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9 Udemy Courses on How to Raise Pre-Series A Startup Funding

Posted on Thursday, Nov 11th 2021
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If you’ve never sought money for a startup, you may not be aware of how difficult it is. I know it first-hand, and thousands of entrepreneurs that I’ve advised throughout our 1Mby1M Accelerator would tell you the same.

That’s why we are committed to educating each founder about how investors think. We do not want anyone to waste their time or the time of others. We are firm believers in minimizing waste at all levels.

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9 Udemy Courses on How to Raise Post-Seed Startup Funding

Posted on Monday, Nov 1st 2021
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Raising money is a huge challenge. To be able to raise any money at all, you must first understand how investors think.

This specific course covers how post-seed and pre-Series A investors analyze startups and what they are looking for. We will have in-depth conversations around startups and funding with several real-world investors.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Sergey Jakimov, Co-Founder and Partner at LongeVC (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 10th 2023

Sergey Jakimov is Co-founder and Partner at LongeVC, a firm focused on the Longevity space. We discuss trends and opportunities in this sector full of whitespaces waiting for the entrepreneur’s magic touch.

Sramana Mitra: Give us a little bit of an introduction about your background as well as about LongeVC.

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Best of Bootstrapping: Illuminate Ventures’ Cindy Padnos Discusses Seed Rounds

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 4th 2023

If you have been bootstrapping and think you are ready for investors, you need to learn how investors think. First, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page. Then, start looking for entrepreneur – investor fit. Today, I introduce you to Cindy Padnos, Illuminate Ventures.

Cindy Padnos, Founder and Managing Partner at Illuminate Ventures, discusses a topic that we’ve been highlighting recently: the need for multiple seed rounds as a way to bridge the Series A gap. You can listen to a podcast of our conversation here or watch the roundtable video below:

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about Illuminate Ventures. What is the focus of the firm? How big is the fund? What sized investments do you make?

Cindy Padnos: We’re on our third fund. It’s a $30 million fund. Our focus is exclusively in the enterprise or B2B category. We invest in startups that are SaaS business applications, cloud computing, mobile software targeted towards the enterprise.

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Best of Bootstrapping: Bootstrapping to Exit with David Lambert, Right Side Capital

Posted on Thursday, Dec 29th 2022

If you have been bootstrapping and think you are ready for investors, you need to learn how investors think. First, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page. Then, start looking for entrepreneur – investor fit. Here is my conversation from 2019 with David Lambert of Right Side Capital Management.

David Lambert is Managing Director at Right Side Capital Management, a firm that invests small chunks of capital in capital efficient ventures. The firm is very much in line with the Bootstrapping to Exit philosophy we’ve been discussing. You can listen to a podcast of our conversation here or watch the roundtable video below:

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about yourself. Tell us about Right Side. Let’s get acquainted.

David Lambert: I have predominantly been a career entrepreneur before starting Right Side Capital. I came out to the San Francisco Bay Area to go to Stanford in the late 80’s. A month after I graduated, I started my first company.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Kyle Asman, Managing Director at Backswing Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 21st 2022

Kyle Asman is Managing Director at Backswing Ventures, a firm that has a non-Unicorn investment thesis.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get acquainted. Tell us about your background and also about Backswing Ventures.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Bhaskar Ghosh, Partner and CTO at 8VC (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Dec 9th 2022

Bhaskar Ghosh, Partner and CTO at 8VC, discusses his firm’s investment thesis, and we have an interesting discussion about the definition of a “good” entrepreneur.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Giuseppe Donvito, Partner at P101 Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Dec 1st 2022

Giuseppe Donvito is Partner at P101 Ventures based in Milan. We have a wonderful conversation about Italian startups.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to you and get acquainted ourselves as well.

Giuseppe Donvito: I’m a Partner at P101. I’ve been in the venture capital and private equity industry for more than 20 years. I have a Masters in Telecommunications Engineering, an MBA, and completed an advanced executive course at Northwestern University at Chicago.

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596th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Julien Pham, Third Culture Capital

Posted on Sunday, Nov 20th 2022

Julien Pham is Founder and Managing Director at Third Culture Capital (3CC), a firm focused on investing in the healthcare space.

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596th Roundtable Recording with Julien Pham, Third Culture Capital

Posted on Friday, Nov 18th 2022

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Roundtable Recap: November 17 – Spotlight on Healthcare Investing

Posted on Friday, Nov 18th 2022

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Julien Pham, Founder and Managing Director at 3CC Third Culture Capital, a firm focused on investing in the healthcare space.

Afterlife

As for entrepreneur pitches, we first had Brett Maxfield from Los Angeles, California, pitch Afterlife, a concept-stage venture that is waiting for financing to get off the ground.

Efeedo

Next, we had Javed Christi from Saint Charles, Missouri, pitch Efeedo, a revenue stage venture in the crowded restaurant POS space, that is looking to raise financing.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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595th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Sergey Jakimov, LongeVC

Posted on Saturday, Nov 5th 2022

Sergey Jakimov is Co-founder and Partner at LongeVC, a firm focused on the Longevity space. We discuss trends and opportunities in this sector full of whitespace waiting for the entrepreneur’s magic touch.

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595th Roundtable Recording with Sergey Jakimov, LongeVC

Posted on Saturday, Nov 5th 2022

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Roundtable Recap: November 3 – Spotlight on Longevity Startup Opportunities

Posted on Saturday, Nov 5th 2022

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Sergey Jakimov, Co-founder and Partner at LongeVC, a firm focused on the Longevity space. We discussed trends and opportunities in this sector full of whitespace waiting for the entrepreneur’s magic touch.

13 Layers

As for entrepreneur pitches, we first had Justin Perron from Lexington, Kentucky, pitching 13 Layers.

Climate CRO

Next, we had Dr. Justin Lancaster from Barnard, Vermont, pitching Climate CRO.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Heather Hiles, Founder and Managing Partner at Imminent Equity (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 2nd 2022

Heather Hiles is the Founder and Managing Partner at Imminent Equity and a pioneering entrepreneur in the Black community. Heather also has deep experience in financing Black entrepreneurs, as well as on the education side to close knowledge gaps at scale.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get you acquainted with our audience. Tell us about you and the tracks you have traveled to get to where you are today. Tell us about what you’re working on at Imminent. What is your investment focus?

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594th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Kyle Asman, Backswing Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Oct 29th 2022

Kyle Asman is Managing Director at Backswing Ventures, a firm that has a non-Unicorn investment thesis.

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594th Roundtable Recording with Kyle Asman, Backswing Ventures

Posted on Friday, Oct 28th 2022

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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