upside

By Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung

Named a top 27 business podcast by Fortune, upside examines startup investing outside of Silicon Valley. Every Wednesday, we speak with an early stage founder. We interview them as if we are angel investors considering the company as an investment opportunity. Each show has three segments: 1.) Intro: independent research of the company 2.) Interview: interview with the founder 3.) Debrief: breaking down the opportunity Sometimes, we share Coffee Chats interviewing venture capitalists, community builders, and later-stage founders. Subscribe and see why Business Insider called our podcast "Almost as Good as Getting an MBA."

  1. 1.
    AireXpert // Keeping planes in the air with real-time synchronization for maintenance, tech ops, and flight crews [UP090]
    1:00:20
  2. 2.
    Jack Greco of Buffalo Bridge // the co-founder of Buffalo’s first unicorn on giving back to build the ecosystem [CC079]
    50:39
  3. 3.
    Karla Gallardo of Viwala // providing revenue-based loans for women entrepreneurs in Mexico [CC078]
    41:02
  4. 4.
    Reclaim // a smart calendar assistant helping find time for your real priorities [UP089]
    1:00:37
  5. 5.
    John Gannon of GoingVC // helping people break into venture capital [CC077]
    46:14
  6. 6.
    Revisiting "Test City, USA" // now streaming online for free! [JE022]
    16:53
  7. 7.
    Ginger Rothrock of HG Ventures // corporate venture capital investing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals [CC076]
    49:53
  8. 8.
    Tom Cottingham of Flyover Future // building a news organization covering innovation in 20+ cities across the midwest. [CC075]
    44:32
  1. 9.
    William Hsu of Mucker Capital // an accelerator committed to getting to you to your next round of funding [CC073]
    44:03
  2. 10.
    Rally // buying & selling equity shares in ultra-rare, collectible assets [UP088]
    1:01:49
  3. 11.
    [REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]
    54:25
  4. 12.
    Venture Capital 101 with Scott Shane of Comeback Capital [When Pigs Fly #10]
    54:28
  5. 13.
    Michael Cohn and Sean O'Brien of Overline // leading seed stage deals in Atlanta and the southeast [CC072]
    42:46
  6. 14.
    Best Shot // a digital companion for fertility patients [UP087]
    1:02:03
  7. 15.
    Jackie DiMonte of Chicago Ventures // ascending the venture career ladder and opening an office in Austin [CC071]
    1:02:07
  8. 16.
    Jessica Peltz-Zatulove of Hannah Grey // a first check venture fund investing in founders reimagining everyday experiences [CC070]
    1:00:48
  9. 17.
    Protoball // building a first-person sports shooter indie game [UP086]
    1:03:33
  10. 18.
    Chris Bergman // building Gylee Games and The Fund Midwest [CC069]
    56:01
  11. 19.
    The Launch Company // building the world’s first multi-user, mobile launch site for this planet and beyond [UP085]
    1:06:33
  12. 20.
    [REWIND] SuperRare // creating a tokenized digital art marketplace [RE006]
    1:12:59
  13. 21.
    Splash Financial // helping people refinance their student loans [Lay of The Land #9]
    39:49
  14. 22.
    Tribevest // making it easy for individuals to pool their capital and invest together [UP084]
    57:13
  15. 23.
    Huckabuy // improving your search results with a technology-based approach to SEO [UP083]
    1:01:39
  16. 24.
    Passiv // transforming your brokerage account into a portfolio management tool [UP082]
    44:49
  17. 25.
    Introducing When Pigs Fly [JE021]
    9:33
  18. 26.
    Craftom // making it easy for companies to ship customized gifts, office equipment, and more [UP081]
    56:07
  19. 27.
    Landon Ainge of Assure Syndicates // matchmaking founders with the right venture investors [CC068]
    50:25
  20. 28.
    Between Two Hedges // building companies with one foot in and one foot outside Silicon Valley [CC067]
    1:00:12
  21. 29.
    [REWIND] Intrinio // affordable, real-time financial data [RE005]
    1:38:02
  22. 30.
    [REWIND] Fiveable // social learning for AP students [RE004]
    1:16:41
  23. 31.
    [REWIND] FreshFry // extending the life of frying oil [RE003]
    1:44:08
  24. 32.
    [REWIND] Opendorse // pioneering athlete-driven marketing [RE002]
    1:25:39
  25. 33.
    [REWIND] Balto // AI for contact centers [RE001]
    1:28:09
  26. 34.
    Things we’re actually thankful for in 2020 [JE020]
    13:53
  27. 35.
    Introducing Lay of the Land [JE019]
    4:59
  28. 36.
    Coming soon: the upside podcast network [JE018]
    19:39
  29. 37.
    Healium // self-management of stress using biofeedback and virtual reality [UP081]
    1:02:50
  30. 38.
    SuperRare // creating a tokenized digital art marketplace [UP080]
    1:08:15
  31. 39.
    Nexme // an on demand real estate platform [UP079]
    1:05:20
  32. 40.
    Rob Eloff of Lateral Capital // the history and future of venture capital in Africa [CC066]
    1:06:56
  33. 41.
    John Fein and Chris Marks of Firebrand Ventures // why two venture firms merged to become one [CC065]
    53:40
  34. 42.
    Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Forum // a global community of angel investors with 53 chapters across four continents [CC064]
    1:06:48
  35. 43.
    Mary Grove of Bread & Butter Ventures // from Google and Rise of the Rest to Minneapolis [CC063]
    54:06
  36. 44.
    Documo // Fax and document management for highly-regulated industries [UP078]
    1:03:16
  37. 45.
    Ashley Flucas of Flucas Ventures // turning 100 angel investments into an AngelList syndicate [CC062]
    56:53
  38. 46.
    Einar Vollset of TinySeed // lessons from the first cohort of the accelerator for bootstrappers [CC061]
    41:21
  39. 47.
    SLP Toolkit // Helping Speech Language Pathologists manage their caseloads [UP077]
    1:12:24
  40. 48.
    Rootine // Personalized daily health using DNA, blood levels, and lifestyle data [UP076]
    1:01:11
  41. 49.
    .CLUB // exclusive rights to sell a generic top level domain name [UP075]
    1:03:24
  42. 50.
    Xendoo // personalized bookkeeping for small businesses [UP074]
    1:00:54

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