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The DealMakers show features entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired.

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Jonathan Langer On Raising $50 Million To Protect Every Connected Device In Hospitals

Jonathan Langeris the cofounder and CEO of Medigate which owns and operates a medical device security platform that protects all connected medical devices on health care provider networks. The company has raised $50 million from investors like US Venture Partners, Partech, Blumberg Capital, YL Ventures, and Maor Investments. In this episode you will learn: Company culture and choosing to move to NYC Successful product launches How big Medigate is today SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Jonathan Langer: Jonathan Langer is the Co Founder & CEO at Medigate. Jonathan Langer leads the vision and strategic direction for the company. Jonathan Langer brings nearly two decades of cybersecurity experience to Medigate. Formerly a leader in the Israeli Defense Intelligence Corps, Jonathan Langer commanded a team of technical analysts focused on the research of cyber-related domains. Connect with Jonathan Langer: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have another founder from Startup Nation, and I think that we’re going to be learning quite a bit. So, without further ado, Jonathan Langer, welcome to the show. Jonathan Langer: Thank you very much. Thanks for having me, Alejandro. Alejandro: So, originally born and raised in Israel, so how was life there? Jonathan Langer: Life was tremendous. Israel is a fantastic country – lots of sun and lots of good vibes. I learned a lot from growing up there, and I think it was a big part of my turning into an entrepreneur. Alejandro: And talking about turning into an entrepreneur, you had that in the genes in the family. Your father was also in the tech scene. Is that right?

28 min1 w ago
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Jonathan Langer On Raising $50 Million To Protect Every Connected Device In Hospitals

Ramu Sunkara On Selling His First Business For $150 Million And Now Taking On Google, Apple Or Amazon

Ramu Sunkarais the cofounder and CEO of Alan AI which has pioneered Spoken Language Understanding for enterprises to build, deploy, and manage voice experiences in their apps and IoT devices. Prior to this he cofounded Qik which was acquired for $150 million by Microsoft. In this episode you will learn: * Building a brilliant founding team * Choosing the best investors to fund your startup * The ingredients of a successful startup that can weather the storms SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Ramu Sunkara: Ramu Sunkara is the CEO and Co-Founder of Alan. Alan adds voice to any application in the Enterprise. Customers and Employees can talk to the applications and get synchronized voice and visual responses and complete their daily activities using voice. The Voice AI service supports the domain language for any enterprise to improve the speech-2-text accuracy, spoken language understanding to determine the intents and entities and stream the voice and visual elements back to the application. Alan is named after Alan Turing. Before Alan, Ramu Sunkara led the mobile products for Skype, when the company he co-founded, Qik–the leader in the mobile video–was acquired by Skype for $150M in 2011. Ramu Sunkara started Qik in his garage in 2006, engineered its survival during the 2008 financial crisis, and evolved Qik to become the #2 paid application in Apple’s App Store and worked out pre-load agreements for Android devices with 13 operators in the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Connect with Ramu Sunkara: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a full-cycle entrepreneur, someone that has done it! Has been there, done it, and now he’s doing it again.

37 min2 w ago
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Ramu Sunkara On Selling His First Business For $150 Million And Now Taking On Google, Apple Or Amazon

Daniel Hegarty On Raising $80 Million To Create The Easiest Mortgage Solution

Daniel Hegarty is the cofounder and CEO of Habito which is a digital mortgage brokerage services company that offers a personal and modernized approach to the home buying experience. The company has raised $80 million Atomico, Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, SBI Group, Loric Ventures, and Mojo Capital to name a few. In this episode you will learn: Managing through COVID lockdowns The challenges facing mortgage startups who want to deliver better experiences Daniel’s top two pieces of advice for other entrepreneurs SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Daniel Hegarty: Daniel Hegarty founded Habito, the free online mortgage broker in 2015. Daniel Hegarty the opportunity to transform the mortgage market after a frustrating and protracted experience getting his own mortgage and decided to use technology to create a better way. Daniel Hegarty has extensive fintech experience that took an unusual route, having spent the early part of his career as a professional musician. Daniel Hegarty was a songwriter, session musician, composed for TV and film and toured internationally for many years. In 2007, Daniel Hegarty became increasingly interested in the tech and startup scene and joined a fledgling fintech company, Wonga as Head of Product. Daniel Hegarty went on to hold several other positions as the business grew and became global including Head of Decision Science, Head of Strategy & New Ventures and Managing Director of Business Lending & Retail. Connect with Daniel Hegarty: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder joining us from London, and definitely a very interesting story here that he has to shar...

33 min2 w ago
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Daniel Hegarty On Raising $80 Million To Create The Easiest Mortgage Solution

Sandeep Akkaraju On Raising $100 Million To Take Medical Imaging Everywhere

Sandeep Akkarajuis the cofounder and CEO of Exo which is a medical device startup which develops handheld ultrasound devices and AI for imaging and therapeutic applications. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors such as Intel Capital, Applied Ventures, Sony Innovation fund, Rising Tide, Bold Capital Partners, Creative Ventures, Raimagined Ventures, and OSF Ventures to name a few. Prior to this he built and sold IntelliSense for around $750 million. In this episode you will learn: Choosing your investors wisely How big Exo is today Why Sandeep says he would tell his younger self to go even bigger, earlier How to go about an acquisition for your business Alejandro Cremades · EP 269 Sandeep Akkaraju Raised $100 Million To Take Medical Imaging Everywhere SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Sandeep Akkaraju: Sandeep Akkaraju is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Exo. Sandeep is a proven entrepreneur with a hands-on managerial background in leading interdisciplinary technology and business teams and a track record of bringing to market complex hardware and software products. Exo is his fourth startup organization. Connect with Sandeep Akkaraju: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder,

34 min3 w ago
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Sandeep Akkaraju On Raising $100 Million To Take Medical Imaging Everywhere

Keith Richman On Raising Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars And Now Taking Amazon Sellers To The Next Level

Keith Richmanis a serial entrepreneur and currently the cofounder of Boosted Commerce. The company has raised $87 million from investors such as Crosscut Ventures, Spencer Rascoff, Torch Capital, and Elie Seidman to name a few. Prior to this he has also cofounded VOI Technology, Break Media, and OnePage. In this episode you will learn: What Boosted Commerce is doing How he found his business ideas His top advice for aspiring founders SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Keith Richman: Keith is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and board member. He co-founded Boosted Commerce because he is passionate about taking products that successful sellers have developed and helping scale those products on a global level. Previously, he was a co-founder of Voi Technology, a leading European based mobility company with operations in 34 cities across 11 countries. From 2005 until October 2013, he served as the co-founder and CEO of Break Media, where he developed an expertise in digital marketing across multiple brands and vertical. Prior to Break Media, he was the co-founder and vice president of OnePage, which was acquired by Sybase in 2002, and co-founder of Billpoint Inc., which was acquired by eBay in 1999. Keith currently serves on the board of directors of GrubHub (Nasdaq: GRUB), The Meet Group (Nasdaq: Meet) and Vostok New Ventures (Nasdaq: VNVSDB:SS). Keith received a B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University. Connect with Keith Richman: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Definitely an exciting guest today. He’s done it multiple, multiple times. We’re going to be learning quite a bit – building, scaling, financing, exiting,

37 min3 w ago
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Keith Richman On Raising Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars And Now Taking Amazon Sellers To The Next Level

Felix Reinshagen On Raising $60 Million To Map The Most Important Part Of The World That Google Forgot

Felix Reinshagenis the cofounder and CEO of NavVis which is a global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for enterprises. The company has raised over $60 million from top tier investors such as European Investment BAnk, Target Partners, BayBG, MIG, Digital+ Partners, Cumulus Ventures, and Kozo Keikaku Engineering to name a few. In this episode you will learn: Applying knowledge from past experiences Expanding into China How to get in touch with Felix How they’ve grown the business SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Felix Reinshagen: Felix is a co-founder and the CEO of NavVis, a Munich based high-tech start up in the field of indoor digitalization, indoor navigation and location based services. After gaining degrees in computer science and economics from KIT he added a PhD in economics in St. Gallen. Always a nerd at heart Felix has developed software since high school. Before co-founding NavVis he spend 6 years at McKinsey advising large corporates in tech strategy while living in Hamburg, NY, Palo Alto and Munich. Connect with Felix Reinshagen: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder joining us, and it’s a German founder doing great things in Europe. So without further ado, Felix Reinshagen, welcome to the show. Felix Reinshagen: Thanks a lot, Alejandro. It’s my pleasure. Alejandro: Born and raised close to Hamburg. How was life growing up? Felix Reinshagen: Actually, very cozy and nice. I come from a family with a lot of entrepreneurs and people with a lot of technical backgrounds. Actually, I always had the idea of founding something in my life, even if it was very unspecific.

32 minNOV 1
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Felix Reinshagen On Raising $60 Million To Map The Most Important Part Of The World That Google Forgot

Lynn Seely On Raising $1 Billion To Redefine Care For Women And Men

Lynn Seelystarted Myovant Sciences which delivers innovative women's health and prostate cancer solutions by efficiently advancing new medicines to market. The company has raised $1 billion from investors such as Danippon Sumitomo Pharma. Myovant Sciences was one of the largest biopharma IPOs in 2016. In this episode you will learn: Myovant’s new medical breakthroughs How Lynn built Myovant’s company culture Top advice for new founders Her top tips for female founders and businesswomen SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Lynn Seely: Lynn Seely is the Chief Executive Officer of Myovant Sciences, a company focused on redefining care for women’s health and prostate cancer. Lynn Seely is an endocrinologist with over 20 years of drug development and biopharmaceutical company leadership experience. At Medivation, Lynn Seely served as Chief Medical Officer from 2005-2015 and led the development of XTANDI (enzalutamide) for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer from IND-enabling studies through to NDA approval and post-approval clinical studies. Lynn Seely currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blueprint Medicines. Lynn Seely completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a basic science and clinical fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of California, San Diego. Connect with Lynn Seely: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder that I’m super excited to have. I think that we’re going to be learning quite a bit. She’s been involved with many, many different companies, from employee #3 to being the first person that starts the business. I think the journey is remarkable, but I don’t want to wait any longer, and I don’t want to make any of you wait any longer,

34 minOCT 27
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Lynn Seely On Raising $1 Billion To Redefine Care For Women And Men

Peter Briffett On Disrupting 400 Years Of Banking And Financial Services In 24 Months

Peter Briffettis the cofounder and CEO of Wagestream which is a financial services firm that allows employees to stream their earned wages into their accounts through an instant app. Between lines of credit, equity, and debt, the company has raised $79 million with investors such as Balderton Capital, Northzone, QED investors, London Co-Investment Fund, Village Global, Firestartr, and Latitude to name a few. In this episode you will learn: The capital and credit facilities Wagestream has raised How much room there is to grow for income streaming services Company perks versus just delivering what workers want most Peter’s top advice for others considering entrepreneurship SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Peter Briffett: Peter Briffett is a serially successful entrepreneur. Peter Briffett most notable was to Microsoft in 2006. That business then went on to become the most successful post-acquisition product in Microsoft history, earning Peter Briffett a congratulatory email from Bill Gates. Peter Briffett was also Head of LivingSocial in the UK when it and Groupon were the fastest-growing companies in the world.Peter Briffett latest project is Wagestream where his mission is to make payroll streamable and bring financialfreedom to UK workers while boosting employee motivation and retention. Peter Briffett is a Guinness World Record holder and a lively and entertaining character. Connect with Peter Briffett: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder who has done it multiple times with success, with failure. I think that we are going to be able to touch on every single one of those lessons learned and stories that he ...

33 minOCT 25
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Peter Briffett On Disrupting 400 Years Of Banking And Financial Services In 24 Months

Kara Goldin On Building A Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions That Is Taking On The World’s Biggest Brands

Kara Goldinis the CEO and cofounder of Hint which is a beverage startup that produces natural flavored unsweetened essence water. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors such as The Perkins Fund, Verlinvest, GingerBread Capital, and Springboard Growth Capital to name a few. In this episode you will learn: * What makes the best business ideas * Working at a startup before becoming an entrepreneur * The future of real estate and financial transactions * How to vet and evaluate your startup idea SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Kara Goldin: Kara Goldin is a purpose-driven, inspiring entrepreneur. She is a former AOL executive and the founder of hint, the leading lifestyle brand of naturally flavored water. Kara Goldin created the San Francisco-based beverage company as an alternative to soda and sugary beverages. hint has also recently launched a sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free and scented with fruit essence. Kara Goldin has been named among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs andForbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of the six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Further accolades include EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California (one of),San Francisco Business TimesMost Influential Woman (one of),Fast CompanyMost Creative People in Business (one of), EY Winning Woman 2012,FortuneMost Innovative Women in Food & Drink 2015, the Gold Stevie award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, AMEX OPENforum’s Women to Watch and the Marketers That Matter award for Brand Building, Small Company. Previously, Kara Goldin was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1billion enterprise. Kara Goldin is an active business speaker and writer, a member of C200, and a member of San Francisco Bay Young Presidents Organization, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization. In 2016, she launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs ...

35 minOCT 23
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Kara Goldin On Building A Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions That Is Taking On The World’s Biggest Brands

Patrick Burns On Raising $50 Million To Enable In Real Estate More Than $3.5 Billion In Transaction Volume

Patrick Burnsis the co-founder and CEO of Spruce Holdings which aims to improve title insurance assessment and issuance to reduce the time needed to close a real estate deal. The company has raised over $50 million from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Scale Venture Partners, and Collaborative Fund to name a few. In this episode you will learn: What makes the best business ideas Working at a startup before becoming an entrepreneur The future of real estate and financial transactions How to vet and evaluate your startup idea SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Patrick Burns: Patrick is the CEO and co-founder of Spruce, the proptech company powering online real estate transactions. Spruce has raised more than $50M from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Third Prime, Munich Re Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Omidyar Network, and Zigg Capital. Prior to founding Spruce in 2016, Patrick was a product manager at Betterment, the largest automated investment service with $20B under management. Originally from Scotland, he holds an MA in Statistics from Yale, and a BA in Physics from Oxford. Connect with Patrick Burns: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder, originally as well from Europe. So we’re going to have here the battle of the accents. We’re going to have the Spanglish, the Scottish, so you name it. And I think that we’re going to be learning quite a bit today. It’s very interesting what this founder is all about in a regulated space. Let’s not make anyone wait longer, so welcome to the show, Patrick Burns. Patrick Burns: Thanks, Alejandro. Thanks for having me. Alejandro: So originally born in Glasco, Scotland.

33 minOCT 18
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Patrick Burns On Raising $50 Million To Enable In Real Estate More Than $3.5 Billion In Transaction Volume

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Jonathan Langer On Raising $50 Million To Protect Every Connected Device In Hospitals

Jonathan Langeris the cofounder and CEO of Medigate which owns and operates a medical device security platform that protects all connected medical devices on health care provider networks. The company has raised $50 million from investors like US Venture Partners, Partech, Blumberg Capital, YL Ventures, and Maor Investments. In this episode you will learn: Company culture and choosing to move to NYC Successful product launches How big Medigate is today SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Jonathan Langer: Jonathan Langer is the Co Founder & CEO at Medigate. Jonathan Langer leads the vision and strategic direction for the company. Jonathan Langer brings nearly two decades of cybersecurity experience to Medigate. Formerly a leader in the Israeli Defense Intelligence Corps, Jonathan Langer commanded a team of technical analysts focused on the research of cyber-related domains. Connect with Jonathan Langer: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have another founder from Startup Nation, and I think that we’re going to be learning quite a bit. So, without further ado, Jonathan Langer, welcome to the show. Jonathan Langer: Thank you very much. Thanks for having me, Alejandro. Alejandro: So, originally born and raised in Israel, so how was life there? Jonathan Langer: Life was tremendous. Israel is a fantastic country – lots of sun and lots of good vibes. I learned a lot from growing up there, and I think it was a big part of my turning into an entrepreneur. Alejandro: And talking about turning into an entrepreneur, you had that in the genes in the family. Your father was also in the tech scene. Is that right?

28 min1 w ago
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Jonathan Langer On Raising $50 Million To Protect Every Connected Device In Hospitals

Ramu Sunkara On Selling His First Business For $150 Million And Now Taking On Google, Apple Or Amazon

Ramu Sunkarais the cofounder and CEO of Alan AI which has pioneered Spoken Language Understanding for enterprises to build, deploy, and manage voice experiences in their apps and IoT devices. Prior to this he cofounded Qik which was acquired for $150 million by Microsoft. In this episode you will learn: * Building a brilliant founding team * Choosing the best investors to fund your startup * The ingredients of a successful startup that can weather the storms SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Ramu Sunkara: Ramu Sunkara is the CEO and Co-Founder of Alan. Alan adds voice to any application in the Enterprise. Customers and Employees can talk to the applications and get synchronized voice and visual responses and complete their daily activities using voice. The Voice AI service supports the domain language for any enterprise to improve the speech-2-text accuracy, spoken language understanding to determine the intents and entities and stream the voice and visual elements back to the application. Alan is named after Alan Turing. Before Alan, Ramu Sunkara led the mobile products for Skype, when the company he co-founded, Qik–the leader in the mobile video–was acquired by Skype for $150M in 2011. Ramu Sunkara started Qik in his garage in 2006, engineered its survival during the 2008 financial crisis, and evolved Qik to become the #2 paid application in Apple’s App Store and worked out pre-load agreements for Android devices with 13 operators in the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Connect with Ramu Sunkara: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a full-cycle entrepreneur, someone that has done it! Has been there, done it, and now he’s doing it again.

37 min2 w ago
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Ramu Sunkara On Selling His First Business For $150 Million And Now Taking On Google, Apple Or Amazon

Daniel Hegarty On Raising $80 Million To Create The Easiest Mortgage Solution

Daniel Hegarty is the cofounder and CEO of Habito which is a digital mortgage brokerage services company that offers a personal and modernized approach to the home buying experience. The company has raised $80 million Atomico, Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, SBI Group, Loric Ventures, and Mojo Capital to name a few. In this episode you will learn: Managing through COVID lockdowns The challenges facing mortgage startups who want to deliver better experiences Daniel’s top two pieces of advice for other entrepreneurs SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Daniel Hegarty: Daniel Hegarty founded Habito, the free online mortgage broker in 2015. Daniel Hegarty the opportunity to transform the mortgage market after a frustrating and protracted experience getting his own mortgage and decided to use technology to create a better way. Daniel Hegarty has extensive fintech experience that took an unusual route, having spent the early part of his career as a professional musician. Daniel Hegarty was a songwriter, session musician, composed for TV and film and toured internationally for many years. In 2007, Daniel Hegarty became increasingly interested in the tech and startup scene and joined a fledgling fintech company, Wonga as Head of Product. Daniel Hegarty went on to hold several other positions as the business grew and became global including Head of Decision Science, Head of Strategy & New Ventures and Managing Director of Business Lending & Retail. Connect with Daniel Hegarty: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder joining us from London, and definitely a very interesting story here that he has to shar...

33 min2 w ago
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Daniel Hegarty On Raising $80 Million To Create The Easiest Mortgage Solution

Sandeep Akkaraju On Raising $100 Million To Take Medical Imaging Everywhere

Sandeep Akkarajuis the cofounder and CEO of Exo which is a medical device startup which develops handheld ultrasound devices and AI for imaging and therapeutic applications. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors such as Intel Capital, Applied Ventures, Sony Innovation fund, Rising Tide, Bold Capital Partners, Creative Ventures, Raimagined Ventures, and OSF Ventures to name a few. Prior to this he built and sold IntelliSense for around $750 million. In this episode you will learn: Choosing your investors wisely How big Exo is today Why Sandeep says he would tell his younger self to go even bigger, earlier How to go about an acquisition for your business Alejandro Cremades · EP 269 Sandeep Akkaraju Raised $100 Million To Take Medical Imaging Everywhere SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Sandeep Akkaraju: Sandeep Akkaraju is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Exo. Sandeep is a proven entrepreneur with a hands-on managerial background in leading interdisciplinary technology and business teams and a track record of bringing to market complex hardware and software products. Exo is his fourth startup organization. Connect with Sandeep Akkaraju: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder,

34 min3 w ago
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Sandeep Akkaraju On Raising $100 Million To Take Medical Imaging Everywhere

Keith Richman On Raising Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars And Now Taking Amazon Sellers To The Next Level

Keith Richmanis a serial entrepreneur and currently the cofounder of Boosted Commerce. The company has raised $87 million from investors such as Crosscut Ventures, Spencer Rascoff, Torch Capital, and Elie Seidman to name a few. Prior to this he has also cofounded VOI Technology, Break Media, and OnePage. In this episode you will learn: What Boosted Commerce is doing How he found his business ideas His top advice for aspiring founders SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Keith Richman: Keith is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and board member. He co-founded Boosted Commerce because he is passionate about taking products that successful sellers have developed and helping scale those products on a global level. Previously, he was a co-founder of Voi Technology, a leading European based mobility company with operations in 34 cities across 11 countries. From 2005 until October 2013, he served as the co-founder and CEO of Break Media, where he developed an expertise in digital marketing across multiple brands and vertical. Prior to Break Media, he was the co-founder and vice president of OnePage, which was acquired by Sybase in 2002, and co-founder of Billpoint Inc., which was acquired by eBay in 1999. Keith currently serves on the board of directors of GrubHub (Nasdaq: GRUB), The Meet Group (Nasdaq: Meet) and Vostok New Ventures (Nasdaq: VNVSDB:SS). Keith received a B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University. Connect with Keith Richman: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Definitely an exciting guest today. He’s done it multiple, multiple times. We’re going to be learning quite a bit – building, scaling, financing, exiting,

37 min3 w ago
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Keith Richman On Raising Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars And Now Taking Amazon Sellers To The Next Level

Felix Reinshagen On Raising $60 Million To Map The Most Important Part Of The World That Google Forgot

Felix Reinshagenis the cofounder and CEO of NavVis which is a global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for enterprises. The company has raised over $60 million from top tier investors such as European Investment BAnk, Target Partners, BayBG, MIG, Digital+ Partners, Cumulus Ventures, and Kozo Keikaku Engineering to name a few. In this episode you will learn: Applying knowledge from past experiences Expanding into China How to get in touch with Felix How they’ve grown the business SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Felix Reinshagen: Felix is a co-founder and the CEO of NavVis, a Munich based high-tech start up in the field of indoor digitalization, indoor navigation and location based services. After gaining degrees in computer science and economics from KIT he added a PhD in economics in St. Gallen. Always a nerd at heart Felix has developed software since high school. Before co-founding NavVis he spend 6 years at McKinsey advising large corporates in tech strategy while living in Hamburg, NY, Palo Alto and Munich. Connect with Felix Reinshagen: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder joining us, and it’s a German founder doing great things in Europe. So without further ado, Felix Reinshagen, welcome to the show. Felix Reinshagen: Thanks a lot, Alejandro. It’s my pleasure. Alejandro: Born and raised close to Hamburg. How was life growing up? Felix Reinshagen: Actually, very cozy and nice. I come from a family with a lot of entrepreneurs and people with a lot of technical backgrounds. Actually, I always had the idea of founding something in my life, even if it was very unspecific.

32 minNOV 1
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Felix Reinshagen On Raising $60 Million To Map The Most Important Part Of The World That Google Forgot

Lynn Seely On Raising $1 Billion To Redefine Care For Women And Men

Lynn Seelystarted Myovant Sciences which delivers innovative women's health and prostate cancer solutions by efficiently advancing new medicines to market. The company has raised $1 billion from investors such as Danippon Sumitomo Pharma. Myovant Sciences was one of the largest biopharma IPOs in 2016. In this episode you will learn: Myovant’s new medical breakthroughs How Lynn built Myovant’s company culture Top advice for new founders Her top tips for female founders and businesswomen SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Lynn Seely: Lynn Seely is the Chief Executive Officer of Myovant Sciences, a company focused on redefining care for women’s health and prostate cancer. Lynn Seely is an endocrinologist with over 20 years of drug development and biopharmaceutical company leadership experience. At Medivation, Lynn Seely served as Chief Medical Officer from 2005-2015 and led the development of XTANDI (enzalutamide) for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer from IND-enabling studies through to NDA approval and post-approval clinical studies. Lynn Seely currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blueprint Medicines. Lynn Seely completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a basic science and clinical fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of California, San Diego. Connect with Lynn Seely: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder that I’m super excited to have. I think that we’re going to be learning quite a bit. She’s been involved with many, many different companies, from employee #3 to being the first person that starts the business. I think the journey is remarkable, but I don’t want to wait any longer, and I don’t want to make any of you wait any longer,

34 minOCT 27
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Lynn Seely On Raising $1 Billion To Redefine Care For Women And Men

Peter Briffett On Disrupting 400 Years Of Banking And Financial Services In 24 Months

Peter Briffettis the cofounder and CEO of Wagestream which is a financial services firm that allows employees to stream their earned wages into their accounts through an instant app. Between lines of credit, equity, and debt, the company has raised $79 million with investors such as Balderton Capital, Northzone, QED investors, London Co-Investment Fund, Village Global, Firestartr, and Latitude to name a few. In this episode you will learn: The capital and credit facilities Wagestream has raised How much room there is to grow for income streaming services Company perks versus just delivering what workers want most Peter’s top advice for others considering entrepreneurship SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Peter Briffett: Peter Briffett is a serially successful entrepreneur. Peter Briffett most notable was to Microsoft in 2006. That business then went on to become the most successful post-acquisition product in Microsoft history, earning Peter Briffett a congratulatory email from Bill Gates. Peter Briffett was also Head of LivingSocial in the UK when it and Groupon were the fastest-growing companies in the world.Peter Briffett latest project is Wagestream where his mission is to make payroll streamable and bring financialfreedom to UK workers while boosting employee motivation and retention. Peter Briffett is a Guinness World Record holder and a lively and entertaining character. Connect with Peter Briffett: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder who has done it multiple times with success, with failure. I think that we are going to be able to touch on every single one of those lessons learned and stories that he ...

33 minOCT 25
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Peter Briffett On Disrupting 400 Years Of Banking And Financial Services In 24 Months

Kara Goldin On Building A Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions That Is Taking On The World’s Biggest Brands

Kara Goldinis the CEO and cofounder of Hint which is a beverage startup that produces natural flavored unsweetened essence water. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors such as The Perkins Fund, Verlinvest, GingerBread Capital, and Springboard Growth Capital to name a few. In this episode you will learn: * What makes the best business ideas * Working at a startup before becoming an entrepreneur * The future of real estate and financial transactions * How to vet and evaluate your startup idea SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Kara Goldin: Kara Goldin is a purpose-driven, inspiring entrepreneur. She is a former AOL executive and the founder of hint, the leading lifestyle brand of naturally flavored water. Kara Goldin created the San Francisco-based beverage company as an alternative to soda and sugary beverages. hint has also recently launched a sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free and scented with fruit essence. Kara Goldin has been named among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs andForbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of the six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Further accolades include EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California (one of),San Francisco Business TimesMost Influential Woman (one of),Fast CompanyMost Creative People in Business (one of), EY Winning Woman 2012,FortuneMost Innovative Women in Food & Drink 2015, the Gold Stevie award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, AMEX OPENforum’s Women to Watch and the Marketers That Matter award for Brand Building, Small Company. Previously, Kara Goldin was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1billion enterprise. Kara Goldin is an active business speaker and writer, a member of C200, and a member of San Francisco Bay Young Presidents Organization, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization. In 2016, she launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs ...

35 minOCT 23
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Kara Goldin On Building A Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions That Is Taking On The World’s Biggest Brands

Patrick Burns On Raising $50 Million To Enable In Real Estate More Than $3.5 Billion In Transaction Volume

Patrick Burnsis the co-founder and CEO of Spruce Holdings which aims to improve title insurance assessment and issuance to reduce the time needed to close a real estate deal. The company has raised over $50 million from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Scale Venture Partners, and Collaborative Fund to name a few. In this episode you will learn: What makes the best business ideas Working at a startup before becoming an entrepreneur The future of real estate and financial transactions How to vet and evaluate your startup idea SUBSCRIBE ON: For a winning deck, take a look at thepitch decktemplate created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. About Patrick Burns: Patrick is the CEO and co-founder of Spruce, the proptech company powering online real estate transactions. Spruce has raised more than $50M from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Third Prime, Munich Re Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Omidyar Network, and Zigg Capital. Prior to founding Spruce in 2016, Patrick was a product manager at Betterment, the largest automated investment service with $20B under management. Originally from Scotland, he holds an MA in Statistics from Yale, and a BA in Physics from Oxford. Connect with Patrick Burns: * Linkedin * Crunchbase * Twitter * * * FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW: Alejandro: Alrighty. Hello everyone, and welcome to the DealMakers show. Today we have a founder, originally as well from Europe. So we’re going to have here the battle of the accents. We’re going to have the Spanglish, the Scottish, so you name it. And I think that we’re going to be learning quite a bit today. It’s very interesting what this founder is all about in a regulated space. Let’s not make anyone wait longer, so welcome to the show, Patrick Burns. Patrick Burns: Thanks, Alejandro. Thanks for having me. Alejandro: So originally born in Glasco, Scotland.

33 minOCT 18
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Patrick Burns On Raising $50 Million To Enable In Real Estate More Than $3.5 Billion In Transaction Volume
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