Startup Notes

Special: Insights into fundraising from VCs

April 19, 2019

Inspired by numerous requests of our listeners, we have created some special episodes based on different key themes. We put together the best pieces of timeless advice that we found most insightful from all the conversations with founders and VCs that we have published so far. In this first episode, the particular focus is on one of tech’s most important topics: Raising money from venture capital investors. We hope you enjoy!


01 - Pawel Chudzinski (Point Nine Capital)

[01:38 - 03:15] Why tech startups usually need to raise money

[03:16 - 05:02] Criteria that Point Nine Capital assesses when making investment decisions

[05:03 - 06:47] On the importance and best practices of a good pitch deck


02 - Philipp Pausder (Thermondo)

[06:52 - 07:45] Why VCs invest more into complex business models nowadays

[07:46 - 08:19] Large markets that have lots of potential and VCs like to invest in


03 -  Julian Riedlbauer (GP Bullhound)

[08:24 - 10:03] How founders can leave a lasting impression with their pitch


04 - Claude Ritter (Cavalry Ventures)

[10:07 - 11:55] Soft factors that influence an investment decision


05 - Jasper Masemann (HV Holtzbrinck Ventures)

[11:59 - 12:59] How founders can differentiate themselves and positively ‚wow‘ VCs
[13:00 - 14:03] What not to do when pitching to VCs


06 - Luis Hanemann (

[14:07 - 16:41] Personal learnings of a founder who turned VC

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