161 | Ron Bauer | Making Big Happen: From Failure to 10-Figure IPO; How to Raise Big Money for Your Business; Why the Metaverse is Real

In this episode, Darius and Ron talk about venture capital and how it works, the advantages and disadvantages of a company going public, the realities and future of Metaverse, and what they do at Theseus Capital Ltd. They also discuss what it takes to achieve and appreciate success and the importance of being focused and adaptable.

In this episode, Ron and I talked about:

  • Ron shares his own experience of failures and successes as a venture capitalist
  • Why you should not wait out on the market to raise capital
  • The downside of being a publicly traded company
  • How Ron evaluates the people he works with
  • How to achieve and appreciate success
  • What the global pandemic has taught people
  • How the Metaverse will shape the future
  • And other topics…

Meet Ron:

Ron Bauer is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author, with over 20 years of experience. He is focused on FinTech, EdTech, SaaS, Gaming, VR, AR, Metaverse and Web 3.0. Ron has a track record of supporting disruptors from early-stage seed funding all the way through to IPOs, as well as SPACs. He has been a major shareholder and principal investor in many companies.

He was the Co-Founder of Turkana Energy, which merged with Africa Oil (TSX: AOI) in July 2009. The company went on to have a peak market value of over $3 Billion CAD, having raised more than $1 Billion of equity after Tullow Oil successfully drilled Turkana’s oil concession. Ron’s greatest personal quality is his ability to adapt himself to changing economic climates and diversifying sectors. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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