In this episode, podcast host, Ed McKnight talks with Sharsies Co-founder Leighton Roberts ( about how the investment start-up grew to having $10 million under management within its first year.

Specifically, they discuss:

– Starting a business with seven co-founders, and making it work

– The founding team putting their corporate jobs on hold to validate this idea

– How they figured out what young professionals want from an investment company

– Why they tried to prove the business wouldn’t work before taking the leap and leaving their corporate jobs

– What young kiwis really wanted from investments

– and Ed and Leighton’s musings on social businesses and ethical investments