Get a head start on fundraising

Get 1:1 fundraising advice from otherwise inaccessible VCs and the founders they invested in.

Alec Lee

Alec Lee

Co-founder & CEO – Endless
West, F&B Expert

Available on Friday

Alec Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Endless West, a beverage startup that creates its own unique blend of wines and spirits using scientific production methods. The whi...

F&B and D2C
advice

  • F&B startups
  • GTM & distribution
  • Customer acquisition
  • Fundraising
  • Branding
Jacob Jaber

Jacob Jaber

Co-founder – Philz Coffee,
Investor and Forbes 30 Under 30

Available on Friday

Jacob Jaber is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Philz Coffee. As CEO for nearly two decades, Jacob grew Philz from the original coffee shop in San Francisco's Mission Distric...

Growth and
marketing advice

  • Food & beverage startups
  • Getting into big retail
  • Expansion strategies
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing strategy
Colin Rogister

Colin Rogister

Partner – Beat Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available on Friday

Colin Rogister is the founding partner of Beat Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in startups reshaping the future of work. Prior to Beat Ventures, Colin ...

NFT and
Web3 advice

  • Scaling Web3 startups
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Pitch deck review
  • Pitch practice
  • Consumer tech
T Zhu

T Zhu

Co-founder – Tellus,
Fintech & Real Estate-tech Expert

Available on Friday

T Zhu is the co-founder of Tellus, a smart savings platform powered by real estate backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Alumni Ventures and Decent Capital. He previously founde...

Fintech and B2C
startup advice

  • Consumer tech
  • Product driven growth
  • Fundraising
  • Mobile app marketing
  • Scaling from 0 to 1
Anada Lakra

Anada Lakra

Founder & CEO – BoldVoice,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Anada Lakra is the co-founder and CEO of BoldVoice, a Y Combinator-backed startup that provides accent training to non-native English speakers. A first generation immigra...

Go-to-market and
formation advice

  • Edtech startups
  • Fundraising
  • Y Combinator
  • Mobile app marketing
  • Early-stage growth
Chad Fox

Chad Fox

Managing Partner – Fox Ventures,
Crypto Expert

Available on Friday

Chad Fox is a venture capitalist, angel investor and lawyer in the FinTech and Crypto sectors. Through his firm, Fox Ventures, he invests in exceptional founders across t...

Fintech and
crypto advice

  • Crypto fundraising
  • Company formation
  • Customer acquisition
  • Business development
  • Angel investing
Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh

Co-author of Blitzscaling,
Investor

Available on Friday

Chris Yeh is a writer, investor, and entrepreneur who has been in the world of startups and scale-ups since 1995. Co-author of the bestselling book Blitzscaling together ...

Pitch practice
and blitzscaling

  • Scaling your startup
  • Fundraising
  • Growth strategy
  • Product-market-fit
  • Marketing
Joey Flores

Joey Flores

Founder – Inversion Art,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Joey Flores is the founder and Managing Director of Inversion Art, an accelerator for artists. He has over 20 years of experience launching, growing and scaling startups....

Growth hacking
advice

  • Growth hacking
  • Y Combinator
  • Marketplaces
  • Raising from angels
  • Product development
Niko Bonatsos

Niko Bonatsos

Managing Director – General Catalyst,
Venture Capitalist

Available on Friday

Niko Bonatsos is a Managing Director at General Catalyst. At General Catalyst, he has been involved with companies such as Snap (NYSE: SNAP), Discord, Dubsmash (acquired ...

Fundraising and
growth advice

  • Fundraising
  • Pitch deck review
  • Generating VC interest
  • Pitch practice
  • Product-market-fit
Edvard Engesaeth

Edvard Engesaeth

Co-founder – Nurx,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Dr. Edvard "Eddie" Engeseath, MD is the Co-founder of telehealth startup Nurx , angel investor, startup advisor, and a former family physician. He founded Nurx to make pr...

Growth and
fundraising advice

  • Fundraising
  • Deal making
  • Customer acquisition
  • Product-market-fit
  • Hiring strategy
Ran Reske

Ran Reske

Co-founder – Resident,
Ecommerce Expert

Available on Friday

Ran Reske is the co-founder of Resident, a direct-to-consumer home decor company that has raised more than $165 million in venture capital from Baron Capital, ION Crossov...

Ecommerce and
D2C advice

  • D2C startups
  • Ecommerce
  • Fundraising
  • Consumer marketing
  • Negotiation
Wil Eyi

Wil Eyi

CEO & Co-founder – Toolbox,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Wil Eyi is the CEO and co-founder of Toolbox, a Y Combinator-backed startup building a vertical Fintech platform. The company has raised $18M in debt and equity. Prior to...

Fintech and
growth advice

  • Fintech startups
  • Pitch deck review
  • Generating VC interest
  • Pitch practice
  • Product-market-fit
Max Samuel

Max Samuel

Partner – Snö Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available on Friday

Max Samuel is a venture capitalist and lawyer. He has formerly worked at Thiel Capital (Peter Thiel’s investment office), Wilson Sonsini and Credit Suisse, and attended Y...

Investor pitch
feedback

  • Early-stage funding
  • Building pitch decks
  • Product-market-fit
  • Finding investors
  • Company formation
Sascha Eder

Sascha Eder

Founder & CEO – NewtonX,
Ex-McKinsey Consultant

Available on Friday

Sascha Eder is the founder and CEO of NewtonX, a B2B enterprise research startup that has raised $40M+ in venture capital. Prior to NewtonX, Sascha was a management consu...

Enterprise SaaS
and sales advice

  • Enterprise SaaS startups
  • Fundraising from VCs
  • Building sales teams
  • Selling enterprise products
  • Product-market-fit
Mahsa Rostami

Mahsa Rostami

Founder & CEO – Revero,
AI Engineer

Available on Friday

Mahsa Rostami is the founder and CEO of Revero, a digital health startup backed by a16z and Goodwater Capital. Her personal health transformation inspired her to found Re...

Fundraising
advice

  • Seed funding
  • Technical leadership
  • Recruiting
  • First hires
  • Growth hacking
Abhishek Kapur

Abhishek Kapur

CEO – NEXT Trucking,
London Business School Alum

Available on Friday

Abhishek Kapur is the CEO of NEXT Trucking, a freight technology platform and digital marketplace connecting shippers and carriers. Abhishek brings a unique blend of glob...

Scaling and
growth advice

  • Private equity
  • Mobility
  • Leadership
  • Scaling post PMF
  • Business development
Rune Hauge

Rune Hauge

CEO – Mentorcam,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Rune Hauge is the CEO of Mentorcam. Before co-founding Mentorcam, Rune founded three different startups with one successful exit as a founder. Rune graduated from busines...

Seed stage
fundraising advice

  • Fundraising
  • Y Combinator
  • Product-market-fit
  • Startup sales
  • Growth hacking
Paul Wiltshire

Paul Wiltshire

Founder & CEO – Songtradr,
Entertainment Tech Expert

Available on Friday

Paul Wiltshire is the founder and CEO of Songtradr, a global B2B music licensing and rights platform that connects content producers with music creators while also provid...

Music & Entertainment
tech advice

  • Music tech
  • Media & entertainment
  • B2B sales
  • Licensing
  • Customer acquisition
Praful Mathur

Praful Mathur

Founder & CEO – Sarama,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Praful Mathur is the founder and CEO of Sarama, a deeptech startup that uses AI to determine intent from barks i.e. crude translation. He was previously the co-founder a...

AI & deeptech
advice

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deeptech
  • Customer acquisition
  • Performance marketing
  • Organic growth
Ryan Mendoza

Ryan Mendoza

Partner – Scrum Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available on Friday

Ryan Mendoza is a Partner at Scrum Ventures, a Japanese fund investing in US startups. Previously, Ryan worked at a university accelerator called PCI Ventures, where he w...

Fundraising
advice

  • Startup investing
  • Fundraising
  • Pitching VCs
  • Deck review
  • Accelerators
Harrison Steed

Harrison Steed

Co-founder – PickTrace,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Harrison Steed is the co-founder of PickTrace, a workforce and harvest management enterprise platform for large-scale farms. Together with his co-founder and brother, Har...

Enterprise SaaS
and B2B advice

  • Series A funding
  • SaaS sales
  • Ag-tech
  • Building culture
  • Y Combinator
Lisa Curtis

Lisa Curtis

Founder & CEO – Kuli Kuli,
Forbes 30 Under 30

Available on Friday

Lisa Curtis is the founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering the superfood moringa in the US market. She began working on Kuli Kuli while in the Peace Co...

Social impact
and CPG GTM advice

  • Social impact
  • Supply chain
  • CPG startups
  • D2C marketing
  • Food & beverage
Emmie Chang

Emmie Chang

Founder & CEO – Hoo,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Emmie is a serial tech entrepreneur who is presently working on Hoo, an interactive Web3 livestream platform. She is a Y Combinator alum who previously co-founded FutureL...

Web3 advice and
pitch feedback

  • Your YC application
  • Pitch deck review
  • How to build Web3 projects
  • Pitch practice
  • Growth hacking
Lorenzo Thione

Lorenzo Thione

Managing Director – Gaingels,
Angel Investor

Available on Friday

Lorenzo Thione is the Managing Director at Gaingels, a venture investment group based in NYC focused on investing and supporting LGBTQ+ founded/led startups. He is also t...

Advice on
angel investing

  • Raising angel investment
  • Pitch practice
  • Deck review
  • Customer acquisition
  • Storytelling for startups
Itay Forer

Itay Forer

Co-founder – Cleanly,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Itay Forer is the co-founder of Cleanly, an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service backed by Y Combinator (W15), Initialized Capital, Soma Capital, Paul Buchheit (cre...

B2C and
GTM advice

  • B2B sales
  • GTM strategy
  • Building sales team
  • Applying to YC
  • Finding PMF
Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Partner – Beat Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available on Friday

David Anderson is the founding partner of Beat Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in startups reshaping the future of work. Prior to this, he was an inves...

Fundraising &
pitch advice

  • Fundraising strategy
  • Pitch deck review
  • Generating VC interest
  • B2B sales
  • Investor relations
Billy Bosch

Billy Bosch

Founder – ICONIC Protein,
CPG Marketing Expert

Available on Friday

William (Billy) Bosch is a consumer products entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience launching products, scaling into retail and e-commerce, and raising money. He i...

Consumer GTM
and sales advice

  • Launching consumer products
  • Getting into big retailers
  • Private equity fundraising
  • Branding
  • Customer acquisition strategy
Joe Coyne

Joe Coyne

General Partner – Studio VC,
Venture Capitalist

Available on Friday

Joe Coyne is a Venture Capitalist focused on helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses from day one to exit. Joe’s experience spans Venture Capital, Private Equity and...

Fundraising
advice

  • Fundraising
  • Deal making
  • Customer acquisition
  • Product-market-fit
  • Hiring strategy
Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

CEO – Human Improvement,
Former Starbucks Executive

Available on Friday

Josh Campbell is the founder and CEO of protein supplement brand Human Improvement and wine brand So Gay Rosé. Formerly a Starbucks Executive and President of cannabis we...

Brand building
and sales advice

  • Launching consumer products
  • Retail partnerships
  • Customer acquisition
  • Fundraising
  • Sales strategy
Carlos Camara

Carlos Camara

CEO – Metagreen Ventures,
Scientist & Inventor

Available on Friday

Carlos Camara is a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He has a Ph.D. in high energy density physics from UCLA and has extensive experience with R&D, technology transf...

Early stage
startup advice

  • Commercializing inventions
  • Obtaining patents
  • Manufacturing best practices
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising