For this episode, Jeffery Potvin talked with Jeff Mesina on his company and his investment strategy. The various ways a startup can raise funds and how crowdfunding can be a good avenue for really early stage entrepreneurs to generate capital. He also shared his preferred verticals, his preferred terms, the importance of coaching and networking.
Before capping the interview with his COVID-19 investment insights, Jeff shared an awesome entrepreneurial story on resilience, how the management team despite the roadblocks pushed their way through and how the pandemic managed to turned things around for the better.
Jeff is presently a Director (Originations), at Cortland Credit Group Inc., as well as a Director and Audit committee member of TSXV-listed Brockton Ventures Inc. Previously, Jeff worked at a Toronto based asset management firm and venture fund, specializing in the review of investment opportunities. Jeff has also worked at other asset management firms such as Front Street Capital and CI Financial. In addition, Jeff spent some time in the investment banking sector, working for firms such as Haywood Securities, Macquarie, Toll Cross and Alternative Investment Partners.