Alejandro Cremades


The DealMakers show features entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired.

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Varun Talwar On Raising $53 Million To Fuel Easier And Safer Connectivity Across Applications

Jul 20 • 32:24
Varun Talwar has already raised tens of millions of dollars to empower developers to build more new technology faster and to drive the success of small to enterprise-sized companies. His venture, Tetrate has successfully raised funding from top-tier investors like 8VC, Dell Technologies Capital, Scale Venture Partners, and Sapphire Ventures.

In this episode, you will learn:

Robin Thurston On Selling His Business To Under Armour For $150M And Raising $180M To Inspire People To Live An Active Lifestyle

Jul 18 • 26:35
Robin Thurston is an energetic person who began life in sports. First as a skier, and then as a professional bike racer who competed internationally before switching to business after a major accident. His rise in the business world has been plutonic ever since, carrying lessons from each part of his life to build better. His venture, Outside has raised more than $180M fro...

Francis Davidson On Building A $2.2 Billion Business By Turning Apartments Into Hotels

Jul 15 • 38:41
Francis Davidson launched his startup while still in school. That company now has over 1,000 employees and is going public through a SPAC deal. The venture Sonder has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Greenoaks Capital, Sandy Cass, Inovia Capital, and Spark Capital.

In this episode, you will learn:

* The book Francis wishes he would have read earlier

* His blo...

Tomer Tagrin On Building A $1.4 Billion Business By Helping Retail Brands Generate Online Revenue Growth

Jul 13 • 25:23
Tomer Tagrin has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for his startup which is empowering large brands and entrepreneurs alike to win online. His venture, Yotpo has raised funding from top-tier investors like ClalTech, Global Coin Ventures, Tiger Global Management, and Hanaco Venture Capital.

In this episode, you will learn:

* Tomer’s top advice before starting a busines...

Oisin O’Connor On Building A $2 Billion Business By Turning Online Transactions Into Relationships

Jul 11 • 26:47
Oisin O’Connor built a formidable eCommerce company by bootstrapping it for years before taking outside investor money. Now they’ve raised almost $300M to empower even more businesses to go online. ReCharge has raised funding from top-tier investors like ICONIQ Growth, Bain Capital Ventures, and Summit Partners.

In this episode, you will learn:

* The future of e-commerce


Alex Zivoder On Raising $70 Million To Teach Your Kids Money Skills

Jul 6 • 31:48
Alex Zivoder has been involved in building and scaling several companies. His latest venture has already attracted tens of millions of dollars in capital and is proving incredibly popular with parents and their kids. His startup, gohenry has raised funding from top-tier investors like Muse Capital, Citi Ventures, Gaia Capital Partners, and Edison Partners.

In this episode, ...

Will Graylin: From Navy Officer To Selling Four Companies For Over $300 Million

Jul 4 • 43:05
Will Graylin is a true serial entrepreneur who has done it again and again. Today, he is juggling two big startups that have already raised a combined $150M. Indigo and OV Loop, his two ventures have raised funding from top-tier investors.

In this episode, you will learn:

* Will’s top advice before launching a new business

* Dealing with boards and investors

* The new te...

Jake Kloberdanz On Raising Over $50 Million To Create A Wine That Brings Hope Where It is Needed The Most

Jul 1 • 32:48
Jake Kloberdanz has built a business with a purpose, and it is touching thousands of lives all over the country. His startup, ONEHOPE has millions of dollars in financing from top-tier investors like Wesley Chain, PLG Ventures, Matt Cheng, and West River Group.

In this episode, you will learn:

* Disastrous product labeling fails

* Partnering with the Mondavi family

* Bra...

Peter Donnelly: From Professor To Entrepreneur And Raising $100 Million To Prevent Diseases Like Cancer Entirely

Jun 29 • 28:36
After many years of research, Sir Peter Donnelly made the leap from academia to founding his own company, to lead the charge in having a truly tangible impact with everything we are learning about genetics. His venture, Genomics PLC, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like F-Prime Capital, Oxford Sciences Innovation, Foresite Capital, and Lansdowne Partners.

In th...

Carey Smith On Selling His Business For $500 Million And Investing In Startups Not Caring Much About Returns

Jun 27 • 35:24
Carey Smith bootstrapped his own startup from zero to selling it for $500M. He is now a startup investor helping others grow their own ventures. He has invested in several startups like Awkward Essentials, Vibrant Gastro, Vibrant, Shotgun Seltzer, Lumen, and Tushy.

In this episode, you will learn:

* How Unorthodox Ventures helps other startups

* What Carey reads, and what...

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