#smallrooms Podcast: Michael Kousaie of the TSX on going public early as a funding source

#smallrooms podcast

Rob Kenedi sits down for a coffee with Michael Kousaie, head of technology business development for the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. Kousaie discusses not only the traditional path to going public and how the TSX helps companies get there, but also on the venture exchange as an alternate path to raising capital around the series A and B timeframe.

Kenedi digs deeply into the mindset of investors on the venture exchange and their expectations, how entrepreneurs know if it is the right path for them, and how he thinks of the path to IPO with respect to the behaviour of startups in Silicon Valley and their reluctance to go public.

Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, or #smallrooms, is a live, unfiltered podcast where Rob Kenedi talks candidly with entrepreneurs and investors about the details of starting a tech company. Get into the trenches with founders going through the process of building a technology company in real time.

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