The startup founder community is a special place. The collective understanding of how difficult the journey is creates so much desire to help. The amount of support, advice, and knowledge sharing that exists is like no other industry or business sector I have encountered.
As a former venture-backed founder with experience on the investing side of things as well, I knew I wanted to use my experiences to contribute to this knowledge sharing and community building in a deeper way. One idea that excited me was covering the fundraising journeys of founders using a narrative-driven approach much like a focused version of How I Built This. There are a lot of startup podcasts out there, all great in their own way, but my mission with Funded was to create a podcast that highlighted specific founders with diverse backgrounds as story protagonists for listeners to draw inspiration from.
Choosing favorite moments from season one is kind of like choosing a favorite child. I love all my discussions so much. But some great moments that come to mind are: