Just Raised

Joe Sweeny, a Workweek friend

Venture-backed startups are springing up across the globe, but how do you keep up with what’s coming next? On Just Raised, you’ll be first to hear from the founders of those newly minted companies about the companies they’re building. Hosted by Joe Sweeny, the show dives deep into a venture-led startup, discussing the product, business model and new technology. Expect experts from the world of space commercialization (Atomos Space), rivals to the Airbnb model (Casai), and companies making relationship management an art form (Clay) plus many more. You’ll get the inside scoop on cutting-edge enterprises, and hear the inspiring personal stories behind them. Every episode, you’ll hear a thoughtful prediction from each of Joe’s guests on where the future of their industry is heading. Don’t miss new episodes dropping every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And if you’re a fan of Acquired, Invest Like The Best, Business Breakdowns or 20VC, you’ll love Just Raised. read less

S2 Ep12: How Fruitful Creates Financial Freedom Through its Membership Model
Jun 22 2022
S2 Ep12: How Fruitful Creates Financial Freedom Through its Membership Model
“If you’re not paying, you’re the product”. Josh McManus is shaking financial wellness up with a membership platform helping customers gain financial freedom. The problem with most financial institutions is they just want to sell you things. Fruitful is different. CEO Josh has a clear set of goals: To offer expert advice and powerful tools through a transparent, affordable subscription fee. Joe gets into conversation with Josh about why fintech is a tool for empowerment, how a subscription service makes great advice more accessible, and why it’s important to take a holistic view of your finances. You’ll also hear why Fruitful invests in design and technology equally, the difference between design and development, and Fruitful’s ambitious plans for the future. And if you’re looking to grow your business, you need great developers. That’s where Lemon comes in. When you want to scale quickly, finding the right support is hard and it slows you down. But with Lemon, the process is made quick and easy with hundreds of developers who’ve been vetted and tested. You’ll get a match within 48-hours, ready to work straight away. Sign up today and get matched at (Lemon.io)  And if you love listening to Just Raised, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: ( you so much! Follow Josh: LinkedIn: (linkedin.com/in/magnusmcmanus) Check out the Just Raised newsletter: ( up-to-date on all things Just Raised: ( or follow Joe Sweeny on Twitter: (twitter.com/JoeySweeny) And if you’re a fan of Acquired, Invest Like The Best, Business Breakdowns or 20VC, you’ll love Just Raised
S2 Ep10: How Delphia is Building an AI Oracle
Jun 15 2022
S2 Ep10: How Delphia is Building an AI Oracle
Delphia is using your data to beat the stock market. Today, the stock market is about having an information edge. Hedge funds use satellite imagery of Walmart parking lots and AI that crawls Twitter to bet on a company's returns. Delphia has it's own information edge: your data. Joe and Andrew Peek, Co-Founder and CEO of Delphia, get into why users would give Delphia access to their data - from Venmo transactions to Robinhood trading - Andrew's journey from software and boutique hotels to blockchain and fintech, and how causal forecasting could to much more than 'just' beat the market. You’ll also hear how Andrew attracts top talent by building great teams, how your long term goal is your North Star, and how what Andrew imagines Delphia's users could do with their data edge over the next 20 years. If you’re looking to build your own big data bet you'll need the best developers. You need Lemon. When you want to scale quickly, finding the right support is hard and it slows you down. But with Lemon, the process is made quick and easy with hundreds of developers who’ve been vetted and tested. You’ll get a match within 48-hours, ready to work straight away. Sign up today and get matched at (Lemon.io/justraised) If you love listening to Just Raised, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: ( you so much! Follow Andrew: LinkedIn: (linkedin.com/in/drupeek) Twitter: (twitter.com/drupeek) Check out the Just Raised newsletter: ( up-to-date on all things Just Raised: ( or follow Joe Sweeny on Twitter: (twitter.com/JoeySweeny) And if you’re a fan of Acquired, Invest Like The Best, Business Breakdowns or 20VC, you’ll love Just Raised
S2 Ep8: How Colossal Biosciences is Bringing Back The Wooly Mammoth
Jun 8 2022
S2 Ep8: How Colossal Biosciences is Bringing Back The Wooly Mammoth
Ben Lamm is on a de-extinction mission and it’s no coincidence his company is backed by one of the original creators of the Jurassic Park franchise.  As a serial tech entrepreneur, Ben Lamm knew his next startup was always going to have a big impact on the world. With Colossal Biosciences, he’s doing just that.  Joe gets Jurassic with Ben as they discuss how Colossal is building tools and tech to help rescue species on the verge of extinction, how DNA technology can build an elephant, and how to raise $75 million dollars from investors including Paris Hilton and Thomas Tull, Executive Producer of Jurassic World. You’ll also hear how to create an artificial womb and the shift Colossal made from academic lab to tech startup. If you’re growing fast and need marketing talent on board, check out MarketerHire. Using advanced AI tech and a thorough vetting process MarketerHire will match your business with a top-tier marketer and they’ll do it quickly. Get signed up today and find your marketing professional at (marketerhire.com) And if you love listening to Just Raised, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: ( you so much! Follow  Twitter: ( out the Just Raised newsletter: ( up-to-date on all things Just Raised: ( or follow Joe Sweeny on Twitter: (twitter.com/JoeySweeny) And if you’re a fan of Acquired, Invest Like The Best, Business Breakdowns or 20VC, you’ll love Just Raised
S2 Ep2: Composer: How to Templatize Trading With Ben Rollert and Ananda Aisola
May 18 2022
S2 Ep2: Composer: How to Templatize Trading With Ben Rollert and Ananda Aisola
Templates! Great trading strategies can get lost in a sea of spreadsheets and complicated code. Composer makes it easy for traders, with a building block system that can be endlessly customized. Even the most experienced retail investors can get frustrated with the endless amounts of coding and paperwork that comes with creating trade strategies. As investing becomes more complex, having access to a library of tried and tested strategy templates is invaluable. Joe gets into conversation with Ben and Ananda, who believe, in Composer, they’ve created a product that’s both powerful and flexible. You’ll find out why Composer has layers, making it both approachable and highly customizable, and why you can be irreverent but still be smart with your product. You’ll also hear how Sub-Reddits are setting the tone, Ben’s lightbulb moment, and how they’re planning on taking over the industry. And if you’re ambitious to grow your business, you need MarketerHire. Using advanced AI tech and a thorough vetting process MarketerHire will match your business with a top-tier marketer and they’ll do it quickly. Get signed up today and find your marketing professional at marketerhire.com Follow Ben: LinkedIn: (linkedin.com/in/benrollert) Twitter : (twitter.com/benrollert)  Follow Ananda: LinkedIn: (linkedin.com/in/anandaaisola) Check out the Just Raised newsletter: ( up-to-date on all things Just Raised: ( )or follow Joe Sweeny on Twitter: (twitter.com/JoeySweeny)   And if you’re a fan of Acquired, Invest Like The Best, Business Breakdowns or 20VC, you’ll love Just Raised