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.


All Episodes

Allstacks’ Hersh Tapadia: The Investment We Shouldn’t Have Passed On

As an investor, sometimes you make the deals you shouldn’t have, and sometimes you pass on the deals that you wish you had executed on.  For Tim McLoughlin and...

From the largest European tech exit ever to venture capital, with Tobi Walter

As an entrepreneur, Tobi Walter was part of the largest European tech exit ever, then raised both angel and VC money with his company Shoeboxed. After that exit, instead...

Questions you should be asking investors, with The Looma Project’s Cole Johnson

Back in 2018, The Looma Project landed a $375K seed-round  investment from Cofounders Capital, and since then, over 40 investors have seen the company’s potential and invested in both...

Investing in the Southeast, with Venturesouth’s Charlie Banks

VentureSouth is an early-stage venture firm that operates in 16 locations across the Southeast, has over 350 members, and has invested over $50M into 80+ companies.  Today, managing partner...

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...