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Founder Council | Sydney Rankin

Sydney Rankin

Fintech Business Lead, Profitual

I am interested in empowering SaaS companies and scrappy start-ups to reach their growth goals by providing the financial intelligence they didn’t know they needed.

Particularly passionate about helping to close the venture funding gap for women and gender-diverse entrepreneurs, whether through our company, start-up coaching, teaching, or over a cup of coffee!

I have 4 years of experience working with start-ups in Atlantic Canada, most recently investing in New Brunswick’s most VC-backable start-ups. Additionally, I instruct an applied venture capital course for the BBA & MBA program at the University of New Brunswick, where the next wave of private capital investors teach me what they care about when assessing a potential investment opportunity.

I love strategically fixing problems and watching how entrepreneurship and innovation can reshape an industry at the turn of a dime. Let me know how I can help!

Any tips for founders?

Financial models help entrepreneurs transform their ideas into actionable plans, bridging the gap between vision and execution. One of the best investments a start-up can make in itself is understanding how to leverage its financial model as a tool, rather than a component of reporting.