John Allen

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Episode Summary

John Allen is the founder of iBlaise Consulting and is also an innovator in the bio-tech industry. In 1996, John worked for Agouron Pharmaceuticals. Their work was instrumental in targeting HIV enzymes and Agouron was later acquired by Warner-Lambert for $2.3 billion dollars. John talks on the five core values of iBlaise, how to pair the correct C executives with an entrepreneur’s personality type, and much more.

Key Takeaways

  • 04:50 – Why was Warner-Lambert interested in Agouron?
  • 08:40 – A compelling vision and getting investors to fund you requires two different stories.
  • 10:00 – Entrepreneurs are full of possibilities. Investors are full of probabilities.
  • 11:25 – Having empathy towards what the investor is looking for is critical.
  • 14:00 – John Allen incubated Open Finance Network and talks about what they do.
  • 20:20 – John talks on his company’s values. Investors look for values in entrepreneurs.
  • 22:30 – Investors are always looking for red flags.
  • 25:20 – Investors want to talk to early adopters of your product or service.
  • 28:20 – If there’s friction in the team, then that’s a risk to investors.
  • 33:55 – Feel free to email John Allen if you’re interested in getting funded.

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
iBlaise Consulting, LLC

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