What Makes a Startup Scalable

What is the difference between growing and scaling a business, and why does it matter?

Our guest, Sarah Dusek, is intimately familiar with scaling a startup.

In 2009, Sarah Co-Founded Under Canvas, a premier Glamping Company with Glamping resorts outside of National Parks across the US & Canada. The business was sold in 2017 for over $100 million, providing the opportunity for Sarah to launch a purpose driven fund.

Today Sarah is the Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of Enygma Ventures, a venture capital fund that focuses on female entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.

She also offers online courses for early-stage entrepreneurs, and to date 5,000 entrepreneurs have complete the programs, becoming investor-ready and learning how to build valuable companies.

Sarah has an LLB Law degree from Exeter University, UK, and an MA from University of Manchester in Missiology. She divides her time between the US and South Africa with her husband and two children.

To learn more about Enygma Ventures, please visit: https://www.enygmaventures.com/

Follow and connect with Sarah and Enygma via these social platforms:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahhdusek/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/enygmaventures/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnygmaVentures
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enygmaventures/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enygmaventuresfund

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STREAMYARD OVERLAYS AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
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00:00 – meet Sarah Dusek
06:40 – Sarah’s entrepreneur origin story
15:24 – every bit of progress you make is a learning process that benefits you
17:50 – best example of difference between growing a business vs. scaling a business
32:20 – best advice for married couples growing a business
35:00 – preparing for an exit strategy for your startup
53:00 – Enygma Ventures’ funding thesis
59:00 – how Enygma Ventures could change the economic makeup of the African continent through its investments and mentorship