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505th Roundtable Recording on October 15, 2020: With Elizabeth Yin, Hustle Fund

Posted on Monday, Oct 19th 2020

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505th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Elizabeth Yin, Hustle Fund

Posted on Monday, Oct 19th 2020

Elizabeth Yin is General Partner at Hustle Fund, a pre-seed investment firm.

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Roundtable Recap: October 15 – Brainstorming Post Covid Startup Ideas

Posted on Friday, Oct 16th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Elizabeth Yin, General Partner at Hustle Fund, a pre-seed investment firm.

Relefant

As for our entrepreneur pitch, this week we had Marko Lauhiala from Helsinki, Finland, pitching Relefant.

In addition, we had a great brainstorming session around one of my ideas from 8 Startup Ideas for the Post-Covid World around travel:

Facilitating Travel Experiences

There are two major trends that the world will need to take in stride in the Covid era: air travel will become expensive and people will be working remotely. The startup idea addressing these trends as explained here would be a $5-$10 Billion market cap company, a Unicorn.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Mike Edelhart of Social Starts and Joyance Partners (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 13th 2020

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Mike Edelhart was recorded in August 2020.

Mike Edelhart, Managing Partner at Social Starts and Joyance Partners, shares some fascinating developments from their portfolio, especially a healthcare startup that is thriving in the COVID-era.

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504th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Suman Talukdar, AiSprouts.VC

Posted on Saturday, Oct 10th 2020

Suman Talukdar is Founder and Managing Partner at AiSprouts.VC.

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504th Roundtable Recording on October 8, 2020: With Suman Talukdar, AiSprouts.VC

Posted on Friday, Oct 9th 2020

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Best of Bootstrapping: What Should Startups Do To Raise Seed Capital in 2021?

Posted on Friday, Oct 9th 2020

In general, Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later is the best strategy. You need to be ready to raise money.

If you decide to raise money, I strongly suggest you read the 1Mby1M Seed Capital series of interviews on our blog ASAP. We’ve profiled investor after investor to understand their investment thesis. You need to get in their heads and get a sense of what they’re looking for, especially if you’ve never raised money before.

Remember, Investors are looking to multiply the money that they put into startups.

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Roundtable Recap: October 8 – Find Your Segment Within Large Markets

Posted on Friday, Oct 9th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Suman Talukdar, Founder and Managing Partner at AiSprouts.VC.

Examd

As for entrepreneur pitches, this week we had Shantanu Dev from Plainsboro, New Jersey, pitch Examd, an online exam proctoring solution.

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Cloud Stocks: What Can Cloud Startups Do To Raise Seed Capital in 2021?

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 7th 2020

In general, Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later is the best strategy. You need to be ready to raise money.

If you decide to raise money, I strongly suggest you read the 1Mby1M Seed Capital series of interviews on our blog ASAP. We’ve profiled investor after investor to understand their investment thesis. You need to get in their heads and get a sense of what they’re looking for, especially if you’ve never raised money before.

Remember, Investors are looking to multiply the money that they put into startups.

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503rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Semyon Dukach, One Way Ventures

Posted on Monday, Oct 5th 2020

Semyon Dukach is Managing Partner at One Way Ventures, an immigrant founder focused VC fund.

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503rd Roundtable Recording on October 1, 2020: With Semyon Dukach, One Way Ventures

Posted on Friday, Oct 2nd 2020

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Roundtable Recap: October 1 – Validate the Business Case Before Writing Code

Posted on Friday, Oct 2nd 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Semyon Dukach, Managing Partner at One Way Ventures, an immigrant founder focused VC fund.

Oyaa

As for entrepreneur pitches, this week we had Sangeetha Iyer from Franklin Park, New Jersey, pitching Oyaa, a household organizing solution marketplace.

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502nd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Roman Kikta, Mobility Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Sep 26th 2020

Roman Kikta is Managing Partner and Founder at Mobility Ventures. Roman discusses his firm’s investment thesis.

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502nd Roundtable Recording on September 24, 2020: With Roman Kikta, Mobility Ventures

Posted on Friday, Sep 25th 2020

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Roundtable Recap: September 24 – Dynamic Startup Discussions

Posted on Friday, Sep 25th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Roman Kikta, Managing Partner and Founder, Mobility Ventures. Roman discussed his firm’s investment thesis.

MysteryMonks

As for entrepreneur pitches, this week we had Aditya Vikram from New Delhi, India, pitching MysteryMonks, a video production service that has nuances of a marketplace, but is a managed service.

Online CheckWriter

Next up, Sabeer Nelli from Tyler, Texas, pitched Online CheckWriter, a competitor to Bill.com that is projecting $5M in ARR for 2020, and expects $15-20M in 2021.

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