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Updated: May 28, 2023


Former Investment Banker turned entrepreneur… This is the story of Hanif Joshaghani, CEO of Symend.

Hanif has moved on to his fourth startup with the previous being remarkable successes with partial and complete exits. His leadership of Symend is certainly influenced by his investment banking experience.

Hanif’s background includes 15 years of senior roles in capital markets, energy finance, business development and entrepreneurship in a broad range of industries. Industries include investment banking, energy and technology. He has raised over $150M across the four companies he has founded with several exits to date. Hanif helps other entrepreneurs through mentorship. He is also an active angel investor in several technology companies.

Symend's digital engagement platform uses behavioural science and data-driven insights to empower customers to resolve past due bills. Symend provides enterprise clients a deep understanding into consumer behaviour to engage with customer. They continuously optimize these insights and empathetically nudges customers towards a desired action with personalized communications, self-serve tools and flexible repayment options.

In this episode, you’re going to hear about what you should know about investment bankers. For example… the value of being methodical, organized and thoughtful about the steps in your financing. It should not be understated. It can mean the difference between a quick, properly priced financing or at worst, not being able to get your deal done. As well, you’ll hear about his experience and strategy with his current fundraising initiatives with Symend.

I particularly liked our discussion around the due diligence process. It’s an inside scoop on how your deal may be viewed by bankers and check writers alike.

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