My name is Sydney Wong, Founder of VenturX www.venturx.ca
VenturX is a conduit for early stage startups and Seed and Series A investors through analytical metrics. The biggest pains for startups are that they do not know how to get to that next step in their business and have trouble with funding. We have both cross industry startups from across the country and investors on our platform. We provide a dashboard to measure product market fit, runway, conversion and engagement. The startups can compare their business metrics to other companies in that similar industry; when they feel ready, they can submit it for funding to our investors. The metrics help startups know where they stand and help investors cut their due diligence time. These metrics were constructed from our Board of Advisors which includes investors, grantors and bank partners who fund startups.
Book that influenced me is from local Canadian Author called "Lean Analytics"
As our platform is very analytics forward, it gave insights on how to approach both our product and our audience.