Introducing “Capital M”, A Podcast Addressing Capital Markets in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic.Raising equity capital has been described as one of the biggest challenges for early and mid stage companies in the Mid-Atlantic. With the launch of the Capital M podcast, the Maryland Tech Council (MTC) hopes to address capital markets in this region and elevate the conversation to help companies prepare for the market. Marty Rosendale, CEO of MTC and host of the podcast, sits down with top executives who have successfully raised capital to discuss access to capital, what it means to be ready for the capital markets in this region, and their strategy for engaging with Venture Capital investors and Private Equity firms. Join the conversation!
Delivering Time, Talent, and Treasure: Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO of TEDCO
With a diverse background as an electrical engineer and investor, Troy LeMaile-Stovall leads TEDCO, the State of Maryland’s early-stage technology investing organization. Troy discusses how TEDCO seeks to help early-stage entrepreneurs overcome their natural shortages in time, talent, and treasure.
Rick Kohr, Founder and CEO of Evergreen Advisors
Rick Kohr has more than 30 years of experience in advising early-stage growth and middle-market companies on finance, recapitalization and exit strategies. Kohr shares what investors typically look for when considering new companies and what companies should prioritize when raising capital.
A Glimpse into Capital Markets: Mark Ajamian, Director at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Mark Ajamian has contributed to remarkable growth in Maryland’s life sciences sector over his 25+ career in the life sciences industry and banking. Mark discusses the current state of capital markets, the macroeconomic environment, and the importance of being a good steward of capital.
Being a Trusted Partner to Founders: Kyp Sirinakis, Managing Partner of Epidarex Capital
As a former life sciences executive, Kyp Sirinakis brings a unique perspective to her career in early stage venture investing. Sirinakis discusses her career and offers advice on how life sciences companies can prepare for success before approaching the capital markets.
People, Plan, Science & Capital: Ken Mills, President and CEO of REGENXBIO
Ken Mills discusses his four key ingredients to building a sustainable life sciences company, and why cultivating employees’ skills is critical to the future of life sciences innovation.
Mission-Driven Biopharma in Maryland: Jim Watson, Vice President of Project Farma
With 25+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Jim Watson is at the intersection of cell and gene therapy and biomanufacturing. Watson shares how hiring people with a shared passion has enabled Project Farma to work on more than 100 life-changing therapies.
Love the Show! Martin Rosendale is a fantastic host that asks strong questions