Getting to the Bag with Gloria Ware, Get The Bag, LLC

On this episode, Elio interviews Gloria Ware, Founder and Chief Rainmaker of Get The Bag, LLC. Get The Bag is focused on helping black female entrepreneurs access capital and build the networks they need to start and scale successful businesses.



Columbus, Ohio – NODIS, a smart glass company based in Columbus, recently closed a $500K Pre Series A fundraising round led by IDG Capital with Get2Volume participating. This capital investment enables initial manufacturing capabilities and pilot production line in Columbus, OH. According to Founder and CEO Dr. Sergey Shokhor, this funding “helps us establish manufacturing capability as we anticipate volume manufacturing of our smart glass solution with glass manufacturer customers”.


Company Watch: PopCom

Company Watch is a special segment of the 614Startups Podcast that covers companies that have successfully raised rounds of funding or reached an exit. On this episode, Elio interviews Dawn Dickson, Founder of PopCom. PopCom recently raised $1.03 million dollars, the Reg CF max for a crowdfunding round. Dawn breaks down her journey to $1.3M and what’s next for PopCom.


The Path to Discovering Non Traditional Ways to Raise Capital: ICO vs STO

By Dawn Dickson, Founder & CEO of PopCom

My journey exploring non-traditional ways of raising capital started in late 2017 after my company PopCom completed our seed round, bringing our funding total to $900,000 from angels and VC funds. All 2017 the tech industry, and almost everyone else, was buzzing about bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and initial coin offerings (ICO). When I began hearing about ICOs and the capital that startups were able to raise through them, I became enthusiastically interested in learning about the process. Like many founders, I have a compelling product in need of a substantial infusion of cash to reach its true market potential.


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