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.
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.
3 Tactics That Helped This Sustainability Startup Raise Over $30 Million
TemperPack manufactures environmentally sustainable packaging products. In this interview, Brian talks about raising venture capital from Revolution. Arborview Capital, Harbert Growth Partners, Closed Loop Partners, Greenhouse Capital, Tao Capital Partners and SJF Ventures.
The Inside Story Of Raising $59 Million For Pilot, Waseem Daheer's Startup
Interview with Waseem Daher of PIlot.com, makers of an online bookkeeping platform for startups. The Company recently raised $40 million from Index Ventures and Stripe. Previous investors include Drew Houston, Adam D'Angelo, John Collison and other angels.