94. How This Venture Capital Firm Has Pivoted and What’s Next with CoFounders Capital General Partner Tim McLoughlin
The COVID-19 pandemic certainly did a heavy number on the B2B startup space. We’ve seen businesses reach accelerated growth. And we’ve also seen businesses shut down. What does this mean for the venture capitalist world? And what can we expect as we push forward into 2021? Cofounders Capital’s Tim McLoughlin comes back one-year post-pandemic. We catch up as he shares how they have shifted in the current climate, the opportunities coming out that startups should grab, and what else he sees in the tech space. Jump into this powerful episode to find out what this venture capitalist sees coming up next. We’ll talk about: Cofounders Capital investments in North Carolina [01:58] The amount of deal flow they get [04:34] Don’t do this in your pitch email to VC funds [06:18] Putting a COVID lens on startups [09:47] The opportunity present in building the culture for a remote workforce [12:53] A look ahead to 2021: Will the acceleration of certain trends continue? [16:34] Will there be consolidation in the B2B tech space? [19:20] Ease of buying is a competitive advantage [23:09] Be thoughtful, purposeful about going out and building your network [26:31] Tim’s First Check podcast launching in March 2021 [31:24] Resource Links: Brett Trainor Website (https://bretttrainor.com/) Download The Growth Readiness Checklist (https://bretttrainor.com/resources/) Cofounders Capital Website (http://cofounderscapital.com/) Ep. 68: A Deep Dive Into the Mindset of a B2B Venture Capital General Partner: Who Gets the Money and Why with Tim McLoughlin (https://bretttrainor.com/2020/09/15/a-deep-dive-into-the-mindset-of-a-b2b-venture-capital-general-partner-who-gets-the-money-and-why-with-tim-mcloughlin/) First Check Podcast with Tim McLoughlin (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/first-check-with-venture-capitalist-tim-mcloughlin/id1555319334) About Our Guest: As a Partner at Cofounders Capital, Tim McLoughlin is very involved in the North Carolina startup ecosystem. He has served as adviser and board member to several early-stage software companies. Prior to joining CoFounders Capital, Tim was an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Idea Fund Partners. If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to tune in, subscribe, and share this podcast. Connect with B2B Founder: Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySoKsETeKxu-Fnf2VfE7Gg/
Welcome to First Check, with Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin
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 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.First Check is a production of Earfluence.
68. A Deep Dive Into the Mindset of a B2B Venture Capital General Partner: Who Gets the Money and Why with Tim McLoughlin
When it comes to startups looking to grow, funding is a crucial part of their journey. But deciding which startup or founder to invest in is a question not easily answered. Venture capital firms are faced with throngs of companies vying for their attention. What are the parameters they look into? What sort of metrics do they want? In my first interview with a venture capital firm, Tim McLoughlin from Cofounders Capital shares with us what they look for in the early-stage B2B startups they invest in. We also discuss insights on why he thinks startups fail. Tune in to this episode to find out the perspective of a VC fund on who to give their money to! Resource Links: Brett Trainor Website (https://bretttrainor.com/) “3 Stages of Startup Growth and How To Breakthrough” (https://bretttrainor.com/resources/) Cofounders Capital Website (http://cofounderscapital.com/) We’ll be talking about: Tim’s roots in North Carolina and getting involved in startups there [01:13] ‘The Triangle’ as fertile ground for startups [03:33] The attraction of B2B software companies [04:15] The decision criteria for which early-stage B2B startup to choose [05:49] Founders shouldn’t getting stuck on a idea they had going in [09:15] Being an entrepreneur involves a flurry of activity [10:42] Their preference for first-time founders [11:40] Two actionable traits that separate good from bad companies [14:10] Knowing when to segment your model and KPIs is important [17:18] Going broad vs. taking one niche at a time [19:35] Always prepare for the hand off to the next person [21:15] Focus and know your onboarding process [23:41] What happens following the success of a startup [25:13] The changes in the startup world influenced by COVID-19 [26:55] What’s next for Tim and Cofounders Capital [29:25] The one thing that Tim recommends [30:44] About Our Guest: As a Partner at Cofounders Capital, Tim McLoughlin is very involved in the North Carolina startup ecosystem. He has served as adviser and board member to several early-stage software companies. Prior to joining CoFounders Capital, Tim was an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Idea Fund Partners. You can reach out to Tim through Cofounders Capital or his LinkedIn. If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. Connect with B2B Founder: Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySoKsETeKxu-Fnf2VfE7Gg/
Tim McLoughlin: A Brand's Perspective on Sports Partnerships, the Importance of Social Media, and KPIs that Matter
Blinkfire Analytics Podcast
Tim McLoughlin, formerly of Hotels.com, joins Blinkfire Analytics to talk about the strategy and process of securing partnerships, defining objectives for specific partnerships early in the process, and how the growth of digital and social media will play an integral part in the future of sponsorships.
Interview with Tim McLoughlin: In Business Money Talks
In this episode of InTheBlack Podcast, Tasha and I sit down with Tim McLoughlin, partner with Cofounders Capital, and discuss how venture capitalists support and help entrepreneurs scale their businesses.
Season 2 – Episode 14 – Advice for Startup Entrepreneurs from Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin, Partner at Cofounders Capital
Tim McLoughlin is a Triangle native and partner at Cofounders Capital, a Cary NC based venture capital firm that has raised over $30 million to invest in tech startups. On the show today, you’ll hear how Tim and David Gardner (founder of Cofounders Capital) got connected, why the Triangle is such a special place for Tim and his family, why not all businesses are investable businesses, and why the only way that your investors can help you is if you’re honest with them. Hustle Unlimited is hosted by Walk West CEO, mentor, investor, and hustler himself, Donald Thompson. Music for this episode provided by Jensen Reed from his song, “You Can’t Stop Me”. Hustle Unlimited is edited and produced by Earfluence. For more on the Earfluence Podcast Network, visit @EarfluenceMedia on any social media platform.
Are Tech's Investors To Blame? | Cofounders Capital’s Tim McLoughlin
Kotecki On Tech
A venture capitalist from far outside Silicon Valley, Tim McLoughlin says that when it comes to funding the future, geography can be destiny. * * * Thanks for listening. Please tell the algorithms how you feel with a 5-star rating and a nice review. Subscribe for email updates about new episodes.