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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

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
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Shahar Alster On Selling A Company To WeWork And Now Helping Companies Harvest Retail Consumer Behavior Data

5/25/2024
Shahar Alster's career is a testament to the power of resilience, innovation, and strategic thinking in the tech industry. As a multiple-time founder, Shahar has navigated the complex landscape of startups, scaled businesses, and led successful exits.

Duration:00:38:56

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Maciej Zawadzinski On Building A $13 Million ARR Company With Minimal External Funding & Now Supporting Aspiring Founders

5/21/2024
Poland's entrepreneurial landscape is not for the faint-hearted, but Maciej Zawadzinski's journey is a testament to the power of resilience and innovation. Born at the tail end of Poland's socialist era, Maciej experienced firsthand the seismic shift from socialism to capitalism, shaping his perspectives and aspirations. His story is a remarkable blend of determination, technological prowess, and strategic foresight. In this exclusive interview, Maciej talks about his experiences building his company, facing rejections when trying to raise money for it, and eventually exiting. He has now transitioned to an investor’s role.

Duration:00:28:55

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Guy Willner On Selling A Company For $555 Million And Now Advising PE Firms As A Board Member

5/17/2024
Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is like diving into a vast ocean of uncertainties, challenges, and opportunities. In a recent interview with Guy Willner, an experienced entrepreneur with a string of ventures spanning decades, we gleaned invaluable insights into surviving crises.

Duration:00:28:56

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Leor Catalan On Rolling Revenues Worth $100 Million Back Into His Company To Streamline Insurance Coverage

5/14/2024
Leor Catalan is an innovative founder whose story embodies curiosity, resilience, and relentless innovation. Join us as we delve into his remarkable trajectory, from his formative years in Tel Aviv to the helm of a global company with over 600 employees.

Duration:00:26:09

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Duncan Logan On Raising $336 Million To Support Unicorns And Now Building A Capitalism-Driven Climate Change Ecosystem

5/11/2024
In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, the journey is often as captivating as the destination. Duncan Logan, a seasoned entrepreneur with a trail of ventures behind him, sat down for an exclusive interview on the Dealmakers Show, providing a captivating narrative of his entrepreneurial odyssey. Duncan's latest venture, 9Zero, is in the process of raising a friends and family round.

Duration:00:35:14

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Eshchar Ben-Shitrit On Raising $190 Million To 3D-Print Plant-Based Meat Products

5/5/2024
In the field of culinary innovation, few stories are as captivating as that of Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, the co-founder and CEO of Redefine Meat. His journey from a childhood in an Israeli kibbutz to spearheading one of the most groundbreaking companies in the meat industry is as inspiring as it is insightful.

Duration:00:32:30

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Andrew Blackmon On Raising Over $67 Million To Disrupt The Tux And Suit Rental Industry And Now Scaling To Millions in Revenues

5/4/2024
In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, there are few stories as captivating as that of Andrew Blackmon, the co-founder and CEO of The Black Tux. From humble beginnings in LA to navigating the challenges of building a successful startup, Andrew's journey is one of resilience, innovation, and unwavering determination.

Duration:00:27:58

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Goutham (Gou) Rao On Selling Companies To Citrix, Dell, And Pure For A Few Hundred Million Dollars And Now Building A GenAI Co-Worker To Spot And Solve IT Issues Quickly

5/3/2024
In the labyrinth of entrepreneurial ventures, where dreams take flight and innovation shapes destinies, few individuals stand as examples of relentless pursuit and unwavering commitment. Goutham (Gou) Rao is one such visionary whose journey from the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the innovation hub of Silicon Valley is a story of resilience, passion, and audacity.

Duration:00:38:39

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David Schaffer On Taking An Over $1.2 Billion Company Public And Now Building A Stem Cell Therapy Company

5/2/2024
In the world of scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, few names shine as brightly as David Schaffer's. With a track record of launching and nurturing successful companies in the biomedical field, David's journey is not just a story of academic achievement.

Duration:00:33:19

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Armon Petrossian On Raising $81 Million To Make The Data Transformation Process Efficient And Accessible

4/30/2024
In the bustling landscape of entrepreneurship, where dreams collide with reality, and visionaries transform industries, few narratives resonate as profoundly as that of Armon Petrossian. From his humble beginnings in Portland, Oregon, to the pulsating heart of Silicon Valley, Armon's journey is not just a tale of success but a testament to the power of perseverance, innovation, and the pursuit of a bold vision.

Duration:00:30:40

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Luke Saunders On Raising ~$120 Million To Revolutionize Access To Fresh, Healthy Meals Through A Network Of 1,200+ Smart Fridges

4/28/2024
Meet Luke Saunders, the founder of Farmer's Fridge, whose journey from humble beginnings to transforming the food industry is nothing short of inspiring. In this exclusive interview, Luke talks about scaling his company and the challenges he faced during the COVID to get the company back on track.

Duration:00:32:15

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Lieza Danan On Raising Millions For Diagnostics And Building An AI Software Company To Streamline Drug Testing For Quality, Efficacy And Safety

4/27/2024
In the bustling landscape of entrepreneurship, where every success story seems like a triumph against all odds, Lieza Danan's journey stands out as a beacon of resilience, vision, and unwavering determination. From her humble beginnings in the Philippines to scaling the heights of the biotech industry in the United States, Lieza's story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of staying true to one's vision.

Duration:00:28:28

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Jorge Myszne On Selling A Company For $400 Million And Building Solutions To Manage Critical Data Securely

4/26/2024
Welcome to the captivating narrative of Jorge Myszne, an entrepreneur whose journey traverses continents, technological frontiers, and entrepreneurial landscapes. Buckle up as we embark on an exhilarating ride through the highs, lows, and pivotal moments that shaped his entrepreneurial voyage. Jorge's latest venture, Kameleon, attracted funding from top-tier investor, Xilinx.

Duration:00:29:46

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Ricardo Pero On Raising$400 Million To Provide Working Capital To E-Commerce Merchants To Help Them Grow

4/25/2024
In the bustling world of entrepreneurship, stories of resilience, determination, and innovation often emerge as guiding lights for aspiring founders. One such narrative is that of Ricardo Pero, a Brazilian-born entrepreneur who embarked on a transformative journey from the corporate world to building a multimillion-dollar empire in the heart of the United States.

Duration:00:30:52

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Jemuel Joseph On Raising $70 Million To Automate Home Building For Maximum Cost Efficiency And Value

4/24/2024
In the realm of entrepreneurship, there are tales of resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of turning dreams into reality. Jemuel Joseph's journey embodies all these elements and more, from his humble beginnings in Ethiopia to co-founding Cover, a revolutionary company reshaping the future of housing. In an exclusive interview, Jemuel shared insights into his upbringing, the challenges he faced, and the remarkable evolution of Cover. He also talks about the challenges he faced with acquiring funding for his company and the rejections he faced.

Duration:00:28:59

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Payam Zamani On Taking A $1.2 Billion Company Public And Now Supporting Startups To Impact The World Positively

4/23/2024
In the annals of entrepreneurship, few stories rival the extraordinary journey of Payam Zamani. Born into adversity in Iran, Payam's path to success was not paved with gold but with resilience, determination, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Duration:00:34:14

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Simon Litsyn On Building A $1 Billion Company To Innovate Fast-Charging Batteries For EVs And Is Now Exploring Lithium Extraction

4/20/2024
In the world of business, there are individuals whose journeys exemplify resilience, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to turning ideas into reality. Simon Litsyn, a seasoned entrepreneur with a background rooted in academia, is one such individual whose story is as inspiring as it is insightful.

Duration:00:34:39

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Paul Wiltshire On Raising $180 Million To Bridge The Gap Between Music Makers And Music Consumers

4/19/2024
In the heart of every great entrepreneur lies a melody of resilience, innovation, and unwavering determination. Paul Wiltshire, a visionary hailing from the land down under, has orchestrated an awe-inspiring journey that harmonizes the fields of business and creativity.

Duration:00:29:59

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Sebastian Kreis On Raising $550 Million To Help SMEs Leverage AI Organize Their Financial Information In Real Time

4/18/2024
Sebastian Kreis has an inspiring story about his experiences building an incredible platform. While many people are talking about using machine learning and AI, Sebastian was one of the trendsetters in the field.

Duration:00:33:42

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Kris Bliesner On Raising $11.5 Million To Help Companies Manage Their Public Cloud Infrastructure Securely And Efficiently

4/13/2024
In the realm of startups, few narratives are as compelling and instructive as Kris Bliesner's journey. With a career from early-stage ventures to navigating hypergrowth and transition periods, Kris offers a wealth of insights into the dynamics of building and scaling businesses.

Duration:00:28:34