Startup Resilience: How Notch Pivoted to Success with Jordan Huck

Welcome to the Startup CEO Show, where we dive deep into the heart of startup leadership and growth. In this episode, join our host Mark MacLeod as he engages on a thrilling conversation with Notch's CEO, Jordan Huck, regarding the critical decisions and pivots that shape a startup's journey.

We will explore the dynamic world startup leaders navigate daily and take a closer look at the challenges faced by companies as they brave new markets. We'll also focus on the relevance of sales and venture capital savvy in the Canadian startup scene.

From discussing the emotional rollercoaster of passionate leadership to the cutthroat venture capital markets, we tackle the nuances of growth, value alignment, and the crucial need for personal growth outside one's comfort zone.

Get ready to aprehend valuable lessons from a resilient startup CEO! And don't forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes like this.



00:00 - 8:50 How to face challenging times while building a startup

09:00 - 18:00 Honest journey, relationship building, finance automation.

18:33 - 30:00 Adaptation is vital for business survival.

30:09 - 45:00 Raising venture capital fuels growth.

46:20 - 48:00 Challenges drive success, belief in ethical leadership.


Since 1999, I have sat at the right-hand side of the leaders of high growth technology companies as either a CFO, VC or deal maker. I served as CFO for software companies including Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) and Freshbooks. As a CFO I experienced outright failures, wildly profitable exits, and everything in between.

I was a General Partner in Real Ventures, Canada's largest and most active seed stage fund. My investments there include the fund's largest cash on cash and highest IRR returns to date. Most recently, I founded SurePath Capital Partners the leading investment bank for SMB SaaS companies where we did hundreds of millions in financing and exit transactions.

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