Today, we welcome Allyson Downey to the show. Allyson, together with her husband, is the co-founder and CEO of weeSpring. weeSpring is a social shopping platform (in many aspects a lot like Yelp) for new and expecting parents that uses recommendation and advice of their friends. Their mission is to make product recommendations from friends accessible wherever you’re shopping, whenever you’re shopping.
Joins us to hear about Allyson’s inspiring entrepreneurial journey and how she founded weeSpring. Learn how she was able to get into a world-famous accelerator program and get funding in order to grow the company to the success it is today. The advice Allyson has to impart in this episode, will blow our mind and answer many of your questions about getting funding. Check it out below!
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Allyson’s background and what moved her to start weeSpring.
- Her first steps toward raising capital for the business.
- What Allyson and her husband had to do in order to get accepted to TechStars accelerator.
- Her experience with TechStars accelerator program.
- The importance of using LinkedIn to its fullest potential.
- Allyson’s advice for communicating with investors interested in your company.
- How to tell if you are ready for institutional capital.
Featured On The Show:
- Angel List
- Fred Wilson’s blog
- Brad Feld’s blog
- Cnnect with Allyson: @AllysonDowney
- weeSpring on Instagram | Pinterest
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