DocSend & Funded Podcast
Funded podcast listeners are invited to try DocSend — The smart way to send your investor pitch deck.
How do entrepreneurs convince people to give them money? Jason Yeh, host of Funded, interviews founders who’ve gone through the fundraising process in order to get their startup venture off the ground. Listen on your favorite podcast platform. Season 2 is here! Get the full episodes on your favorite podcast app below.
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Much like the “secret master plan” for his company Levels, Sam Corcos openly talks about what he was able to decipher when it comes to the science of fundraising. This is exciting because fundraising approaches have traditionally been shared with tribal knowledge, feel-based language. In this conversation, Sam talks about how he decided to follow his training as a scientist rather than rely on fundraising folklore. The result was a data-driven process that has left even the most experienced investors speechless. Part 1 of this 2-part series focuses on how he built the base for his approach and features inspiration for 2021 goal setting. Read the show notes on Funded.
From the start of our conversation with Sam Corcos from Levels, it was obvious there was too much sauce for just one episode. In this second half of our 2-part series, Sam begins by sharing details around a large key to his success – his very large cap table. Afterward, we discuss specifics around his approach to attracting a $12MM seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz and how newcomers to the sport of fundraising might fare employing similar tactics. We wrap this episode as we always do with a debrief, but this time includes a special guest who had a front-row seat to all the action. Read the show notes on Funded.
This is Funded’s first-ever Friends & Family Round! With so many listeners asking questions about things they hear in episodes or about the fundraising market in general, we decided to launch this sister show to give more insights with a little help from our friends. In this episode, Russ Heddleston the CEO of DocSend gives us a very unique view into 2020 trends via his company’s recently released Startup Index Report. This report leverages aggregated and anonymized data of pitch deck activity to show things like how many investors need to be pitched before successfully raising. So much of 2020 was a crazy rollercoaster in fundraising and hearing how the data describes it is fascinating! Read the show notes on Funded.
If I ever see founders sending pitch materials as email attachments, no matter if I’m formally working with them or not, I can’t help but implore them to use DocSend. I’ve seen too many bad situations that could have been avoided simply by using DocSend.
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