Start-up funding options and making a compelling funding pitch.

Trying to get your business start-up funded? Is all you are hearing from investors is crickets? How can you get an Angel Investor to fund your start-up? What can you do to ensure that you can get the start-up capital you need to make your business come alive!

In this podcast, Dave Erickson, co-host Botond Seres are going to find the money by talking with DC Palter - founder of

DC is an angel investor, startup mentor, and a published author and novelist. He has invested directly in about 37 companies over 10 years, and 100 other invested companies as part of two angel investor groups: Tech Coast Angels and Chemical Angel Network.  

He started his career as an energy engineer; and energy sustainability remains his passion, even though most of his working career and 2 successful businesses he built were actually in the computer networking industry. 

In this Podcast, we are going to discuss Angel Funding and how you can make a fundable business model and a winning funding presentation. 

We will also discuss what are the different types of funding options, what investors are looking for when investing in a company, and what are the best investment terms for various investment deals.

Summary Timeline:
00:04 - Angel funding and creating a fundable business model.
02:07 - Entrepreneurship, funding, and career path.
05:17 - Government grants for sustainable energy startups. 
10:30 - Startup pitches and business models.
14:13 - Startup funding and investment strategies.
19:22 - Venture capital, business growth, and investment strategies.
24:50 - Angel investors and industry insiders in startup funding.
27:79 - Investing in startups and evaluating business pitches.
33:00 - Building and protecting businesses with intellectual property.
36:15 - Patents, IP, and funding pitches.
42:58 - Investing in startups with a focus on chemistry and materials. 
48:15 - Startup investment terms and valuation.
51:39 - Startup funding and investing in Silicon Valley.
54:02 - The future of funding.
59:37 - Authorship and New Book
1:00:41 - Outro

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Creators and Guests

Botond Seres
Botond Seres
ScreamingBox developer extraordinaire.
Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson has 30 years of very diverse business experience covering marketing, sales, branding, licensing, publishing, software development, contract electronics manufacturing, PR, social media, advertising, SEO, SEM, and international business. A serial entrepreneur, he has started and owned businesses in the USA and Europe, as well as doing extensive business in Asia, and even finding time to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Internet Professionals. Prior to ScreamingBox, he was a primary partner in building the Fatal1ty gaming brand and licensing program; and ran an internet marketing company he founded in 2002, whose clients include Gunthy-Ranker, Qualcomm, Goldline, and Tigertext.
Start-up funding options and making a compelling funding pitch.
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