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April 10, 2024

Start With The End In Mind

Volato's Phil Michaels on the importance of starting with the end in mind....

By Adam Burroughs

April 4, 2024

Be Honest When Courting Capital

FreightWise's Chris Cochran on how best to leverage different capital providers to achieve business results....

By Adam Burroughs

March 7, 2024

Policies That Bring Big-Picture Metrics Down To The Factory Floor

Innovations in Nutrition and Wellness Former CEO Jared Leishman on programs designed to engage employees in achieving company goals....

By Adam Burroughs

February 21, 2024

How To Unlock Value and Create Excitement For Investors

CollisionRight's Richard Harrison on the importance of generating investor excitement when executing a roll-up strategy....

By Adam Burroughs

February 21, 2024

Determining The Right Capital Structure To Finance Acquisitions

TD Williamson's Cris Gaut on financing deals and determining the right capital structure as the company moves through its lifecycle....

By Adam Burroughs

February 15, 2024

How Market Shifts Are Impacting PE Fundraising

Sidereal Capital Group Jabbar Abdi on the state of PE fundraising. ...

By Adam Burroughs

February 9, 2024

To Finance A Deal, Get Creative

ARME Group's Ron Beam on the opportunities and risks that come with getting deal capital...

By Adam Burroughs

January 18, 2024

Capital Considerations To Maximize Flexibility

When capital was really plentiful, CFO Ron Oertell says for his company, Purchasing Power, the focus was on making sure they had many options. "We established separate SPVs, we established staggered...

By Adam Burroughs

November 17, 2023

Reimagine Care Shifts Oncology Care to Patient’s Home

While service providers such as hotels and restaurants were severely debilitated by the pandemic shutdown, others thrived. One such example is Reimagine Care, a Nashville-based in-home cancer care...

By Dan Pender

September 1, 2023

Wellist Founder Ashley Reid On The Importance Of Perspective

Wellist Founder and CEO Ashley Reid discusses growing into the company's national presence, what outside board seats have taught her about running her own business and the evolution of the company's fundraising....

By Adam Burroughs

August 10, 2023

How The Peach Truck Found The Right Partner

How Jessica and Stephen Rose found the right partner to capitalize on The Peach Truck's significant growth....

By Adam Burroughs

July 28, 2023

When It Comes To Investors, Look For Finance +

Emily Morris is founder and CEO of Emrgy, an Atlanta-based climate tech startup that recently closed an $18.5 million and is deploying a new asset class of renewable energy worldwide. The technology...

By Adam Burroughs

June 29, 2023

Funding To Cross The Valley of Death

In 1985, Sanjiv Singh worked on the first autonomous ground vehicles to operate outdoors. By 2010, he led a team that demonstrated the first autonomous full-scale helicopter flight. Now he's with Near...

By Adam Burroughs

June 23, 2023

Cindy Monroe On Using Networking To Find The Right Partner For Thirty-One

Thirty-One Gifts founder Cindy Monroe took on a growth equity partner in Kanbrick, the investment firm led by former Warren Buffett deputy Tracy Britt Cool and Brian Humphrey, in July 2020. While she...

By Adam Burroughs

June 23, 2023

Trust Your Gut And Get Good Advice

Kathleen Craig, founder and CEO Plinqit, has raised more than $10 million in venture funding for the SaaS fintech company, which licenses its software to banks and credit unions across the country....

By Adam Burroughs

June 2, 2023

To Manage Through Fundraising, Transactions, Sign Up With Commitment

LabCorp recently paid a reported $450 million to acquire Personal Genome Diagnostics, known as PGDx, a genomic testing company. Earlier that same year, PGDx successfully raised a $103 million Series...

By Adam Burroughs

June 2, 2023

The Misperception Of Investors

Balto founder and CEO Marc Bernstein has built a SaaS platform designed to provide real-time guidance to contact center agents. He's scaling fast and having fun doing it, even after adding multiple...

By Adam Burroughs

April 6, 2023

Raising Capital Requires Warm Relationships

TCARE Co-Founder Ali Ahmadi on the company, its growth and the lessons he's learned about raising capital....

By Adam Burroughs

March 24, 2023

Faris Ghawi On Vytalize's $100M Raise

Vytalize CEO and co-founder Faris Ghawi, along with Chief Marketing Officer Matt Buder Shapiro, on the company's big raise, how they'll apply it, the growth its perpetuating and what comes next....

By Adam Burroughs

March 24, 2023

Capital As An Accelerant

RallyBright Founder and CEO John Estafanous on founding his first company and how that has informed building the second, what he learned selling that first business, his experience raising capital, and the importance of connecting with the right investors. ...

By Adam Burroughs

March 16, 2023

FOLX Health Looks to Expand

CEO Liana Douillet Guzmán on raising capital in frothy times versus during a return-to-normal environment. ...

By Dan Pender

March 16, 2023

Luck, Likeability and Respect Go A Long Way

Alto’s Eric Satz discusses how his company is democratizing access to alternative assets and attracting investors along the way. ...

By Dan Pender

March 3, 2023

The Consequences Of A Shifting Market

Co-Founder and CEO of Sensorium Therapeutics Dick Simon on the company's mission and its search for the right investors. ...

By Adam Burroughs

February 24, 2023

Hirewell's Matt Massucci Is Ready For The Next Challenge

Hirewell CEO Matt Massucci on the company's post-capital-raise growth, acquisitions, and how these changes are affecting the company....

By Adam Burroughs

February 10, 2023

Avoid Just-In-Time Raises By Planning Ahead

IRA record keeping and technology solutions provider IRALOGIX has raised an $11 million expansion of its Series B in 2021 and $22 million Series C in 2022. Founding Partner Joe Hipsky spoke on the Smart Business Dealmakers Podcast about those raises and some things, looking back, he might do differently. ...

By Dan Pender

February 10, 2023

Halo Investing Brings Structured Notes to the Masses

Halo’s vision and execution has propelled it to one of the top FinTechs in the U.S. That success also allowed it to easily raise capital to further its long-term goal of making structured notes accessible for just one dollar. Jason Barsema, co-founder and president, joined the Deamlamers Podcast to talk about how they built the company to where it is today and what we can expect in the future. ...

By Dan Pender

February 10, 2023

In Fundraising, Reputation Matters

Lucid Technologies Founder and CEO Andrew Ashur on launching the business and how his fundraising process has evolved along the way....

By Adam Burroughs

February 3, 2023

Tom Goodmanson On Calabrio's Two Transactions

Tom Goodmanson, former CEO of Calabrio, spoke on the Smart Business Dealmakers Podcast about the KKR transaction and the Thoma Bravo transaction that would follow, what each was like, how he prepared and what the future holds for the business. ...

By Adam Burroughs

February 3, 2023

Functional Fluidics Looks To Expand Market For Unique Platform

Functional Fluidics CEO Patrick Hines spoke on the Smart Business Dealmakers Podcast about his company, its progress and fundraising....

By Adam Burroughs

January 20, 2023

STAQ Pharma Expands Operations to Columbus

STAQ Pharma recently raised an estimated $45 Million of Series C venture funding to build a $70 million facility on the West side of Columbus, which will add 300 jobs to the area. Its 503B Outsourcing Facility will produce compounded medications under the Current Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP) quality system, a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) standard. CEO Joe Bagan sat down with Smart Business Network to discuss the capital raises and the new, much larger facility being built in Columbus. ...

By Dan Pender

January 20, 2023

Debbie Gordon On Maximizing Her Time During Fundraising

Cloud Range is a cyber security company helping large organizations proactively prepare for cyberattacks. In an environment in which cybersecurity attacks are increasing significantly, CEO Debbie...

By Adam Burroughs

January 13, 2023

Lance Hill On How To Think About Capital Raises

Within3 Founder and CEO Lance Hill on what to consider when raising capital. ...

By Adam Burroughs

January 13, 2023

With SmartWitness, Business Liability Tool Turns Into $200M Return For Nick Merchef

Nick Mirchef and his son-in-law, Chris Pflanz, went through the trails and tribulations of early-stage capital raises with their company SmartWitness and found a big payday at the end of it all. Today, they’re offering others advice using their experience as a guide. ...

By Dan Pender

January 6, 2023

Airspace Link Creates Drone Navigation Highway

In four short years, Detroit startup Airspace Link went from a couple founders and a few employees to recently raising $23 million in a Series B to aid its global expansion. It started with a $100,000 convertible note, a $3 million pre-seed, a $10 million Series A and now the global expansion raise. Michael Healander, co-founder, president and CEO, is a drone pilot enthusiast who envisions the positive impact drones could provide to economies and quality of life. His company is creating a roadmap in the sky for drones of all types and sizes. ...

By Dan Pender

December 16, 2022

What To Consider When Raising Debt

Cequel III Vice President Mike Pizzella, Jr., former CEO of StayLock Storage on current trends in financing business growth — including debt-based financing — and how to best leverage financial tools for different stages of your business lifecycle....

By Adam Burroughs

December 16, 2022

Boon Logic Offers Silicon Valley Opportunity in Minnesota

Boon Logic, developer of machine-learning based anomaly detection algorithm, is completing its second funding round over the last four years with a nearly $40 million pre-money valuation to support the commercialization of two disruptive services. CEO Grant Goris sat down with the Smart Business Podcast team to discuss how is company was born, how it has grown, and what he’s learned about raising capital along the way. ...

By Dan Pender

November 4, 2022

Pitch perfect: The need for newbie entrepreneurs to improve their talk track

Project Olympus' Kit Needham on the areas where fist-time entrepreneurs stumble when seeking their earliest funding rounds....

By Adam Burroughs

November 4, 2022

Expert Social Influencers Change the Marketing Landscape

Working directly with brands and retailers, The Desire Company matches them with the right experts to trial, test and review products, producing video reviews for use at the point of sale and across digital marketing channels. These partnerships are proving to drive an increase in conversions, time on site and an increase in marketing effectiveness, resulting in a six times revenue increase for the company in the past 12 months. As a result, brands are taking notice and want in on this new approach. ...

By Dan Pender

November 4, 2022

Chain.io Investing in Supply Chain Platform Partnerships

As supply chain issues continue to wreak havoc for businesses both large and small, Chain.io Founder and CEO Brian Glick hopes to alleviate the problems with its cloud-based integration platform, which lets all the different entities in the chain share data between all their systems. ...

By Dan Pender

October 28, 2022

Dry Powder vs Rising Interest Rates

Petra Capital Partners' David Fitzgerald on how raising capital and investment decisions are being affected by conditions in the market....

By Adam Burroughs

October 28, 2022

The Unexpected Outcomes of Royal Capital Group’s Community Development

Royal Capital Group Founder and CEO Kevin Newell discovered that when living conditions improve, so do the mental and physical health of those living in the neighborhoods he’s developed. This approach opened a new capital stream through UnitedHealthcare, which is now the largest private investor, providing $5.4 million in equity funding for one of his latest endeavors....

By Dan Pender

October 14, 2022

Michael Sirpilla On Society Brands’ $204M Raise

Society Brands CEO Michael Sirpilla spoke on Dealmaker TV's DealTalk program about the company’s $204M raise and its growth since its launch in 2020....

By Adam Burroughs

October 14, 2022

Immunophotonics Makes Strides in Cancer Research

Lu Alleruzzo, a bioengineer with a MBA, had an opportunity early in his career to understand innovation and immediately apply it to society for the benefit of all. That opportunity fueled him and his biotech company, Immunophotonics, to pioneer a field of cancer care called Interventional Immuno Oncology....

By Dan Pender

October 7, 2022

Checkpoint Surgical Focused on Growth

Checkpoint Surgical, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device company with proprietary neurostimulation technology for nerve protection and repair, raised $16 million of growth capital in August of 2021. One year later, with those investments in place, the company is shifting into growth mode, a move that comes with substantial changes. Executive Advisor Len Cosentino talks about the raise, his process for vetting investors and how Checkpoint is setting itself up for profitability....

By Dan Pender

October 7, 2022

From funder to fundraiser

MOBILion's Dr. Melissa Sherman on growing the company and how she's adapted to the fundraising process....

By Adam Burroughs

October 7, 2022

Funding options for health care companies

Lawrence, Evans & Co.'s Neil Johnson spoke on funding options for health care companies. ...

By Adam Burroughs

September 15, 2022

ESG’s increasing impact on investment decisions

Black Brain Trust's Angel St. Jean on the rise of ESG, her company’s growth, and the challenges of fundraising. ...

By Adam Burroughs

September 9, 2022

What to consider when considering minority investments

Broadview Group Holdings' Clay Hunter, LoanNEX's Eloise Schmitz, Lewis & Clark AgriFood's Tim Hassler, PNC's Tim Brady and BDO USA's Meg Kellogg on what minority control sales look like, and how planning in advance can lead to multiple bites at the apple....

By Adam Burroughs

September 2, 2022

Multiple means of raising capital

Oncocyte's Ron Andrews on the company's use of its at-the-market program, how it works, when it's best deployed, and what the raise from it has enabled to the company to do....

By Adam Burroughs

August 5, 2022

Life Remodeled CEO Chris Lambert On The Heart Of Fundraising

Life Remodeled CEO Chris Lambert on the organization's mission and accomplishments, as well as his approach to fundraising....

By Adam Burroughs