How often have you heard the story where an entrepreneur risks their business to get the big fish? Doug Trott, founder of PriceMetrix, is one of those owners and the big fish he landed happened to be one of the world’s largest diversified financial services companies - Morgan Stanley. Doug says, "We were convinced that we had a solid track record and the integrity of our product was such that Morgan Stanley would have the confidence to use our service."
However, the risk of the deal falling through was high, made even more so, given the raging financial crisis. "By the time we got into October last year, the market was tanking and then by mid-December there was talk that Morgan Stanley was going to go insolvent”, said Mr. Trott. Thankfully, the insolvency rumours were just that, and a deal was finally struck. In April 2009 PriceMetrix officially started delivery of services to Morgan Stanley. When it comes to fising, go for the big ones because you might just catch one.