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The Podcast: The Art of Fundraising with Eric Martell

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*Note* This episode was recorded in February 2020

On Episode 38 , Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, community manager for, welcome Eric Martell, Co-founder of Pear Commerce to talk about raising funds and rotten pears.

We kick off the conversation with our favorite topic: Food. Eric talks about starting a food delivery company during college and about what eventually lured him to the Twin Cities. He tells us about his transition into the role of general manager for gener8tor. We discuss the difference between raising a fund for a company and a fund and Eric tells us about his new endeavor, Pear Commerce. 

Hype Time
Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Eric Gives a shout out to Adam Choe at Yonder. Find his podcast episode here!

Thank you to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring this episode of The Podcast. Arthur Ventures invests in B2B software founders beyond Silicon Valley and takes a partner approach to venture capital. They support tech entrepreneurship in Minnesota. You can learn more about them at their website and hear about their latest raise here

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Jac is a self-proclaimed MN tech and startup hype girl and has a knack for curating Twin Cities outings.