Chris is the Co-Founder of Class VI Partners, which is a financial advisory firm for founders. They have advised on over $2.5bn worth of deals with the single biggest being half a billion.

Today he takes us back to 2005. 

Armed with ambition and experience, Chris and his co-founder burst onto the investment banking scene, ready to conquer the cutthroat competition. Little did they know that a fateful introduction would lead them on a path to valuable lessons about values alignment and the impact of partnerships.

Chris and his co-founder were trying to establish themselves, and a golden opportunity arose. They were presented with a chance to assist in raising funds for a real estate fund. 

Although this wasn’t their planned target client or focus, they decided to give it a shot. However, things didn’t quite pan out as expected. Now faced with a dilemma, Chris and his co-founder had to make a crucial decision about the money they received for the deal, which would have to come from their own pockets.

Would they both agree on what was the right thing to do?

Handling early-stage failure and building around values

Building a company from the ground up is no easy feat, and Chris shares his insights on the patience and enjoyment required throughout the process. Despite early-stage failures, he firmly believes that values alignment and ethical practices are key contributors to long-term success.

Despite the challenges faced, Chris’s journey exemplifies the resilience, determination, and commitment required to thrive as an entrepreneur. Tune in to hear how he navigated obstacles, made bold decisions, and achieved success by staying true to his values.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Sharing similar values in business – with your partner, your team and your clients;
  • Building a company from the ground up;
  • Why being patient and enjoying the process are playing a key part in the long-term success of a company.

Building everything around values is not just about business; it’s a way of life. Chris Younger’s story serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals, reminding us all that the choices we make and the values we uphold can shape our path to success.

Tune into this episode and listen to Chris sharing his journey of building an entire business from scratch, facing early-stage failures, and discovering the importance of values alignment and ethical practices. You’ll gain valuable insights into the significance of shared values in business, whether it’s with your partners, team members, or clients.