Chris is the Co-Founder of Class VI Partners, which is a financial advisory firm for founders. They have advised on over $2.5bn worth of deals with the single biggest being half a billion.
Picture this: it's 2005, and Chris and his co-founder, armed with ambition and experience, burst onto the investment banking scene, ready to conquer the cutthroat competition. The pressure was on.
The task at hand? Building an entire business from scratch, while convincing sceptical business owners to trust them and have faith in their promises.
But wait, what's that? A fateful introduction, a golden opportunity to assist in raising funds for a real estate fund. Sure, this wasn’t their planned target client or focus, but why not give it a shot? But it didn't quite pan out as expected. And now they had to decide whether to give the money back which would have to come from their own pockets.
Would they both agree on what was the right thing to do?
In this episode we discuss,
Sharing similar values in business - with your partner, your team and your clients;Building a company from the ground up;Why being patient and enjoying the process are playing a key part in the long-term success of a company.Despite early-stage failures, Chris learnt an important lesson about values alignment and working ethically — tune in to hear how he learnt the importance of morals, making the right decisions and how the right partnership can impact the success of a business.
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