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The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing
Focusing on a DTC Subscription biz // Ryan Woodbury, CEO of Needed

Focusing on a DTC Subscription biz // Ryan Woodbury, CEO of Needed

The Consumer VC episode #273 with Ryan Woodbury, CEO of Needed

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Hey Friends,

Our guest today is Ryan Woodbury, co-founder & CEO of Needed. Needed is on a mission to empower every woman with the fundamental nutrition information, products, and community they need to be optimally nourished before, during, and after pregnancy.

We discuss:

  • How she got started in nutrition

  • Why she decided to create a prenatal supplement company

  • Spending 3 years in R&D

  • Her approach to marketing and partnering with practitioners

  • Why she’s purely focused on the DTC channel & subscription

  • How she thinks about LTV & more

Thank you for listening

The Consumer VC
The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place.
Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription.
Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch.
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