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The Financial Markets and Innovation — UBS SVP Brenda O’Connor Juanas

“Investors are willing to pay more for a dollar of earnings for a company that has a faster, higher and steeper trajectory of growth fueled in much part by innovation. So I think, you know, those two kinds of 40,000 foot level stats demonstrate to us that, yes, there is a premium in market performance and also there's a preference or a willingness for investors to pay more for innovative companies.

– Brenda O’ Connor Juanas, Senior Vice President of UBS International

Meet VentureFuel Visionary Brenda O’ Connor Juanas, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at UBS International. She is an industry thought leader on financial markets frequently speaking across CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business to name a few.

In this episode, we talk about R&D-to-Sales Ratios, the valuation delta between innovators like Tesla and Airbnb compared to their legacy competitors, and how companies such as Visa elevate themselves beyond their competitors through innovation. We also discuss how the market impacts VCs and founders.

Catch our conversation as we try to answer the question: Why is now the time for commercial partnerships between startups and large organizations?


VentureFuel builds and accelerates innovation programs for industry leaders by helping them unlock the power of External Innovation via startup collaborations. 

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