The Angel Nest helps connect business founders with strategic investors, advisors and customers.
Each episode provides a compact snapshot of the business, traction with customers and the long term vision of its founders. Hosted by angel investor David Hemenway, The Angel Nest examines the company’s value proposition as seen through the vision of early investors, advisors and even customers.
Meet RestauRent, the App for Planning (and Booking) Private Events
OpenTable and Resy apps have streamlined restaurant reservations, but what about private events? They’re still pretty much stuck in the dark ages of Google searches, emails and phone calls. In this episode of the Angel Nest, we meet a serial entrepreneur who is changing that with his new company, RestauRent.Nick Cianfaglione already has one successful venture exit under his belt. Now he wants to streamline the events business. He joins us to talk about his one-stop shop for finding the perfect space for any event or gathering. The app allows users to easily search, discover and book the perfect space with catering menus and filters by location, party sizes, pricing, event type, and more. Venues are also eager to sign up to be in the app because it allows them to tap into some of the millions of dollars of event bookings that they never even knew about because they didn’t have the staff to field the inquiries or customers didn’t know about the venue’s options. Listen to the conversation and check out our large archive of past episodes at theangelnest.com.
It’s Startup Week in RI with Innovation@Brown Technology Showcase
High tech innovation happens everywhere these days, often powered by leading universities and their incredible reservoir of talent and technology. This fall, September 29th begins Startup Week in Rhode Island and the first-ever Innovation Showcase from Brown University Technology Labs.
And if you’re a life sciences, medical device or software investor, you’ll want to be there!Venture Café Providence runs weekly programming around innovation and entrepreneurship. Venture Café is partnering on the Innovation@Brown Showcase which will highlight 20+ companies affiliated with Brown University.
In this episode, we talk with Caroline Humphrey of Venture Café Providence, Brian Demers from Brown University’s Technology Innovations Office, and Thorne Sparkman from the Slater Technology Fund.
Hear the conversation and many more episodes at theangelnest.com.
How Rooled Helps Startups Get to the “A” Round!
Often the toughest part of getting started is finding funding. In this episode, we talk with Johnnie Walker, the co-founder of the outsourced accounting, CFO, and advisory services company Rooled, about raising the all-important “A” round of investing and how startups should prepare to meet the challenge.
Rooled Is Showing Startups How to Extend the Runway
It's not as easy as it used to be for startups to find investors and the bar is higher to win them over.
2021 was the height of startup funding evaluations. Fast forward to today, though, and the landscape has changed dramatically. Valuations are down, so it's not a great time to raise money. But, if you have to, extending your runway may buy you time and also show your potential investors that you can weather the storm.
In this episode, we’ll discuss extending the runway and other possible avenues for funding your venture with Johnnie Walker, the co-founder of Rooled, an outsourced accounting, CFO and advisory services firm. Rooled specializes in helping startups get their A round and scale their businesses.
Read more about Rooled at rooled.com.And, be sure to check out dozens of past episodes of this podcast at theangelnest.com.
Rocket Money Helps Subscribers Manage Their Finances. Rooled Helped Rocket Money Manage Growth.
You don’t have to write checks to pay your bills anymore. But, tracking all the subscriptions, credit cards and automatic payments does get complicated.In this episode of the Angel Nest podcast, we meet Haroon Mokhtarzada, founder of Rocket Money, whose millions of members save money managing their finances on his app. We also meet Johnnie Walker from Rooled, whose financial model helped the company track early adoption and grow. We’ll discuss what has made Rocket Money take off so quickly and how the outsourced accounting and CFO firm Rooled helped them strategically manage finances to fuel hyper growth.Check out the Rocket Money app at rocketmoney.com and learn about Rooled services at rooled.com.
And, be sure to visit the show archives at theangelnest.com to catch up any episodes you missed.
The Real Future of AI from a Leading Silicon Valley VC who Uses Rooled to Keep Her Portfolio Companies on Track
What really is the future of Artificial Intelligence? In this episode of the Angel Nest podcast, we’re joined by a Silicon Valley VC who will talk about what companies she funds and why. And she'll discuss her partnership with an outsourced accounting and CFO firm that helps her portfolio companies attract capital and grow.Today’s guests include Johnnie Walker of Rooled, the outsourced accounting, accounting and CFO service with California headquarters and clients throughout the country. His client, Jocelyn Goldfein, managing director of Zetta Venture Partners shares her expertise on the AI-startups with B2B business models that Zetta prefers to invest in.
Be sure to check out past episodes of the Angel Nest podcast on our website at theangelnest.com.