with Sean Goldfaden

Demo Day is the podcast for founders, venture capitalists, and anyone who wants to learn more about the top accelerator, incubator, and VC programs across the country. Come hear the top venture capitalists and founders in the game discuss what it takes to go from seed to exit.

Sep 13 21

EP:76 – Thomas Wisniewski

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EP:76 – Thomas Wisniewski on the pros and cons of angel investing as well as key advice for startup founders, Newark Venture Partners.

09/13/21

Thomas shares his personal experience transitioning from angel investing to VC investing, as well as his advice for early stage startup founders.

 
 
Sep 6 21

EP:75 – Vanessa Larco on Breaking Free from Golden Handcuffs and Advice for Aspiring Startup Founders

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EP:75 – Vanessa Larco on Breaking Free from Golden Handcuffs and Advice for Aspiring Startup Founders.

09/06/21

Vanessa and Sean talk about the pros and cons of working at a big corporation prior to starting your own company, as well as advice for those who feel tied down by golden handcuffs.

Aug 30 21

EP:074 – Jonathan Lehr

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EP:74 – Jonathan Lehr on advice for finding your co-founder and hosting virtual events, Work-Bench.

08/30/21

Jonathan and Sean discuss the best approaches to hosting virtual events as well as bringing value as a VC investor, Work-Bench.

 
 
Aug 23 21

EP:073 – Todd Grover

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EP:73 – Todd Grover on the Importance of Patience and a Sales Mindset as a VC, WiL.

08/23/21

Todd shares his personal experiences transitioning from investment banking to venture capital as well as his advice for aspiring VCs.

 
 
Jul 12 21

EP:072 – Dami Osunsanya and Gosia Karas

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EP:72 – Dami Osunsanya and Gosia Karas on solving the issue of accessibility within the VC and Startup Ecosystem, SoftBanks’s SB Opportunity Fund.

07/12/21

Dami and Gosia share their insights on the creation and mission of the SoftBanks’s SB Opportunity Fund, as well as how VCs can add value to their portfolio companies.

 
 
Jul 5 21

EP:071 – Eric Manlunas

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EP:71 – Eric Manlunas on The Importance of Imagination in Venture Capital, Wavemaker Partners

07/05/21

Eric shares his advice for early stage venture capital investors on being a pathological optimist and being comfortable with uncomfortability.

 
 
Jun 28 21

EP:070 – Dana Wright

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EP:70 – Dana Wright on Advice For Startup Founders and Aspiring VCs, MATH Venture Partners

06/28/21

Dana shares her experiences working with founders and the qualities that contribute to successful startups.

 
 
Jun 21 21

EP:069 – Yujin Chung

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EP:069 – Yujin Chung on Breaking Into VC, SignalFire

06/21/21

Yujin shares his advice for aspiring VC’s as well as tips for standing out amongst other applicants.

 
 
Jun 14 21

EP:068 – John Frankel

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EP:068 – John Frankel on Advice for Aspiring VCs and Establishing a Work-Life Balance, ff Venture Capital.

06/14/21

John shares his experience transitioning from Goldman Sachs to Venture Capital as well as a wide range of advice for aspiring VCs.

 
 
Jun 7 21

EP:067 – Eddie Behringer

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EP:067 – Eddie Behringer on Successes and Challenges as a Startup Founder, Copper Banking

06/07/21

Eddie shares his experience as a founder and tips for fundraising as a startup.