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Al Doan

Investor on The Pitch

Alan Doan is a bearded Missourian, entrepreneur, husband and father, pickup basketball legend, investor and mentor.

He’s started the Missouri Star Quilt Company, a 14-year-old business with a focus on reimagining the commerce experience of shopping for fabric online. The company now has over 400 employees and ships several million orders annually. As part of that focus, the company has rebuilt a rural midwestern town into the “Disneyland of Quilting” launching 14 quilt shops, three restaurants, and a hotel all in a town with a population of 1,800.

January 08, 2020

#79 The Anti-JUUL

“Move fast and break things” is a mantra for a lot of startup founders — but what if the federal government is slowing you down? That’s the situation that Josh Israel is in with his startup, Hava Health. Josh needs to wait fo...

How To Crush Your Pitch To Investors

November 06, 2019

#77 Sell Online or Go Door to Door

Kate Flynn has a plan to make her healthy snack bites stand out: skip the grocery stores, and find potential customers when and where they need a snack. It’s a strategy that’s outside of the investors’ wheelhouse, but if she ...

Food & Bev

October 02, 2019

#74 Stop Killing Your Plants

Ryan Lee says he has a better way to buy plants, on his website, Rooted. To conquer the market, Ryan has a big, audacious plan, and this is his very first time pitching it to VCs. Find out if he can convince the investors tha...