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Ep. 68 How I Raised It with Matthew Klein of Backbone PLM on 10.4.2018

10/10/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Matthew Klein, CEO of Backbone PLM (www.backboneplm.com). Backbone makes software that helps consumer goods companies manage complex design and product development processes. The Company recently raised raised $8 million of Series A2 venture funding led by Signal Peak Ventures with participation from Grotech Ventures, Spider Capital, Novel TMT Ventures,...

Duration:00:38:11

Ep. 67 How I Raised It with Pat Larsen of ZenLedger on 10.1.2018

10/4/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Pat Larsen, CEO of ZenLedger.io. ZenLedger makes tax and accounting software for cryptocurrency investors and CPAs. The Company recently raised $1.5 million from Vestigo Ventures and Castle Island Ventures. In this episode, Pat talks about providing "picks and shovels" to the crypto space, building software for a highly dynamic and changing market,...

Duration:00:38:31

Ep. 66 How I Raised It with Angela Hood of This Way Global on 9.7.2018

10/1/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Angela Hood, CEO of ThisWay Global, maker of a platform that uses machine learning and matching algorithms for candidate hiring. In this episode, Angela talks about selling her '67 Mustang to fund her startup, how to hustle at TechCrunch Disrupt, raising capital from the Central Texas Angel Network, leveraging advisors, and more.

Duration:00:30:52

Ep. 65 How I Raised It with Maria Chatzou of Lifebit.ai on 8.22.2018

9/18/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Maria Chatzou, CEO of Lifebit.ai. Lifebit is developing an intelligent genomic platform designed for biodata analysis. The Company went through Techstars then raised GBP 2.25 million of seed funding led by Connect Ventures and Pentech Ventures. Beacon Capital, Tiny VC and London Co-Investment Fund also participated in the round. In this episode, Maria...

Duration:00:45:27

Ep. 64 How I Raised It with Rand Fishkin of SparkToro on 8.23.2018

9/11/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Rand Fishkin, CEO of SparkToro. SparkToro raised $1,299,500 from 35 individual, accredited investors. Previously, Rand ran Moz, which raised $29.1 million across multiple rounds. In this episode, Rand talks about the binary nature of the venture capital model, his search for alternative funding structures, raising a party round from numerous angels,...

Duration:00:42:26

Ep. 63 How I Raised It with Jessica Chang of WeeCare on 8.23.2018

9/6/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Jessica Chang, CEO of WeeCare, a developer of a SaaS based platform to start an in-home daycare. The company raised $4.2 million of Seed funding in a deal led by Social Capital. Wavemaker Partners, Fika Ventures, Amplify Partners, and Fuel Ventures also participated in the round. In this episode, Jessica talks about the emerging SoCal startup scene, aka...

Duration:00:38:28

Ep. 62 How I Raised It with Sean Byrnes of Outlier.ai on 8.14.2018

8/29/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Sean Byrnes of Outlier.ai. Outlier makes a business intelligence platform designed to monitor business data and notify customers when unexpected changes occur. Previously, Sean founded Flurry, a mobile analytics company acquired by Yahoo for $300 million. Outlier recently raised $6.4 million of Series A venture funding led by Ridge Ventures. First Round...

Duration:00:51:23

Ep. 61 How I Raised It with Phill Rosen of Even Financial on 8.20.2018

8/28/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Phill Rosen of Even Financial, makers of an open API for financial services. The company raised $18.8 million of Series A venture funding led by GreatPoint Ventures. The Goldman Sachs Group, Canaan Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Jacob Gibson, Jason Owen, American Express Ventures, Arab Angels, Plug and Play Ventures and...

Duration:00:37:46

Ep. 60 How I Raised It with Yin Wu of Dirt Protocol on 8.13.2018

8/24/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Yin Wu of DirtProtocol.com. Dirt Protocol is using blockchain technology to create a new approach to verify information. The Company raised $3 million of seed funding from Digital Currency Group, Caffeinated Capital and SV Angel on July 11, 2018. Village Global, ZhenFund, General Catalyst, Greylock Partners, Hustle Fund, INBlockchain, Lightspeed Venture...

Duration:00:35:30

Ep. 59 How I Raised It with Ken Nguyen of Republic on 8.10.2018

8/21/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Ken Nguyen, CEO of Republic.co, a crowdfunding platform spun out of AngelList. in this episode, Ken talks about the market opportunity of serving un-accredited investors, raising a hybrid equity + token pre-sale for Republic, tips for a successful equity crowdfunding campaign, the changing dynamics of raising capital, and much more.

Duration:00:37:23

Ep. 58 How I Raised It with Ryan Boyko of Embark Vet on 7.31.2018

8/13/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Ryan Boyko, CEO of Embark Vet (www.embarkvet.com). Embark Vet makes an animal DNA testing kit designed to improve dog health and wellness. Embark recently raised a seed round co-led by Founder Collective, Freestyle and ThirdKind, with support from Anne Wojcicki, Bill Maris, Slow Ventures, SV Angel and others. In this episode, Ryan talks about how he built...

Duration:00:52:34

Ep. 57 How I Raised It with Igor Lebovic of Kindly Care on 8.2.2018

8/8/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Igor Lebovic of Kindly Care, based in San Francisco. Kindly Care is a self-service management platform for hiring caregivers for senior citizens. The Company recently raised $5.4 million of Series A venture funding led by Javelin Venture Partners with participation by MHS Capital and Jackson Square Ventures. In this episode, Igor talks about venture...

Duration:00:57:11

Ep. 56 How I Raised It with Chetan Rane and Akshay Ramaswamy of Alma Campus on 7.27.2018

8/2/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Chetan Rane and Akshay Ramaswamy of Alma Campus. Alma is a college-exclusive social network that enables students to discover and connect with peers on their campus. The Company recently raised from Marissa Mayer, Norwest Venture Partners, Sergio Monsalve, Felicis Ventures, and others. The Company has also raised capital from Lightspeed Ventures, Index...

Duration:00:27:15

Ep. 55 How I Raised It with David Fink and Jonathan Neddenriep of Postie on 7.26.2018

7/30/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with David Fink and Jonathan Neddenriep of Postie.com. Postie makes a direct mail platform that behaves like a digital channel. The Company recently raised a seed round from Bonfire Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, and Rincon Venture Partners. In this episode, Jonathan and David talk about direct mail as a marketing channel, pitching their KPIs and metrics,...

Duration:00:58:09

Ep. 54 How I Raised It with Andrew Farah of Density on 7.18.2018

7/24/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Andrew Farah of Density.io, which makes door sensors designed to measure how busy a location is in real-time. Density recently raised a $12 million Series A, led by Founders Fund. Previously, the Company raised capital from Mark Suster and Upfront Ventures, Jonathon Triest of Ludlow Ventures, Jason Calacanis and others. In this episode, Andrew discusses...

Duration:00:53:41

Ep. 53 How I Raised It with Bill Boebel of Pingboard on 7.17.2018

7/19/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Bill Boebel of Pingboard. Pingboard makes org chart and workforce planning software. The Company has raised 3 seed rounds in Austin, Texas from a mix of high profile angel investors and VCs. In this episode, Bill talks about raising capital from other founders, his "touch-zero" operating model (and how that helps him balance the tension between VC...

Duration:00:44:21

Ep. 52 How I Raised It with Bobby Tinsley of Priatek on 7.6.2018

7/16/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Bobby Tinsley of Priatek. Priatek makes prize based advertising technology. The Company recently returned from a fundraising roadshow that took the team to Moscow, London, Geneva, Zurich, Lugano, and Monte Carlo (see https://youtu.be/qAdYIA6dCQI). In this episode, Bobby talks about how they put together the roadshow, the role that advisors played in...

Duration:00:46:36

Ep. 51 How I Raised It with Amanda Johnson and KJ Miller of Mented on 6.11.2018

7/2/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Amanda Johnson and KJ Miller of Mented Cosmetics. Mented is an online cosmetic store that features a range of nude lipsticks for women with deeper skin tones. The Company recently raised $4.2M from CircleUp and others. In this episode, Amanda and KJ talk about the grind of raising their first pre-seed round, tapping networks such as NY Angels and HBS, how...

Duration:00:36:32

Ep. 50 How I Raised It with Mitch Grasso of Beautiful.ai on 6.11.2018

6/26/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Mitch Grasso of Beautiful.ai. Beautiful.ai makes an AI-powered presentation tool created for building visual documents. The Company recently raised an $11M Series B. In this episode, Mitch talks about his "ridiculously easy" funding round (and his decision whether to raise at all), the importance of product/founder fit, raising before launch (and before...

Duration:00:34:27

Ep. 49 How I Raised It with Emily Best of Seed and Spark on 6.5.2018

6/26/2018
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Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Emily Best of Seed&Spark. Seed&Spark is a crowdfunding and digital distribution platform. The platform helps filmmakers and audiences join forces to fund, promote and watch new independent films, enabling filmmakers to support new film projects and audiences to watch more independent movies. In this episode, Emily talks about the realities vs. perception...

Duration:00:56:00