The Funding Coach at Four Colors of Money
By Don Gooding - Entrepreneur, Angel, Coach
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I interview Real Businesses with Real Funding Challenges to help entrepreneurs find their best next funding option. We discuss all four colors of money - bootstrapping, grants, debt and equity. And then I help them, on and off the show, to find the right funding source. I've been a venture capitalist (Accel Partners), angel investor, serial entrepreneur, emcee and television host for pitch competitions. And I'm a serial entrepreneur, best known for the real world "pitch perfect" a cappella competition. The podcasts, blog and video can be found at http://fourcolorsofmoney.com
||CleanS01 EP 04 Rhubarb Wine, Cash Flow Forecasts and CDFIs||This episode follows on the interview with Eighteen Twenty. I talk extensively about the need for cash flow forecasts, and how you can make one easily with free help! I also talk about my wine crowdfunding research in some detail,||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 EP 03 How To Fund Season Two of Rhubarb Wine: Amanda O’Brien, Eighteen Twenty||Amanda O'Brien co-founded rhubarb wine innovator Eighteen Twenty with a mix of savings, personal debt and friends and family debt. They quickly sold out of their first season’s production. Now, they need to fund a much bigger season two production whi||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 EP 02 Bootstrapping Tips, Convertible Notes, Legal Connectors for A Growing Drone Startup||Following up on the previous interview with Max Tubman of drone startup BFD Systems, I expand on observations and recommendations. The company used four classic bootstrapping techniques to launch. But it's quickly at the equity "fork in the road.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 EP01 How To Fund A Growing Drone Startup: Max Tubman, BFD Systems||Max Tubman is co-founder of BFD Systems, an industrial drone company in Philadelphia. The company bootstrapped a very successful, profitable first year. Now he needs to figure out how to fund improvements in manufacturing and marketing which he estimat.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Don is a friend and mentor to so many entrepreneurs in Maine and across the country. This podcast is essential listening to take on every entrepreneur's most critical pain point, raising money. How to do it and how to do it well. Highly recommended.