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Investor Connect – Brian Deutsch of XV Capital Group
In this episode, Hall welcomes Brian Deutsche, Founder of XV Capital Group. XVVC focuses on seed-stage investments across industries in the US. Before XV Capital, Brian was a CPS by trade with a focus on chemical manufacturing. Brian then went on to grad school to get an MBA to transition…
What Documents do you Need?
Before you launch your fundraise, you'll need to build some basic documents for pitching the investor and following up their due diligence. Start with a basic pitch deck, ten to 12 slides, that includes a non-confidential introductory version of your deal. For first presentations to an investor, keep it simple…
Investor Connect – Josh Chapman of Konvoy Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes Josh Chapman, Managing Partner of Konvoy Ventures. Konvoy Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that focuses exclusively on video gaming & esports. Josh has a background in finance and has worked at both BlackRock and Morgan Stanley. He decided that he wanted to use…
Where to Look for Funding
I'm often asked where startups should look for funding. There are many sources. First, start with your family and friends, as they already know you and believe in you. Second, expand the circle to include current and previous coworkers. If accelerators are appropriate for your deal, then consider those not…
Investor Connect – Paul Sethi of 2048 Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes Paul Sethi of 2048 Ventures. Paul is a co-founder and Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures. For 7+ years prior to 2048 Ventures, Paul was CEO of Redbooks, leading sales data and intelligence platform for the marketing industry (acq. by List Partners - May 2018). He…
What Type of Investor Should You Seek?
For early stage funding there are several types of investors. Angel, VC, Family office, or customer funding. So which type is right for your deal? This depends on your type of business, the return and timeframe for that return. VCs want standard business models in high growth sectors with a…
Investor Connect – Michael Mealling and Steven Jorgenson of Starbridge Venture Capital
In this episode, Hall welcomes Michael Mealling and Steven Jorgenson of Starbridge Venture Capital. Michael co-founded Masten Space Systems, was CTO of Seraph Group (a seed-stage VC fund), is the CEO of the Waypaver Foundation, and the President of the Moon Society. He has helped build several startups over the…
What Deal Structure Should You Use
There are two primary deal structures for your startup fundraise. There's the convertible note which is a debt instrument that converts to equity later. However, if you want to use a straight debt instrument you should use a promissory note. Then there's equity. It gives ownership rights in the company.…
Investor Connect – Grant Newlin of Newlin Ventures
In this episode, Hall welcomes Grant Newlin of Newlin Ventures. Grant started his career as a management consultant at UI, before moving to investment banking, M&A, financial planning, and eventually working in food tech with Kraft Heinz. He ultimately started working with New Stack Ventures doing angel deals, before founding…
How Much Funding Should you Raise?
Every day I ask entrepreneurs how much they are raising. Most begin with the big number--the full and complete raise they anticipate to run. This ranges usually between $1m and $10M. It's good to have the big picture in mind. Some actually consider raising it all at once because "they…