Learn from Leaders #2: Getting the Financing Your Venture Needs to Survive

Jon Eckhardt Daniel Forbes

by Jon Eckhardt and Daniel Forbes

Category: Interviews Tags: Leadership Startups financing

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This is the second video in our exclusive series called "Learn from Leaders," featuring advice for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators from founders and CEOs of groundbreaking companies. Each of our Learn from Leaders videos focuses on an important step in launching a company. In this one, leaders talk about the harrowing process of finding financing and investors for their new ventures, which went on to become wildly successful. 

Our interview subjects include Dick Schulze, founder and former CEO of Best Buy; Linda Hall, former CEO of MinuteClinic; Scott Nash, founder of Mom's Organic Market; Seth Goldman, founder of Honest Tea; Jeff Freeland-Nelson, founder of Yoxo Toys; and Ann Winblad, founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.


Video produced by John Buday


Jon Eckhardt

Jon Eckhardt

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Distinguished Professor / Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship / University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Daniel Forbes

Daniel Forbes

Assoc Prof of Strategic Mgmt & Entrepreneurship / Carlson School of Management / University of Minnesota
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DOI: 10.32617/607-601bec126faf2
Eckhardt, J., & Forbes, D. (2021, February 4). Learn from leaders #2: getting the financing your venture needs to survive. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://eiexchange.com/content/learn-from-leaders-2-getting-the-financing-your-venture-needs-to
Eckhardt, Jon, and Daniel Forbes. "Learn from Leaders #2: Getting the Financing Your Venture Needs to Survive" Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. 4 Feb. 2021. Web 14 Apr. 2021 <https://eiexchange.com/content/learn-from-leaders-2-getting-the-financing-your-venture-needs-to>.