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Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 054: Founders of Credpal and Invoira – Class 8 members of QC Fintech Accelerator

5/18/2018
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For this episode of the Charlotte Angel Connection, we continued our interview with two of the founders of Credpal (they have 4) and one of the founders with Invoiro (they have 2). In keeping with tradition, the first episode is primarily dedicated to their companies and the second episode will target their experiences thus far (about 1/2 way into the program at the time of the recording). These two companies are part of the QC Fintech Accelerator Program Class 8 – a world class...

Duration:00:37:49

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 053: Founders of Credpal and Invoira - Class 8 members of QC Fintech Accelerator

5/10/2018
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Today we are happy to bring back two companies from the QC Fintech Accelerator Program Class 8. This is the third class now where we have brought several members onto the program to talk about their companies and their experience in Charlotte - and more importantly being a part of what has grown to be a world class accelerator program. As a reminder, you can come see these two companies and their classmates on June 13 at the Fintech Generations conference at AvidExchange. It will be an...

Duration:00:41:12

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 052: Jude Colangelo, Founder and President of Eat the Bear

5/3/2018
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Today we welcome back Jude Colangelo, Founder and President of Eat the Bear, to the podcast. As we learned last week from Jude, Eat the Bear has grown from a desire to fill his own protein needs to a company now shipped across the country. Last week we heard a lot of the story around Eat the Bear and how it’s grown. This week I wanted to explore what Jude learned about being a startup raising money in Charlotte. How did Jude make the decision to leave his day job and jump full force into...

Duration:00:37:09

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 051: Jude Colangelo, Founder and President of Eat the Bear

4/27/2018
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Today we welcome Jude Colangelo, Founder and President at Eat the Bear, to the podcast. Jude has grown Eat the Bear from simply satisfying his own protein needs to a company who raised $1 million in angel funding in late 2017 and already almost doubled in that short time (April 2018). He partnered with Luke Kuechly several years ago and has new products ready to roll out that could really open things up any further. Yet, his story is likely not known in Charlotte. He worked in banking for...

Duration:00:35:45

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 050: T.J. Eberle, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Part II

4/19/2018
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Today we welcome T.J. Eberle back to the podcast. As you learned last week, T.J. has been involved in the angel community in Charlotte since 2011 when he sold his company NouvEON. As a recap into last week, T.J. enjoys being the crazy uncle who can come in and mentor and advise company founders but ultimately being able to step aside and watch the founders work through the execution of developed strategies. T.J. also gave us great insight into three questions he asks of the founders before...

Duration:00:33:33

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 049: T.J. Eberle, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

4/13/2018
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Today we welcome T.J. Eberle to the podcast. T.J. has been involved in the angel community in Charlotte since 2011 when he sold his company NouvEON. During that time, he’s become a lead investor in several companies and an active angel investor through several of the local funds in town. His insight into companies through the meetings is always well received and so I wanted him to be on the podcast so everyone could hear the great insight T.J. has into this world. This will be our standard...

Duration:00:39:20

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 048: Curtis Watkins CEO of BovaMetrics Part II

4/5/2018
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Today we welcome back Curtis Watkins, CEO of BovaMetrics, to the Charlotte Angel Connection. As we learned last week, BovaMetrics is a young Fintech company based in Charlotte. BovaMetrics has developed a proprietary model designed to capture opportunities and add value in a client’s existing portfolio – in essence merging an advisor’s knowledge of the client with an artificial intelligence platform. Last week, we spent time talking about how Curtis ended up as the CEO of BovaMetrics, what...

Duration:00:32:58

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 047: Curtis Watkins CEO of BovaMetrics

3/29/2018
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Today we welcome Curtis Watkins, CEO of BovaMetrics, to the Charlotte Angel Connection. Curtis joined BovaMetrics in September 2017 to help drive the company growth as it moves from the early stages of development. BovaMetrics is a young fintech company in Charlotte targeting wealth managers with an augmented intelligence solution. It was developed as a proprietary model designed to capture opportunities and add value in a client’s existing portfolio – in essence merging an advisor’s...

Duration:00:34:16

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 046: John Espey CEO and Co-Founder of Levvel, Part II

3/22/2018
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Today we welcome back John Espey, Co-Founder and CEO of Levvel. Levvel has started getting some much deserved press locally for the fast growth track they have burned over the last 5 years. Last week we spent the majority of our time talking about the track of Levvel over the last 6 to 7 years as it morphed from Reward Summit and into Levvel. This week I wanted to spend some time with John exploring entrepreneurship in general and specifically in Charlotte. He’s been with several...

Duration:00:35:15

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 045: John Espey, Co-Founder and CEO of Levvel

3/15/2018
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Today we have John Espey, Co-Founder and CEO of Levvel. Levvel has started getting some much deserved press locally for the fast growth track they have burned over the last 5 years. Recently John and I got together to discuss what’s most important for the Charlotte ecosystem: more entrepreneurs or more early stage money. A heated debate ensued and I think we all know who won the argument. Regardless, we had a really good lunch and a great discussion and I feel in love with the Levvel...

Duration:00:38:50

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 044: Greg Brown, Administrator of Charlotte Angel Fund I & II - Part II

3/8/2018
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Today we have Greg Brown, Administrator of the Charlotte Angel Fund I and Charlotte Angel Fund II as well as owner of Cardinal Finance – a fractional CFO firm – back on the podcast for a continuation of our discussion from last week. Greg has been firmly involved in the startup community for at least five years now and talks with a bunch of investors AND founders. As such, he has a very unique perspective on what’s happening in the ecosystem of high growth companies. In today’s podcast we...

Duration:00:35:19

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 043: Greg Brown, Administrator of Charlotte Angel Fund I & II

3/1/2018
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Today we have Greg Brown, Administrator of the Charlotte Angel Fund I and Charlotte Angel Fund II as well as owner of Cardinal Finance – a fractional CFO firm – back on the podcast. Some of you may know but the Charlotte Angel Fund I just recently closed for new investments. And I wanted to get Greg back on the podcast to talk about the fund I and fund II. Additionally, it’s been 16 months since we spoke with Greg so a lot has changed in terms of the startup community and the angel...

Duration:00:30:33

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 042: Brett Brohl Managing Director of Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator

2/15/2018
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Today we welcome back Brett Brohl, Managing Director of a new accelerator called TechStars Farm to Fork (www.techstars.com/farmtofork). Brett has been traveling the US the last couple of weeks and made a stop in Charlotte to talk with entrepreneurs about raising money and had open office hours to meet with a bunch of different folks. In this episode, I wanted to explore a few different things with Brett. First, we celebrated Brett's successful prediction of watching the Patriots lose in...

Duration:00:35:43

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 041: Brett Brohl Managing Director of TechStars Farm to Fork Accelerator

2/8/2018
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Today we have Brett Brohl, who is the Managing Director of a new accelerator called TechStarts Farm to Fork (www.techstars.com/farmtofork). They are working with Cargill and Ecolab to develop this program. Brett first came to North Carolina where he went to Wake Forest and has gone on to start and run quite a few startups since and now lives in Minneapolis. For my typical two part interview with Brett, I wanted to change things up. We did the first part of the interview prior to Brett...

Duration:00:35:12

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 040: Lucas Timberlake with Fintech Ventures Fund, Part II

2/1/2018
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Today, we welcome back Lucas Timberlake, Partner with Fintech Ventures Fund to the Charlotte Angel Connection. As you may remember, last week we spoke with Lucas about how his experience brought him to be a VC, what types of companies they look for, what traits are they seeking in a management team, and other questions in a pretty wide ranging conversation. This week's podcast expands on that wide ranging conversation. Our discussion today hits on many of these questions outlined below:...

Duration:00:28:27

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 039: Lucas Timberlake Partner with Fintech Ventures Fund

1/25/2018
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Today, we welcome Lucas Timberlake, Partner with Fintech Ventures Fund to the Charlotte Angel Connection. Lucas was in town in November for the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference and we had a chance to talk about Venture funds, Charlotte, Atlanta, and tech in general. It became apparent quickly that Lucas would make a great guest on the podcast. He's got experience in the Venture space and has watched Charlotte from afar over the last couple of years. More importantly, he expects to be...

Duration:00:29:40

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 037: Eileen Stephens, Co-Founder of Tavia

1/12/2018
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Today we welcome Eileen Stephens Co-Founder of Tavia. Tavia has the opportunity to be a wonderful company here in Charlotte. The concept is a mix between Dollar Shave Club and Tom's, except it is for feminine products. The concept will allow women to have their product of choice delivered monthly to them (in a non-descriptive package) and have a year long supply of culturally appropriate product delivered to a school age girl in Africa initially (with the ability to expand to other areas)....

Duration:00:26:38

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 036: Alan Fitzpatrick CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband Part II

12/14/2017
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Today we welcome back Alan Fitzpatrick, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband, Co-Founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit and NC Hearts Gigabit. For today's podcast, we pick up right where we left off with Alan and jump head first into how he keeps from becoming too excited and too depressed as he rides the ups and downs common to all startups. From there we pick up in some comfortable territory as we discuss: What gets Alan excited about 2018? Huge market, nationwide. What do you look for in...

Duration:00:20:02

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 035: Alan Fitzpatrick CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband

12/6/2017
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Alan Fitzpatrick is CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband, Co-Founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit and NC Hearts Gigabit. He’s a long-time supporter and member of the Charlotte startup community and I’m excited to bring you today’s podcast with Alan. We had our interview on the day after the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference and you will hear us reference it throughout this week and next week’s interview. Alan and I almost immediately jumped straight into the interview – where as I...

Duration:00:37:55

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 034: Thom Ruhe President and CEO of NC IDEA Part II

11/30/2017
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Today on the Charlotte Angel Connection, we welcome back Thom Ruhe - the CEO and President of NC IDEA for the second part of our interview. Thom has been at NC IDEA since February 2016 and has already made great strides into continuing to develop and enhance entrepreneurship in North Carolina. Again this is a longer discussion but a worthwhile one for us to exceed our typical time limit. Today we start off the interview talking about Thom’s first impression of Charlotte after taking the...

Duration:01:00:34

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