New Course: How To Raise Seed, Angel and VC Funding In Nashville With Mark Montgomery of FLO {thinkery}

If you are looking to raise money in Nashville, this is the interview for you!

Today’s guest is Mark Montgomery. Mark is a Nashville angel investor who has co-founded several companies including echo, which he sold to Ticketmaster and has held a board seat on several companies including StudioNow. Most recently, Mark founded a company called FLO {thinkery}.

On this episode, I am going to talk with Mark about the fundraising landscape in Nashville for seed, angel and VC level funding and what you can do to increase your chances of landing funding for your startup.

What You Will Learn

How to raise seed funding in Nashville

  • How many seed stage investors are there in Nashville
  • Who the seed stage investors are in Nashville
  • How much money you can raise from seed investors
  • When would you should approach seed stage investors
  • The best way to approach these individuals/organizations
  • What you should have prepared when you approach them


  • How to raise angel funding in Nashville

  • How many angel investors there are in Nashville
  • The split is between healthcare only angels and angels that are willing to invest in other types of business
  • How to connect with angel investors in Nashville
  • What angel investors want to see
  • Who the lead angel investors are in Nashville
  • The amount of money they are looking to invest at this stage
  • How to find and approach an angel investor in Nashville?


  • How to raise Venture Capital in Nashville

  • How many VC firms there are in Nashville
  • Who the VC firms in are Nashville
  • What types of businesses they each want to fund
  • What they want to see before investing at this stage
  • Where you need to be with your business before seeking VC funding in Nashville
  • What key metrics they are looking for
  • The amount of money Nashville VCs are looking to invest

  • Mark’s List of Entrepreneurs Who Recently Raise Money The Right Way

  • Nick Holland of Populr.me
  • Matt Urmy & Jon Sexton of Artist Growth

  • About Mark

    Mark Montgomery -- Nashville, TennesseeMark Montgomery is a pioneer in the e-commerce and business to consumer marketing space. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with hundreds of entertainment and corporate clients, including names like Sony, Kanye West, Keith Urban, RIM/Blackberry, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Best Buy, Gnarls Barkley, Rascal Flatts, and General Motors to name a few.

    Connect With Mark

    https://twitter.com/#!/hellomarko
    http://findyourflo.com/
    http://http://www.linkedin.com/in/hellomarko/
    Mark’s Wikipedia Page

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    1. Pingback: Mark Montgomery on raising capital in Nashville | FLO {thinkery}

    2. Riley Strong | February 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Really interesting video, but I think the whole “tweet per view” is kinda hoaky. If I like the content, I’m going to share it whether I’m required to, or not!

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      • William Griggs | February 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        Riley —

        Thanks for the feedback. It’s definitely something we wanted to try out and study the results. Let me know if you know of any additional ways to encourage social sharing.

        Thanks again,
        - William Griggs

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    3. Richard Davidson | January 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      The “Tweet to watch this video” is causing problems and after four attemps it still isn’t coming up. Other than that I love the website and the information.

      Reply

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