on Wall Street during his college years to pivoting his career into marketing, Kareem shares the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial path.

    Tune in as he reveals the challenges he faced, including losing $180,000 due to a finger typo on Wall Street and $45,000 in his own entrepreneurship journey. Plus, get an insider's look into his three-year journey to launch Chicago's beloved Chick-fil-A store.

    This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration to overcome obstacles, pursue their passions, and carve their path to success. Don't miss out on this empowering conversation with Kareem Edwards on More Rounds Podcast!

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    Hi, I'm Kim and I'm the CEO & Co-Founder of Listener Brands, which is a holding company that owns @curlmix and @4conly

    I am on a journey to build digitally native brands in overlooked segments of the market. Our largest brand, CurlMix, helps women master their curls in 21 days.

    And our newest brand, 4C ONLY, is the first brand dedicated exclusively to 4C hair.

    Curlmix Now Available At Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/brand/curlmix

    ___________________________________________________

    ➡️Leave A Review On The Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-rounds-with-kim-lewis/id1704572392

    ➡️ Connect With Me: https://kimlewisceo.com/

    ➡️ Connect With Kareem Edwards: https://www.instagram.com/kareemjedwards/

    • 28 min
    Ep. 29 | Double Down On Your Hobby To Build Your First Business | Ft. Donyale Walton

    Ep. 29 | Double Down On Your Hobby To Build Your First Business | Ft. Donyale Walton

    Join host Kim Lewis for an electrifying episode of More Rounds Podcast as she sits down with the visionary entrepreneur, Donyale Walton.
    Founder of Hoop Mobb, Donyale shares her inspiring journey of building an empire from scratch. From the humble beginnings of Hoop Mobb in 2019 to rubbing shoulders with Oprah while interviewing the cast of "The Color Purple" wearing her company's earrings, Donyale's story is one of determination, innovation, and breaking barriers. Tune in as she reveals how she bootstrapped her way to $1M and maintains profitability with six figures per month. Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek into her plans for retail expansion. This episode is a must-listen for anyone aspiring to turn their dreams into reality and break through barriers to success. Don't miss out on this empowering conversation with Donyale Walton on More Rounds Podcast!
    Started hoop mobb in 2019Interviewing cast of color purple wearing her companies earrings next to OprahBootstrapped her way to $1M6 figures per month to stay profitableRetail stores coming soon
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    Hi, I'm Kim and I'm the CEO & Co-Founder of Listener Brands, which is a holding company that owns @curlmix and @4conly
    I am on a journey to build digitally native brands in overlooked segments of the market. Our largest brand, CurlMix, helps women master their curls in 21 days.
    And our newest brand, 4C ONLY, is the first brand dedicated exclusively to 4C hair.
    Curlmix Now Available At Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/brand/curlmix
    ___________________________________________________

    ➡️Leave A Review On The Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-rounds-with-kim-lewis/id1704572392
    ➡️ Connect With Me: https://kimlewisceo.com/
    ➡️ Connect With Donyale Walton: https://www.instagram.com/donyalewalton/

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Thank You For These Interviews

As a black founder, this podcast is gold. The journey can feel very lonely at times and Kim’s interviews help to build much needed community.

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Let’s Get Into It

Kim is a great interviewer and asks questions and for details that are usually not shared. I’m really inspired by the line up of people she’s brought on the podcast and as a budding entrepreneur am taking notes.

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I love this podcast so much! Kim is such a great interviewer. She has a great deal of knowledge on the topic of raising capital so she asks the perfect questions for enriching discussions with podcast guests. Also, the guests are all great! I’ve left with applicable gems after every episode! 💫

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