Founded & Grounded
Founded & Grounded
UK's No.2 ranked startup podcast. We bring you the honest realities of startup life, from early-stage founders who are only a couple of steps ahead.
Ollie CollardBecky SageLaura RawlingsAndrew Parsonage

Rare Founders: How one entrepreneur turned his failed startup into a community empowering platform

S5 E10 • Mar 4, 2024 • 77 mins

Experiencing the collapse of a startup can be devastating, yet for Vasily Alekseenko, it was the catalyst for change. After witnessing the dark side of fundraising, Vasily took matters into his own hands. Rare Founders was born with a simple mission to connect founders and investors. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of networking, pitching, investment, and the magic that happens when founders come together to uplift one another. We discuss the importance of diversity in the investment landscape, the significance of community, and the future of early-stage funding.

Key Points

  • How to be more resourceful and do more with less. Focus on creative solutions and confidence in your vision
  • How to overcome your insecurities and pitch with confidence
  • Fun as a foundation. How to inject fun into your startup and gamify life as a founder
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