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.

Aug 16 19

EP:008 – Shaun Arora


Ep: 008 – Shaun Arora – Managing Director of Make In LA


Shaun Arora, Managing Director of Make In LA, tackles the insecurities that come with entrepreneurship, the importance of co-founders, and why now is the best time to be starting hardware companies.

Aug 9 19

EP:007 – Dan Flanegan


Ep: 007 – Dan Flanegan – CoFounder of Butter App


Dan Flanegan, CoFounder of Butter App, covers everything from his early days programming when message boards were the pinnacle of internet networks, to working in product development, starting his own company, and how you can maximize your time in an Accelerator.

Aug 4 19

EP:006 – Laurent Grill


Ep: 006 – Laurent Grill – Lead Investor at Luma Launch


Laurent Grill, Lead Investor at Luma Launch, joined us to talk about the difference between platforms and traditional accelerators, what it means to be a conviction investor, and the best (and worst) traits he sees in founders.

Jul 26 19

EP:005 – Ben Smith


Ep: 005 – Ben Smith – Managing Partner of Chancebending Ventures


Ben Smith is the Managing Partner of Chancebending Ventures and also the Host of the Chancebending Podcast. On this episode, Ben discusses his thoughts on what separates the best Founders from the average ones. He tells great stories of the early days of YouTube, where he launched the first office in Los Angeles. And he also gives his advice on when to jump into new business opportunities.

Jul 17 19

EP:004 – Lucas Pols


Ep: 004 – Lucas Pols – Managing Partner of Amplite Capital


In this episode of Demo Day, Lucas Pols, Managing Partner of Amplite Capital, covers the value of open communication within teams, why you need to constantly be developing your skills and your network, and how your career might not evolve how you expect it to — and why that’s okay.

Jul 9 19

EP:003 – Eric Netsch


Ep: 003 – Eric Netsch – CoFounder & CEO of Tapcart


In this episode of Demo Day, Eric Netsch explains how everything you need to learn to start your business is available online. Hear how Eric decided to leave his first startup to launch Tapcart, and what you should consider in choosing an accelerator or coworking space.

Jun 20 19

EP:002 – Anna Barber


Ep: 002 – Anna Barber – Managing Director of Techstars LA


Anna Barber goes through her journey from New York City to Silicon Valley and finally to Los Angeles, and why she enjoys working with startups so much. Tune in to hear what Techstars looks for in a startup, and the value of going through their program.

Mar 2 19

EP:001 – Anthony Kelani


Ep: 001 – Anthony Kelani – Managing Partner of Quake Capital


Anthony Kelani discusses how to recognize when it’s time to get out of your day job and go full-time into entrepreneurship. Learn how he went from a young boy tinkering with computers to a USC student playing in the Trojan Marching Band, to a defense contractor, startup founder, and venture capitalist.