#5 | GDC Road Trip  - the SF Partner Meetings
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode we talk about:  1:00 — Our favorite parts of GDC (Then start talking about…. movies?) 4:00— Discussing the investor meetings 12:40 — Matt compares himself to Michael Jordan 16:40 — How quickly do investors make a decision after a pitch? 19:25 — Esports One board size 22:20 — The Forbes Midas club 26:20 — Pitching in a noisy place and the less than ideal pitch 32:00 ..read more
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#3 | The Beginning of Series A!
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode we talk about: 1:30 - Why we decided to start raising for Series A 4:40 - When exactly did we start raising our Series A? 11:14 - Strategizing the best way to raise Series A 16:48 - Celebrity Investments 19:05 - Timing for starting series A, early meetings, and the story of the deck 21:13 - Understanding the market and personas/archetypes 29:43 - Slide by slide thro ..read more
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#2 | Seed Round Secured, Now What?
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
 Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode we take you through: 1:25 — Closing a seed round of funding, lawyers & negotiating with your investors 12:50 — Press Releases and why you should Always Be Raising (ABR) 17:59 — Moving from NYC to LA and why Co-working could be a great option for your startup 23:18 — Hiring your first employees & recruiters vs. hired.com vs. job boards 27:58 — Building our f ..read more
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#1 | From Idea to Seed
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
 Welcome to The Esports Startup!  Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode, we’re going to talk about where the idea for Esports One came from (spoiler alert, we weren’t called Esports One at first). We’ll also discuss what it was like to attend two startup accelerators, the value we got from them, and how we approached raising our seed round of funding afterwards.  Contact Info Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com Twitter LinkedIn Jordan ..read more
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#17 | Our Top 5 Social Platforms For Esports Startups
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode, Jonny Hockey speaks to Jordan O'Hara, Esports One's Product Lead for OneBot and Marketing Guru. Follow our channel here and stay tuned! Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com ..read more
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#16 | We Talk Building Products with Nick Lesec
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode, Jonny Hockey speaks to Nick Lesec, Esports One's Lead Product Manager and Game Enthusiast. Follow our channel here and stay tuned! Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com ..read more
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# 15 | Talking Design in Esports with Jonny Hockey & Robert Palacios
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode, Jonny Hockey & speaks to Robert Palacios, Esports One's Lead Designer and Creative Genius. Special Note: This episode was recorded as a live stream on Twitch.tv. Follow our channel here and stay tuned! Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com ..read more
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#14 | Ballers Superstar Donovan Carter Discusses His Characters Pivot To Esports
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this special episode, Gabby Gomez & Sharon Winter interview Ballers superstar Donovan Carter as a response to his character trying to make it as an esports pro! Special Note: This episode was recorded as a live stream on Twitch.tv. Follow our channel here and stay tuned! Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com ..read more
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#13 | Leagues, Tournaments and Events with Tim Sevenhuysen and Jonny Hockey
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this special episode we have two esports experts, Jonny Hockey (Content Manager) & Tim Sevenhuysen (Head of Esports Data Science), on to discuss Tournaments, Leagues and Events. Special Note: This episode was recorded as a live stream on Twitch.tv. Follow our channel here and stay tuned! Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com ..read more
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#12 | Talking Partnerships with Gabriella Gomez and Sharon Winter
The Esports Startup
by Esports One
3y ago
 Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this special episode we have two business development experts, Sharon Winter (Hotpoint) & Gabriella Gomez (Esports One), on to discuss partnerships.  Special Note: This episode was recorded as a live stream on Twitch.tv. Follow our channel here and stay tuned! Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com ..read more
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