Fred and Katie are the co-founders of Uprising Capital, a social impact investment firm that brings together market needs, passionate people, investment capital, management expertise, an extensive network, and technology to achieve economic gains and social good. Fred has a wide range of experience in the investment world, having participated in over $27 billion in capital transactions working with both growth oriented startups and exits and IPO’s. Katie has a background in marketing, product development, innovation, and investment, and she’s also the current VP of Marketing for Clarivoy a Rev1 Ventures backed start up here in Columbus.
(00:00:00) Katie Robinson & Fred Brothers, Uprising Capital
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(00:02:52) Introduction to Fred Brothers and Katie Robinson
(00:03:45) A “typical day” in Katie and Fred’s life
(00:06:00) Katie’s childhood, college, and early career
(00:08:20) Fred’s childhood, college, and early career
(00:13:45) Fred’s experience within CheckFree
(00:14:45) Katie & Fred taking off on their own
(00:21:00) The granular details of leaving their well-paying, secure jobs & starting Uprising Capital
(00:23:30) Wake up in the morning, figure out what scares you the most, and then go do it
(00:31:30) Uprising Capital
(00:41:30) Investing in Franklinton
(00:46:00) The future for Fred, Katie, and Uprising Capital
(00:54:00) Live Uncomfortably
(00:58:15) Closing remarks
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