The Investable Podcast, hosted by Michael, digs deep into the biggest problem emerging companies, entrepreneurs and businesses face today – funding. Our show is about learning how to Be Investable in every area of your life. Learn from our guests what key investors are really looking for in leadership and management. Our guests are experienced, successful leaders and pioneers happy to discuss the road map for hacking fundraising, and attracting the right mentors and investors. We look forward to you joining us on the show.

Episodes

Why Your Health Drives Your Wealth with Mazen Baisa

Listen to Why Your Health Drives Your Wealth with Mazen BaisaAs the founder of YOUMAXA, Mazen Baisa delivers the truth about what flat out works against your energy, metabolism, neurobiology, vitality and everyday relationships. Through his products and programs, he gives the tools you’ve always needed but never had to run your professional life like an elite athlete and to be at the top of your game without the burnout.

How to Fuel Your Venture with Fred Schonenberg

Listen to How to Fuel Your Venture with Fred SchonenbergFred Schonenberg has helped over 100 companies, from General Mills to Beam Suntory to Netflix, discover and implement new technologies and innovations to deliver breakthrough results. As founder of VentureFuel, he has created a repeatable innovation framework, that bridges his deep relationships with the VC, Angel and Startup ecosystem with his C-suite corporate relationships to deliver first-to-market, tangible solutions that drive growth for all involved.

Fireside Chat with Jeff Amerine

Listen to Fireside Chat with Jeff AmerineJeff has 27 years of deep technology and business leadership and early-stage investment experience that has included P&L responsibility in Fortune 500 firms along with startups. Current activities include leading Startup Junkie Consulting, teaching entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas, and managing the Tonic Regional Fund.

Cracking the Funding Code with Judy Robinette

Listen to Cracking the Funding Code with Judy RobinetteIn this episode, we dive into what it takes to secure funding with Judy Robinette, author of Crack the Funding Code: How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup published by AMACOM/Harper Collins Leadership.

Exploring the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Richard Swart

Listen to Exploring the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Richard SwartHaving worked with leading Universities (Cal, Stanford, Wharton, etc.) and top accelerators (Y-Combinator, TechStars, 500Startups, etc.), Angel Funds, Family Offices and other investors, Richard Swart is focused on the application of cutting-edge technology to solve many of the structural problems in venture capital and creating pathways for truly inclusive and outcome-based access to capital. During […]

Falon Donohue from VentureOhio talks the untapped resources in the Midwest

Listen to Falon Donohue from VentureOhio talks the untapped resources in the MidwestFalon Donohue about all things entrepreneurial in the Midwest

How Vitaly Golomb views the Tech scene and How to Fund a Startup

Listen to How Vitaly Golomb views the Tech scene and How to Fund a StartupThis week we talk with Vitaly Golomb, a tech investment banker and angel investor who started as a serial entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley trenches as a teenager. We dive into where the tech sector is going and how to get a startup off the ground. He is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of GS […]

Steve Mazur of Ash & Erie talks about his experience on Shark Tank

Listen to Steve Mazur of Ash & Erie talks about his experience on Shark TankVenture for America Alum, Co-Founder and CEO of Ash & Erie Steve Mazur is on the Be Investable podcast discussing his clothing company for men 5’8″ and shorter. He also talks about his time on Shark Tank and how he struck a deal with Mark Cuban.

Dave Mattson talks about the three most important things that make a company successful

Listen to Dave Mattson talks about the three most important things that make a company successfulCEO and president of the Sandler organization Dave Mattson is on the Be Investable podcast talking about this journey in sales and management thought leadership, as a best-selling author, and as a keynote speaker for training events all around the world. Dave talks about the three things it takes to be successful from a sales […]

Bryan Finnerty Talks Taking a Company from Zero to $125 Million

Listen to Bryan Finnerty Talks Taking a Company from Zero to $125 MillionBryan Finnerty, co-founder and CEO of ProtectCell, and current CEO of High Velocity Sports, is on the Be Investable podcast discussing how he took his company from zero dollars in revenue to $125 million in six years. Find out the key to getting traction and why success to Bryan is not looking at some type […]

Mike Paton shares the keys to growth and success of an Entrepreneur

Listen to Mike Paton shares the keys to growth and success of an EntrepreneurMike Paton brings his worldwide experiences with EOS to the show to discuss how his role as Visionary for EOS Worldwide and certified EOS Implementer has allowed him to work with hundreds of companies and thousands of full-day sessions. In this show, we discuss the one attribute that sets successful entrepreneurs apart and the biggest […]

Jordan Harbinger talks Larry King, Skill Stacking and the Keys to Success

Listen to Jordan Harbinger talks Larry King, Skill Stacking and the Keys to SuccessJordan Harbinger was once referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” and is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert and entrepreneur. He currently hosts The Jordan Harbinger Show and owns various companies including Advanced Human Dynamics (www.AdvancedHumanDynamics.com). Listen to this episode to learn how he made money the first […]

JT McCormick shares the knowledge of what it takes to succeed

Listen to JT McCormick shares the knowledge of what it takes to succeedJT McCormick overcame the odds to become the President of two multimillion-dollar companies. Learn how he did it in this episode of the Be Investable podcast. Join us as JT talks about what it takes to be successful, why most salespeople suck and the importance of finding someone who will say “YES!” Click Here to […]

Greg Reid is a Master Storyteller, Bestselling Author

Listen to Greg Reid is a Master Storyteller, Bestselling AuthorGreg Reid is a Master Storyteller Bestselling Author. Acclaimed Speaker. Filmmaker. As an entrepreneur, Greg is known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts. As an action-taking businessman, his strategies turn into results fast and furious, and relationships are deep and rich in the space he orbits. […]

Dana Cavalea Discusses how to Operate at your Peak Performance

Listen to Dana Cavalea Discusses how to Operate at your Peak PerformanceDana Cavalea is the former head trainer for the New York Yankees and has the opportunity to work with some of the greatest athletes in the world including Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Justin Verlander, and more. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2009 MLB Nolan Ryan Award. This award is […]

Bob Burg shares the secrets to success with his new book the Go-Given Influencer

Listen to Bob Burg shares the secrets to success with his new book the Go-Given InfluencerBob Burg gives us insight into what it means to be a Go Giver and also about his latest book coming out.

Errol Arkilic discuss entrepreneurship, I-Corps and working with Steve Blank

Listen to Errol Arkilic discuss entrepreneurship, I-Corps and working with Steve BlankErrol Arkilic was the early pioneer of the iCorps

Christy Whitman share the Art of Having it All

Listen to Christy Whitman share the Art of Having it AllChristy Whitman is a two time New York Times best-selling author.

Culture is the Key to Growth and Success w/ Brooke Dukes from Align To Thrive

Listen to Culture is the Key to Growth and Success w/ Brooke Dukes from Align To ThriveTake a free mini culture assessment: http://www.aligntothrive.com/cultural-assessment

Cameron Herold joined Michael Melfi to talk about his early entrepreneurial days and the COO Alliance

Listen to Cameron Herold joined Michael Melfi to talk about his early entrepreneurial days and the COO AllianceCameron Herold is the CEO Whisperer - learn how he built two $100 million dollar companies and about his company the COO Alliance.

Richard Simtob shares the secrets to his success in taking his businesses to new heights

Listen to Richard Simtob shares the secrets to his success in taking his businesses to new heightsRichard Simtob shares his entrepreneurial journey.

Chris Denson is an innovation expert with Omnicom Group, marketer and humor enthusiast

Listen to Chris Denson is an innovation expert with Omnicom Group, marketer and humor enthusiastChris Denson, award-winning innovator, marketer, recovering comedian and host of the Innovation Crush interview series, joins Michael Melfi on the Be Investable podcast.

Be Investable Podcast - Dave Meltzer talks Technology, Sports, Humanitarism and the Elevator Pitch

Listen to Be Investable Podcast - Dave Meltzer talks Technology, Sports, Humanitarism and the Elevator PitchDave Meltzer is a rockstar and could not be any more excited to talk with him on the show today - his energy for life is contagious and his spirit for innovation and entrepreneurialism is never ending.

Welcome - Why Be Investable?

Listen to Welcome - Why Be Investable?Welcome - Why Be Investable?

Legacy Interview - Jacques Panis from Shinola

Listen to Legacy Interview - Jacques Panis from ShinolaJacques Panis, President of Shinola share is us how this leader keeps his culture alive with the meteoric growth the company "Shinola" has experienced in Michigan as well as continuing the mission of creating great jobs here in the U.S.

Legacy Interview - Talking equity crowdfunding with Ken Nguyen from Republic

Listen to Legacy Interview - Talking equity crowdfunding with Ken Nguyen from RepublicKen Nguyen talks about Republic, the Angel List crowdfunding spin out.

Legacy Interview - Ben Cogleton CEO of Olark talks mental Health and the Power of Personal Days

Listen to Legacy Interview - Ben Cogleton CEO of Olark talks mental Health and the Power of Personal DaysBen Cogleton talks about mental health and culture.

Legacy Interview - Ann Winblad and Venture Capital Investing in Silicon Valley

Listen to Legacy Interview - Ann Winblad and Venture Capital Investing in Silicon ValleyAs a female pioneer in Silicon Valley, Ann Winblad enjoyed some great opportunities and experiences with us about her early days with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, as well as, gave some insight on how her firm, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, looks at investing.

Legacy Interview - Sharon Lechter

Listen to Legacy Interview - Sharon LechterGreat interview with Sharon Lechter, author of Outwitting the Devil

Legacy Interview - Stephen Key from Invent Right

Listen to Legacy Interview - Stephen Key from Invent RightWe have had the chance to build a great relationship with Stephen Key from Invent Right over the years and it is great to talk with him about how to monetize your invention in this podcast.

Legacy Interview - What Book Are you Reading?

Listen to Legacy Interview - What Book Are you Reading?Tune in to hear the top 50 books to read this year

Legacy Interview - Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline

Listen to Legacy Interview - Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of PricelineThis week Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline.com, uBid.com, CTI and ColorJar to name a few, was our guest on the show. Jeff knows what it’s like to be a successful entrepreneur and what it takes for a company to be investable.

Legacy Interview - Josh Luber of Stock X

Listen to Legacy Interview - Josh Luber of Stock XJosh Luber turned an interest in collectible sneakers into a company that collects, analyzes and publishes data and insight into the unregulated sneaker resale industry. Find out why anyone would – and should - care about such a niche area. It’s nothing to run away from – it is thought to be a $6 billion global industry.

Legacy Interview - Stephen Lehtonen from GrowThink talks Entrepreneurial Success

Listen to Legacy Interview - Stephen Lehtonen from GrowThink talks Entrepreneurial SuccessStephen Lehtonen, of Growthink, shares the secrets to entrepreneurial success

Legacy Interview - Dr. Christal Sheppard from the USPTO talks IP

Listen to Legacy Interview - Dr. Christal Sheppard from the USPTO talks IPInside the USPTO with Dr. Christal Sheppard