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Welcome to the DealMakers show, hosted by Alejandro Cremades. Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and cofounder at Panthera Advisors (M&A and fundraising advisory). On this podcast you will find weekly interviews with entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired. You can learn more at https://alejandrocream.wpengine.com

Welcome to the DealMakers show, hosted by Alejandro Cremades. Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and cofounder at Panthera Advisors (M&A and fundraising advisory). On this podcast you will find weekly interviews with entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired. You can learn more at https://alejandrocream.wpengine.com

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to the DealMakers show, hosted by Alejandro Cremades. Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and cofounder at Panthera Advisors (M&A and fundraising advisory). On this podcast you will find weekly interviews with entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired. You can learn more at https://alejandrocream.wpengine.com

Twitter:

@acremades

Language:

English

Contact:

9174429401


Episodes

Thomson Nguyen On Selling His First Startup To Square And Now Raising $78 Million To Make Your Finances Work For You

5/19/2022
Thomson Nguyen is now on his second tech startup. That’s after raising over $12M for his first venture which was acquired by Square. His latest venture, Nearside has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Kevin Hartz, Ryan Peterson, Valar Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins.

Duration:00:33:41

Jeremy King On Raising $104 Million To Give You The Right Insight At The Right Time

5/17/2022
Jeremy King’s tech startup has already raised over $100M on its journey to help equip B2C companies to speed up their own growth, and make intelligent, data-driven decisions. His venture has attracted financing from top-tier investors like GR Capital, Kismet Capital Group (KCG), New Enterprise Associates, and Social Capital Hedosophia.

Duration:00:37:19

Mina Nada On Raising $100 Million To Transition Every Urban Mile To Electric Vehicles

5/15/2022
Mina Nada ditched his law degree to find something more impactful in the real world. He’s turned his once side hustle into a fast-growing global business that has already attracted $100M in financing. His company, Zoomo has raised funding from top-tier investors like Collaborative Fund, WIND Ventures, Akuna Capital, and MUFG Innovation Partners.

Duration:00:36:47

Liz Giorgi On Selling Her Las Startup And Raising $51 Million To Help You Create Content That Sells

5/12/2022
Liz Giorgi got her feet wet bootstrapping her first company. After getting that business acquired she has gone on to launch a fast-growing venture-backed startup that has already raised tens of millions of dollars. Her latest company, Soona has attracted investment from top-tier financiers like Bain Capital Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Square Ventures, and Matchstick Ventures.

Duration:00:33:14

Ross Mackay On Raising $125 Million To Create Plant-Based Chicken Products

5/10/2022
When former tennis player Ross Mackay found himself at a crossroads in his career he took on the challenge to change what we eat. Venturing out with just a couple thousand dollars in hand, he has built a startup that has already raised $125M, to take on a twelve-figure industry. His venture, Daring Foods has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Steve Aoki, Chase Coleman, Naomi Osaka, and D1 Capital Partners.

Duration:00:31:27

Arthur Waller On Selling His First Startup For Millions And Raising $90 Million To Improve Accounting For SMEs

5/8/2022
Arthur Waller is now on his second company. Having successfully exited his first startup, he has already raised a substantial amount of capital for his new fintech adventure. The company, PennyLane has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Partech, Sequoia Capital, Global Founders Capital, and Kima Ventures.

Duration:00:34:05

Adalberto Flores On Raising $300 Million To Allow 1 Million People To Buy Now And Pay Later For Products

5/5/2022
Now on his second startup, Adalberto Flores is credited with building the fastest micro-financing platform in the LATAM region. The venture Kueski has attracted funding from top-tier financiers like StepStone Group, K50 Ventures, Victory Park Capital, and OnePrime Capital.

Duration:00:32:27

Matthew Scullion On Building A $1.5 Billion Business By Improving Decision Making With Data

5/3/2022
Matthew Scullion got an early start in entrepreneurship. Even though he grew up far from Silicon Valley his latest company has raised hundreds of millions from top VCs. Now one of the first unicorn companies from his corner of the world, his venture serves fast-moving small businesses and global corporate giants alike. The venture, Matillion has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Scale Venture Partners, General Atlantic, Sapphire Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Duration:00:41:41

Bruce Lucas On Raising A $105 Million Series A Financing To Make It Easy To Choose Your Insurance

5/1/2022
Bruce Lucas took his first startup from zero to being a billion-dollar public company. He has since raised more than $100M in funding for another venture. One which he sees as being recession-resistant. The company, Slide has attracted funding from top-tier investors in November 2021.

Duration:00:37:46

Hristo Borisov On Building A $1 Billion Business By Making Your Company’s Finances Easy

4/28/2022
Hristo Borisov is on a mission to build the world’s biggest bank, without holding a single dollar. So far they’ve raised $240M, and have been growing incredibly fast. His venture, Payhawk has attracted funding from top-tier investors like QED Investors, HubSpot Ventures, Sprints Capital, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Duration:00:32:42

Spenser Skates On Building A $2 Billion Business By Turning Your Data Into Meaningful Insights

4/26/2022
Spenser Skates started flexing his skills as a tech entrepreneur when he was just 16 years old. He has since raised almost $300M for his latest venture, before taking it through an IPO. The startup, Amplitude has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Covenant Venture Capital, GIC, Institutional Venture Partners, and Battery Ventures.

Duration:00:39:30

Ryan Williams On Raising $150 Million To Democratize Commercial Real Estate Investing

4/24/2022
Ryan Williams’ startup has not only raised substantial equity for his tech startup but has seen it invest in over $1B in assets. The venture, Cadre has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Harold Callais, Breyer Capital, Goldman Sachs Investment Partner, and Class 5 Global.

Duration:00:34:04

Sokratis Papafloratos On Raising $75 Million To Make Men Drastically Healthier

4/21/2022
Sokratis Papafloratos is a serial entrepreneur who has started, built, and exited. His newest venture into digital health is his biggest and boldest yet. The venture, Numan has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Kreos Capital, Anthemis Exponential Ventures, Paul Heydon, and VNV Global.

Duration:00:34:07

Arvind Jain On Creating Over 2,500 Jobs With His Startups And Now Helping You Find What You Need Instantly

4/19/2022
Arvind Jain knows the value of hard work and conviction. His passion for creating a system that solves problems has led to him being the founder and mastermind behind brilliant applications such as Glean and Rubrik. Arvind took his passion for solving problems and thought about ways that he could help everyday people to improve their lives in different ways. Arvind learned early on that innovation must be coupled with determination and effort to create a successful business. So he started by...

Duration:00:39:25

Christine De Wendel On Raising A $24 Million Seed Round And Hiring 400 People In 10 Months To Take On A Trillion Dollar Market

4/17/2022
Christine de Wendel kickstarted her fintech startup with a massive $24M Seed round. Followed by an even larger Series A fundraising round, just four months later. Her venture, Sundayapp has attracted the interest of top-tier investors like DST Global, Coatue, New Wave, and French Partners.

Duration:00:32:47

John MacIlwaine On Raising $50 Million To Create The Most Modern Payment Card Platform

4/15/2022
After years of growing some of the most well-known financial and technology brands, John Macllwaine decided to take the reins of the future with his own fintech startup. His company, Highnote has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Westcap, SVB Capital, Renaud Laplanche, and Costanoa Ventures.

Duration:00:34:05

Stefan Ytterborn On Raising $75 Million To Create High Performance Electric Motorcycles

4/13/2022
Stefan Ytterborn started building companies when he was just 19 years old. He has now been at it for 30 years. He has launched, grown, funded, and exited. His first venture POC was acquired by Investcorp and his second startup, Cake Bikes, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like AMF, Creandum, and Headline.

Duration:00:30:53

Angus McDonald On Raising $100 Million To Protect Customers Of Large Corporations

4/10/2022
Angus McDonald has gone from growing up on a rural farm, to operating a fast-growing global tech startup that has raised tens of millions of dollars in capital. The venture, Cover Genius has raised funding from top-tier investors like G Squared, Sompo Holdings, King River Capital, and Leap Capital.

Duration:00:29:43

Wei Gan On Raising $630 Million To Open The Doors To Homeownership

4/7/2022
Wei Gan has brought together hundreds of millions of dollars in both equity and credit facilities to scale his startup in an incredibly fast-growing market. The venture, Ribbon Home has raised funding from top-tier investors like Thomvest Ventures, NFX, Guy Gal, and Nyca Partners.

Duration:00:35:24

Dheeraj Pandey On Building A $6 Billion Business And Raising $50 Million To Bring Developers And Customers Together

4/5/2022
Serial entrepreneur Dheeraj Pandey has raised tens of millions of dollars for his latest tech startup. He took his first venture, Nutanix public, and has now moved on to DevRev. Top-tier investors like Mayfield Fund, Firebolt Ventures, Bradley Horowitz, and Khosla Ventures have funded the startup.

Duration:00:41:17