Below is our video from last night’s Startup Grind Miami event. Mario Cruz reveals his experience raising $4,5 million for his Miami startup Choose Digital that was recently acquired by Viggle. Quite a few great lessons in this video, including these:

  • Insight into his team building and management strategies with clearly excellent practices.
  • His secret to getting the sales meetings he wants with big players.
  • Why fail fast is mostly a myth and how his team handles fail fast.
  • How many hundreds of pitches he had to give to get the big funding number.
  • Why the hell he chose to take all stock from Viggle for his company.
  • His complete story from high school to acquisition and how his personal attitude, family, and business partners made it happen.
  • and much much more.

Give us your thoughts in the comments about Mario, Miami Startups, raising money, and anything else that is on your mind.

Startup Grind with Mario Cruz from Brad Nickel on Vimeo.