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Quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better. Founders, do you feel like you're fundraising on an uneven playing field? You are. The VC minute is here to help you level up. Venture capitalists navigate pitches and negotiate investments every day. They know the ins and outs and are up-to-date on the current funding environment. But as a founder, it may be your first foray into fundraising, and no matter how much success you've had in other areas nothing truly prepares you for the fundraising journey. The VC Minute was created to help founders close this gap. While it may seem like securing an investment at the seed stage is mostly driven by luck, there are steps founders can take to increase the odds of successfully raising a round. And that's what we're going to cover on the VC Minute through a series of short episodes. I'm going to share with you insights to help navigate the seed stage financing dynamics. I'm Rich Maloy, Managing Partner at SpringTime Ventures with 25 years business experience a dozen years in the startup ecosystem. I've applied my experience from sales, finance, and venture investing, to help startup founders fundraise better.

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Quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better. Founders, do you feel like you're fundraising on an uneven playing field? You are. The VC minute is here to help you level up. Venture capitalists navigate pitches and negotiate investments every day. They know the ins and outs and are up-to-date on the current funding environment. But as a founder, it may be your first foray into fundraising, and no matter how much success you've had in other areas nothing truly prepares you for the fundraising journey. The VC Minute was created to help founders close this gap. While it may seem like securing an investment at the seed stage is mostly driven by luck, there are steps founders can take to increase the odds of successfully raising a round. And that's what we're going to cover on the VC Minute through a series of short episodes. I'm going to share with you insights to help navigate the seed stage financing dynamics. I'm Rich Maloy, Managing Partner at SpringTime Ventures with 25 years business experience a dozen years in the startup ecosystem. I've applied my experience from sales, finance, and venture investing, to help startup founders fundraise better.

    173. Season 4 Kick Off

    173. Season 4 Kick Off

    Welcome back to another season of VC Minute! We are pleased to introduce our sponsor for, AVL Growth Partners. And I talk (briefly) about the #1 thing you should be asking Seed phase investors right now. About AVL Growth PartnersAVL Growth Partners, founded in 2009, is the leading fractional Finance and Accounting firm supporting organizations in pivoting from growth to scale. AVL brings an experienced team of CFOs, Controllers, and Accountants to your organization, delivering transpare...

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    174. The Power of Updates

    174. The Power of Updates

    Stay Top of Mind: Learn why regular updates are crucial for startup founders to maintain investor interest and support, especially during fundraising rounds.About AVL Growth PartnersAVL Growth Partners, founded in 2009, is the leading fractional Finance and Accounting firm supporting organizations in pivoting from growth to scale. AVL brings an experienced team of CFOs, Controllers, and Accountants to your organization, delivering transparent, strategic actions for short and long-term success...

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    175. Start With Your Elevator Pitch

    175. Start With Your Elevator Pitch

    We met six months ago for 30 minutes. It's been 260,000 minutes since we last communicated. Remind me, what does your startup do? About AVL Growth PartnersAVL Growth Partners, founded in 2009, is the leading fractional Finance and Accounting firm supporting organizations in pivoting from growth to scale. AVL brings an experienced team of CFOs, Controllers, and Accountants to your organization, delivering transparent, strategic actions for short and long-term success. Transform your financial ...

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    176. Simplicity is Genius

    176. Simplicity is Genius

    Clear communication is crucial for startup CEOs to sell their vision effectively to investors, customers, and employees. SpringTime partner, Allyson Plosko, shares why Simplicity is Genius.Subscribe to the VC Minute Substack to read more from Allyson: https://vcminute.substack.com/ About AVL Growth PartnersAVL Growth Partners, founded in 2009, is the leading fractional Finance and Accounting firm supporting organizations in pivoting from growth to scale. AVL brings an experienced team of CFOs...

    • 2 min
    177. Follow Up on DocSend Opens

    177. Follow Up on DocSend Opens

    Maybe a founder could explain to me why you would not follow up with investors that opened your deck on DocSend? About AVL Growth PartnersAVL Growth Partners, founded in 2009, is the leading fractional Finance and Accounting firm supporting organizations in pivoting from growth to scale. AVL brings an experienced team of CFOs, Controllers, and Accountants to your organization, delivering transparent, strategic actions for short and long-term success. Transform your financial approach affordab...

    • 2 min
    178. Follow Ons Part 1: Lengthening of Seed Phase

    178. Follow Ons Part 1: Lengthening of Seed Phase

    Over the next few days we're going to dive into why follow-on investment is the most important thing for Seed startups. Today, a quick background on the lengthening of the Seed Phase and why Series A raised the bar. About AVL Growth PartnersAVL Growth Partners, founded in 2009, is the leading fractional Finance and Accounting firm supporting organizations in pivoting from growth to scale. AVL brings an experienced team of CFOs, Controllers, and Accountants to your organization, deliverin...

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Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

SeanFromTheMissingLink ,

Essential listening for Startup Founders

If you are a startup founder looking to attract / work with VCs, then this podcast should be on your playlist. Short, concise and filled with nuggets of wisdom that will help you understand the approach VCs use when evaluating a startup.

Christopher Wentz ,

Practical, Actionable Advice

Rich’s podcast is a must-listen for any entrepreneur that wants to fundraise more successfully! The advice is practical and actionable, but is also presented in an entertaining way! The bite-sized episodes are great too for busy entrepreneurs who don’t have time to listen to a 30 minute podcast.

Borednumb ,

So much more than just VC intel

Rich absolutely kills it with this content, making it both informative, memorable, and way more entertaining than a bunch of brief episodes about fundraising have any right to be. So much of this content is also super relevant for how to approach sales and business in general, and ive shared it with my team when he’s made a more succinct point than I could. I don’t think I’ll ever go to a pool party without thinking about this show for the rest of my life, haha. And his grandma gets a shoutout? The best, excited for the next season!

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