Student, Entrepreneur, Traveler

...the three words I use to describe myself.....let's dive a bit deeper.

Andrew Bouldin

Student : Although, I have now finished my formal education, I still consider myself a student. Instead of class, I am now studying business first hand through involvement in multiple ventures and avidly reading to learn more.

Entrepreneur : I started at a young age with a lawncare company, then worked for startups throughout college, founded MyCollegeRoadTrip, and now invest in startups as a Principal at FCA Venture Partners as well as doing web design at Suineg Consulting.

Traveler : St. Augustine put it best when he said, "The World is a book and those who don't Travel read only a page." My wife and I are doing our best to live this out, traveling to 35+ countries as well as exploring the South Eastern U.S.

5 Steps to Landing a Job in Venture Capital

I get a lot of request from job searchers asking about how to land a job in venture capital. I was reading about the topic and found this blog post very helpful. I hope you do too! – Andrew   One of the regular questions we get is “how do I become a venture capitalist.” […]

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Social Proof – A Key to Raising Money in Nashville

From my experience, one vital thing that will make or break your ability to raise money in Nashville is Social Proof. This is true for both Angel and VC investments. In this post, I use my 4 favorite quotes from venture capitalist Mark Suster’s article titled, “A Guide to Using Authority & Social Proof in […]

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How to land a job in Venture Capital or Private Equity in Nashville?

As one of my friends recently put it, “the job search for VC or PE is like playing musical chairs…a lot of people are looking, but there only a few spots and they are rarely open.” Since I work at a VC firm in Nashville, I often get asked the question above. Here is a […]

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How to land a job at a Nashville Startup Company

How to land a job at a Nashville Startup Company

I consider myself fortunate have a unique viewpoint on the Nashville Startup Ecosystem, therefore, I often get asked the question above. Here is a summary of my advice. The following is a three stage approach that includes some specific tactics to help you land a job at a startup in Nashville. Before Starting – What […]

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The Importance of a Short Sales Cycle

Background I have now had the privilege of working at a Venture Capital firm for more than a year and a half. A lot of people ask me for “words of advice”, or “what my biggest takaway has been”, or “something that I have observed that I didn’t learn in Business School”. For me, that is simple, […]

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10 Benefits of Healthcare IT

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Marketing Goldmine: Mint.com’s Original Marketing Plan

Mint.com is an amazing Personal Finance site that sold to Intuit for $170M in 2009. ****Update The Mint.com original marketing plan is for sale on AppSumo.               Check out this post from the startupfoundry and their interview with the Author: Marketing Game Plan for Mint “Noah Kagan created the […]

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An Introduction to Stock & Options

I just finished reading this excellent guide by David Weekly that provides a concise overview of Stock & Options. These are things that I encounter everyday in my job, but it is helpful to have them laid out in such a clear matter. Enjoy! – Andrew Intro to Stock and Options

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