Funding & Disrupting

Funding & Disrupting

Funder meets Founder. The road to tech funding is always filled will pitfalls. Hear directly from the VC and company founder how they met, found common ground and consummated their relationship.

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September 22, 2021 22 min

This week’s episode of Funding & Disrupting presented by Oura Collective welcomes Sanjay Prasad. He is a brilliant surgeon with over 30 years of experience and the Founder & CEO of SurgiQuality. Sanjay is also an Assistant Professor at George Washington University and an Author. With so much experience and expertise, Sanjay always looks for ways to achieve more than himself.

Keith interviews Sanjay to know more about his uni...

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This week’s episode of Funding & Disrupting presented by Oura Collective welcomes Nicholas Cocks, Founder & Managing Partner of Velocity Ventures & Hans Paul, Co-Founder & CEO of Aigens. Keith interviews the two guests to discuss and know more about their journey of funding and disrupting.

 

In the fascinating double interview, both Nicholas and Hans open up and talk about all things funding. They also share their ent...

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In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Risto Rossar, Insurance Innovator and Investor discuss The Journey of INSLY Raising Capital and Getting into the Insurance Sector.

Story Notes:

  • Getting into the Insurance Sector
  • Forming a Company in Finland
  • Surfing for Marketing Insurance Platform
  • INSLY Unique Offers
  • Go Digital in Insurance  
  • Raising Capital and Meeting the Financial Obligations 
  • Meeting Concentric 
  • Raising Capatil an Advantage in In...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Tobias Schwind of FTTF Ventures and Max Gulde of ConstellR discuss funding and their recent partnership.

    Story Notes:

  • Evolution of Emerging Technologies
  • About FTTF
  • Fraunhofer Technology
  • Solving the Problem of ConstellR
  • Impression in Meeting MTTF Team
  • Challenging in a Role of a CEO
  • Skill Set for Entrepreneurs to Execute their Business Plan
  • Advice on Working with Tech Founders
  • Process in Speaking and Pr...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Naushad Contractor, Founder of Fable Fintech, shares his journey in Fundraising and Offers Global Cross Border Payments with World Class Plug-N-Play Platforms


    Story Notes:

  • The 30,000 foot view of Naushad Contractor Career.
  • The Greatest Influence in Growing Up
  • Interest and Hobbies that keeping Life Humorous
  • Choosing the Right Team in Solving a Problem
  • Dealing with Person to Person Remittance
  • Biggest...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Tess Cosad, Co-Founder & CEO of Bea Fertility shares her journey in Fundraising and Democratizing Access to Fertility Care.

    Story Notes:

  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • About Bea Fertility
  • Intracervical Insemination Process
  • Biggest Challenges an entrepreneur
  • Deciding to Approach a Potential Investor
  • Process in Building a List of Investors
  • Meeting with Lead Investor
  • Fundraising Journey
  • Fundraising Advic...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Kjartan Rist, Founder of Concentric discusses a balanced investment strategy to accelerate sustainable growth.

    Story Notes:

  • Path to Concentric
  • What Makes Concentric Unique
  • The Investments of Concentric
  • Investment with Inslee
  • Due Diligence Process to Move Forward
  • Advice on Presenting Tech Project
  • Investing in Concentric


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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Marcus Brauchli VC Founder of North Base Media shares his journey on Pitch Presentation and how North Base understands and connects with other cultures before investing. 

    Story Notes:

  • Being a Venture Capital and Journalist
  • Importance of Skill Set
  • North Base Investment
  • Types of Investment and Check size
  • Process of Investing in a Company
  • Initial interactions in meeting with Zaiko
  • Challenges in Transac...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Jurgen Ingels Clear2Pay & SmartFin Founder shares his journey on being an entrepreneur to funding companies and their 300Million Euro Fund Investments

    Story Notes:

  • From being an Entrepreneur to Funding Companies
  • Investing Fund
  • Characteristics of a Venture Capitalist
  • Tech Founders and Co-Founders
  • The Three Portfolio Companies
  • Getting introduced to Maria DB
  • Lead Investment at Roamler
  • Backstory of I...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Gireendra Kasmalkar Founder & CEO, Ideas to Impacts; Lead Investor & Managing Partner, Pentathlon Ventures Gireendra shares his journey on being an entrepreneur and Building Pentathlon.

    Story Notes:

  • Building Pentathlon
  • The Five Founders
  • The Investment Managers and Committee
  • Fund Investment Strategy
  • Opportunities for Pentathlon
  • The Challenges on Development and Financial
  • Investing in Fable Fi...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Rusty Matveev, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Calaxy. Rusty shares his journey on being an Entrepreneur and the idea of Creators Galaxy.

    Story Notres:

  • Being an Entrepreneur and Road to Funding 
  • Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
  • Galaxy Initial Game Plan
  • Fundraising Efforts
  • Strategic Value
  • Perspective of being an Investor
  • The Larger Investors Perspective
  • Challenges Communicating with Inves...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Peter Simeonov, Co-Founder & CEO of Smart Migrator. Peter shares his unique journey on being an entrepreneur and the idea of Smart Migrator.

    Story Notes:

  • Being a Entrepreneur 
  • The idea of Smart Migrator
  • Migrating to The Cloud
  • Raising Capital for the Project
  • Preparation for Potential Investors
  • Advice for Entrepreneur contemplating their early stages of fundraising

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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Jeffrey Silverman, Managing Partner of Laconia Capital Group investing in technology.

    Story Notes:

  • Meeting David and Geri, Business Partners at New York Angels
  • Tech Founders, supporting the next generation of Tech Companies
  • Laconia: Types of Guidelines
  • Founders Building Business
  • Forging Deep Relationships with Founders
  • Three Most Common Mistakes Tech Companies Commit
  • How Jeffrey Introduced to Marpip...
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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Jeffrey Silverman, Managing Partner of Laconia Capital Group investing in technology that is replacing analog workflow.

    Story Notes:

  • Laconia Capital Group
  • The Noteworth - Justin Williams
  • Investment Strategy of Laconia
  • Affiliation with Founders

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    In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Dan Pantelo, Founder & CEO of Marpipe. The first multi-variate testing platform for creative.

    Story Notes:

  • The Backstory of Marpipe
  • The Candy Bar Story / Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • 3 Jobs of Being a CEO
  • Early Stage Entrepreneurs
  • Investors Group
  • First Encounter with Laconia

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