About This Show
Mandatory Fun is a weekly podcast about the military and pop culture. Join us in breaking cultural tropes and bridging the military-civilian divide through storytelling and entertainment. The show is hosted by Blake Stilwell and Tim Kirkpatrick and produced by Orvelin Valle (O.V.).
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The best qualities about veteran entrepreneurs that investors love
2 days ago
In this episode of the Mandatory Fun podcast, Blake speaks once again with fellow veterans Mike Lui and Buck Jordan from RMR Laboratories, an over-the-counter cannabis pharmaceutical company about the best qualities investors love in veteran entrepreneurs. RMR Laboratories produces cannabinoid oil that's applied as a topical cream to relieve pain and other medical ailments. Mike served in the Army for eight-years and deployed to Iraq where he led teams that helped rebuild the country by setting up its first democratic elections. Buck served also served in the Army a but as an officer and Blackhawk Pilot. After exiting from his military service, he began working as a venture capitalist and now is an RMR Laboratory investor. [1:55] Mike's unique career path from college, through the military, and into the cannabinoid industry. [4:13] Buck tells us how about his military service and what businesses he's helped build from the ground up. [7:03] We get a solid explanation of what the business term "quick exit" means and how we can get in front of other venture capitalists for investments. [9:25] They answer the tough question: How do you know if you are ready for a VC? [12:30] How being deployed helped Mike's business sense flourish. [16:10] What key aspects investors look for in startup companies. [18:25] What factors the military instills in veterans that potential investors highly respect. [20:00] The different types of investors you should know about. [24:14] What projects/ideas VCs are interested in investing into [29:00] What traits and characteristics veterans have that investors love the most. For more information about RMR Laboratories and/or are interesting in investment opportunities click here.