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Eugenio Pace: Bouncing Back From Failed Startup To Raising $110 Million From Top VCs

1/14/2019
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Eugenio Pace is the cofounder of Auth0, a technology company that builds a suite of modern platforms for developers. The company has raised to date $110 Million from the likes of Bessemer Venture Partners,Trinity Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Sapphire Ventures, or K9 Ventures amongst other VC firms.

Duration:00:46:08

Anthemos Georgiades: One Lesson That Led To Raise $90 Million From The Top Venture Capital Firms

12/29/2018
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Anthemos Georgiades is the co-founder and CEO of Zumper, the largest startup in the rental industry. The company has raised $90 million from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, NEA, Blackstone, and now Marcus & Millichap and Axel Springer.

Duration:00:41:37

Martin Rawls-Meehan On Bootstrapping His Startup From Zero To Over $100 Million In Revenue

12/25/2018
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Martin Rawls-Meehan is the cofounder and CEO at Reverie. He has taken a different route to generating $100 million in revenue a year with over 150 employees. He has proven that building a profitable company can still lead to becoming a sizable enterprise without the need of taking outside capital. One which can give you even more control over your startup and its ability to live out your vision. In our exclusive conversation he revealed some of his own startup bootstrapping hacks, hurdles...

Duration:00:42:43

Heini Zachariassen On Raising Over $55 Million To Disrupt A 6,000 Year Old Industry

12/21/2018
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Heini Zachariassen is the founder behind Vivino. He has raised for the company over $55 million to date. The app now has 33 million users, looking up around 2 million wines every single day, and is attracting 20,000 new users per day. On a recent episode of the DealMakers Podcast, Heini graced us with his presence, told us what he is drinking now, and had fun debating some of the big questions startup founders are juggling today

Duration:00:39:17

Kevin O‘Connor: Selling For $1.1 Billion By Following One Simple Rule

12/18/2018
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Kevin O‘Connor founded Double Click, the advertising machine now owned by Google. A part of a bundle of services that Google ended up paying around $3.1B for. He was also an early investor in ISS which was bought by IBM for $1.5B.

Duration:00:44:32

Julie Clark On Investing $15,000 In Her Startup And Selling It For $25 Million

12/15/2018
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Julie Clark is the founder of the Baby Einstein brand. A company she built from scratch, to being bought by Disney for $25M, and becoming a $300M a year phenomenon. In our exclusive interview on the DealMakers Podcast Julie also revealed some unconventional beginnings of this household brand in the eyes of many of today’s founders. Yet, which are clearly recognizable common threads that are shared with some of the biggest tech companies, like Facebook and Microsoft.

Duration:00:47:23

Michael Ellenbogen: From Corporate America To Startups And Landing Bill Gates As An Investor

12/2/2018
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Michael Ellenbogen built an exited Reveal Imaging where he raised over $20M and sold to SAIC giving investors an 8x multiple of returns. Now he has cofounded Evolv Technology, has already raised $30M and has also landed investors such as Bill Gates.

Duration:00:37:01

Thomas Korte On Helping Entrepreneurs Raise Over $1.4 Billion And Building Angel Pad

11/26/2018
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Thomas Korte is one of the founders at one of the consistently top ranked startup accelerators. They’re always up there with names like 500 Startups, Y Combinator, and TechStars. To date Angel Pad companies have raised around $1.4 billion, with Thomas’ own company having raised close to $80 million itself.

Duration:00:43:58

Josh Hix: From 200 Investor Rejections To A $300 Million Acquisition

11/20/2018
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Josh Hix is one of those founders who just seems to have been born with the entrepreneurial spirit. He’s been featured on Shark Tank, raised almost $100 million for his subscription startup, and sold to a larger corporation for a reported $300 million.

Duration:00:38:05

Michael Litt: From Selling Firecrackers To Landing $70 Million For His Canadian Startup

11/11/2018
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In an exclusive interview for the DealMakers podcast, Michael Litt revealed how he accelerated his startup, landed $70 Million from some of the most enviable investors on the planet, is disrupting the classic board meeting, and what it takes to get funded by him. Now he is a serious startup investor and founder at the heart of Canada’s new tech ecosystem.

Duration:00:41:13

Adeo Ressi: The Entrepreneur That Sold Two Companies For $1 Billion Before Age 30

10/26/2018
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Founder of The Founder Institute, Adeo Ressi unveils the truth about launching and selling a startup in Silicon Valley, and why entrepreneurs should never plan to exit. Adeo reveals some of the crazy sides of founding a venture. As well as powerful advice for structuring your next company and surviving a buyout.

Duration:00:46:04

Fabrice Grinda: From $100,000 In Debt To Hundreds of Millions In Exits

10/26/2018
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With over 400 startup investments and 150 plus exits Fabrice Grinda is unquestionably one of the most experienced entrepreneurs and investors on the planet today. If anyone knows what it takes to build a scrappy and scalable startup, and how to cash in on one, it’s got to be Fabrice. In a new episode of the DealMakers podcast he pulled back the curtain on his biggest mistakes and how to hit home runs, again and again.

Duration:00:51:59

Kevin Ryan Shares His Formula To Create Several Billion Dollar Companies

10/25/2018
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Few tech entrepreneurs have created a billion-dollar company. Kevin Ryan, has created not one but multiple billion-dollar companies. Ryan co-founded DoubleClick, which went public and then sold to Google for $3.1 billion; MongoDB, recently did an IPO with another billion dollar valuation; Gilt Groupe, sold for $250M and Business Insider recently got acquired for $450M. In a new episode of the DealMakers podcast Kevin Ryan shares the formula to create multiple billion dollar companies and the...

Duration:00:37:05

Will Herman On Selling Your Business Twice For Over $700M

10/23/2018
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In this exclusive interview on the DealMakers Podcast, Will Herman reveals his own struggles and successes with launching and fundraising for his early ventures. As well as how he fell into investing in startups himself after selling two companies for over $700M, and ended up ultimately writing one of the most important books for today’s entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:42:29

Dane Madsen: Turning A 100 Year Old Business Model Into A $100 Million Company

10/22/2018
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Co-founder of YellowPages.com Dane Madsen recently appeared as a special guest on the DealMakers podcast. In this exclusive interview he revealed the process of building and exiting one of the most famous companies ever built, as well as how new startups can future proof their ventures and create better profitability and sustainability.

Duration:00:41:06

Rand Fishkin On Building An SEO Empire And Overcoming Depression After Raising $30 Million

10/22/2018
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In a new episode of the DealMakers podcast, Rand Fishkin shares the ups and downs of building a hyper growth startup. Rand also shares the process of raising capital and the journey of the business he created where he raised $30 Million from top tier investors which led him to become one of the biggest authorities in the SEO world.

Duration:00:39:00

Ander Michelena On Selling His Business For $190 Million After Leaving His Corporate Career

10/20/2018
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One of the greatest things to witness today is not just an entrepreneur accomplish a successful fundraising round or exit, but to then evolve into becoming an angel who gives back to the startup ecosystem. Ander Michelena is one of this new breed of investors who has been through the full cycle themselves. Ander reveals the process his own startup went through, and how its acquisition turned him into a $100M VC.

Duration:00:38:44

Carlos Reines On How To Raise $20 Million From Top US Investors As A Foreign Entrepreneur

10/19/2018
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In a new episode of the DealMakers podcast Carlos Reines shares the journey and the struggles involved with raising capital as a founder in a regulated industry for his company, RubiconMD. The company that Carlos Reines has gone out to build includes top tier investors such as Waterline Ventures, HLM Venture Partners, or Optum Ventures. During this episode, listeners will gain access to how the process of fundraising changes as a company matures and moves from Seed to Series B and beyond.

Duration:00:39:27