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June 21, 2022

E5: Jeff Parks // Stack Capital: Taking a 'VC' public, Evaluating Late-Stage Deals, Valuations in 2022 vs. 2021, What Founders Can Do to Stay Above in Unprecedented Times

E5: Jeff Parks // Stack Capital: Taking a 'VC' public, Evaluating Late-Stage Deals, Valuations in 2022 vs. 2021, What Founders Can Do to Stay Above in Unprecedented Times

Jeff Parks is the CEO of Stack Capital (TSX: STCK).

Stack Capital Group Inc. (TSX:STCK) is democratizing access into some of the world's most innovative and disruptive pre-IPO businesses - giving all investors the opportunity to participate; and providing shareholders with a valuable liquidity option.


Jeff Parks is the CEO of Stack Capital (TSX: STCK).

Stack Capital Group Inc. (TSX:STCK) is democratizing access into some of the world's most innovative and disruptive pre-IPO businesses - giving all investors the opportunity to participate; and providing shareholders with a valuable liquidity option.

Sectors that Stack Capital is focused on include SAAS, mobile, robotics, AI, travel/leisure, space, cybersecurity, crypto, and more.

In today's episode, we will discuss Jeff's innovative approach to providing liquidity to a traditionally illiquid industry, and democratizing access for growth-stage investors.

This is a great episode for any current and prospective investors looking to get into private equity & venture capital, and for early and late-stage founders looking to see how late-stage investors evaluate a new deal.

Episode timestamp:

0:52 What is Stack Capital
5:21 How to evaluate growth-stage deals
10:43 Taking a 'VC' public
12:11 Providing liquidity as a 'VC'
13:55 Who should founders put on their cap tables
16:59 Backing Varo Bank, SpaceX, and Bolt
23:45 What does the future for PE and VC look like
33:56 How is 2022 going to change everything (we recorded our episode in March 2022)
36:17 What should founders do to stay above the curve in the current market environment