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VC Minute

Rich Maloy

Quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better. Founders, do you feel like you're fundraising on an uneven playing field? You are. The VC minute is here to help you level up. Venture capitalists navigate pitches and negotiate investments every day. They know the ins and outs and are up-to-date on the current funding environment. But as a founder, it may be your first foray into fundraising, and no matter how much success you've had in other areas nothing truly prepares you for the fundraising journey. The VC Minute was created to help founders close this gap. While it may seem like securing an investment at the seed stage is mostly driven by luck, there are steps founders can take to increase the odds of successfully raising a round. And that's what we're going to cover on the VC Minute through a series of short episodes. I'm going to share with you insights to help navigate the seed stage financing dynamics. I'm Rich Maloy, Managing Partner at SpringTime Ventures with 25 years business experience a dozen years in the startup ecosystem. I've applied my experience from sales, finance, and venture investing, to help startup founders fundraise better.
218. Early Financial Pitfalls feat. Karyn Miller, Principal at AVL Growth PartnersApril 16, 2024
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217. CFOs Help You Understand Your Business feat. Karyn Miller, Principal at AVL Growth PartnersApril 15, 2024
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216. What You Can and Can't Control feat. Alex Ryden Founder & CEO of Guest House April 12, 2024
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215. Mental Game of Fundraising feat. Alex Ryden Founder & CEO of Guest HouseApril 11, 2024
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214. Time-wasting VCs feat. Alex Ryden Founder & CEO of Guest HouseApril 10, 2024
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213. Raising During a Downturn feat. Alex Ryden Founder & CEO of Guest HouseApril 09, 2024
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212. Raising During Boom Times feat. Alex Ryden Founder & CEO of Guest HouseApril 08, 2024
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211. The Pitch Deck is YOUR StoryApril 05, 2024
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210. The Real Reason Long Pitch Decks Are A Red FlagApril 04, 2024
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209. Send the Update!April 03, 2024
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208. Honing Your Target CustomerApril 02, 2024
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207. Why now? April 01, 2024
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206. Lessons Leading: Why Most Venture Funds Don't LeadMarch 22, 2024
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205. Lessons Leading: MomentumMarch 21, 2024
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204. Lessons Leading: The Business Agreement And Back To RelationshipsMarch 20, 2024
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203. Lessons Leading: Manage Legal DepthMarch 19, 2024
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202. Lessons From Leading My First Round: Relationships & LawyersMarch 18, 2024
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201. It's Supposed To Be Hard feat. Liz Giorgi, Co-Founder & CEO of SoonaMarch 15, 2024
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200. Fundraise Process feat. Liz Giorgi, Co-Founder & CEO of SoonaMarch 14, 2024
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199. The Deck Stands Alone feat. Liz Giorgi, Co-Founder & CEO of SoonaMarch 13, 2024
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198. Master Three Pitches feat. Liz Giorgi, Co-Founder & CEO of SoonaMarch 12, 2024
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197. Fundraising Is A Core Skill feat. Liz Giorgi, Co-Founder & CEO of SoonaMarch 11, 2024
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196. Startup Maxims: Do Things That Don't ScaleMarch 08, 2024
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195. Not ABF. Instead, Always Be Cheerleading feat. Liz Giorgi, CEO & Co-Founder of SoonaMarch 07, 2024
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194. Startup Maxims: Invest in Lines, Not Dots? Investors Invest In Relationships.March 06, 2024
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