Konstantin Dubovitskiy presents
Fundraising Radio | Startups | Venture Capital | Angel Investing
We specialize in the talk of startup funding, including diverse guests from all over the world with stunning portfolios. Fundraising Radio has proudly hosted ceo’s, chief entrepreneurs, internal ambassadors, risk officers, venture capitalists, angel investors, crowd funders, and much more. Ever since creating the talk show, we have realized that there are numerous problems that startups run into. Such as the journey to series a, bootstrapping, creating your pitch deck, receiving a venture capitalist, working with the angel investors, etc!
June 16, 2021
B-corps and when startup founders should work with lawyers instead of software automations. By Shayn Fernandez
, Corporate Attorney at talks about the use of the "B-corp" signature and how to obtain one and if it's even worth it obtaining it. We also discussed how startup founders should interact with their lawyers and when it might be a good idea to use software automation. Shayn's LinkedIn: Rockridge Venture Law website: Here are the software automation that might help you avoid huge legal fees you'll need to spend on lawyers: Capbase, helps you with all cap-table management: Firstbase, helps you create a legal entity in the US no matter where you live: Stripe Atlas, similar to Firstbase but more expensive and includes more features: Other episodes of Fundraising Radio on the legal subject: <a href="
June 11, 2021
Working at big corporations VS working at startups with less than 20 employees, by Mayank Sanganeria
Mayank Sanganeria, software engineer at Instagram talks about his experience at Instagram and at smaller startups. We discussed how can an early stage startup attract a veteran software engineer like Mayank without going broke and how they should reach out. Mayank also talked about some of the best practices he sees being used at Instagram and some of the great practices he used at smaller startups. Mayank's LinkedIn: Book that Mayank recommended: Mayank's Instagram:
June 7, 2021
Spotting unicorns: Vik Sasi about being one of the earliest investors in Clubhouse.
, Partner at that is co-founded by Will Smith talks about spotting unicorns and about the epic takeoff of Clubhouse and about the ways founders can be sure that investors see their venture as a future unicorn. We also spoke about partnering up with famous people (such as Will Smith) while being a founder and how much sense do those partnerships make. Vik's LinkedIn: Vik's Email: [email protected] Dreamers VC: Capbase - super useful tool for cap table management: Section of Fundraising Radio on the legal side of fundraising: <a href="
May 30, 2021
Startups in LATAM - what's happening there and how are they different from the US? By Brian York
, Co-Founder & CEO at talks about Latin America and how is it different from the US startup ecosystem. We've also talked about the exits coming from LATAM and Brian was sharing his advice to founders trying to expand their network in any new country the find themselves in. Brian's LinkedIn: Cubbo: Bassin Ventures: Fundraising Radio episode about the exit of the largest e-commerce in LATAM: <a href="
May 26, 2021
Content generation - who should deal with it? By Amos Schwartzfarb and Trevor Boehm.
, Managing Director at Techstars and co-author of a book called LEVERS - The Framework For Building Repeatability into Your Business and the second speaker for today's episode is Trevor Boehm, Venture Partner at and the co-author of LEVERS talk about writing a book together and their motivation behind it. We also talk about content generation in general and who should consider taking their time to generate content. Amos' LinkedIn: Trevor's LinkedIn: Levers, a book about creating repeatable processes in startups: Saturn Five:TechStars:<a href="
May 23, 2021
The first time founders - how to give the right signs to the investors. By Alex Luce
, Partner at talks about investing in first time founders, the mistakes they make and the green flags that they can show investors. We've also touched onto some major red flags that Alex sees while talking to the first time founders and how those can be avoided. Alex's LinkedIn: Creative Ventures website: Twitter of Creative Ventures: Early stage accelerators for scientific founders and hardtech companies that were mentioned in the episode: & resources at Endless Frontier Labs Creative Destruction Labs
May 19, 2021
Investing in impact startups: Claudine Emeott about Salesforce Impact Fund
, Senior Director at talks about investing in impact startups and what is qualified as one. We heavily focused the conversation on what founders of impact startups should do to benefit the most from the fact of being an impact startup and what they should try to avoid doing. Claudine's LinkedIn: An article that Claudine Emeott co-authored with a few other impact investors: Salesforce Impact Fund: Preethy Padman, Impact investor talks about who qualifies as an impact startup, what are the major benefits and how to reach out to impact investors: <a href="
May 14, 2021
Investing in apps since iPhone was created, by Benjamin Narasin
, Venture Partner at talks about changes in the VC space over the last decade+, about getting one of his companies public and about growing your network. We also discussed the alternatives to the pitch decks and ways founders can speed up their fundraising process. Benjamin's LinkedIn: NEA: Ben's Twitter: Ben's blog:
May 11, 2021
Proptech - fund investing in rent-tech startups, by John Helm.
, Managing Director at talks about investing in prop-tech and more specifically about rent-tech. John spoke about the future of this field and where he believes rent-tech in the US is going now when the pandemic is nearly over. We also spoke about the two companies that John sold in the past and how he got to the exits. John's LinkedIn: Real Estate Technology Ventures: Another episode on PropTech <a href="
May 7, 2021
Making the pivot and exiting - Lee Greene on WearAway.
, previously the Founder and CEO of WearAway that was acquired and currently the Creator & Host of the Stairway to CEO podcast talks about making the pivot, signals showing the need for the pivot and its execution. We also spoke about the acquisition of WearAway and how they got there. Lee's LinkedIn: GRIN's website (the company that acquired WearAway) - Stairway to CEO podcast: <a href="
May 3, 2021
Fundraising without pitching? Why not. A new way to raise money - CAFE. By Thibauld Favre
, Co-Founder and CEO of Continuous Agreement for Future Equity and continuous here is the key word and their key differentiator from a regular SAFE. Fairmint's website: For those who are not very familiar with standard SAFEs, here's the episode with Phil Nadel where we discuss them: CAFE of Opengrants: Thibauld's LinkedIn: <a href="
April 28, 2021
Small law firms VS big law firms VS automated software - which one should you take? By Anil Advani
, Founder and Managing Partner at and Founding member and legal advisor at Anil's LinkedIn: Inventus Law: Excelerate: Other episodes of Fundraising Radio discussing legal questions: <a href="
April 19, 2021
Venture debt, LA ecosystem, small VS big firms and early stage investing. By Petra Griffith
, Founder & Managing Director at talks about the venture debt as an alternative to venture capital, key resources that founders can utilize in their ecosystem and in Los Angeles specifically and also about Wedbush Ventures and what they invest in. Petra also talked a lot about being focused on the product and her own experience with product development. Petra's LinkedIn: Wedbush Ventures:
April 15, 2021
Business development at large corporations vs small startups#2, by Daniel Gould
, Alexa Business Development at Amazon, Angel Investor - member of Band of Angels and Partner at talks about business development at large corporations versus small startups and what kind of tools that big corporations use might be used by smaller companies as well. We've also touched on what Daniel likes to invest in and what DV Collective does. DV Collective Syndicate: Daniel's LinkedIn:Daniel's email: [email protected]