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Twenty years ago today, I joined my first startup, Silanis Technology, as their first finance leader. They were a client of the firm I was at. We had helped them raise financing and we were their auditors.

Little did I know that the decision to join a client would have such an impact on my career trajectory.

Timing is a thing. When I look back on all the outcomes, good and bad, that I have had in the last two decades, timing was a big factor in all of them.

The history buffs out there will know that 1999 was near peak dot com madness. and others were going public with no fundamentals, yet commanding lofty valuations. …


Mark MacLeod

Founder of SurePath Capital Partners. Reformed VC & seasoned CFO, yogi, F1 & house music addict & DJ

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