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The podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti interview VC's & Startup Founders and on how they build great technology startups.

The Full Ratchet (TFR): Venture Capital and Startup Investing Demystified Nick Moran | Angel Investor | Startup Advisor | Venture Capitalist

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    • 4.9 • 240 Ratings

The podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti interview VC's & Startup Founders and on how they build great technology startups.

    Investor Stories 344: Best LP Question (Kaiser, Jones, Jain)

    Investor Stories 344: Best LP Question (Kaiser, Jones, Jain)

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

    Joe Kaiser Michael Jones Gaurav Jain
    We asked guests to share the best question they've ever been asked by an allocator.

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 7 min
    429. TFR Declassified: Olympic Medalist and Navy SEAL on National Security, Deep Tech, and Taking Commercial Tech to Government Customers (Larsen Jensen)

    429. TFR Declassified: Olympic Medalist and Navy SEAL on National Security, Deep Tech, and Taking Commercial Tech to Government Customers (Larsen Jensen)

    Larsen Jensen of Harpoon Ventures joins Nick to discuss TFR Declassified: Olympic Medalist and Navy SEAL on National Security, Deep Tech, and Taking Commercial Tech to Government Customers. In this episode we cover:

    Startups Selling to Government Sector Geopolitics and National Security in the Tech Industry Startup Potential in Defense Industry Investing in Tech Startups with a Focus on Government Contracts AI Adoption in Government and Enterprise Sectors Supporting Startup Founders with Differentiated Value Drone and Counter-Drone Technology in National Security
    Guest Links:

    LinkedIn Harpoon Ventures
    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 52 min
    Investor Stories 343: Visionary Founders (Tully, Schwerin, Beller)

    Investor Stories 343: Visionary Founders (Tully, Schwerin, Beller)

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

    Tim Tully Jules Schwerin Morgan Beller
    We asked guests to discuss the most visionary founder that they've worked with and what makes them so special.

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 6 min
    428. The Future of Large Language Models, Open vs. Closed Sourced, and Why 2024 is the Year of Inference (Ashu Garg)

    428. The Future of Large Language Models, Open vs. Closed Sourced, and Why 2024 is the Year of Inference (Ashu Garg)

    Ashu Garg of Foundation Capital joins Nate to discuss The Future of Large Language Models, Open vs. Closed Sourced, and Why 2024 is the Year of Inference. In this episode we cover:

    Venture Capital Investing Strategies and Ideal Founder Characteristics AI Model Development and Its Future AI Models for Legal Tech and Their Potential Applications Tech Giants' Positioning in the AI Shift Google's Innovation Dilemma and AI Adoption
    Guest Links:

    LinkedIn X Foundation Capital
    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 36 min
    Investor Stories 342: Why I Passed (Green, Walsh, Aoun)

    Investor Stories 342: Why I Passed (Green, Walsh, Aoun)

    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

    Mitchell Green Colin Walsh Adrian Aoun
    Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 6 min
    427. The Playbook to Finding Product-Market Fit, When Founders Should Begin to Scale, and Lessons from Building Attentive (Brian Long)

    427. The Playbook to Finding Product-Market Fit, When Founders Should Begin to Scale, and Lessons from Building Attentive (Brian Long)

    Brian Long of Attentive joins Nate to discuss The Playbook to Finding Product-Market Fit, When Founders Should Begin to Scale, and Lessons from Building Attentive. In this episode we cover:

    Entrepreneurship, Product Development, and Market Opportunity Strategic Decisions for Early-Stage Companies Customer Discovery and Feedback in Product Development Product Market Fit and Customer Acquisition Strategies Customer Problem Evolution and Startup Success Strategies Sales Strategies, Company Growth, and Founder Experience
    Guest Links:

    LinkedIn X  Attentive
    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social.

    You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we’ll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

Keltheceo ,

Super solid podcast

Informative, check it out for yourself.

Closet Reader ,

The Definitive Podcast about Angel and Venture Investing

Nick Moran has done a truly remarkable job in creating and producing a consistently interesting and useful series that has become the contemporaneously historical record of the industry. His audience of the world’s leading angels and VCs listen to it religiously to keep up with people, funds and trends in the industry, and I’ve lost count of the number of times that I have followed up with business deals based on guests he has interviewed. If you want to truly know what is happening in the startup financing world, The Full Ratchet is a must-listen.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Nick, host of the Full Ratchet podcast, highlights all aspects of tech startups and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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