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Tech Scenes Santa Barabara with Brett Queener

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Join us on this episode of Tech Scenes Santa Barbara as we sit down with Brett Queener, a seasoned veteran in the SaaS industry and a partner at Bonfire Ventures in Santa Monica. With a rich history at some of the fastest-growing SaaS companies, including Siebel Systems and, Brett brings a wealth of experience and insights into the world of venture capital and startup growth.

In this drive, Brett shares his journey from being in the trenches, to angel investing, moving to be a full time professional with Bonfire, where he actively supports and mentors B2B software founders. Bonfire Ventures, known for being the first lead investor for B2B software founders, is a prominent early-stage venture capital firm that exclusively invests in seed-stage B2B software companies. Brett delves into the firm’s philosophy of being responsive, trusted, and helpful advisors, a testament to their commitment which is clearly reflected in their successful investments in companies like Disqo, ChowNow, Boulevard, Figment, Spekit, and Invoca.

Throughout the episode, Brett discusses the critical aspects of investing in founders, the significance of understanding functional roles, and the strategies for guiding founders through challenging times. He emphasizes the importance of establishing a strong cadence to find repeatability in business operations, a crucial element for sustainable growth and success.

This episode is packed with actionable advice for founders and business leaders looking to navigate the complexities of startup growth and venture capital. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, an investor, or simply interested in the dynamics of the tech startup ecosystem, this conversation with Brett Queener offers valuable insights and lessons from the front lines of business innovation.

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