1. Nathan Beckord of Founder Suite and Funding Stack: Cracking the Code to Successful Fundraising Dr. Laura Sicola 31:59

Nathan Beckord of Founder Suite and Funding Stack: Cracking the Code to Successful Fundraising

This week, Nathan Beckord shares with us how to put yourself in the best position to get to ‘yes’ with potential investors.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Common misconceptions and challenges in the world of startups and fundraising
  • The difficulties and rejection involved in launching a startup and raising capital, as well as the importance of targeting the right investors
  • What filters and criteria investors use to evaluate startup pitches and what indicates a founder’s potential for success
  • How to attract investors through showing evidence of success and momentum
  • The importance of building a network and helping others in order to create positive founder karma.

24 Hour Challenge:

Find 2-3 other entrepreneurs and proactively help them in some way such as making an introduction to someone in your network or reviewing their pitch deck.

Reference that Nathan makes in the episode:

To access the FREE gifted guide “How to Build the Ultimate Pitch Deck”, email info@foundersuite.com.

About Nathan Beckord:

Nathan Beckord is the CEO of Foundersuite.com a venture-backed company that makes the leading “funding stack” (Investor Database, CRM, Pitch Deck Hosting, Bulk Email, Virtual Data Room and Investor Update tools) for startups raising capital. Over 34,000 startups have raised over $10 Billion in seed and venture capital.

Nathan is also CEO of Fundingstack.com, a new platform used by VCs, investment bankers and funding advisors to help companies raise capital.

Previously, Nathan spent ten years working with over 150 startups as interim CFO, Business Developer, and Advisor. Nathan has an MBA in Entrepreneurship, a BSC in Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). In his free time, he enjoys sailing, traveling, and riding motorcycles.

You can connect with Nathan in the following ways:

  • Web: www.foundersuite.com
  • Blog: blog.foundersuite.com
  • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Foundersuite1/videos
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/foundersuite
  • Facebook: https://facebook.com/foundersuite
  • Medium: https://medium.com/foundersuite
  • TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/author/nathan-beckord/
  • Instagram: https://instagram.com/foundersuite
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3198216/admin/
  • LinkedIn (personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanbeckord/


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:

  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
  • LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
  • Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
  • Twitter: @LauraSicola
  • Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
  • Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/
  • Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.