On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Joe Raczka, Co-founder, COO, and Managing Partner at York IE.
Headquartered in New Hampshire, USA, York IE is a vertically integrated strategic growth and investment firm helping reshape the way companies are built, scaled, and monetized. Through Fuel™, its SaaS platform, hands-on advisory services, and selective early-stage B2B SaaS investments, York IE supports ambitious entrepreneurs, operators, and investors on their quest to scale startups and disrupt markets.
Joe is an avid angel investor and startup advisor focused primarily on the SaaS and IaaS markets, bringing with him a stellar Rolodex across the investment banking, market analyst, venture capital, and private equity landscape. Previously, Joe was the Vice President of Strategic Development at Oracle where he oversaw all of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Market Intelligence, Product Strategy, and M&As, including leading the acquisition of Zenedge, a cloud-based, artificial intelligence-driven cybersecurity business. Joe joined Oracle through the Dyn acquisition. At Dyn, Joe was first Vice President of Finance, Dyn’s first formal finance hire, and then Vice President of Corporate Development where he raised $100 million of growth capital, participated and led diligence in eight acquisitions, and led the strategic process and diligence that resulted in the strategic acquisition by Oracle.
Before joining Dyn, Joe spent the first part of his career in New York City and Boston as a financial analyst at Bloomberg, Pali Capital, and Fidelity, starting out in the family office division. In addition to his work at York IE, Joe is active in the community. He serves on the board of directors for several non-profits including Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and Bishop Guertin High School. Joe has also become a respected angel investor, mentor, and growth advisor to many innovative startups. Joe has a BS in finance from Providence College.
Joe advises startups and investors, discusses the state of startup investing, and shares his investment thesis and some of the startups which fit that thesis.
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