#35 - Francisco Lung, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of Coin Capital
#35 - Francisco Lung, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of Coin Capital. Grit and building relationships to transform from software to investing
Join in for a conversation with Francisco Lung, the Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of Coin Capital. Coin Capital is he investment management arm of Coinsquare and they're creating products where retail investors like you and I can invest in companies that are utilizing blockchain technology and are in other forefronts of technology. Francisco's career story is one about tenacity and perseverance. He started out in computer science and joined IBM after the pop of dotcom bubble, for 6 years until deciding to do his MBA to enter the capital markets and the world of stock investing. He did this amid the financial real estate bubble popped in 2008. He learned to effectively leverage the Rotman MBA alumni network to grab as many as 120 coffees in 3 months. We talk about the value of building relationships and how continuing to focus on cultivating such meaningful relationships helped him become a portfolio manager in his dream role. We also talk about his decision process in leaving the high-paying world of finance to enter the ambiguous world of startups and cryptocurrency and what propelled him to make such an uncommon and difficult decision.