Simon Chong, Partner at Georgian Partner shares what it takes to run an equity (venture capital) firm, invest in high growth tech-companies, and manage risk.
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Having spent his career in marketing, sales management, and operations, Simon applies his strong operating background to the companies in which Georgian Partners invests. He is focused on designing and building optimal go-to-market models for Cloud and SaaS-based companies.
Simon holds an MBA from Henley Management School in the United Kingdom.
Things You Will Learn In This Interview
Simon Chong is a founding partner at Georgian Partners, which is a growth stage equity firm.
This is a unique interview for a couple of reasons – firstly because this was my first in-person interview and I got to learn how to do that (I will definitely bring a lapel mic the next time I do an in-person interview); secondly I got the opportunity to pick the brains of a real-world venture capitalist and ask all sort of questions about how does an equity firm work, their business model, their process of choosing how to invest, and making profits and so on.
Venture capital (VC) and raising funds is an area that I had never explored in detail previously (only from an entrepreneur’s perspective in some of my previous interviews).[click to continue...]