How To Raise Capital For a Hardware Startup: David Rabie of Tovala
David Rabie, CEO of smart oven startup Tovala talks about raising capital for a hardware startup, going through Y Combinator, doing an Angellist Syndicate, what has changed between the Series A and Series C rounds, the Chicago startup scene, and more.
How To Fit The Silicon Valley "Archetype" (even if you don't)
Donnel Baird is not your "archetypal" startup founder - he's a Black, non-technical entrepreneur based in Brooklyn. But he's raised $68 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Kapor Capital and many others. Here's how he did it.
Kickstarter, Accelerators, VCs, Oh My! Pree Walia's Wild Fundraising Ride
How Pree Walia raised capital for her hardware startup Nailbot.com, her experience with the HAX Accelerator and TechCrunch Battlefield, running a Kickstarter campaign, getting on the TV show "Meet The Drapers" and more.
He Met His Co-Founders On Reddit (and raised $4M from Greycroft) - Bradley Davis of Podchaser
Bradley Davis launched Podchaser by posting the idea of an "IMDB for podcasts" on Reddit, and used that to recruit a CTO and distributed founding team. He went on to raise an angel round from Kentucky horse farmers, then a $4M round from premier VC firm Greycroft.
She Met With 263+ Investors - Zuleyka Strasner of Zero Grocery
Zuleyka Strasner pitched 263 investors to raise capital for her zero-plastic grocery delivery company. She discusses leveraging your network, the power of persistence, dealing with hundreds of nos, and how finding the right investors can help you flourish.
He Raised $2.3M from Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, YC and Peter Thiel - Brian Vallelunga of Doppler
Brian Vallelunga, CEO of Doppler, was rejected from Y Combinator 6 times but got in on the 7th try and went on to raise venture capital from Peter Thiel, Kleiner Perkins, and Sequoia. Here's his story.
How David Rogier of MasterClass Hustled His Way to a $100M Series E Venture Round
Catch our interview with David Rogier, CEO of MasterClass on how he raised over $240 million for his startup featuring lessons from superstars like Serena Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Steph Curry and more.