Startup Grind Talk with Matus Maar, Talis Capital and David Borrie, Pirate Studios

We talked to Matus Maar, Managing Partner & Co Founder of Talis Capital and Executive Chairman of Pirate Studios - the world's largest network of music rehearsal studios, fully autonomous and live streaming equipped. Matus is also Co-Founder of Threads - pioneering chat-based ecommerce with unique business model.
Matus was joined on stage by CEO & Co-Founder of Pirate Studios - David Borrie.

Talis is a private venture capital investment firm investing on behalf of a group of successful, ultra high net worth entrepreneurs.Focused on backing emerging technologies, Talis has completed over $500m worth of transactions and the stellar portfolio includes Darktrace, Onfido, iwoca, Pirate Studios, Secondhome to name just a few. Initial investments of Talis Capital typically range from $1m to $10m, with the possibility of participating in further rounds. Their investment focus lies across a number of vertical themes where technology services are disrupting traditional models including Financial Services, Regulation, Cyber, Data/IoT, Regulation & Real Estate amongst others.

As an investor Matus has led or closed over 50 private equity and venture capital deals. Matus enjoys early stage investing, working closely with the entrepreneurs. Matus represents (or did in past) Talis on various boards for companies such as Onfido, iwoca, Pirate Studios, Threads,, eporta, Narrativ, Price f(x) and others.Matus is passionate about world changing technology companies and spending time with entrepreneurs who are building them. Matus loves travelling and experiencing different cultures, he has lived in six countries and speaks five languages.

We talked with Matus and David about their entrepreneurship experience and the future of music.

The talk was moderated by Marian Gazdik, Director of Startup Grind London.
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