How to De-Risk Your Startup, The State of VC Funding, and Brett’s Advice for Founders
Times are changing, and it’s no secret that the current economic downturn is taking a toll on startups. Founders are forced to find innovative ways to keep afloat in rough waters, where many assume that venture capital funding is few and far between. But is it?
In this inaugural episode of Fintech Corner, host and Trovata CPO, Joseph “JD” Drambarean, and Brett Turner, Founder and CEO of Trovata, discuss some of the headlines and topics that are on everyone’s mind right now in fintech and entrepreneurship.
Listen to this episode to hear Brett’s tips for de-risking your startup, what he learned while raising Trovata’s Series B, and the importance of having a financial operating plan.
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About Fintech Corner
A podcast for fintech lovers that starts conversations between bankers, financial technology innovators, and their clients to evolve finance and treasury for the 21st century. For decades, there has been a gap between the technology that banks can offer and what corporate clients need for modern cash flow management and analysis. We’ll cover emerging trends to help bridge this gap, technologies that can reshape the roles of treasury & finance, and the in’s and out’s of API bank connections & open banking.
CEO & Founder, Trovata
After starting his career as a CPA with the Deloitte audit practice, Brett gained progressive experience in corporate finance and accounting managing SEC reporting for Amazon and then becoming VP of Finance for Worldwide Packets (sold for $300M+ in 2008). Across his last three roles as a startup Co-Founder / CFO, Brett has raised over $100M in equity and venture debt financing while helping create over $500M in shareholder value. Today, he is the founder and CEO of the cash management platform, Trovata. Brett is a Seattle native, with a BA in Finance from Seattle Pacific University.
Joseph Drambarean is the Chief Product Officer as well as CTO at Trovata. Joseph is one of the founding members of the company and the first engineer. Before Trovata he worked with companies like Capital One where he was at the forefront of digital transformation, leading product management as head of the innovation labs and mobile banking teams. Joseph is driving innovation around rapid deployment and customer onboarding, bank-grade security, and machine learning at Trovata, creating a more consumerized user experience for customers from small businesses to enterprises.