Podcast 23: How to Raise Venture Capital Outside of Silicon Valley with Mike Belsito
Mike Belsito is a startup business developer who loves creating something from nothing. Mike has spent nearly ten years in various startup companies as an early employee, leader, and co-founder.
This week we talk to Mike about new book, How to Raise Venture Capital Outside of Silicon Valley is a great primer for entrpreneurs who feel stuck and unable to raise money because they live somewhere like I do (Portland, Oregon) which is not know for a thriving investment community.
Here’s a quick description of the book: You have aspirations for creating a startup company that will change the world, but need startup capital in order to make that happen. Where do you start? How can you raise serious funding when you don’t have many connections or live outside of a major startup community like Silicon Valley?
We start out the podcast by talking about some of my favorite security and privacy tools.
About the Author
Lucas Carlson is a hands-on consultant, author and entrepreneur. He helps founders discover opportunities for growth, both for their companies and for themselves. He was the CEO and founder of AppFog, a popular startup acquired in 2013 after signing up over 100,000 developers and raising nearly $10M in venture funding from top angels and VCs.