Whew! The last several months have been such a whirlwind, but I’m back to my blog to share the exciting news that has kept me so busy. Not only was I signing a strategic growth investment round and running a company, but I also was logging thousands of international miles. The good news is I have more stories than ever to share with you about all the exciting things happening on my entrepreneurial journey.
My past nine months have been consumed with finding the perfect investment partner. For those who have never gone through this journey, I liken it to dating – with a deadline. Except the match not only matters to you, but it also matters to your entire team within your company and it matters to all your clients. No pressure! You have a short timeline to make the right decision that’s going to drive the next phase of growth for your business. If you think dating is exhausting, try “dating” investors and keeping all these important requirements in check.
After extensive meetings with a lot of investors, Luminate Capital Partners rose to the top. It was extremely important to find someone who lined up with my core values and wanted to grow the same type of business that I wanted without abandoning any of the things we’ve built our reputation on. I’ve learned it’s not just about finances – finding the right cultural match is important for both sides. I’m excited to have that fit with Luminate.
Last week, our team members at Comply365 enjoyed a strategy day, and I gave them T-shirts to wear that said, “Start Unknown … Finish Unforgettable.” That’s exactly what Comply365 has done – we were the unknown underdog in the early days, and we’re continuing to grow and thrive. Our goal is to become one of the most legendary software companies in aviation.
This is just the next step of my journey of taking this company to the next level. I’m thrilled to get back to what I love, which is investing time with my clients, going out to meet and speak around the world and driving thought leadership about what’s next for mobility and aviation.