Episode 31 - Startup Financing, Product Strategy & Scaling w/ Adebayo Adegbenro

Episode 31 - Startup Financing, Product Strategy & Scaling w/ Adebayo Adegbenro

In this episode, we discuss finance, investments, and product scaling with Adebayo Adegbenro, a product equity investor.

He takes us on a journey into venture capital funding and its role in a product's growth. 

Ade's experiences in this industry help us better understand debt, investment banking, cryptocurrencies, and infrastructure private equity.

You can reach out to Ade on LinkedIn.

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Show Notes & Resources

(04:50) - Guest introduction

(05:42) - Ade introduces himself

(10:09) - Adebayo Ogunlesi’s talk: https://youtu.be/x6N-r_lwbf4?si=76CBPrydaAEIGzKS

(12:56) - What are some of his favorite industries to invest in?

(15:20) - What does a typical day of an investment banker look like?

(24:09) - How can someone go on to become an investment banker?

(29:56) - What is it like to raise funds for a company?

(58:38) - Ade’s thoughts on leverage vs equity capital raise

(01:11:30) - What are some of the riskiest sectors to invest in?

(01:18:42) - What are the challenges of building a product?

(01:29:34) - What are signs a startup might succeed?

(01:35:46) - What would Ade be doing if he was not in investment banking in tech?

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