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EPISODE 19: HOW TO BE UNDAUNTED WHEN RAISING FUNDING WITH KARA GOLDIN, FOUNDER & CEO OF HINT
How does being #Undaunted help female founders find funding for their startups? How do you move past your fears and defy the doubters? Learn more about bringing your original ideas to the table and finding success as you hear from Kara Golding, Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc.
Hint Water is the flagship product of Kara's company, which she founded in San Fransisco in 2005 with the goal in mind to keep consumers healthy and satisfied. You'll discover Kara's path to success as she details her journey to find funding for Hint, Inc., giving key funding advice and answering questions live. Please share, and Enjoy!
About our Guest:
Kara Goldin is an award-winning entrepreneur and innovative thinker. Kara is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., known for its award-winning unsweetened flavored Hint Water. Her idea for Hint Water was inspired by the need for a healthy-alternative in the beverage market in 2004, and she successfully created and marketed a beverage which eliminates sugars, sweeteners, and preservatives. Kara also expanded her company to launch reef-safe, oxybenzone-free sunscreen and lip balm, aluminum-free deodorant, and fruit-infused hand sanitizers.
Kara has received numerous awards for entrepreneurship, including being named InStyle's Badass 50, Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California, and she has also published her first book, "Undaunted."
Learn more about Kara here.
EPISODE 24: Funding & Training Emerging Fund Managers with Sara Zulkosky, Managing Partner, Recast Capital
EPISODE 24: FUNDING & TRAINING EMERGING FUND MANAGERS, WITH SARA ZULKOSKY, MANAGING PARTNER, RECAST CAPITAL
Where do funds get their funds to invest in startups? Where do fund managers learn how to be fund managers? Why is it important to fund more diverse fund managers? In this episode, you'll all this and more from Sara Zulkosky, Managing Partner from Recast Capital. Hear her passion as she tells you all.
About our guest:
Sara is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Recast Capital, a 100% women-owned platform supporting and investing in emerging managers in venture, with a focus on diverse partnerships.
Sara Zulkosky has over 15 years of experience in the venture ecosystem, including both investing in venture capital funds and directly in underlying portfolio companies, and as an operator of a venture-backed company. Prior to co-founding Recast Capital, Sara was a Venture Partner at Greenspring Associates where she led and supported venture fund evaluation teams, among other responsibilities. Before Greenspring, Sara was a Principal at CNF Investments, an affiliate of Clark Enterprises, a private family office, where she invested in venture and private equity funds, and companies. Prior to that, Sara participated in Foundation Capital's Young Entrepreneurs Program, where she helped identify promising investment opportunities in the Washington, DC area. Earlier in her career, Sara was Director of Product Management for a venture-backed company serving the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. She was with the business for over seven years beginning at its inception, also supporting it as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and its Director of Engineering.
Sara received a M.B.A from Georgetown University, and a M.S. in Engineering Management and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University. Sara is also a Kauffman Fellow.
Learn more about Sara here.
Episode 18: Discover How Radical Generosity is Funding Diverse Female Founders with Vicky Saunders, Founder of SheEO
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EPISODE 18: DISCOVER HOW RADICAL GENEROSITY IS FUNDING DIVERSE FEMALE FOUNDERS WITH VICKY SAUNDERS, FOUNDER OF SHEEO
How does #radical generosity help locate funding opportunities for diverse women founders? Where do women of color, black indigenous people of color, and non-binary people fit into the funding conversation? Learn more about expanding the global entrepreneur community in this episode as you hear from Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO.
Vicki has co-founded initiatives throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. She founded SheEO and Radical Generosity in 2015 with the goal of creating a global ecosystem to support women and non-binary entrepreneurs who are working toward solving the world’s top priorities. You'll discover a new model of thinking and great resources for funding your startup in this episode as Vicki answers questions live. Please share and Enjoy!
About our Guest:
Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change-makers, and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Vicki is Founder of #RadicalGenerosity and SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List. She has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto, and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Vicki has received numerous awards for her work at SheEO, including: UBS Global Visionary in 2020, YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2020, Business Leader of the Year 2019 by the Toronto Regional Board of Trade, 2018 Startup Canada Entrepreneurship Promotion Award, and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001.
Learn more about Vicki here.
EP 17: How To Get 1:1 Meetings with VCs and Make Your Virtual Event More Gender Diverse with Jan Ameri, CEO of Arctic15
EP 17: HOW TO GET 1:1 MEETINGS WITH VCS AND MAKE YOUR VIRTUAL EVENT MORE GENDER DIVERSE - JAN AMERI, CEO OF ARCTIC15 - MATCHMAKING INVESTORS WITH STARTUPS
How do you get one-on-one meetings with venture capitalists when you're a new entrepreneur? In this episode, you'll hear from Jan Ameri, CEO of Arctic15, the key matchmaking event between investors and startups in the Nordics and beyond. Learn how to build relationships with investors, how to embed gender diversity across your virtual event, and get lots of practical tips from a passionate catalyst in the startup ecosystem.
About our Guest:
Jan is an entrepreneur-at-heart — and through everything he has done since 1998. An expert in spotting new opportunities and creating new concepts, Jan has been a partner or co-founder of seven different companies in various industries. From starting out as a volunteer at Arctic 15 in 2013, he had several roles in organising this key Nordic startups event, before eventually becoming the CEO in 2019, making it bigger and better every year since.
Learn more about Jan here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janameri/
EPISODE 16: Ask an Angel — Fundraising Advice for Female Founders with Angela Lee, Founder of 37 Angels
EPISODE 16: ASK AN ANGEL- FUNDRAISING ADVICE FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS- WITH ANGELA LEE, FOUNDER OF 37 ANGELS
You won't want to miss this brilliant episode with Angela Lee, Founder of the New York based angel network 37 Angels. Angela Lee is Professor of Practice and the Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School, where she teaches venture capital and leadership courses. Angela started 4 startups and is the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 15000 startups, invested in 60+, and activates new investors through a startup investment bootcamp. This episode is packed with incredible advice, answers to live questions and more! Enjoy!
About our Guest:
Angela Lee is a Professor of Practice and the Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School where she teaches venture capital and leadership courses. Angela started her career in product management and then moved to consulting at McKinsey. She has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 15000 startups, invested in 60+, and activates new investors through a startup investment bootcamp.
Angela has spoken at the White House and NASA and is an expert in teaching online and making learning scalable. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox Business. She was recognized by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015, and by Crain’s as a Notable Women in Tech in 2019. In 2020, she was awarded the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School. She serves on the boards of Fresco Fund and Cariclub.
Learn more about Angela here.
EPISODE 15: Building the 3rd Reconstruction and Restructuring Capital, with Julianne Zimmerman and Ed Dugger III, Reinventure Capital
EPISODE 15: BUILDING THE 3RD RECONSTRUCTION AND RESTRUCTURING CAPITAL, WITH JULIANNE ZIMMERMAN AND ED DUGGER III, REINVENTURE CAPITAL
Never has this podcast episode been more timely than now. The Black Lives Matter movement is finally getting the recognition it deserves and I really wanted to showcase 2 incredible investors, who are on a mission to truly change funding for Black diverse founders. In this episode you'll hear from Ed Dugger III and Julianne Zimmerman, Managing Directors at Reinventure Capital, about the 3rd Reconstruction, what it means for all of us, and how their new fund is building on over 30 years of incredible financial results from Ed Dugger III, from investing in black founders. The time is now. Let's all help make the change happen, that America and the world needs, to heal and grow together. You'll get great resources in the shownotes below too. So Listen up, and please leave a Review on Apple or Spotify, so others can learn about us! We'd really appreciate it.
Welcome to our latest LIVE PODCAST, where you, the listeners, get to ask your questions live to our podcast guest and enjoy listening back later! As part of our series of resources to help founders on the fundraise during the Covid-19 crisis, we are delighted to have special guest, Bedy Yang, Managing Partner, Global from 500 Startups, to share her take on the impact the pandemic is having on fundraising now, and how 500 Startups is helping, for the past 10 years. Get a great list of resources at the end of these shownotes too. Listen up, and please leave a Review on Apple or Spotify, so others can learn about us!
About our Guest:
Bedy Yang is a Managing Partner at 500 Startups. She oversees 500’s ecosystem development programs including investor education courses (in partnership with top institutions such as Stanford, Berkeley and INSEAD), has helped launch strategic partnerships and accelerator programs across the globe, and leads 500’s corporate startup innovation and consultancy.
Bedy joined 500 Startups in 2011 to pilot international investments before expanding her role to Managing Partner and ecosystems development.
Previously, she founded +INNOVATORS, an organization that has become the epicenter and resource for Brazilian tech founders with a network of over 10,000 people. Prior to starting her career in tech, she worked with income generation for women in tribes in Brazil and Southwest China and consulted for global companies on go-to-market strategies for Brazil.
Bedy obtained her BA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and holds an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Class 17 of the Kauffman Fellowship Program and fluent in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
Learn more about Bedy here and Read her Blog here
Episode 13: LIVE PODCAST - How to Fundraise During Covid-19, with Laura Connell, Principal at Balderton Capital
Welcome to our very first LIVE PODCAST, where you, the listeners, get to ask your questions live to our podcast guest and enjoy listening back later! As part of our series of resources to help founders on the fundraise during the Covid-19 crisis, we are delighted to be joined by Laura Connell, Principal at Europe's Leading Tech VC - Balderton Capital - to share her take on the impact the pandemic is having on fundraising now, and what founders can do to keep going and navigate this black swan event. Seize the opportunities available to you now! Learn more from Laura in this episode and if you like what you hear, please leave a review here!
About our Guest:
Laura joined Balderton's investment team in 2018. She spent the previous three years advising early stage technology startups across sectors on topics ranging from fundraising to product launch strategies. She was also CFO of a D2C womenswear brand. Prior to this, Laura was an Assistant Researcher at Imperial College undertaking neuroscience research in the Brain Sciences Department of Imperial College's Faculty of Medicine. She started her career at Goldman Sachs for five years, first in the Investment Management Division and subsequently the Financial Institutions Group in M&A. She was a Fulbright Scholar and gained her MBA from Harvard, and she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford. She speaks fluent English and French.
Learn more about Laura here and Read her Medium Blog
Episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors Before and During a Fundraise, with J. Kelly Hoey
Episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors, Before and During a Fundraise, with J. Kelly Hoey
How should you network with potential investors? What are the key don'ts you absolutely must avoid, if you want to successfully build your dream network to help your business and raise money?
Look no further! In this episode, you'll hear all the great truths on the matter from J. Kelly Hoey. Author of "Build Your Dream Network", Speaker, Networking expert and LP in a few funds, former lawyer and startup accelerator leader - you bet she's seen networking from all angles. We'll get you from hating 'schmoozing' with investors, to knowing exactly what to do and how, thanks to this episode.
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Episode 11: How to Raise Capital in the U.S. Especially During Covid19 - Ed Zimmerman
How to raise capital in the U.S. during the Covid-19 Crisis? What are the key current trends coming out of New York when it comes to Angel and Venture Capital investing? What do entrepreneurs need to know, to navigate these uncertain times in how they should approach investors?
You will learn all of this and more, from our first male investor guest, Ed Zimmerman who is a Partner/Chair of the Tech Group at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP, an angel investor in roughly 130 startups, LP in dozens of venture funds, and for the last 15 years, also an Adjunct Professor of Venture Capital at Columbia Business School. Get ready for some great advice and tips!
Learn more about Ed Zimmerman Here