Today’s guest is Nick Findler, CEO of GoPublic.AI. Nick and his team are building an automated platform to match companies looking at going public with financing groups that are interested in their space. After being evaluated, these companies are educated about the process of going public and what it takes ‘to be public’. They are matchmakers connecting high-potential opportunities with capital available in the junior Canadian stock markets.
For entrepreneurs looking to raise early-stage capital, GoPublic.AI aims to educate and match them with good financing groups. For brokers and financiers, Nick Findler and his team are tackling the problem of finding good, consistent deal flow.
A key topic that Nick and Cory discuss in this episode is that entrepreneurs need to understand is that firstly, venture stage financing is available in the public markets. Secondly, it can be a very comparable form of capital versus private venture capital. That said, you’ll need to invest in and manage the expectations of the public shareholders.
Nick makes the point that there are also a number of other benefits of being a public company. Canada has a very unique junior public marketing system that is attracting international attention and, with that, more and more exciting opportunities are coming to the markets and becoming available for retail and institutional investors alike.
Nick Findler talks through a number of points in this episode, including the pros and cons of going public, so make sure to tune in today to find out more.
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