This week, we’ve got John Mayfield on the show with us.
He’s the founder of a venture capital firm called Album VC, that invests in early-stage tech ventures.
They’ve invested in over 80 companies and have grown to the point that their average investment is $1.5 million.
You might recognize some of the big names they’ve worked with here in Utah, like Podium, Homie, and Divvy—which just sold for $2.5 billion by the way.
You’re about to get a whole bunch of dating advice from John.
And by dating advice, we mean advice on how to secure early-stage funding which is a process John relates to dating.
Finding an investor isn’t just a one and done deal where they write a check and you‘re done with them.
It’s a partnership that will go on for years, so you’ve got to make sure your vision is aligned, that you work well together, and things click.
In this episode, John dives into the “courtship” process of finding an investor.
He’s got some great insight on the do’s and don’ts of approaching investors, what will make you stick out as a founder, and what working with investors actually looks like.
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LEFT: John Mayfield
TOP RIGHT: Bowdrie Price
BOTTOM RIGHT: Austin Betzer