Question for the audience: What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase: “Vest in Peace”?
While you chew on that, I want to introduce you to Immad Akhund: Founder and CEO of Mercury and our esteemed guest this week on the show. We spend a lot of time talking about Mercury’s amazing growth trajectory, the harsh realities of being a founder, Immad’s passion (or lack thereof) for investing, the importance of having a network in San Francisco, Mercury Raise and more.
Please note that Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust, Members FDIC.
00:01:30) It’s called a Zoom!
(00:02:54) The industry avoids talking about SVB
(00:06:54) Mercury’s explosive growth
(00:16:55) Immad’s rolling fund and passion for investing
(00:23:27) The harsh reality of being a founder
(00:35:42) Immad’s north star
(00:39:51) The importance of having a San Francisco network today
(00:43:27) Mercury Raise
(00:46:35) Multi-product strategies
(00:49:26) How much time do you spend thinking about Fintech?