Thu, 24 February 2022
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Joe Raczka, Co-founder, COO, and Managing Partner at York IE.
Joe is an avid angel investor and startup advisor focused primarily on the SaaS and IaaS markets, bringing with him a stellar Rolodex across the investment banking, market analyst, venture capital, and private equity landscape. Previously, Joe was the Vice President of Strategic Development at Oracle where he oversaw all of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Market Intelligence, Product Strategy, and M&As, including leading the acquisition of Zenedge, a cloud-based, artificial intelligence-driven cybersecurity business. Joe joined Oracle through the Dyn acquisition. At Dyn, Joe was first Vice President of Finance, Dyn’s first formal finance hire, and then Vice President of Corporate Development where he raised $100 million of growth capital, participated and led diligence in eight acquisitions, and led the strategic process and diligence that resulted in the strategic acquisition by Oracle.
Joe advises startups and investors, discusses the state of startup investing, and shares his investment thesis and some of the startups which fit that thesis.
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