CATCHING UP WITH CUB
Daniel catches up with Charles Canning-Smith, Partner at Ballpark Ventures. Investing in early stage technology startups, the UK born venture capital firm recently saw its biggest success with the unicorn exit of fashion marketplace Depop, selling for 1.6 billion USD.
Daniel and Charles discuss the key factors to finding great investments including characteristics of the right team behind a business, looking for ‘change waves’ in the market and lastly a promising product.
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“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”, Michael Jordan
GREATEST LESSON(S) IN BUSINESS:
In the words of D. Schwartz: Believe You Can Succeed and You Will! Belief, the “I’m-positive-I-can” attitude generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops.
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