Behind the Scenes of a CIO at a $50 million Startup, with Jahn Karsybaev


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Jahn Karsybaev is the CIO at myBasePay - a small startup that raised $60 million in funding and are on their way to closing the year at $50 million in revenue. In today's episode, Assurance IT's co-founder Luigi Tiano asks Jahn about the following topics:

  1. The difficulty attracting IT talent as a startup & how Jahn works around that
  2. Defining cyber resilience
  3. Tips on implementing digital transformation & debunking myths around it
  4. Jahn's best tip to staying up-to-date with the tech industry (we're stealing this one)
  5. What keep's Jahn up at night
  6. What Jahn looks for in a company that potentially acquires myBasePay


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About Jahn Karsybaev:

Jahn Karsybaev is a Technology Executive who has led IT teams for Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a Co-Founder and CIO at myBasePay.

Jahn has co-founded, launched, successfully sold as well as successfully failed several start-ups. He is an Angel Investor and sits on Boards of several tech startups. He loves teaching angel investing, growth hacking & fundraising for startups.

Fund-raising is one of Jahn's strengths and passions. Cumulatively, he has successfully raised close to $70MM for the startups he has launched or advised on.

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Assurance IT ( specializes in data protection and data privacy for the mid-market in Canada, since 2011. The Montreal-based company’s unique approach to helping customers become cyber resilient is called the PPR Methodology which stands for Prepare, Protect and Recover. Based on industry best practices, the PPR Methodology is an easier way to achieve cyber security and compliance objectives.

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