BUILDUP Radio Podcast Special Episode – Interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson On Diversity and Inclusion In Tech

BUILDUP co-hosted a Diversity and Inclusion in Tech roundtable with Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize. Prior to the roundtable, BUILDUP General Partner Wayne Sutton had the opportunity to interview Rev. Jesse Jackson. During the interview Rev. Jackson discussed everything from Selma, why is he involved in tech space and Black History Month. You can watch the video interview here, Interview With Rev. Jesse Jackson On Diversity And Inclusion In Tech, Politics And Black History Month

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BUILDUP Radio Episode 3 – What Angel Investors Look For In Founders with Manny Fernandez

“Ask for money, and get advice
Ask for advice, get money twice”
-- PitBull

One of BUILDUP goals is to connect founders with angel investors. One of the rising stars in the angel investment community is the highly connected Manny Fernandez. Many is the Co-Founder/ CEO of DreamFunded. DreamFunded is the only equity based platform that delivers top quality deals with completed due diligence reports to accredited investors, using proprietary algorithms to match member preferences to deal flow.

Manny Fernandez is a Stanford University educated angel investor and a serial [...]

BUILDUP Radio Episode 2 – Semil Shah on How Can Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) Can Build Bridges With Investors

As the conversation about Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) continues to evolve from meritocracy, to work force numbers, to can you name more than five African-American tech founders in Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay Area some investors acknowledge they haven't been pitched from a "URM" and some wonder what can they do to about it. One such investor is Semil Shah, Venture Advisor to Bullpen Capital and GGV Capital and direct investor with his fund called Haystack. Semil wrote about "minorities in tech, startups, and investing via his blog and since then curated a URM Twitter list [...]

BUILDUP Radio Episode 1 – Characteristics of A Startup Founder with Tommy Leep of Rothenberg Ventures



For the first episode of BUILDUP Radio we talk with Tommy Leep of Rothenberg Ventures on the his path to becoming a venture capitalist, characteristics of a startup founder and the process for entrepreneurs to network with investors. Listen and subscribe.

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Doubt The Doubts Podcast Interview: Helping The Next Generation Of Founders

Earlier this month I was interviewed by Paul Blais (@pdblais) Founder & Host of the Doubt The Doubts Podcast. The podcast is one of the top podcast in iTunes and focuses on "Killing The Doubts That Kill The Dreams". During the podcast we talked about the role of confidence, killing doubt and working with startup founders. Take a listen below and let me know what yo think.

Earn Startup Respect By Making Your First Million

Tonight while having dinner with friends/new business partners we enjoyed a vibrant conversation about career paths, choices in life, happiness and success. One part of the conversation that stood out to me was about founders earning their first million. The context was in terms of respect and what it means.

The phrase made me think about my life and accomplishments. I've done a lot of things but launching a company and having that one company to either make a million dollars or grow the user base to a million users is not one of them.... yet.

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