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To Build a Great Company, Find Great Mentors

“A common theme throughout my career has been great mentors. When I launched Selerity it was my first start-up and I was relatively young at 26 years old, so having the support of a network of seasoned executives and entrepreneurs was instrumental in growing the business. I can’t stress enough the importance of strong mentors when embarking on the journey of building a company. One of my mentors helped me navigate and structure my series A capital raise. He educated me on critical components associated with setting up a company, like how to structure an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in a way that wouldn’t be seen as problematic for potential strategic acquirers, but also in a way that maximized profits for employees during a liquidity event. Without his help, my company may have looked very different.”

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