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5 Seed Investors Discuss Their Investment Theses in Podcasts

Posted on Friday, Oct 13th 2017

Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the full range of possible funding options should listen to these 30-minute podcast interviews with various investors, each explaining the types of ventures they are focusing on.

Amir Banifatemi, Founder and Managing Partner of K5 Ventures – This fund is focused on pre-seed, seed, post-seed and early-stage investments from Southern California. Amir is also a Board Member and former President of Tech Coast Angels, a group of 340 angel investors from Southern California.

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What Are Seed Investors Looking For With Venk Shukla

Posted on Monday, Oct 9th 2017

We’re doing a deep dive into the current seed investment eco-system and talking to our investor friends about what they’re looking for.

Here, you can hear the perspective of Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital and TiE Angels:

Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, and weigh your funding options.

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6 Podcasts of Successful Startup Founders Sharing E-commerce Strategies

Posted on Friday, Oct 6th 2017

Can you still build e-commerce companies? Yes, niche e-commerce can still work, but you must differentiate. Entrepreneurs interested to learn how e-commerce and online startups are succeeding today should listen to these 30-minute podcast interviews with six startup founders who have managed to build quite profitable businesses.

Tom Fallenstein, President and CEO of Fun.com – Tom has built a niche e-commerce company up to $55 Million in revenue with no outside funding from rural Minnesota. He discusses his organic growth strategies, and how his company has impacted a rural eco-system profoundly by creating a large number of jobs.

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What Are Seed Investors Looking For With Ashmeet Sidana

Posted on Monday, Oct 2nd 2017

We’re doing a deep dive into the current seed investment eco-system and talking to our investor friends about what they’re looking for.

Here, you can hear the perspective of Ashmeet Sidana of Engineering Capital:

Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, weigh your funding options.

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10 Podcasts with Investors on Seed Financing for Startups

Posted on Friday, Sep 29th 2017

Once upon a time, there used to be Seed and Series A as financing options for startups. Now, we have pre-seed, seed, pre-Series A, and THEN Series A. And the Series A can often be a small $1-3 Million round, which typically comes from small venture firms. The bigger, more traditional firms have moved upstream, raising bigger and bigger funds. They can only do $5-10M Series A rounds, which often have the characteristics of Series B.

If you are a startup entrepreneur looking for help navigating the myriad stages of seed investing, please have a listen to the following 30-minute podcast interviews with some of today’s most respected Seed Investors.

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10 Tech Entrepreneurs Who Did NOT Move to Silicon Valley in Podcasts

Posted on Friday, Sep 22nd 2017

Let’s say you want to build a great tech company. Should you start by moving to Silicon Valley? Or, can you do it from right where you are, right from your own hometown?

I suggest start validating your startup idea and building from right where you are. Today, it is no longer necessary for ambitious entrepreneurs to be in Silicon Valley. Great tech companies, even billion dollar Unicorns, can be built from anywhere. Listen to the following 30-minute podcast interviews with some successful tech entrepreneurs who have done just that.

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India Currents Names Sramana Mitra the Top Indian Digital Influencer

Posted on Monday, Sep 18th 2017

India Currents Magazine has a cover story on Indian digital influencers in its September issue. Sramana Mitra is their top choice. You can read the story here.

Want to discuss your strategy with Sramana Mitra? Come to a free and online 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable. Register here.

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6 Podcast Interviews with Seed Investors

Posted on Friday, Sep 15th 2017

There are shifts happening in the world of seed investing. Some questions are emerging:

How do you process the current investment climate where capital is moving further and further upstream? How does an angel investor (or an entrepreneur, for that matter) mitigate the Series A gap? How do you parse Unicorn mania? As an angel investor, you could get buried under later stage liquidation preferences. How do you protect yourself?

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