Episode 175

Why Money is Key to Validating an Idea with Raja Skogland

This week on The Exit: Raja Skogland is the perfect example of why timing can be so important. Raja has had multiple exits but her most successful exit all came down to timing. Starting an online accelerator program for early stage companies was always a good concept, but Raja never would have expected the huge growth that came during COVID when everyone had to interact online. In what may be one of the fastest high-value acquisitions, the deal was done in just 10 days. Raja has an incredible story and shares her knowledge in this hugely educational interview for anyone looking to grow and exit a business. Listen to find out why Raja puts so much emphasis on the value of money when it comes to building a business.

Raja Skogland is a Founder, investor, growth and fundraising advisor,  and board member who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs build and grow more than just their company. Raja launched and managed thehub.io in Norway while growing the job platform to over 1200 companies listed. In 2019, Raja’s company launched the first online accelerator for startups in the Nordics, which was acquired by TheFactory.no. She then later became CEO at TheFactory and was awarded the best accelerator in the Nordics in 2019. In 2020, she started The Visionary Company, where they advise founders on how to go to market, scale, build their personal brand and raise money from investors.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajaskogland/

Website: https://www.thevisionaryvc.com/

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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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