Backing unassailable founders with Fahd Ananta, Investor @ Roach Capital | EP#234

February 2, 2023

On this week’s show, we spoke with Fahd Ananta, Investor @ Roach Capital

Fahd is an investor at Roach Capital, a firm he founded. After founding and selling his own Canadian tech companies and spending years working as a product lead at major tech firms like Shopify and Snap — the company behind Snapchat — Ananta launched Roach Capital in 2019. 

Roach represents a continuation of Ananta’s angel investment efforts, which involved providing startups with early capital and helping them with product strategy. Additionally, he says the early-stage fund has an opportunity to put portfolio companies “on the radar” of some of its larger and better capitalized VC investors.

Prior to launching Roach Capital, Ananta co-founded a pair of Toronto-based startups: Chime, a notification aggregator and calendar app that was acquired by HubSpot in 2013 and Tab Payments, a restaurant curation, reservation, and payments app that was acquired by United Kingdom-based Velocity in 2015.

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • His path to becoming an investor
  • Why he started Roach Capital 
  • Difference between good and great products
  • Providing guidance to founders
  • What it takes to succeed in a startup

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