the full bloom

Ian L. Paterson (CEO, Plurilock) :: taking a company public is easier than you think | the full bloom 1.13

March 17, 2021 Bloom Venture Partners Season 1 Episode 9
the full bloom
Ian L. Paterson (CEO, Plurilock) :: taking a company public is easier than you think | the full bloom 1.13
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the full bloom
Ian L. Paterson (CEO, Plurilock) :: taking a company public is easier than you think | the full bloom 1.13
Mar 17, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
Bloom Venture Partners

Taking a company public is easier than you think. And Bart wants to know, why aren't more people talking about this?

Serial entrepreneur and investor, Ian Patterson, shares insights from his trials and tribulations of financing startups. From bootstrapping Exapik, to taking Plurilock public- Ian has years of experience raising capital as a founder.

Ian and Bart chat about raising venture capital, alternative financing options, SPACs and RTOs. Ian shares his perspective going from venture-backed founder to, taking $PLUR public on the TSXV. And the steps Plurilock took to make the informed decision to IPO.

Ian L. Paterson, Founder of Plurilock :: Twitter + LinkedIn
Bart Macdonald, Managing Partner of Bloom Venture Partners :: Twitter + LinkedIn

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Ian's story from ianlpaterson.com,

Ian L. Paterson is CEO at Plurilock, an advanced cybersecurity company, where he led the initial productization and later commercialization of over 35,000 hours of academic research. As CEO, he raised $5M in early-stage investment and closed the company’s first $1M in revenue from lighthouse customers in the US federal government, critical infrastructure, and financial services.

A serial entrepreneur, Ian was previously founder and CEO of Exapik (acquired by FlashGate), a data monetization marketplace that he bootstrapped from $0 to six figures in recurring revenue over the first six months, processing over a billion data events per month with clients in AdTech, FinTech, and Fortune 1000, and then selling the business after 2 years.

Prior to Exapik, Ian led the enterprise data science division as Director of Insights at venture-backed analytics firm Terapeak (acquired by eBay), where he delivered record-setting $10M in sales from marquee customers including eBay, VF Group, and the world’s largest quantitative hedge funds.


Show Notes

Taking a company public is easier than you think. And Bart wants to know, why aren't more people talking about this?

Serial entrepreneur and investor, Ian Patterson, shares insights from his trials and tribulations of financing startups. From bootstrapping Exapik, to taking Plurilock public- Ian has years of experience raising capital as a founder.

Ian and Bart chat about raising venture capital, alternative financing options, SPACs and RTOs. Ian shares his perspective going from venture-backed founder to, taking $PLUR public on the TSXV. And the steps Plurilock took to make the informed decision to IPO.

Ian L. Paterson, Founder of Plurilock :: Twitter + LinkedIn
Bart Macdonald, Managing Partner of Bloom Venture Partners :: Twitter + LinkedIn

------

Ian's story from ianlpaterson.com,

Ian L. Paterson is CEO at Plurilock, an advanced cybersecurity company, where he led the initial productization and later commercialization of over 35,000 hours of academic research. As CEO, he raised $5M in early-stage investment and closed the company’s first $1M in revenue from lighthouse customers in the US federal government, critical infrastructure, and financial services.

A serial entrepreneur, Ian was previously founder and CEO of Exapik (acquired by FlashGate), a data monetization marketplace that he bootstrapped from $0 to six figures in recurring revenue over the first six months, processing over a billion data events per month with clients in AdTech, FinTech, and Fortune 1000, and then selling the business after 2 years.

Prior to Exapik, Ian led the enterprise data science division as Director of Insights at venture-backed analytics firm Terapeak (acquired by eBay), where he delivered record-setting $10M in sales from marquee customers including eBay, VF Group, and the world’s largest quantitative hedge funds.