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Startup of the Year Podcast

Jun 16, 2021

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, talks with Gerome Sapp about his company RARES, which is a platform for investing in shares of particularly notable sneakers (www.rares.io).

Gerome is a seasoned entrepreneur...


Jun 11, 2021

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an “Ask Me Anything” session from our 2020 Summit, where the Established Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Jen Consalvo, talked with Marlon Nichols, who is a founding managing partner at MaC Venture Capital.

Marlon is a former Kauffman Fellow and Investment Director...


May 27, 2021

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an “Ask Me Anything” session from our 2020 Summit, where our team talked with Carolyn Rodz from Hello Alice.

Carolyn is the Founder and CEO of Hello Alice, a company that helps small businesses find funding, opportunities and experts. Check out their site...


May 21, 2021

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, I talk with Jason Barsema, the Co-founder and President of Halo Investing (haloinvesting.com). Halo is the first multi-issuer technology platform for protective investment solutions.

Halo was founded in 2015 with a mission to provide access to impactful investment...


Apr 28, 2021

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an interview from our 2020 Summit, when our Director of Strategic Operations, John Guidos, talked with Natasha Mascarenhas, a reporter at TechCrunch.

Natasha covers seed and early stage founders, as well as the networks they take to get their first check. She...