We sourced five startups from our Fund81 VC forum members to present for our June forum. Check out this episode to hear pitches from these incredibly tenacious entrepreneurs.
Airin (Park City, UT) Nominated by both Resolute Ventures and Peterson Ventures
CarServ (Austin, TX) Nominated by Springtime Ventures
Fleeting (Brooklyn, NY) Nominated by the Hustle Fund
Hostfully (San Francisco, CA) Nominated by me (MergeLane)
Reality Check (Palo Alto, CA) Nominated by Peterson Ventures
This discussion is an expression of personal opinion and does not represent the opinion of MergeLane or any company we discuss. Our conversations are for informational purposes only, including any mention of securities or funds. This is not legal, business, investment or tax advice and is not intended for use by any investor. Certain MergeLane funds own, or may own in the future, some of the securities and companies discussed in this podcast.
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