Fri, 4 June 2021
In this episode, Hall welcomes Jim Stallings, CEO of PS27 Ventures.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, PS27 Ventures is a veteran-owned venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies that are driving dramatic changes in high-growth markets. Their investments focus on healthtech, e-commerce, fintech, SaaS, and sustainability companies.
They work with a diverse group of founders to provide the tools, resources, and expertise they need to succeed. They use a hands-on approach and require their companies to attend weekly sales calls, peer-to-peer events, and annual programs. They also work alongside them to assist with cash flow management. PS27 has a proven success rate for graduated portfolio companies who have gone on successfully to build their companies.
Jim is an internationally recognized business leader, entrepreneur, and investor who specializes in launching and scaling early-stage companies in areas of technology and e-commerce. Jim has been involved in starting dozens of new ventures in fintech, healthtech, and Software as a Service. He believes innovation should be viewed as the core offensive strategy of any company, "either disrupt or be disrupted". Jim's career spans over 30 years as IBM General Manager of several major lines of business including the company's $7B Linux software business, its intellectual property division with 39,000 patents, and its $21B global hardware sales group. He started his business career as a data analyst in the Space Division at GE. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy and served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps. He is on the Board of Directors at Fidelity National Informations Systems (FIS), UGI Corporation (UGI), and Cannae Holdings, Inc (CNNE). He also serves as a Trustee on the Folded Flag Foundation which provides scholarships to descendants of fallen warriors in the US Military.
Jim advises investors and entrepreneurs and shares his investment thesis. He discusses the state of startup investing and what he thinks will be the biggest change we will see in five years.
Music courtesy of Bensound.