August 18, 2021 Ep.516 ~ Strategies on Raising $500 Million ~ Punit Dhillon

Punit Dhillon is on The Business Method today here to chat about his strategies that he used to raise $500 million. Punit is a master of using adversity as fuel to exceed all expectations. Starting at nine, he almost drowned in a swimming pool. Twenty years later, he became a competitive swimmer and completed his first of several Ironman Triathlons. Now he is the chairman and CEO of Skye Bioscience Inc., a public pharmaceutical company.


Formerly the VP of finance and operations at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Punit Dhillon raised over $125 million through multiple financings and several licensing deals. He was also instrumental to the successful in-licensing of key intellectual property and a number of corporate transactions, including the acquisition and consolidation ofInovio AS, a Norwegian DNA delivery company, and the merger with VGX Pharmaceuticals.


03:18 Who is Punit Dhillon?

15:40 Raising Over $500 Million

20:42 The First Steps to Raising Money

25:20 Getting Past Rejection While Raising Money

34:30 Preparing for a Major Investor Pitch

40:40 Tips for Those Starting Out to Raise Money

45:10 High Performance Tips from Punit

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