Ep 47: Real Entrepreneurs and Raising Money – Advice From Nathan Beckord -Founder Suite
Nathan Bekord and I sit down to discuss how to raise money; and how his own frustration finding and connecting to investors, lead him to create FounderSuite.
In this “Fast Course on Raising Money” we cover:
- What does it mean to be a “real entrepreneur”?
- When do you engage investors?
- How to attract investors?
- What is a good pitch?
- What is a relevant investor?
- Where do you find investors?
- How not to waste time on the wrong investors?
- How to keep investors engaged?
In this frank conversation Nathan, his own founder journey, the imposter syndrome, and his own experiences ‘raising money for others versus doing it for yourself.
About the Guest:
Nathan Beckord, CFA Nathan Beckord is the CEO of Foundersuite.com a venture-backed company that makes the leading Investor CRM and Investor Updater tools for startups raising capital. Since launching in March of 2016, startups using the platform have raised over $3 Billion in seed and venture capital. Prior to starting Foundersuite, Beckord spent ten years working with over 150 startups as interim CFO, Business Developer, and Advisor. Beckord has an MBA in Entrepreneurship, a BSC in Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). In his free time, he enjoys sailing, traveling, and climbing.
About the Host:
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and a passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He helps technical founders build the business they want. He helps established businesses tap into their start-up founder to conquer a changing world. With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer.
Words of Wisdom
- Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
- Life is a journey – mole hills or mountains? it’s your choice.
Connect with The Savvy Founder:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thesavvyfounder
Website – https://www.philiptopham.com
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