First Check, with Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin

Hosted ByTim McLoughlin

Welcome to First Check, a podcast so you can learn how to be the next great venture capitalist or angel investor. As a partner at Cofounders Capital, host of First Check Tim McLoughlin has invested over $43 million in startups, and on this podcast, Tim shares what works and what doesn’t, so you can be ready to write your first check.

Welcome to First Check, a podcast so you can learn how to be the next great venture capitalist or angel investor.
As a partner at Cofounders Capital, host of First Check Tim McLoughlin has invested over $43 million in startups, and on this podcast, Tim shares what works and what doesn’t, so you can be ready to write your first check.


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Stat Smack, Cockroaches, and a $50K Grant, with Wrangle’s Adam Smith

Adam Smith is the co-founder of Wrangle.io, which was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from NC IDEA – and is on its way to being a game changing technology....

The gender gap in investing, and what Robbie Hardy is doing about it

Robbie Hardy is an entrepreneur and angel investor who’s on a personal mission to fix the gender gap in funding – you know the one, that women-led startups get...

Techstars Mentor Madness and Hundreds of Pitch Meetings, with SoleLife’s Nichole Lowe

Nichole Lowe, CEO and founder of SoleLife, has pitched to hundreds of potential investors, including Cofounders Capital. Most of the time, those meetings didn’t result in a check, and...

Raising Capital from Angels, VCs, and Sharks, with Rewardstock’s Jon Hayes

Rewardstock founder Jon Hayes has received funding from VCs, angel investors, and even a shark (Mark Cuban). Today he gives the founder’s perspective on great questions to ask, and...

Why I’m a Venture Capitalist, with Mucker’s Monique Villa

Mucker Capital‘s Monique Villa is pretty far from what we tend to think about when we picture a venture capitalist – the older white man who graduated from a...

Art.com founder Josh Chodniewicz on building a new platform for investors and startups

Back in 1995, only 14% of Americans had internet access, and most of that was painfully slow. But Josh Chodniewicz could see the future of ecommerce, and started up...

Investing in over 150 startups – Lessons from Angel Capital Association’s Marcia Dawood

Marcia Dawood has invested in over 150 companies (!!). She’s a Venture Partner at Mindshift Capital, and the future Board Chair of the Angel Capital Association. Today, Marcia shares...

Pitch meeting mistakes, uncomfortable questions, and fantastic failures, with angel investor Donald Thompson

As an angel investor, Donald Thompson has had some wins and some fantastic fiascos. On today’s show, Don asks Tim what he looks for in an founder, what mistakes...

Welcome to First Check, with Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin

Welcome to First Check, a podcast so you can learn how to be the next great venture capitalist or angel investor. As a partner at Cofounders Capital, host of...