Venture Finance Podcast

SEASON 3

Episode 2
Raising Seed Capital in 2023: Insider Tips and Strategies

Join Brad Furber and Yomi Bashorun as they continue season three of the Venture Finance Podcast. In this episode, they delve into the subject of raising seed capital in 2023, discussing what a seed round is, the typical length of the fundraising process, the types of investors to approach for seed funding and how to find them. They also provide valuable insights and strategies for first-time entrepreneurs who are seeking to raise third-party capital. Whether you’re a founder, funder, intermediary, or other key players in the global entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem, this episode is packed with actionable advice to help you navigate the challenges of raising seed capital in 2023.


Episode 1
Trends to watch in 2023

Join Brad Furber and Yomi Bashorun as they kick off season three of the Venture Finance Podcast. In this episode, they delve into the current state of the venture finance market (circa mid-January 2023), including the poor performance of VC-backed IPOs, especially in Europe, since the beginning of 2021, the irony that the value of non-publicly traded companies appear to be priced on the books of many investors at a significant premium compared to listed companies, and why that anomaly suggests a mighty day of reckoning for over the coming six to twelve months. The podcast also concludes with some actionable insights and suggestions to help founders, funders, intermediaries and other key players navigate through continued strong headwinds in the global entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem during 2023.

SEASON 2

Episode 5: Fundraising Roadmap
Part 3 - Action Stage

This is the third of three parts, where you will learn more about the Action Stage of the fundraising journey. To enable you and our growing community of users to dive deeper into the venture finance ecosystem waters. In this podcast episode, Brad Furber and Yomi Bashorun review the ways to connect, engage and pitch investors, providing insight on negotiating terms and closing the deal(s).

Episode 4: Fundraising Roadmap
Part 2 - Preparation Stage

To enable you and our growing community of users to dive deeper into the venture finance ecosystem waters in this podcast you will learn more about the Preparation stage of the fundraising journey.

Episode 3: Fundraising Roadmap
Part 1 - Education Stage

To enable you and our growing community of users to dive deeper into the venture finance ecosystem waters in this podcast episode Brad Furber and Yomi Bashorun overview the Fundraising Roadmap. This is the first part out of three where you will learn more about the Educational stage of the fundraising journey. Most founders tend to skip the most important part.

Episode 2: OTC Markets

In the newest Podcast episode I had discussion with Aery Advisors Business Development manager Yomi Bashorun on how European public companies can expand their shareholder base in the US without registering with the SEC.

This is the easiest and no-brainer way for Public Companies who are listed on non-US stock markets, who want to access capital from US retail and institutional investors without having to go through the major investment required to register with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  

Episode 1: Current Market Climate

As we all know, 2022 has brought about significant changes in the global economic and political landscape. For founders, funders, and managers of startup and emerging growth companies, these changes can profoundly impact assessments of risk and geographic growth plans.

While there is still a large amount of dry powder available for investment due to the strong fundraising markets over the past several years, the deployment of that capital is now based on tighter due diligence parameters and longer deal execution timetables.

While valuations have held up surprisingly well based on year-to-date data, it is undoubtedly true that in past economic downturns, the leverage between founders and funders leaned more toward the latter.In the first episode of the second season of the Venture Finance Podcast where we explored some of the current market dynamics, and we invite you to watch it and subscribe to Aery Advisors' Youtube Channel.

SEASON 1

Episode 2: 180 CEO calls research

Episode 1: Brad Furber Story