Welcome to Mintz Levin’s From the Edge, a podcast geared toward helping entrepreneurs thrive by learning from the experiences of executives in the technology, biotech and finance fields.  On this podcast, Mintz Levin partners who work with growing companies raising capital, building great management teams and achieving successful liquidity events will discuss with investors and entrepreneurs the key reasons that they were able to build successful companies and important lessons learned along the way.  Mintz Levin is a nationally leading law firm focused on helping emerging growth companies achieve success.  


Georges Daou, Founder Of Tech Companies & Daou Winery, Explains Why Entrepreneurs Need Passion

In this podcast, Georges Daou, founder of a number of successful technology companies and of the Daou Winery, explains why entrepreneurs need to develop and convey to investors the passion they have for their businesses in order to succeed.

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Jeff Belk, Early Qualcomm Employee, Explains How And Why To Build A Board Of Directors

In this podcast, Jeff Belk, an early employee of Qualcomm and serial entrepreneur and investor, explains why it is important to build a great board of directors and how to communicate to your board most effectively.

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Serial Entrepreneur & Analytics Ventures Founder Blaise Barrelet Discusses How / When To Raise Money

Jeremy Glaser, Co- chair of the Mintz Levin Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice,  talks to Blaise Barrelet, a successful serial entrepreneur and founder of Analytics Ventures, about how and when companies should raise money. 

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Jeff Gilford, Co-Founder Of BlackFord Partners, Discusses The Role Of A CFO

Jeremy Glaser, co-chair of Mintz Levin’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice, discusses the role of the CFO in growing companies with Jeff Gilford, co-founder and principal of BlackFord Partners, Inc.

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John Creelman Explains How He’s Led Multiple IPOs and Raised Hundreds of Millions for Tech Companies

In this podcast, Jeremy Glaser, Co-chair of the Mintz Levin Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice, discusses with John Creelman, a serial CFO/COO in leading technology companies such as Western Digital, Copper Mountain Networks, ID Analytics and RT Oncology, John’s journey as a veteran CFO and his experiences funding numerous successful companies in both the private and public markets. John also discusses the balance between good financial management in building and growing technology companies against the pace and urgency required to be successful in that same environment.

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John Sarkisian Explains How He Built, Funded and Sold Numerous Varied Businesses

John Sarkisian, founder of sports and lifestyle venture capital fund Motion Ventures, explains how he built and funded numerous companies in the real estate, restaurant, sports and technology industries and guides entrepreneurs on how to raise money and get successful exits in each of these varied industries.

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Jon Sundt, Founder of Alternative Investment Company, Altegris

Jon Sundt, Founder of Altegris, explains how he built one of the largest alternative investment advisory firms in the country and how he achieved a hugely successful exit.

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Successful Life Sciences Entrepreneur Ken Cohen

Ken Cohen discusses how raising money for life sciences companies is different than for technology companies and gives entrepreneurs advice on how to finance and grow their life sciences company.

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Guest Podcast: Dan DeWolf Talks Tokens With The Law Of Startups

Joe Wallin and Michael Schneider of The Law of Startups chat with Dan about the securities law implications of token sales, as well as other fun and exciting securities law compliance issues.


Jeremy Glaser Interviews JD Davids of SmartMoney Startups

JD Davids of SmartMoney Startups explains how to identify and close the best venture fund for your company.

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Guest Podcast: Jeremy Glaser Talks to eFM's Startup 101

In this podcast, Mintz Levin's Jeremy Glaser is interviewed by Startup 101's Priscillia Seelan and shares his insights and advice about what makes start-ups successful, how to think like a VC investor, and how to recognize potential issues in your startup's pitch to angel investors. 


Cliff Boro Explains How to Raise Money from Angels and VCs

In this podcast, Cliff Boro, a serial entrepreneur and investor, shares his insights and experience to help entrepreneurs best position themselves to raise money from angels and venture capitalists.

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Walter Tendler, Chief Financial Officer of Mission Ventures

In this podcast, Walt Tendler discusses the importance of having sophisticated financial advice when preparing your company for a financing and the challenges that entrepreneurs face when they fail to take care of the financial side of the house.

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Carrie Stone, President of cStone & Associates

In this podcast, Carrie Stone discusses the importance of management in the financing process and how venture capitalists assess management teams prior to making an investment decision.

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The Growth and Successful Exit of RealAge with Founder, Charlie Silver

In this podcast, Charlie Silver, the founder of RealAge, a big data email marketing company, discusses how he turned his company around during the dotcom crash and successfully sold it to The Hearst Corporation. Mr. Silver also discusses the future of online marketing and the role of blockchain and how his newest company, Algebraix, is changing the way consumers share and get paid for their data. 

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A Successful Exit of CineForm with Founder, David Taylor

In this podcast, David Taylor, the founder of CineForm, a digital media company that was successfully sold to GoPro, discusses how he built a successful company and the many challenges he faced along the way.

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George Kenney, Founder and Managing Director of Shepherd Ventures

Jeremy Glaser, Co-Chair of the Mintz Levin Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice, discusses with George Kenney, Founder and Managing Director of Shepherd Ventures, a successful Tech, Software and Life Sciences Venture Capital Fund, the challenges in raising venture capital and how to grab the attention of venture capitalists with your pitch deck and thirty second elevator pitch.

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JD Davids, Founder and Managing Partner of SmartMoney Startups

In this Podcast, Jeremy Glaser, Co-Chair of the Mintz Levin Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice, discusses with JD Davids, the Founder and Managing Partner of SmartMoney Startups, practical steps that entrepreneurs can take to identify, approach and close the best investors for their companies.

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Mike Krenn, President of the San Diego Venture Group

In this Podcast, Jeremy Glaser, Co-Chair of the Mintz Levin Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice, discusses with Mike Krenn, President of the San Diego Venture Group, how Mike advises entrepreneurs to identify and approach angel investors and venture capitalists and his recommended best practices for writing pitch decks and executive summaries.

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Patrick Henry, Founder and CEO of QuestFusion

Jeremy Glaser, Co-Chair of the Mintz Levin Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice, discusses key lessons for entrepreneurs running growing with companies with Patrick Henry, the CEO and Founder of QuestFusion. 

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Introduction to the Mintz Levin From the Edge Podcast

Jeremy Glaser, Co-chair of the Mintz Levin Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice, and Greg Chin, a member of the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice, give insights on what to expect on upcoming episodes of From the Edge and share some stories that explain how certain of their clients have achieved financial success and lessons learned along the way that would benefit any entrepreneur.

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