E425: From caller to cofounder: how Mitch Wainer raised $37.2m from Andreessen Horowitz



about this episode

Mitch Wainer called in to This Week in Startups in 2010. He was working in marketing, with no equity, and wasn’t learning. Jason said, go join TechStars, find cofounders, and create something you’re passionate about. Fast forward 4 years. Mitch is a cofounder and the chief marketing officer for Digital Ocean, an SSD-based cloud provider that just raised $37.2m from Andreessen Horowitz and is growing like crazy.

How did he do it? What were the key steps on his path? And how should startups prepare for big time investor meetings? That and more answered in this inspiring episode.

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