Hello! If you are an entrepreneur looking for help with your business and funding strategy, let's talk. I am passionate about helping founders realize their dreams in a healthy and sustainable way. Leveraging my capital markets background and years in the startup community, I work with founders who want to communicate their business and investment opportunity in the best and most authentic way.
I often speak at conferences and workshops about funding, getting investor-ready, and women entrepreneurship.
I have developed a proprietary program that is a practical and intentional guide to accessing aligned capital.
I love reviewing pitch decks and helping founders articulate their unique story while addressing the key points every investor needs to know.
The multiplier effect of women achieving financial success is significant, impacting everything from economics to politics to climate change. Women have the opportunity to use their economic and investing power to build great businesses, generate sustainable wealth... and change the world!
Fueled by this passion, I created Fortuna Funding to help women entrepreneurs access aligned capital, and I co-founded We Are Enough to educate women on the power of investing in women.
I recently partnered with UBS Women's Wealth in Europe and Coralus (formerly SheEO) on Project Female Founder... a unique program to accelerate female and non-binary founders in their success through a holistic program of investor readiness training and a global ecosystem of support to build relationships and networks.
Fortuna is for women entrepreneurs looking to create their ideal funding strategy through the proprietary Fortuna Funding Framework. Visit this site to learn more about online courses and resources.
We Are Enough is a non-profit organization with a mission is to educate women globally on WHY and HOW to invest in women-led businesses and/or with a gender lens. Visit this site to learn more about how to leverage your investing power.
A PASSION FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE
As the Vice President of US Capital Formation for Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, I advise U.S. companies on the opportunity to list and raise capital on the Canadian capital markets. I was named in the 2019 Top 100 People in Finance.
As the founder of Fortuna Funding, I provide practical and intentional guidance on accessing aligned capital... from bootstrapping to IPO. Passionate about helping women entrepreneurs access the right capital, I created the proprietary Fortuna Funding Framework for female founders to develop their ideal funding strategy.
I am also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of We Are Enough, a non-profit that educates women on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses and/or with a gender lens.
I am a frequent speaker and pitch competition judge and coach, and I recently partnered with UBS and SheEO on Project Female Founder. I am an Activator for Coralus (formerly SheEO) and led the 2016 US launch in Los Angeles for this global financing vehicle for female and non-binary founders.
I am currently an Advisory Board Member for MAPLE Business Council (a trade organization between Canada and Southern California), Chair of the Funding Committee for Women Leaders of Octane, and Advisory Board Member of We Global Studios (an innovation studio for women entrepreneurs).
My background is as a capital markets expert with 10 years previously in business development at Toronto Stock Exchange, including as the Director, Business Development & Strategy. I have advised many companies on the going public process and can provide an understanding of private and public financing options in Canada and the United States.
I hold an MBA in Enterprise Development and a BA in English, and have completed a certification as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner.
Interviewed on The Boss Talks Networks
Instagram Live (August 2022)
Transforming Your Money Into Economic Power
SheEO Finance Learning Circle (April 2022)
Delilah Panio on empowering women entrepreneurs and investors
My Trending Stories (April 2022)
Delilah Panio educates US entrepreneurs on Canadian capital markets
The Almost Done (April 2022)
Impact IPOs: How Going Public Can Change the Funding Landscape for Women
Keynote at SheEO Global Summit (Toronto, March 2020)
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