August 23, 2023: Lessons learned from Silicon Valley
Why this Founder chose to build his business in Canada, upcoming events, and more ways to stay connected with us
Justin Herlick of Pine
Justin Herlick serves as Pine's CEO and Co-Founder.
Before establishing Pine, he held positions encompassing software engineering, business development, and product management in several California technology firms.
The inception of Pine was influenced during his tenure at Blend, a prominent player in the US digital mortgage sector.
Since April 2021, Pine has been on a swift growth trajectory, culminating in their recent $40M CAD round of equity fundraising.
In this live podcast episode, he discussed the journey and inspiration behind Pine, his take on the current market, and the secret behind their most recent raise. Justin also shares why he returned home to Canada to continue building Pine, and what he learned from Silicon Valley.
In this episode, we also discuss:
His early years at Queens, and his eventual transition to Silicon Valley
What inspired his journey to building Pine
What inclined him to return to Canada and continue his entrepreneurial journey back home
Lessons learned from Silicon Valley
Their most recent raise and how it all came together
His take on the current market
The effects of the market on his business and how a Founder can stay on top
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