The Demand Efficiency Podcast

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This week we dive deep into FinTech SaaS with Logan Allin of FinVC

In this episode, Elias Rubel is joined by Logan Allin. Logan is the Managing General Partner and Founder of Fin VC where he is responsible for management of the firm, sourcing/consummating investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value with portfolio companies. Fin VC specializes on Global FinTech, with specific marcro theses and a focus on B2B Enterprise SaaS. Current firm investments: Figure, SoFi, Avinew, Coinsuper, Aiera, Nestio, CRE Simple, Netomi, Onfido, Tradeshift, DailyPay, and Numbrs.

Episode Outline:

[04:39] Logan’s background

[07:16] What it takes to be able to capture value in the bull cycle

[10:13] What Logan looks for in early-stage SaaS companies

[11:18] LTV to CAC

[12:04] Why companies are failing to occupy the white space out there

[14:34] Habits to be great at sales and marketing that can never go wrong

[16:35] How to embrace a more diverse set of perspectives at the decision-making table

[17:04] How to provide business development support and connecting them into customers and distribution channel  

[19:22] Use empirical evidence to decide what, what the best option is moving forward

[23:17] Regulatory frameworks and moving companies on the consumer side, cross border

[26:28] The skills to know what the buying process is on their end



Logan's Inspirations:

Carol Dweck

Marc Benioff

Larry Ellison


Connect with Logan:

LinkedIn

Twitter

The Demand Efficiency Podcast

Podcast

Audio

Demand Generation

Growth

In this episode, Elias Rubel is joined by Alok Nandan, General Partner at Emergent Ventures founding partner at Akra Venture Labs, a fundraising pitch tool for Founders. Alok shares his thoughts on giving VCs a more complete picture of your company, getting the meeting, and making it count.

Episode Outline

[04:39] How Salesforce is applying AI and data science in their products

[07:16] Alok’s journey into independent consulting and helping early-stage founders

[11:13] How to bet on founders and help them succeed

[12:04] Steps in domain expertise and identify the pain point of the buyer

[14:34] The process of getting prospects through the funnel

[16:35] Lessons from the school of hard knocks

[19:22] The importance of a peer group of folks who are on a similar journey

Alok’s Inspirations:

Ankur Jain

Contact Alok

AngelList

LinkedIn

Twitter

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