Fundraising Radio

Fundraising Radio

By Konstantin Dubovitskiy
Fundraising Radio is a podcast about fundraising for startups. Want to learn how to raise money for your startup? Listen and learn. Experienced founders who raised over $20 million, fresh founders who just raised $20k, professional Venture Capitalists with hundreds of millions under management and young investors who are raising their first funds. Fundraising Radio will show you fundraising process from every perspective. How to:
- raise from angels
- approach large investors
- gain first traction
- live with no traction
- succeed with no money in the bank
- being broke, but not broken:)
Enjoy
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Fundraising in deep-tech - Peter Lee on funding startups in deep-tech field.
Peter Lee, founder and managing partner of Embark Ventures. Embark ventures focuses on investing in deep-tech and is located in Los Angeles, so in this episode we are really focusing on fundraising for startups working with deep-tech and steps that one should take if he or she decides to start a project in deep-tech. Check out the episode to find out more about deep-tech funding in SoCal and about Embark Ventures. Embark Ventures website: https://www.embark.vc/ My humanIPO profile: https://humanipo.app/id/konstantin.dubovitskiy
30:52
March 28, 2020
Getting acquired for over $10 million - Joe Magee on how to build a successful startup in a competitive field.
Joe Magee, founder and CEO of RallyBound in this episode will tell his story of getting his company acquired for over $10 million. In our discussion we mainly focused on how to acquire large institutional customers, how to raise your first money, where to look for money and how to choose a new venture to work on after you sell your company. My humanIPO profile: https://humanipo.app/id/konstantin.dubovitskiy
34:41
March 21, 2020
$150 million under management: Sergey Gribov on how big funds invest and operate.
In this episode Sergey Gribov, partner of Flint Capital, shares his experience working in the investment field. In our discussion we focused on how to reach decision makers at big investment firms and how choose the right investor for your company. We also reviewed differences between early stage investors and later stage investors and how a late-stage investment firm can make multiple X return in a few months! Link to Flint Cpital: http://www.flintcap.com/ Link to my HumanIPO page: https://humanipo.app/id/konstantin.dubovitskiy
45:32
March 18, 2020
How to raise money in Hard Tech sphere? Venture Partner of K5 ventures - Stijn Vanorbeek will tell how to reach angel investors in hard tech field
In this episode, Stijn Vanorbeek, venture partner of K5 ventures and an angel investor tells about the best ways of raising money when working in hard tech field. Great advice and valuable feedback on the fundraising process for hard tech founders and investors.  Discovering the difference between angel investors and VC investors as Stijn has been both!
26:10
March 7, 2020
What is Fundraising Radio? Trailer episode.
If you have any questions, suggestions or want to join the private group - text Konstantin Dubovitskiy on LinkedIn.
01:46
March 1, 2020
Raising $3.5 million by creating viral campaign and wasting $10,000 on 5 year old kids clicking ads. Choose advertisers wisely.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio, Dominique Wu, professional designer tells how she ran multiple crowdfunding campaigns - watched people become rich and watched people loosing thousands of dollars by making one poor decision. In this episode we talked about choosing the right agency to run your crowdfunding campaign, what steps you should take before starting crowdfunding campaign and what are the common pitfalls. Now Dominique Wu runs a UI/UX design agency in Los Angeles, here is the website: https://www.hummingbirdsday.com/ Fundraising Radio is hosted by Konstantin Dubovitskiy and supported by Openland. To get access to the private chat room, from which you can join the calls with the speakers - contact the host.
31:32
February 26, 2020
Don't want to dilute your share in the company? Raise through grants like founders of DeWaste.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio our guest speaker was Paran Sonthalia the co-founder and CEO of DeWaste, who raised $21,000 exclusively through grants. After realising that raising money at such an early stage will heavily dilute his and his co-founder's shares in the company, Paran decided to raise the pre-seed round exclusively through grants. And in this episode we will cover that. Website of DeWaste: https://de-waste.com/ Fundraising Radio is hosted by Konstantin Dubovitskiy and supported by Openland. To get access to the private chat room, from which you can join the calls with the speakers - contact the host.
24:03
February 15, 2020
CEO of Fueltime on "easy fundraising" through angel and accelerator.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio, Anatoly Corp, CEO and co-founder of Fueltime tells about raising $170,000 for his startup through one angel investor and one accelerator.  In this episode we focused on: stages at which you should raise money for your startup, working on multiple projects at the same time, finding co-founders and finding connections in a new place.  Website of Fueltime: https://fueltime.co/ Fundraising Radio is hosted by Konstantin Dubovitskiy and supported by Openland.
27:07
February 10, 2020
Immigration law for startup founders and investors. Want to get a green card? Then listen.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio we had an unusual guest - Sophie Alcorn, a well known immigration lawyer in Silicon valley and Founding Partner & Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law. This episode focuses on how to move to the US if you are a startup founder or an investor, emphasizing the O-1 Visa and all the requirements for it. If you are a US citizen or have a green card, I suggest you skipping the first 20 minutes of the episode, since later on we talked about approaching investors, incorporating and seeking funds in the Valley.  Sophie Alcorn is also starting her own podcast soon: Immigration Law for Tech Startups. I will inform everyone when it will get live. Fundraising Radio is hosted by Konstantin Dubovitskiy. Regarding questions and partnership opportunities contact: Konstantin Dubovitskiy via linkedIn.
32:48
February 3, 2020
Got no traction yet? CEO of Airdas will tell you what steps to take to get it.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio our speaker was Farmon Akmalov, co-founder and CEO of a Latvian company - Airdas, who recently moved to the US and now is growing his startup here. He went through incubator, pre-accelerator and accelerator and in this episode explains the difference between these three and also shares his vision on why he thinks such programs make more sense for young startups than angel investors. In this episode you can find: - differences between accelerator, pre-accelerator and incubator - who should join such programs - moving your company to the US from abroad - getting first traction - what support does UCLA offer to its students who are becoming founders - and many more topics which I won't list here as no one really reads this. Website of Airdas: https://www.airdas.eu/#industries
22:37
January 21, 2020
How do VC firms raise money? Managing partner of lvlup Ventures will explain.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio, Josh Schlisserman talked about how his fund – lvlup.vc is raising funds right now! In this episode you can learn about the difference between fundraising for a fund and for a startup (hint – your struggles are nothing compared to struggles of venture capitalists). If you want to raise money for your company, understanding struggles of investors is crucial and this episode will be helpful for all founders, not only for investors, so take 30 minutes while you are driving and listen to Josh:) Website of lvlup Ventures: lvlup.vc Fundraising Radio is sponsored by Marpl, a company that can help you create marketing campaign in minutes: https://go.onelink.me/app/f6b412bd Fundraising Radio is hosted by Konstantin Dubovitskiy. Regarding questions and partnership opportunities contact: Konstantin Dubovitskiy via linkedIn.
35:00
January 12, 2020
Peanut butter pump raising $140,000 on Indiegogo and airing on Shark Tank.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio Andy Scherrer, the founder of Peanut Butter Ventures tells about his experience of raising money on Indiegogo and presenting his peanut butter at Shark Tank. Andy went over the budget that it took him to raise $140,000 on Indiegogo campaign and compared crowdfunding with regular fund raising from Angels and VCs. Quote of the day: if I found a good investor I definitely wouldn’t go to crowdfunding  Website of Andy Scherer: https://thenuttyinventor.com/ Fundraising Radio is sponsored by Marpl, a company that can help you create marketing campaign in minutes: https://go.onelink.me/app/f6b412bd Fundraising Radio is hosted by Konstantin Dubovitskiy. Regarding questions and partnership opportunities contact: Konstantin Dubovitskiy via linkedIn.
28:53
January 4, 2020
Founder of InstaSteam talks about how he raised over $100,000 for a physical product, Indigogo and selling products on TV.
In this episode of Fundraising Radio, Ari Hirsch, founder of an LA based startup - InstaSteam shares his experience raising of raising funds for a physical product, working with Indiegogo and selling products through TV shows. He also explained what is the difference between advertising software vs advertising a physical product and how you should adjust to those differences. Quote of the day: be careful, don’t rush into deals, take the time to make the research, since startup is a long-term game. Website of InstaSteam: https://instasteampod.com/ Fundraising Radio is a weekly online conference, focused on early stage fundraising and bringing as guest speakers only founders who have raised money and investors. Whether you want to raise pre-seed or seed round – you should check out previous sessions of Fundraising Radio and you will find a lot of helpful information in each of them. Join our chat room to participate in the conferences that are hosted every week: https://openland.com/invite/c8AR7qV Fundraising Radio is sponsored by Marpl, a company that can help you create marketing campaign in minutes: https://go.onelink.me/app/f6b412bd Fundraising Radio is hosted by Konstantin Dubovitskiy. Regarding questions and partnership opportunities contact: Konstantin Dubovitskiy via linkedIn.
23:27
December 28, 2019
Partner or Ruvento Ventures tells about the investing cycle, structure of the Venture Capital firms and about the career growth within VC firm.
Partner or Ruvento Ventures tells about the investing cycle, structure of the Venture Capital firms and about the career growth within VC firm.
32:38
December 22, 2019
Importance of selling before building - founder of an LA venture studio explains why you should follow the lean startup model.
Importance of selling before building - founder of an LA venture studio explains why you should follow the lean startup model.
26:31
December 14, 2019
Managing partner of GVA.capital and Mindrock.capital tells about raising money in Silicon Valley and gives great tips on how to approach investors.
Managing partner of GVA.capital and Mindrock.capital tells about raising money in Silicon Valley and gives great tips on how to approach investors.
30:55
December 7, 2019
Co-founder and COO of Rooit tells about hardships of raising funds from the US investors by a foreign startup.
Co-founder and COO of Rooit tells about hardships of raising funds from the US investors by a foreign startup.
31:07
December 1, 2019
Co-fouder and CEO of Discotech tells about raising $1.6 million and about all the "secret sauces" in the startup world.
Co-fouder and CEO of Discotech tells about raising $1.6 million and about the importance of keeping current investors updated.
30:07
November 24, 2019
Co-founder of 6nomads tells about raising $100,000, how US investors view traction got abroad and shares low-budget growth hacks.
Co-founder of 6nomads tells about raising $100,000, how US investors view traction got abroad and shares low-budget growth hacks.
30:16
November 17, 2019
Co-founder of Marpl tells about raising $100,000 as a seed round and "reinventing a wheel".
Co-founder of Marpl tells about raising $100,000 as a seed round and "reinventing a wheel".
23:01
November 13, 2019
Founder of WeStrive tells about raising $145,000, struggles with App Store and the importance of investing personal funds into your startup.
Founder of WeStrive tells about raising $145,000, struggles with App Store and the importance of investing personal funds into your startup.
28:49
November 4, 2019
Co-founder of Gehr Capital speaks about why should more funds invest in students and how the LA is different from SF.
Co-founder of Gehr Capital speaks about why should more funds invest in students and how the LA is different from SF.
33:11
October 28, 2019
Co-founder of One Dollar Capital tells what are the investors mainly looking at in the startups.
Co-founder of One Dollar Capital tells what are the investors mainly looking at in the startups.
39:18
October 21, 2019
Founder of ShivaAI shares his story of raising $75,000 in Russia to expand his company to the US.
Founder of ShivaAI shares his story of raising $75,000 in Russia to expand his company to the US.
33:39
October 16, 2019
Principal of Ruvento Ventures shares his knowledge about fundraising and working with VCs.
Principal of Ruvento Ventures shares his knowledge about fundraising and working with VCs.
55:00
October 8, 2019
Founder of Openland tells about his journey through Y-combinator and tells how Openland raised $2.25 million from 30 investors!
Founder of Openland shares his story of fundraising while going through YC.
44:08
September 16, 2019
Teacher at ELK academy shares networking lifehacks and tells about most common mistakes of foreigners in the US.
Networking lifehacks, common mistakes and strategies to use while networking.
49:05
September 8, 2019