Founders & Funders

A podcast about leveraging venture capital to build great companies, brought you by host Shelley Hunter (Gift Card Girlfriend) and producer Ryan Burleson (New York Times, Boston Globe)

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Most Recent Episodes

 
EP 48: How Tari Identifies and Improves Your Digital Net Worth
June 11, 2019 Naveen Jain | Co-founder of TARI

You don’t have to understand blockchain to take advantage of TARI’s technology that will monitor and establish ownership of digital assets.

 
Fund Feature: How Greg Baker, MP of Bascom, Embraces Midwestern Goodness
June 11, 2019 Greg Baker | Managing Partner of Bascom Ventures

Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits, talks about the ease and challenges of starting a brand with a highly-coveted celebrity endorsement.

 
Report: Spirits & Startups San Francisco
May 31, 2019 Ryan Burleson | Producer, Founders & Funders

What do AVG’s investor appreciation events sound like? And why would anyone make the effort to attend one? Producer Ryan Burleson crisscrosses the U.S.A. to find out. Subscribe to Founders and Funders on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, and Android Podcast Players. Episode Summary In early-April, AVG held the third edition of its investor […]

 
EP 46: The CEO Who Convinced Bob Dylan to Pick a New Name
May 28, 2019 Marc Bushala | CEO of Heaven's Door Spirits

Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits, talks about the ease and challenges of starting a brand with a highly-coveted celebrity endorsement.

 
EP 45: An Online Marketplace with the Power to Save the Retail Industry
May 14, 2019 Ismail Maiyegun and Leandrew Robinson | CTO and CEO of Hingeto

Producing too much of the wrong thing leads to cash problems and shuttered doors. Hingeto connects brands to new retail channels, solving the #1 problem in retail.