Venture Advisors

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 Ali Usman: software development at scale, bootstrapping

Ali Usman: software development at scale, bootstrapping

 Brett Gearing: financial models, financial services sector

Brett Gearing: financial models, financial services sector

 Jean Coyle: business development, financial services sector

Jean Coyle: business development, financial services sector

 Jim Geisman: software pricing, revenue models

Jim Geisman: software pricing, revenue models

 Kate Putnam: equity financing, operations, manufacturing

Kate Putnam: equity financing, operations, manufacturing

 Meghan Fitzgerald Henshon: branding, consumer marketing

Meghan Fitzgerald Henshon: branding, consumer marketing

 Murdoc Khaleghi: developing for, and selling into, healthcare

Murdoc Khaleghi: developing for, and selling into, healthcare

 Paul G. Silva: equity & royalty financing, connector   Founder, General Partner

Paul G. Silva: equity & royalty financing, connector

Founder, General Partner

 Rick Plaut: customer development, sales   Co-founder

Rick Plaut: customer development, sales

Co-founder

 Randy Krotowski: strategy, selling into the enterprise

Randy Krotowski: strategy, selling into the enterprise

 Scott Longley: manufacturing & fulfillment, supply chain

Scott Longley: manufacturing & fulfillment, supply chain

 Steve Rubin: operations, digital marketplaces

Steve Rubin: operations, digital marketplaces

More of Our Team's Successes

  • Co-founded and scaled a nights-and-weekend hobby into one of world's top 100 startup accelerators.
  • Pivoted a moribund product line from a shrinking commoditized market into a premium growth market resulting in 3x sales in three years.
  • Optimized a sales team to cut costs significantly while generating 2x profit.
  • Recruited, trained, and managed an international team of marketing, sales and customer service agents serving customers on every continent (except Antarctica :)).
  • Invested in dozens of startups.
  • Founded and scaled a dozen startups, new business units, and organizations. Exits in many different industries.
  • Securing $2.5 billion in financing for technology projects.
  • Negotiated joint ventures, asset sales and acquisition up to $150 million.
  • Developed software solutions on many platforms (web, mobile, desktop, server...) for a wide range of customers (consumer, enterprise, nonprofit...).