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Author: Keith Herman

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Funder meets Founder. The road to tech funding is always filled will pitfalls. Hear directly from the VC and company founder how they met, found common ground and consummated their relationship.
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This week’s episode of Funding & Disrupting presented by Oura Collective welcomes Sanjay Prasad. He is a brilliant surgeon with over 30 years of experience and the Founder & CEO of SurgiQuality. Sanjay is also an Assistant Professor at George Washington University and an Author. With so much experience and expertise, Sanjay always looks for ways to achieve more than himself.Keith interviews Sanjay to know more about his unique healthcare platform named SurgiQuality. What led to the idea of SurgiQuality?In the interview, Keith asks Sanjay about his observations in regards to surgeries these days. Sanjay candidly shares how most people are not much aware of the right surgeries. He talks about how people undergo some surgeries that they never needed. Also, some people connect to surgeons who rarely offer the best outcomes. All such problems of patients develop complications, and they may need even more surgeries. Sanjay feels that the healthcare sector needs more accountability today. Did you know 15-25% of surgical procedures performed today are unnecessary?Sanjay felt the quality of work was missing. He thought, “How do patients get to the right surgeon who has the best outcomes?” and it is where the idea of SurgiQuality came.How SurgiQuality works?To get a deeper insight into the platform, Keith asks Sanjay about the primary problems that SurgiQuality solves. Sanjay shares that the prime problem SurgiQuality disrupts and improves drastically is getting referrals from primary-care physicians to surgeons. Most of the time, primary doctors do not have the best information about the surgeons. It is where SurgiQuality helps primary doctors with referrals.Sanjay elaborates how SurgiQuality works. And according to Sanjay, everyone wins with the use of SurgiQuality. Patients get the best surgeons, and the quality of surgery improves. The surgeons get the patients in their area of interest and expertise. Moreover, primary doctors can give better referrals. So, it is a win-win for all.How did the funding process go?In the next segment, Keith asks Sanjay about the partnerships and the funding method followed by SurgiQuality. Sanjay shares that SurgiQuality has partnered with over 30,000 surgeons in 50 states. They have contacts with 300 surgery centers and hospitals. Talking about funding, Sanjay shares how he started the idea in 2014 with a small team of people. He also mentions how he invested heavily into it. Today, SurgiQuality is in series A-round raising 5 million for sales, marketing and customized technology for SurgiQuality.Sanjay also talks about what they look for in an ideal investor. He also talks about partnering with VC firms that bring contracts and connections.Sanjay Also Provides Life-changing Advises for Patients & ProfessionalsPodcast Story NotesWhat motivates Sanjay?Experience & observations in surgeriesProblems solved by SurgiQualityWho can benefit?Partnerships & FundingAdvice for transforming healthcare
This week’s episode of Funding & Disrupting presented by Oura Collective welcomes Nicholas Cocks, Founder & Managing Partner of Velocity Ventures & Hans Paul, Co-Founder & CEO of Aigens. Keith interviews the two guests to discuss and know more about their journey of funding and disrupting. In the fascinating double interview, both Nicholas and Hans open up and talk about all things funding. They also share their entrepreneurial journey stories. 
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Risto Rossar, Insurance Innovator and Investor discuss The Journey of INSLY Raising Capital and Getting into the Insurance Sector.Story Notes:Getting into the Insurance SectorForming a Company in FinlandSurfing for Marketing Insurance PlatformINSLY Unique OffersGo Digital in Insurance  Raising Capital and Meeting the Financial Obligations Meeting Concentric Raising Capatil an Advantage in IntroductionBuilding Inbound PipelineProcess in Raising MoneyINSLY JourneyThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Tobias Schwind of FTTF Ventures and Max Gulde of ConstellR discuss funding and their recent partnership.Story Notes:Evolution of Emerging TechnologiesAbout FTTFFraunhofer TechnologySolving the Problem of ConstellRImpression in Meeting MTTF TeamChallenging in a Role of a CEOSkill Set for Entrepreneurs to Execute their Business PlanAdvice on Working with Tech FoundersProcess in Speaking and PresentationOpen to New Relationship and ArrangementsCo-investing and PartnershipIdeal PartnersThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Naushad Contractor, Founder of Fable Fintech, shares his journey in Fundraising and Offers Global Cross Border Payments with World Class Plug-N-Play PlatformsStory Notes:The 30,000 foot view of Naushad Contractor Career.The Greatest Influence in Growing UpInterest and Hobbies that keeping Life HumorousChoosing the Right Team in Solving a ProblemDealing with Person to Person RemittanceBiggest Challenge for FableScaling Fable and Marketing StrategyAcquiring Capital for Fable.Interactions with PentathlonDue Diligence ProcessGreatest Lesson Learned in Raising CapitalHow Pentathlon Accelerating Fables GrowthThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Tess Cosad, Co-Founder & CEO of Bea Fertility shares her journey in Fundraising and Democratizing Access to Fertility Care.Story Notes:Astrophysics and CosmologyAbout Bea FertilityIntracervical Insemination ProcessBiggest Challenges an entrepreneurDeciding to Approach a Potential InvestorProcess in Building a List of InvestorsMeeting with Lead InvestorFundraising JourneyFundraising Advice for Female EntrepreneursThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Kjartan Rist, Founder of Concentric discusses a balanced investment strategy to accelerate sustainable growth.Story Notes:Path to ConcentricWhat Makes Concentric UniqueThe Investments of ConcentricInvestment with InsleeDue Diligence Process to Move ForwardAdvice on Presenting Tech ProjectInvesting in ConcentricThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Marcus Brauchli VC Founder of North Base Media shares his journey on Pitch Presentation and how North Base understands and connects with other cultures before investing. Story Notes:Being a Venture Capital and JournalistImportance of Skill SetNorth Base InvestmentTypes of Investment and Check sizeProcess of Investing in a CompanyInitial interactions in meeting with ZaikoChallenges in Transactions with ZaikoHow North Base Understand other Cultures before InvestingOpportunities from different Culture and Advice for Tech Company FoundersNorth Base Investing and Co-investing Thank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Jurgen Ingels Clear2Pay & SmartFin Founder shares his journey on being an entrepreneur to funding companies and their 300Million Euro Fund InvestmentsStory Notes:From being an Entrepreneur to Funding CompaniesInvesting FundCharacteristics of a Venture CapitalistTech Founders and Co-FoundersThe Three Portfolio CompaniesGetting introduced to Maria DBLead Investment at RoamlerBackstory of Investing in Deliver ActHaving Ethical People in your side Thank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Gireendra Kasmalkar Founder & CEO, Ideas to Impacts; Lead Investor & Managing Partner, Pentathlon Ventures Gireendra shares his journey on being an entrepreneur and Building Pentathlon.Story Notes:Building PentathlonThe Five FoundersThe Investment Managers and CommitteeFund Investment StrategyOpportunities for PentathlonThe Challenges on Development and FinancialInvesting in Fable FintechThe IntroductionFunded the Portion of the RoundsChallenges in Closing the TransactionWeight of Warm IntroductionCommunicating with Lead InvestorsThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Rusty Matveev, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Calaxy. Rusty shares his journey on being an Entrepreneur and the idea of Creators Galaxy.Story Notres:Being an Entrepreneur and Road to Funding Characteristics of an EntrepreneurGalaxy Initial Game PlanFundraising EffortsStrategic ValuePerspective of being an InvestorThe Larger Investors PerspectiveChallenges Communicating with InvestorsThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Peter Simeonov, Co-Founder & CEO of Smart Migrator. Peter shares his unique journey on being an entrepreneur and the idea of Smart Migrator.Story Notes:Being a Entrepreneur The idea of Smart MigratorMigrating to The CloudRaising Capital for the ProjectPreparation for Potential InvestorsAdvice for Entrepreneur contemplating their early stages of fundraisingThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Jeffrey Silverman, Managing Partner of Laconia Capital Group investing in technology that is replacing analog workflow.Story Notes:Laconia Capital GroupThe Noteworth - Justin WilliamsInvestment Strategy of LaconiaAffiliation with FoundersThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Dan Pantelo, Founder & CEO of Marpipe. The first multi-variate testing platform for creative.Story Notes:The Backstory of MarpipeThe Candy Bar Story / Entrepreneurial Spirit3 Jobs of Being a CEOEarly Stage EntrepreneursInvestors GroupFirst Encounter with LaconiaThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com   Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
In this episode, Keith Herman interviews Jeffrey Silverman, Managing Partner of Laconia Capital Group investing in technology.Story Notes:Meeting David and Geri, Business Partners at New York AngelsTech Founders, supporting the next generation of Tech CompaniesLaconia: Types of GuidelinesFounders Building BusinessForging Deep Relationships with FoundersThree Most Common Mistakes Tech Companies CommitHow Jeffrey Introduced to MarpipeThank you for joining us on this episode of Funding & Disrupting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor OuraCo.com to learn more about working directly with OURA Collective's exclusive technology PR team. They'll help you craft your message, get noticed in the press, and help you get your venture to the funding finish line.Again you can visit them at www.OuraCo.com  Keep Funding, and Keep Disrupting!
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