My 1 billion dollar syndicate – experiences of the unicorn whisperer
May 08, 2019
[BLOG] Known as the Unicorn Whisperer, Zach Coelius comes all the way from Silicon Valley to talk about his experiences in building a syndicate which exited Cruise Automation with 1 Billion dollars.
Zach Coelius is an experienced four-time entrepreneur and business angel influencer, who is a go-to guy when it comes to getting insights on how to build successful startups. As a co-founder and CEO of Triggit between the years 2005 and 2015, the company grew from 4 to 60 employees and over $30m in revenue. Since his exit in 2015, Coelius has been an investor in many early stage technology companies, such as Branch Metrics, SkySafe, and his billion dollar syndicate exit Cruise Automation, just to mention a few.
Investing in a syndicate decreases the risk of investment, as well as brings a wide set of talent to the startup. During EBAN Helsinki 2019, Zach will tell his views on the importance of syndication – after all, it was an angel syndicate that invested into Cruise Automation.
The secret ingredient behind Zach having a knack for investing in startups is his wide range of friends in Silicon Valley area. So investors, build up your network of startup investor friends at EBAN Helsinki 2019! You have a permission to stop networking when the sun sets – if you have ever been in Finland in June, you ought to know it’s going to be a long night.