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A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.

The Full Ratchet: VC | Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startup Investing | Fundraising | Crowdfunding | Pitch | Private E Nick Moran

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    • 4.9 • 227 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.

    311. Founding DocSend, Creating a Winning PLG Motion, and Data From 1000's of Pitch Decks (Russ Heddleston)

    311. Founding DocSend, Creating a Winning PLG Motion, and Data From 1000's of Pitch Decks (Russ Heddleston)

    Russ Heddleston of Dropbox joins Nick to discuss Founding DocSend, Creating a Winning PLG Motion, and Data From 1000's of Pitch Decks. In this episode we cover: 
    Can you tell us a bit about your background and your path to founding DocSend? How did you think about the PLG strategy for DocSend? Why did you release the Seed Fundraising Report? What are the typical numbers like for a seed round? How much are they raising? How many investors are people meeting with? What makes for a successful pitch deck? How to find a good co-founder? Learnings from DocSend and a word of advice to founders. Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    • 39 min
    Investor Stories 221: Lessons Learned (Requarth, Mehta, Levine)

    Investor Stories 221: Lessons Learned (Requarth, Mehta, Levine)

    Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach.
    Did you miss our guests full length episodes? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    • 8 min
    310. Why We Invested in Urban Sky (Andrew Antonio & Nate Williams)

    310. Why We Invested in Urban Sky (Andrew Antonio & Nate Williams)

    Andrew Antonio of Urban Sky and Nate Williams of Union Labs join Nick to discuss Why We Invested in Urban Sky. In this episode we cover:
    What is Urban Sky?  How did Andrew and Nate originally connect?  The thesis at Union Labs.  What does the future hold for Urban Sky?  Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    • 48 min
    Investor Stories 220: Why I Passed (Shirota, Go, Sequeira)

    Investor Stories 220: Why I Passed (Shirota, Go, Sequeira)

    Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.
    Did you miss our guests full length episodes?

    Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    • 7 min
    309. The Future of Softbank and Vision Fund 2, Creative Monetization of User Growth, and Why VC's Missed on Zoom (Nagraj Kashyap)

    309. The Future of Softbank and Vision Fund 2, Creative Monetization of User Growth, and Why VC's Missed on Zoom (Nagraj Kashyap)

    Nagraj Kashyap of Softbank joins Nick to discuss The Future of Softbank and Vision Fund 2, Creative Monetization of User Growth, and Why VC's Missed on Zoom. In this episode we cover:


    Nagraj's Background and Path to VC. How do you think through horizontal, vertical, or geographic expansion and when the right time is to do so?
    What did other VC's miss about Zoom?
    How do you evaluate an opportunity?
    What key things are you looking for in a consumer startup? 
    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    • 38 min
    Investor Stories 219: Post Mortems (Wallace, Tamaseb, Luerssen)

    Investor Stories 219: Post Mortems (Wallace, Tamaseb, Luerssen)

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.
    Did you miss our guests full length episodes?

    For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Incredible Content!

Nick does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

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!

Arlie K ,

Actionable Insights, Every Time!

The Full Ratchet is such an incredible resource! I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and Nick's sincere humility to give all this amazing knowledge to the listeners for free. Truly a must listen.

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