Startup Investing: Simplifying the Fundraising Process for Founders, with Jordi Hays of Party Round
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Justin Gordon (justingordon212) talks with Jordi Hays (@jordihays), Co-Founder and CEO of investing platform Party Round. Party Round is building better tools for founders, starting with an automated fundraising tool. Generate & send docs, collect signatures, and receive funds, automating your raise from open to close. Previously, Jordi Hays founded Likewise and Branded Native.

Website: Party Round

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jordi-hays-559199113/

Twitter: @jordihays

Email: jordi@partyround.com

Show Notes:

  • How Party Round is simplifying the process of raising capital for founders
  • How Jordi got inspired to start Party Round and what sets it apart from other fundraising platforms
  • How Jordi and his co-founder Sarah Chase got Party Round off the ground
  • Why they focused on marketing early on
  • The story behind Party Round’s viral drops
  • How their team brainstorms and executes their drops
  • Why their BIGTECH Fellowship drop was meaningful for Jordi
  • How Jordi approaches choosing investors
  • What’s next for Party Round


More about the show:

The Vitalize Podcast, a show by Vitalize Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 300+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.

Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital, The Vitalize Podcast includes two main series. 

The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world. The goal? To help develop the next generation of amazing investors. 

The Future of Work series takes a look at the founders and investors shaping the new world of work, including insights from our team here at Vitalize Venture Capital. 


More about us:

Vitalize Venture Capital was formed in 2017 as a $16M seed-stage venture fund and now includes both a fund as well as an angel investing community investing in the future of work. Vitalize has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The Vitalize Team:
Gale - https://twitter.com/galeforceVC
Caroline - https://twitter.com/carolinecasson_
Justin - https://twitter.com/justingordon212

Vitalize Angels, our angel investing community open to everyone:
https://vitalize.vc/vitalizeangels/

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