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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Celtic House VC talks hiring, raising money and failed businesses, Jonathan Graff

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Jonathan Graff, VC @ Celtic House joins Aram to talk about what he looks for in founders before investing, building scalable businesses and hiring a leadership team.

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Conversation highlights:

- How Jonathan’s $60,000 MRR company failed after acquisition process went sideways
- Hiring your leadership team as a founder: what to look for
- What qualities founders need to have to raise money

About Jonathan

Jonathan Graff is the Venture Partner at Celtic House Venture Partners, a Canadian venture capital firm that has collaborated with extraordinary founders and management teams since 1994 to develop technology companies from inception through to exit.
A high energy and data-driven leader who has developed wide ranging strategic skills and operational experience as a founder, as a CEO & president, as a board member, and as an investor.
Jonathan is a strategic thinker with a passion for helping companies grow, and has led a start-up company’s growth to over 500 employees and $85 million in revenue. 

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Made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Off the Record is about the journey. It’s about fears, doubts, wins, and devastating losses. It’s about how people kept going no matter what to build their businesses, raise cash and hire the team. Here battle-tested CEOs and VCs share how they jumped out of the airplane and tried to assemble it on the way down.I hope you like it.

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