May 18, 2018
In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Tamim Abdul Majid of OCA Ventures. Tamim has over seven years of experience in technology, finance and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining OCA Ventures, Tamim worked at a private strategic advisory firm helping companies secure international contracts with foreign national buyers. Tamim was also the financial lead for a payment start up called FreeBeePay. Before that, he was an investment banking analyst at BMO Capital Markets (focused on mergers and acquisitions), and a tax advisory associate at KPMG. Tamim got his initial exposure to entrepreneurship and venture capital when he was on the founding team of Stir Inc, which was an augmented reality gaming platform. Tamim was involved with product development and marketing. He also helped secure angel investment for the company. Hall and Tamim speak about OCA Ventures investments and what they are seek when making decisions. They also discuss what sectors Tamim gets most excited about.
OCA Ventures is an early stage (Seed, Series A, and Series B) venture capital firm focused on equity investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily in technology and highly-scalable services businesses. OCA invests in many industries, with a preference for technology, financial services, education and healthcare technology. Founded in 1999, the firm is investing out of its fourth fund in companies spread throughout the United States.