Founders from LAUNCH Accelerator’s 20th Cohort join Jason to talk fundraising, growth, pitching & more | E1180

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Show notes:
0:00 Start
1:04 Jason gives some background on the LAUNCH Accelerator’s 20th Cohort & how he invests
7:09 Jason intros SparkPlug’s Andrew Duffy & they discuss Andrew iterating on his pitch throughout the accelerator
11:05 Gusto – Get three months free when you run your first payroll at https://www.gusto.com/twist
12:32 Andrew explains SparkPlug & his fundraising experience during the accelerator
20:06 How SparkPlug’s round came together, raising via Jason’s Syndicate
24:08 Outgrow – Get a $250 credit and 30 days free at https://outgrow.co/twist
25:44 Jason intros Storybook’s Francisco Cornejo & they discuss his introduction to LAUNCH via Founder University & Francisco explains Storybook
30:28 Investor reaction, Storybook’s fundraising experience with investors & Jason’s Syndicate
35:57 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
37:21 Jason intros SkillBank’s Mehak Vohra & Mehak explains SkillBank & running an ISA-based upskilling school
45:45 Mehak’s fundraising experience, growth during the accelerator

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