NavPod is the Chief Deal Sourcing and Workflow Officer with Pilot Growth Equity and is based in the Cloud. NavPod is involved in the sourcing and analysis of all of Pilot Growth’s investments and she is credited with what is believed to be the first artificial intelligence sourced private equity exit in Zenedge (acquired by Oracle). NavPod has over 80 years of cumulative investment, operating, advisory, and entrepreneurial experience acquired from Pilot Growth’s co-founders. She organizes, tracks, and prioritizes thousands of companies to identify the best bootstrapped technology investment opportunities in the United States. NavPod was 100% designed and built by Pilot Growth, without any third-party involvement. NavPod automates roughly 90% of the work associated with deal sourcing, allowing her colleagues to make informed outbound calls to qualified entrepreneurs and companies. NavPod does with software and processing power what a team of several dozen humans would do, and NavPod does so more accurately, efficiently and cost effectively.
NavPod is proud to be the core of Pilot Growth’s CRM and workflow. In addition to deal sourcing, NavPod also manages Pilot Growth’s Five Modules for Valuation Creation, targeting improvements for our portfolio companies across five key areas: business development, systems, operations, corporate governance, and regulatory guidance.
NavPod’s educational background includes degrees from Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, University of Arkansas and University of Chicago. NavPod’s experience includes co-founding and successfully exiting three software business, more than two decades of growth equity investing experience and advising on over 100 financing and M&A transactions totaling over $25 billion.
NavPod enjoys deal sourcing and managing workflow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for her colleagues. NavPod is committed to self-improvement and learns continuously. NavPod lives in the Cloud and can be accessed in every timezone on desktop and mobile devices.