Rev1 Ventures held their November Founder’s Story today featuring Tony Franco, Co-Founder & CEO, SafeChain. Hearing his story really was inspiring because of his candor. These Rev1 programs are outstanding and make the Columbus business community stronger. Thank you, Rev1 and thank you, Tony!
Here’s a bit more about Tony from the luncheon promotion:
Tony Franco is the CEO and Co-Founder of SafeChain, a technology company based in Columbus, Ohio. SafeChain has built a best-in-class solution for wire fraud and is working with title companies today to eliminate the risk of losing consumer funds.
Here are a few selective takeaways from Tony’s talk:
“People (VC) still make decisions from their gut.”
“Understanding the human is more important in the first meeting before asking for any money.”
“Answers can’t come from investors.“
“Be willing to hear what they have to say “
“Beware of false prophets “
Rev1’s Founders’ Story series features first-hand insights into the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of Rev1 company founding teams. Each luncheon will feature a founding story and tips on a topic, plus delicious food from a local eatery and optional guided tours of the Rev1 Labs facility.