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How To Help A Billion Entrepreneurs

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Dan Martell, founder and CEO of Clarity, which connects entrepreneurs with experts, over the phone, for advice on their business challenges. Dan is a serial entrepreneur who founded Clarity with the goal of positively influencing a billion people within ten years. We asked Dan how he developed the idea... Read more...


The JOBS Act At The End Of 2012

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Sara Hanks, founder of the crowdfunding due diligence company, CrowdCheck. Sara is an attorney with 30 years of experience working in the corporate and securities fields. She recently stepped down as the General Counsel of the Congressional Oversight Panel, the overseer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP),... Read more...


Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Brad Feld, one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies throughout the United States. He is also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and a marathon runner.... Read more...


Entrepreneurial DNA

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Joe Abraham, author of Entrepreneurial DNA: The Breakthrough Discovery That Aligns Your Business to Your Unique Strengths. Joe has started up, grown and exited three companies of his own and invested in over 20 growing startups. He has been featured on FoxNews, CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC and numerous nationally... Read more...


Twintangibles And Italy’s Crowd Future

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Tim Wright, Director and Co-Founder of Twintangibles. Twintangibles is the organizer behind the Crowdfuture conference in Rome on October 27th 2012. Tim has worked as a consultant, practitioner and senior manager with a number of global commercial organisations including Egon Zehnder International and McKinsey & Co.... Read more...


Crowdsourcing Microtasks And Innovation

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Lukas Biewald, CEO of CrowdFlower, the leading microtask crowdsourcing platform and also the company behind the CrowdConf crowdsourcing industry events. CrowdFlower solves problems ranging from product categorization to business lead verification to content creation. With its crowd of millions of contributors CrowdFlower claims to make up the world’s largest workforce. We... Read more...


Crowdfunding In Germany

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Wolfram Kosch, a German entrepreneur who raised a crowdfunding round in the seed stage of his business, LuduFactur, before going on to run a second crowdfunding campaign in Germany. Ludufactur offers the customisation of board and card game classics through a web interface ( Once customised, Ludufactur produces... Read more...


NXTP Labs Accelerating Startups in Buenos Aires

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Nora Palladino, Business Development Manager of Nextperience Labs (NXTP Labs), a Buenos Aires-based accelerator seed fund. NXTP Labs seeks to invest and provide hands-on support and community to entrepreneurs with passion for starting up and growing their companies. They provide seed funding, mentoring, community and office space to... Read more...


How to value your growth-stage company for crowdfunding

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Boaz Vinagradov of Navocate, which provides business sales and acquisition services for entrepreneurial companies. Dealing with valuations in an early-stage company is one of the most common issues we hear from entrepreneurs looking to raise capital through crowdfunding. It is and important issue not only in the... Read more...


Facebook’s IPO Fiasco: Simple Mismanagement or Systemic Injustice?

Dara Albright explains why Facebook's IPO is symptomatic of broken public markets and how retail investors are "no longer willing to serve as the exit strategy for the privileged." Dara also brings hope. She discusses how the the JOBS Act will democratize capital formation and return the public markets to their rightful place as the engines of economic growth.


Podcast: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Beijing with Carole Wai Hai

Our tour guide for this episode is Carole Wai Hai, founder of the Beijing-based startup grassRoots’ly. Carole uses her personal experience to provide entrepreneurs and investors with an inside look at the landscape they would encounter in China’s capital city.


Travel Your Way to Startup Success: Inside The Lean Development & Soft Launch of StartupStay (Part 1 of 2)

Have you ever found yourself leaving a business trip with the unsettling feeling that you spent too much and learned too little? On this week's episode of the Grow VC Everyone Funding Startups podcast, Fred Caballero (@fredchannel), C0-Founder of StartupStay (@StartupStay), discusses how his venture hopes to end this feeling forever by connecting traveling entrepreneurs with local counterparts willing to host.


Community Building Begins By Listening, A HootSuite Conversation

This week's episode of the Grow VC Everyone Funding Startups podcast features Dave Olson (@daveohoots), VP of Community at HootSuite - the leading social media dashboard for managing social networks.


Podcast: Patrick Vlaskovits & The Lean Entrepreneur

This week's episode of the Grow VC Everyone Funding Startups podcast features Southern California entrepreneur, author and Lean Startup guru, Patrick Vlaskovits.


Podcast: GrowVC at the Finance 4 StartUp Britain Week

On this week’s Everyone Funding Startups podcast we were delighted to be joined by Emma Jones, one of the co-founders of StartUp Britain. Emma is a small-business expert and the author of books including ‘Spare Room Start Up – how to start a business from home’, ‘Working 5 to 9 – how to start a... Read more...


Podcast: Global Entrepreneurship and International Diplomacy

This week’s episode of the Grow VC Everyone Funding Startups Podcast explores the link between global entrepreneurship and international diplomacy. Joining us to discuss this powerful connection is Shelly Porges – Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State and director of the department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP). Shelly describes the startup ecosystems that exist... Read more...

Crowdfunding’s impact on startups in the Interactive Entertainment industry

This week we were joined by Dr Jo Twist, CEO of the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), to discuss the potential impact of crowdfunding on startups and developers in areas such as gaming and digital media worldwide. UKIE is the only trade body for the UK’s wider interactive entertainment industry. It exists to champion... Read more...

Tech startup trends in Asia with e27 Director, Mohan Belani

This week on the GrowVC Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to the Director of e27, Mohan Belani about his upcoming Echelon events, the startup scene in Asia, his collaboration with GrowVC, and a great story behind the name of his company. Founded in February 2006, e27 is a media organization focused on the Asian... Read more...


The Networks Program with Paul Higgins

This week GrowVC’s COO, Markus returned to host our Everyone funding startups podcast. Markus interviewed GrowVC’s Networks Program manager, Paul Higgins about his background, the program, and the partners that are already onboard. GrowVC’s Networks program is a key part of our vision to create a global, virtual Silicon Valley, in which we democratize access... Read more...


Grow VC and the World Bank partner up in Africa

It is an exciting time right now in Africa. Over the past several years, we have seen a large growth and boom in Africa, specifically in parts of East Africa. One of the industries that is leading the way in development is the mobile industry. The regional tech startup scene in the area continues to... Read more...