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Money. You need it, and investors and financiers have it. So how do you raise capital without losing too much stake in your business? Lauren Cascio, founder of Gulp Data, joins Jim Barnish in this episode to talk about financing and the important distinctions between dilutive and non-dilutive financing.

Join Jim and Lauren as they discuss which finance option is best for you at the stage you’re at, understanding the value of your “alternative company assets” (like company data), and the hidden secret to being a successful entrepreneur (hint: there isn’t one).

3 Key Takeaways

  • Dilutive versus non-dilutive funding is vital for every founder to understand. When you’re signing agreements with investors, make sure you don’t only look at the large print (e.g., Valuation) and pay attention to the details too (e.g., Terms and conditions).
  • Your company’s data may be more valuable than you think. Understand what that value is (nudge nudge, see Lauren’s email below).
  • Growth stage founders are different from early stage founders. Alignment (with the team, cofounders, investors, etc.) is key; time to shift from being a founder to a delegator.

From this Episode:

There’s no secret to entrepreneurship. It’s not glamorous. It’s lots of hard work and compartmentalizing.

Lauren Cascio

Founder, Gulp Data

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Lauren Cascio is the founder of Gulp Data, a company providing non-dilutive funding using data assets as collateral. She also recently founded aKinned, a seed fund backing healthcare in Africa. Prior to her recent move into funding, she co-founded abartysHealth, a growth stage health-tech company, where she ran product, data, and development for six years. She is a proven angel investor and an active tech ecosystem builder, successfully advising and mentoring dozens of companies through go-to-market, data monetization and fundraising.

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Show Notes

Money. You need it, and investors and financiers have it. So how do you raise capital without losing too much stake in your business? Lauren Cascio, founder of Gulp Data, joins Jim Barnish in this episode to talk about financing and the important distinctions between dilutive and non-dilutive financing.

Join Jim and Lauren as they discuss which finance option is best for you at the stage you’re at, understanding the value of your “alternative company assets” (like company data), and the hidden secret to being a successful entrepreneur (hint: there isn’t one).

3 Key Takeaways

  • Dilutive versus non-dilutive funding is vital for every founder to understand. When you’re signing agreements with investors, make sure you don’t only look at the large print (e.g., Valuation) and pay attention to the details too (e.g,. Terms and conditions).
  • Your company’s data may be more valuable than you think. Understand what that value is (nudge nudge, see Lauren’s email below).
  • Growth stage founders are different from early stage founders. Alignment (with the team, cofounders, investors, etc.) is key; time to shift from being a founder to a delegator.

Resources

lc@gulpdata.com

Lauren's LinkedIn

Gulp Data LinkedIn

Website

Planet Money podcast

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Infonomics by Douglas Laney

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