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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | HoriZen Capital Episode 96, 30th March 2021

An Investors Perspective on Today SaaS Market & 6 Core Principles That Every Startup Founder Should Know with Joseph Pizzolato [SDI] #96

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JP is an Entrepreneur & Tech Investor at Felix Capital with 10+ years of experience investing in, advising and operating companies across Europe and the USA.

He was previously at Vitruvian Partners, a global growth equity fund, where he specialised in B2B Software, Fintech and Consumer Internet businesses. He was involved in a number of high profile investments across countries, including Pindrop, Ebury, Standish and Farfetch.

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 Contentfy, Your On-Demand Content Team (Sponsor)
  • 01:02 - Intro + Announcement  
  • 02:50 - Joseph’s Background, Past Ventures Becoming and Becoming an Investor
  • 08:33 - A Firm for the Creative Class & Focusing on the Digital Lifestyle
  • 09:16 - Key Metrics when Looking at an Investment
  • 12:18 - Red Flags & Deal Breakers for SaaS Businesses 
  • 14:00 - Once Invested, The Relationship with Founders Afterwards 
  • 15:05 -  Advice to Upcoming Investors to Solve the Chicken & Egg Problem
  • 17:17 - Main Reasons why to Trust Someone After the First Meeting 
  • 18:46 - 6 Core Principles that Every Start-up founder Should Have
  • 27:12 - The SaaS Industry Going Forward from an Investor Standpoint
  • 30:56 - How JP is Calculating Valuations for SaaS Companies
  • 33:54 - Advice JP Would Tell his 25 Year old Self
  • 34:34 - Biggest Challenges JP is Facing Right Now
  • 35:09 - Instrumental Resources for JP
  • 35:58 - What does Success mean to JP Today
  • 36:47 - Pitch your Startup & Get in Touch with JP

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LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar

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