Speaking to TELUS Agriculture‘s Remi Schmalz and moderator Marty Seymour, director of industry and Stakeholder Relations at Farm Credit Canada , Alison revealed her preference for working with “curious” founders.
“I want ethical founders that are coachable because if they will not take input from others on board – even if it’s not from me – they’re not going to be a founder that can build a great team,” she said.
As the founder and CEO of CNSRV-X – a Canadian company researching, researching and applying emerging tech in agriculture – Alison claimed that focus on science and technology has informed her approach to working with founders, leading her to conduct background checks on every investment.
On the topic, she continued: “I want to see a founder that understands that raising funds doesn’t mean just grabbing money from angels – it’s a long journey.
“I want to see your milestones, I want to see your growth path, and I want you to understand that you’re moving towards an exit.
Alison added: “If you’re taking my money, you’re moving towards an exit within a given time and you know how your objectives meet your financing path.”
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