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Scaling Your Business by Identifying Pain Point Intersections with Marcos Torres of Huntress
According to Marcos Torres, investing is more serious than getting married. The CFO of Huntress, a managed security platform developed by former NSA employees, says that investing just isn't about money. He looks for partners who he can work with long-term, because he knows it can be far more difficult to get someone out of a company than of a marriage. Join him and host Micheal Hainsworth as they delve into what Marcos has learned on his journey from private equity owned business operator turned CFO, raising equity before you need it, and the nonlinear growth of organizations.
Navigating Brexit and Beyond with Malcolm Locke of Egress and CIBC Innovation Banking’s Sean Duffy
Malcolm Locke, CFO of UK-based B2B software service company Egress, sits down to discuss Brexit, expanding to North America and why the UK is still attracting investments. He’s joined by CIBC Innovation Banking’s Managing Director for UK & Europe, Sean Duffy, who adds his valuable expertise to the conversation. In a post Brexit and high-inflation environment, how can UK based firms grow and expand? Listen to this episode to find out.
The end of free money with Maria Pacella, Managing Partner at Pender Ventures
Maria Pacella has over two decades of experience investing in emerging growth technologies, and thinks that the best venture capitalists have a range of experiences gained through working in different roles. As an investor, Maria looks for three things: people, product and pent-up demand. She would prefer to invest in a strong team and founder with a smaller market than one with a large market and weak team, and brings this people-first approach to everything she does. In this episode, join host Michael Hainsworth as he and Maria dive into the Canadian investment landscape, what the current economic climate means for venture capital, and why now is the best time to start a business.
Innovation Economy Series Trailer
As startups scale, they need resources to support them – and a growth capital partner that grows with them. Learn the secrets of scaling success as these exceptional entrepreneurs of the Innovation Economy share their stories, struggles and triumphs.