In this special episode Dexter Cousins chats with Jenny Li and Giles Bourne of Scalare Partners.
With Investment in Australian Fintech industry back to 2018 figures, there's no doubt that the no1 challenge facing founders is finding capital.
We are seeing a rapidly growing gap in the technology capital eco-system, abandoning early-stage founders exactly when they need access to funding the most. Scalare Partners aims to bridge this gap, helping ensure the best tech innovators can change the world.
Giles and Jenny share their expertise sharing insights on what investors are looking for when assessing opportunities. They also share top tips and advice on how to run lean and increase revenue.
About Scalare Partners
We fund exceptional game-changers from diverse backgrounds who are preparing to disrupt globally to enable a smarter, cleaner, more connected future.
About Giles Bourne:
Giles is an experienced ASX and private company Director & Executive, passionate about bringing disruptive technology IP to the world.
Recognised as a commercial leader in technology start-ups and scaleups, he brings more than thirteen years’ experience as Managing Director of a unique ASX-listed entity in the hi-tech semiconductor field, developing breakthrough solutions for laser diodes, LEDs and microLEDs. Operating in bleeding-edge technology arenas has enabled Giles to work with a range of global market leaders - from the brightest scientists to global tech companies, high net worth and institutional investors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.
About Jenny Li:
Jenny is a strategy-focused and results-orientated finance leader, with more than 15 years’ experience in improving financial governance, working in and advising multinational businesses to high-growth start-ups undertaking rapid change and growth.
During her time with RISQ Group, a local business with less than 20 employees operated in Australia expanded to 6 countries within 8 years hiring more than 250 employees, Jenny as the Finance Director of the company is responsible for establishing and leading the finance function, driving continuous improvement through increasing operational efficiency and growth margin, leveraging financial system for scale, leading new business initiatives, and building long term cross-cultural and professional relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.