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Let's Talk Serious Startups is all about the nuts and bolts of what goes into going from an idea to success. We interview angel investors, venture capitalists, startup founders, crowdfunding experts, journalists, and marketing professionals that share their knowledge and experience it what it takes to become a Serious Startup!




EP44: Business Finance Expert Andrea Travillian Breaks Down Wealth Plans Outside Of Your Startup

In this amazing episode, Andrea Travillian discusses how she became an entrepreneur and angel investor, how her company helps founders plan for the future, and the importance of financial strategy for startups.

Duration: 00:20:05

EP43:Gust.com Founder David S. Rose Shares How He Became A Super Angel Investor

You don't want to miss this episode. Super angel investor David S. Rose shares how he became successful, how Gust.com is part of 80% of angel investments around the world, how to raise capital and what it takes to be successful.

Duration: 00:43:56

EP42: Mr Marketology Jeff Beale On Becoming A Thought Leader Thru Modern Technology

In this episode Jeff Beale shares how to become a thought leader, how to identifykey market demographics, and the smart way to build customer loyalty.

Duration: 00:34:53

EP41: VentureFirst CEO John Shumate Explains Valuation & Growth Of Middle America Startups

CEO John Shumate explains how valuations are structured, why investors are starting to look at middle America startups for investment, and the shift in how business plans are viewed by investors.

Duration: 00:29:17

EP40: Serial Entrepreneur & Investor Nick Matzorkis Shares How He Built & Sold 18 Companies

In this fantastic interview, entrepreneur turned venture capital investor Nick Matzorkis, tells how he built 18 companies from scratch, how to fail fast, and what he sees as the future for startups!

Duration: 00:39:59

EP39: Startup Capital Raising Expert John Livesay Explains How To Perfect Your Pitch

In this great episode, John Livesay dives into the complexities of raising capital, how to impress potential investors, and 3 things you better be able to answer!

Duration: 00:23:55

EP 38: Entertainment Attorney Michael Prywes On Entertainment Law & Protecting Media Startups

In this great episode, Michael Prywes talks about his transition from being a movie producer to an attorney for startups, and shares insight on how media startups and artists can protect themselves.

Duration: 00:32:32

EP 37: Entrepreneur of the Year Joel Holland Shares How He Built VideoBlocks & The Importance Of Video

In this fantastic episode Joel Holland, Founder & Executive Chairman of VideoBlocks.com shares how he starting his company in college, the importance of focus, and how to leverage video to grow your company.

Duration: 00:37:03

EP 36: TEDex Speaker & Entrepreneur Tom Hunt Talks About Using Virtual Assistants To Improve Productivity

TEDex speaker Tom Hunt tells his story of going from the corporate world to selling leggings for me, to launching a startup that helps entrepreneurs maximize their time.

Duration: 00:24:23

EP35: Best Selling Author Ebong Eka Talks About How You Get On TV

Best selling author, public speaker and regular Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Forbes contributor Ebong Eka shares his story of success and how to become a thought leader.

Duration: 00:41:03

EP34: Venture Capitalist Shane Spencer Breaks Down Investor ROI Requirements, Funding Types & What Get's His Attention

In this episode angel investor and venture capital fund manager Shane Spencer breaks down funding types, what investors are looking for, the specifics to know if you want to get funded, and how to get past the first round!

Duration: 00:36:30

EP33: HARO Founder & Angel Investor Peter Shankman Talks About How To Get His Attention

Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Peter Shankman shares his coming up with HARO, how so many startup ideas are sparked from personal need, and how to get his attention as an investor. And what not to do!

Duration: 00:31:38

EP 32: Tim Ozgener Fomer CEO Of CAO Cigars On The Importance Of Customer Experience

Tim Ozgener explains the importance of customer experience, how he transitioned from an actor and comic to CEO of CAO Cigars, led the company to exit, and now is giving back to the world of modern art as a philanthropist.

Duration: 00:34:09

EP31: Angel Investor Of The Year Manny Fernandez Talks Crowdfunding, Raising Capital & Entrepreneurship

San Francisco angel investor of the year Manny Fernandez explains new things happening in the world of equity crowdfunding, why he founded Dreamfunded, and even offers to help startup founders with resources they need to raise capital!

Duration: 00:35:07

EP30: Startup Founder Laura Roeder Explain Bootstrapping & Social Media

Social media expert Laura Roeder shares how she bootstrapped Edgar to a multi-million dollar company, and how to leverage social media!

Duration: 00:31:00

EP29: Angel Investor Tatyana Gray Explains What Investors Are Looking For

Angel investor Tatyana Gray explains shifts in the investment world, and shares different things that turn off investors to founders and ways to impress them.

Duration: 00:44:21

28: Angel Investor Ivan Raiklin Talks About The Sharing Economy

Angel investor Ivan Raiklin talks about why he started investing in sharing economy startups, the power of podcasting and shares insight into becoming successful.

Duration: 00:33:50

27: Michael Johnstone Talks About Working With Mark Cuban

David and Monica have a great interview with Michael Johnstone, a serial entrepreneur who is currently a portfolio manager for Mark Cuban!

Duration: 00:41:00

26: Fast Company Founder Alan Webber Shares His Powerful Story To Entrepren

Founder of Fast Company Alan Webber shares his amazing story of growing Fast Company, his experience in entrepreneurship and what led him to run forGovernorof NewMexico.

Duration: 00:39:43

25: Anna Ruth Williams Shares How To Actually Get PR Coverage For Your Star

Founder of ARPR Anna Ruth Williams talks about how her firm specializes in startup PR and how to actually get covered!

Duration: 00:41:20

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