Today’s episode of Between 2 Term Sheets brings us a conversation between host Owen Matthews and Margaret Wu, Vice President at Georgian Partners, a growth equity firm based in Toronto. Georgian Partners invests exclusively in B2B SaaS companies across Canada and the US, making initial investments of 20 – 40 million dollars in companies that have reached at least six million in annual recurring revenue.
Georgian Partners is a thesis-driven growth equity firm that invests in Business 2 Business (B2B) companies with a current focus on B2B companies that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) while building trust with customers. They combine growth capital with deep software expertise to be able to build and deliver software to their portfolio companies.
Listen to this episode to hear Margaret and Owen Discuss:
- how Georgian Partners differentiates themselves from other investor firms
- why they have a strong focus on AI
- what kind of pitches Georgian Partners investors are interested in hearing
- advice on how to make VCs take notice, and more
about margaret wu
Prior to Georgian, Margaret was a Product Manager for mobile marketing at Amazon, co-founded a biotech company, and served as COO at OneSpout, a local e-commerce startup. She holds an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and BES and BSc degrees from the University of Waterloo.
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*Jason Kryski from Strawhouse
about the host – alacrity chairman owen matthews
Owen joined Wesley Clover as a General Partner in 2004 and has invested in Echosec Systems, Encepta Corp., HYAS, Pretio Interactive, Referral SaaSquatch, Tutela Technologies, and Certn, among others.
Prior to joining Wesley Clover, Owen founded NewHeights Software, a pioneer in enterprise unified communication software which was eventually acquired by CounterPath Corporation. With his love of tech and creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs, Owen co-founded the Alacrity Foundation. Alacrity provides an intense incubation environment to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the tech industry.
about alacrity canada
Alacrity Canada is a venture builder that supports driven entrepreneurs. We help create thriving companies & connect them to our global network of expert investors & mentors.
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