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Covering subjects in new business models, angel investing, crowd-funding, venture capital, startups and the entrepreneurs behind them. Get involved in the change at http://www.growvc.comThe Grow VC ”Everyone Funding Startups” Podcast covers subjects in the funding market and entrepreneurship, with a focus on entrepreneurs, startup funding, micro finance, angel investing, venture capital and global developments.Episodes include discussants, often one guest is invited to join the discussion. The point of which is to provide valuable insight into relevant fields for entrepreneurs, but also early stage investors. Discussants include successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, government representatives, startup incubators etc. The format of the discussion is free in nature and the discussants take an active role in the discussion.The audience can be seen to include listeners from 200 countries, with the largest demographics of US and Europe based entrepreneurs and early stage investors. Episodes are published via iTunes, on the Grow VC blog and various podcast services on the web.More information on Grow VC (www.growvc.com):Grow Venture Community (Grow VC) is the first global, transparent, community-based platform dedicated to entrepreneurs and their needs.  Grow VC enables great ideas and great teams to get visibility with the right investing audience, funding and support earlier. Grow VC is more than crowd funding, it’s a nurturing ecosystem where entrepreneurs can connect with experts, funders, team members, new customers and partners to realize their ideas. Grow VC can help startups companies secure initial funding of up to 1M USD.www.growvc.com/main/about/

Latest Episodes

How To Help A Billion Entrepreneurs

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toDan Martell, founder and CEO of Clarity, whichconnects entrepreneurs with experts, over the phone, for advice on their business challenges.Dan is a serial entrepreneur who founded Clarity with the goal of positively influencing a billion people within ten years. We asked Dan how he developed the idea for Clarity, how he managed to sign up experts of the caliber of Mark Cuban, Eric Ries and Brad Feld, and how he’s feeling about his mission over the next decade. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:40 What made you start Clarity? 02:25 How does Clarity work? 03:15 Who do you have in mind as the primary users of the platform? 04:55 How do users go about reaching the most popular experts on your platform? 06:00 What’s in it for the experts? 06:50 How did you manage to attract the caliber of experts you have on the platform? 08:20 Can you point to any...

19 MIN2013 JAN 26
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How To Help A Billion Entrepreneurs

The JOBS Act At The End Of 2012

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toSara Hanks, founder of the crowdfunding due diligence company, CrowdCheck. Sarais an attorney with 30 years of experience working in the corporate and securities fields. She recently stepped down as the General Counsel of the Congressional Oversight Panel, the overseer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which was chaired by Professor Elizabeth Warren. Sara brings a wealth of legal expertise in securities and startups to the emerging crowdfunding marketplace, and her new company, CrowdCheck, is designed to protect against fraud by performing due diligence checks on entrepreneurs. She was also a panelist at the SEC’s recent Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, talking about Title III of the JOBS Act. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:50 How did you originally get involved in working with the SEC? 02:49 What made you start your com...

24 MIN2012 DEC 22
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The JOBS Act At The End Of 2012

Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toBrad Feld, one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies throughout the United States. He is also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and a marathon runner. Brad’s latest book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, describes his experiences in supporting the emergence of now one of the world’s most renowned entrepreneurial ecosystems – Boulder, Colorado – over the last 15 years. We asked Brad about the central framework in his book, the ‘Boulder Thesis’, which gives four guiding principles for building a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 01:05 What prompted you to write ‘Startup Communities: Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In ...

16 MIN2012 NOV 17
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Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Entrepreneurial DNA

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toJoe Abraham, author of Entrepreneurial DNA:The Breakthrough Discovery That Aligns Your Business to Your Unique Strengths. Joe has started up, grown and exited three companies of his own and invested in over 20 growing startups.He has been featured on FoxNews, CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC and numerous nationally syndicated radio shows on topics related to entrepreneurship and small business growth – and serves as advisor to entrepreneurship programs domestically and around the world.He is also akeynote speakeron topics related to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial behavior and free enterprise. We asked Joe what made him start thinking about entrepreneurial DNA and how entrepreneurs can use the B.O.S.I. framework to be more effective in growing their startups. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:40 What made you start thinking about ‘Entrepreneurial DNA’? 0...

28 MIN2012 OCT 26
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Entrepreneurial DNA

Twintangibles And Italy’s Crowd Future

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke to Tim Wright, Director and Co-Founder of Twintangibles. Twintangibles is the organizer behind the Crowdfuture conference in Rome on October 27th 2012. Tim has worked as a consultant, practitioner and senior manager with a number of global commercial organisations including Egon Zehnder International and McKinsey & Co. For five years he was part of the executive management team of ITI Scotland – a £500M innovation programme based around a highly collaborative open innovation model. Crowdfuture is the first conference in Italy dedicated entirely to crowdfunding. With national and international speakers, including GrowVC’s global COO, Markus Lampinen speaking onCrowdfunding as an Asset, Crowdfuture will illustrate some of the best and most successful cases in the short history of crowdfunding, highlighting issues and challenges, dispelling some myths, and offering an insight into the future of this movement. You can listen t...

17 MIN2012 OCT 12
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Twintangibles And Italy’s Crowd Future

Crowdsourcing Microtasks And Innovation

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toLukas Biewald,CEO ofCrowdFlower, theleading microtask crowdsourcing platform and also the company behind the CrowdConf crowdsourcing industry events. CrowdFlower solves problems ranging from product categorization to business lead verification to content creation.With its crowd of millions of contributors CrowdFlower claims to make up the world’s largest workforce. We asked Lukas how he’s perceived the growth in the crowdsourcing industry since the term was first coined by Jeff Howein 2006. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:45 How did you get started with CrowdFlower? 02:55 What is a typical case at the moment for using crowdsourcing? 04:55 Who makes up your crowd of contributors? 05:50 What made you want to get involved in running events and conferences for the crowdsourcing industry? 09:10 What are your expectations for your CrowdConf 2012 e...

23 MIN2012 OCT 6
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Crowdsourcing Microtasks And Innovation

Crowdfunding In Germany

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke to Wolfram Kosch,a German entrepreneur who raised a crowdfunding round in the seed stage of his business, LuduFactur, before going on to run a second crowdfunding campaign in Germany. Ludufactur offers the customisation of board and card game classics througha web interface (www.luudoo.de). Once customised, Ludufactur produces thegame as a high quality single edition and sends it to the customer. Customers could for example chose to create a “Ludo” for their parents withthe pictures and names of their children on gaming pieces, gaming board andpackaging, or a set of “Trump cards” comparing your friendship circle oncreativity, age and fun factor. We asked Wolfram about his experiences in raising investment through crowdfunding on two different crowdfunding platforms in Germany, his advice on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, and his thoughts on the long-term impact of these new online investment models in Germ...

32 MIN2012 SEP 21
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Crowdfunding In Germany

NXTP Labs Accelerating Startups in Buenos Aires

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke to Nora Palladino, Business Development Manager of Nextperience Labs (NXTP Labs), aBuenos Aires-based accelerator seed fund. NXTP Labs seeks to invest and provide hands-on support and community to entrepreneurs with passion for starting up and growing their companies. Theyprovide seed funding, mentoring, community and office space to entrepreneurs with great ideas and execution capabilities. They also invest up to US$ 25,000 as a seed investment in companies (US$ 10,000 per startup, plus US$ 5,000 per founder, up to three founders), in return for small stakes (usually between 5 to 10%). Nextperience Labs will be running a Demo Day in Silicon Valley to showcase the best Latin American startups alongside the Brazilian startup accelerator, 21212 on 6th September 2012. We asked Nora about the emerging technology entrepreneurship hubs in Latin America and how startups from that region are perceived by outside investors. We also fo...

25 MIN2012 SEP 4
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NXTP Labs Accelerating Startups in Buenos Aires

How to value your growth-stage company for crowdfunding

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Boaz Vinagradovof Navocate, which providesbusiness sales and acquisition services for entrepreneurial companies. Dealing withvaluations in an early-stage company is one of the most common issues we hear from entrepreneurs looking to raise capital through crowdfunding. It is and important issue not only in the short-term, because the amount of equity you’re looking to give away in your round can determine whether you successfully raise capital or not, but also in the long-term, as you think about scaling up in future funding rounds. We asked Boaz how he helps entrepreneurs think about different methodologies for valuing their companies. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here or by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:10 Introduction to Boaz Vinogradov and Navocate 01:20 What are the main principles behind valuing emerging companies and how do they differ from valuing publicly-listed comp...

32 MIN2012 AUG 3
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How to value your growth-stage company for crowdfunding

Facebook’s IPO Fiasco: Simple Mismanagement or Systemic Injustice?

Dara Albright explains why Facebook's IPO is symptomatic of broken public markets and how retail investors are "no longer willing to serve as the exit strategy for the privileged." Dara also brings hope. She discusses how the the JOBS Act will democratize capital formation and return the public markets to their rightful place as the engines of economic growth.

26 MIN2012 JUN 24
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Facebook’s IPO Fiasco: Simple Mismanagement or Systemic Injustice?

Latest Episodes

How To Help A Billion Entrepreneurs

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toDan Martell, founder and CEO of Clarity, whichconnects entrepreneurs with experts, over the phone, for advice on their business challenges.Dan is a serial entrepreneur who founded Clarity with the goal of positively influencing a billion people within ten years. We asked Dan how he developed the idea for Clarity, how he managed to sign up experts of the caliber of Mark Cuban, Eric Ries and Brad Feld, and how he’s feeling about his mission over the next decade. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:40 What made you start Clarity? 02:25 How does Clarity work? 03:15 Who do you have in mind as the primary users of the platform? 04:55 How do users go about reaching the most popular experts on your platform? 06:00 What’s in it for the experts? 06:50 How did you manage to attract the caliber of experts you have on the platform? 08:20 Can you point to any...

19 MIN2013 JAN 26
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How To Help A Billion Entrepreneurs

The JOBS Act At The End Of 2012

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toSara Hanks, founder of the crowdfunding due diligence company, CrowdCheck. Sarais an attorney with 30 years of experience working in the corporate and securities fields. She recently stepped down as the General Counsel of the Congressional Oversight Panel, the overseer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which was chaired by Professor Elizabeth Warren. Sara brings a wealth of legal expertise in securities and startups to the emerging crowdfunding marketplace, and her new company, CrowdCheck, is designed to protect against fraud by performing due diligence checks on entrepreneurs. She was also a panelist at the SEC’s recent Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, talking about Title III of the JOBS Act. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:50 How did you originally get involved in working with the SEC? 02:49 What made you start your com...

24 MIN2012 DEC 22
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The JOBS Act At The End Of 2012

Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toBrad Feld, one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies throughout the United States. He is also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and a marathon runner. Brad’s latest book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, describes his experiences in supporting the emergence of now one of the world’s most renowned entrepreneurial ecosystems – Boulder, Colorado – over the last 15 years. We asked Brad about the central framework in his book, the ‘Boulder Thesis’, which gives four guiding principles for building a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 01:05 What prompted you to write ‘Startup Communities: Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In ...

16 MIN2012 NOV 17
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Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Entrepreneurial DNA

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toJoe Abraham, author of Entrepreneurial DNA:The Breakthrough Discovery That Aligns Your Business to Your Unique Strengths. Joe has started up, grown and exited three companies of his own and invested in over 20 growing startups.He has been featured on FoxNews, CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC and numerous nationally syndicated radio shows on topics related to entrepreneurship and small business growth – and serves as advisor to entrepreneurship programs domestically and around the world.He is also akeynote speakeron topics related to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial behavior and free enterprise. We asked Joe what made him start thinking about entrepreneurial DNA and how entrepreneurs can use the B.O.S.I. framework to be more effective in growing their startups. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:40 What made you start thinking about ‘Entrepreneurial DNA’? 0...

28 MIN2012 OCT 26
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Entrepreneurial DNA

Twintangibles And Italy’s Crowd Future

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke to Tim Wright, Director and Co-Founder of Twintangibles. Twintangibles is the organizer behind the Crowdfuture conference in Rome on October 27th 2012. Tim has worked as a consultant, practitioner and senior manager with a number of global commercial organisations including Egon Zehnder International and McKinsey & Co. For five years he was part of the executive management team of ITI Scotland – a £500M innovation programme based around a highly collaborative open innovation model. Crowdfuture is the first conference in Italy dedicated entirely to crowdfunding. With national and international speakers, including GrowVC’s global COO, Markus Lampinen speaking onCrowdfunding as an Asset, Crowdfuture will illustrate some of the best and most successful cases in the short history of crowdfunding, highlighting issues and challenges, dispelling some myths, and offering an insight into the future of this movement. You can listen t...

17 MIN2012 OCT 12
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Twintangibles And Italy’s Crowd Future

Crowdsourcing Microtasks And Innovation

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke toLukas Biewald,CEO ofCrowdFlower, theleading microtask crowdsourcing platform and also the company behind the CrowdConf crowdsourcing industry events. CrowdFlower solves problems ranging from product categorization to business lead verification to content creation.With its crowd of millions of contributors CrowdFlower claims to make up the world’s largest workforce. We asked Lukas how he’s perceived the growth in the crowdsourcing industry since the term was first coined by Jeff Howein 2006. You can listen to the podcast by clickinghereor by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:45 How did you get started with CrowdFlower? 02:55 What is a typical case at the moment for using crowdsourcing? 04:55 Who makes up your crowd of contributors? 05:50 What made you want to get involved in running events and conferences for the crowdsourcing industry? 09:10 What are your expectations for your CrowdConf 2012 e...

23 MIN2012 OCT 6
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Crowdsourcing Microtasks And Innovation

Crowdfunding In Germany

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke to Wolfram Kosch,a German entrepreneur who raised a crowdfunding round in the seed stage of his business, LuduFactur, before going on to run a second crowdfunding campaign in Germany. Ludufactur offers the customisation of board and card game classics througha web interface (www.luudoo.de). Once customised, Ludufactur produces thegame as a high quality single edition and sends it to the customer. Customers could for example chose to create a “Ludo” for their parents withthe pictures and names of their children on gaming pieces, gaming board andpackaging, or a set of “Trump cards” comparing your friendship circle oncreativity, age and fun factor. We asked Wolfram about his experiences in raising investment through crowdfunding on two different crowdfunding platforms in Germany, his advice on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, and his thoughts on the long-term impact of these new online investment models in Germ...

32 MIN2012 SEP 21
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Crowdfunding In Germany

NXTP Labs Accelerating Startups in Buenos Aires

This week on theEveryone Funding Startupspodcast we spoke to Nora Palladino, Business Development Manager of Nextperience Labs (NXTP Labs), aBuenos Aires-based accelerator seed fund. NXTP Labs seeks to invest and provide hands-on support and community to entrepreneurs with passion for starting up and growing their companies. Theyprovide seed funding, mentoring, community and office space to entrepreneurs with great ideas and execution capabilities. They also invest up to US$ 25,000 as a seed investment in companies (US$ 10,000 per startup, plus US$ 5,000 per founder, up to three founders), in return for small stakes (usually between 5 to 10%). Nextperience Labs will be running a Demo Day in Silicon Valley to showcase the best Latin American startups alongside the Brazilian startup accelerator, 21212 on 6th September 2012. We asked Nora about the emerging technology entrepreneurship hubs in Latin America and how startups from that region are perceived by outside investors. We also fo...

25 MIN2012 SEP 4
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NXTP Labs Accelerating Startups in Buenos Aires

How to value your growth-stage company for crowdfunding

This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Boaz Vinagradovof Navocate, which providesbusiness sales and acquisition services for entrepreneurial companies. Dealing withvaluations in an early-stage company is one of the most common issues we hear from entrepreneurs looking to raise capital through crowdfunding. It is and important issue not only in the short-term, because the amount of equity you’re looking to give away in your round can determine whether you successfully raise capital or not, but also in the long-term, as you think about scaling up in future funding rounds. We asked Boaz how he helps entrepreneurs think about different methodologies for valuing their companies. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here or by subscribing to the Everyone Funding StartupsiTunes channel. 00:10 Introduction to Boaz Vinogradov and Navocate 01:20 What are the main principles behind valuing emerging companies and how do they differ from valuing publicly-listed comp...

32 MIN2012 AUG 3
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How to value your growth-stage company for crowdfunding

Facebook’s IPO Fiasco: Simple Mismanagement or Systemic Injustice?

Dara Albright explains why Facebook's IPO is symptomatic of broken public markets and how retail investors are "no longer willing to serve as the exit strategy for the privileged." Dara also brings hope. She discusses how the the JOBS Act will democratize capital formation and return the public markets to their rightful place as the engines of economic growth.

26 MIN2012 JUN 24
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Facebook’s IPO Fiasco: Simple Mismanagement or Systemic Injustice?
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