Six months later, I raise venture capital from a Fortune 500 FinTech company. I knew I was onto something when the venture capitalist complimented me and said, "I just can't get the story of Greg out of my head."
This is me at Demo Day in front of 500 audience members, investors and customers.
My FinTech startup has a catastrophic ending.
My father, also my co-founder, gets hit with brain cancer and passes away several months later. I cope with the profound personal grief of losing a father, as well as am plunged into the deep introspection that accompanies a startup failure.
I begin an ecosystem-builder role at the Greater Green Bay Chamber.
This is my first foray into pitch coaching, coaching about 10 startups a year through various events and pitch competitions, using the process I had developed and used in my FinTech startup.
We’ve invested over $1.5M in over 10 companies. I’ve coached each startup on their pitches and story narratives, empowering them to raise more capital in less time.
Tundra Angels is growing as its own entity; our portfolio companies are looking strong, and even come back to me for refreshed coaching when they go out to fundraise. Now, I’m taking my pitch coaching process to help other startups, VCs, angel investors, and accelerator programs leverage their startup pitches to tell unforgettable stories and get commitments from investors.