Welcome to the 226th episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc.'s editor in chief, James Ledbetter.

In an all-interview episode, Ledbetter and Inc. editor-at-large Maria Aspan speak with three accomplished guests. Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz and author of the book Secrets of Sand Hill Road, discusses how entrepreneurs can get venture capital; whether startups are waiting too long to go public these days; and what he and other venture capitalists are doing to increase the percentage of funding that goes to women and people of color. 

Next, Schmidt's Naturals founder (and Inc. Founders Project mentor) Jaime Schmidt discusses how she bootstrapped her natural-deodorant company from kitchen tables and farmers markets to a sale to Unilever, in just seven years; and the new projects she's recently launched to invest in and work with other entrepreneurs.  

Finally, one of the speakers at Inc.'s recent Fast Growth Tour event in San Francisco, Craig Combs, discusses the Missouri tourism business and his company, Branson Zipline.

Check out the full episode in the player below, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Published on: Jun 21, 2019