It was the fourth month in a row that we missed our sales target. "How could this be?" we all asked ourselves in the monthly sales meeting time and again. We had very senior sales staff and the engineers were some of the best in the business. Additionally, our clients were all prepared to buy … Continue reading Why internal communication trumps everything (even product)
Let's be very clear, it's almost impossible to reach core team perfection at the Seed and Series A stage, but you wouldn’t be reading this unless you liked almost-impossible goals… The core team in perfect alignment is a thing of beauty. Three well balanced individuals who support each other creating a gapless barrier to take … Continue reading Crafting your core team
This morning I had a great call with a founder. Let's call him Mark. He told me about his Robot Startup which I am extremely excited about working with in the future. Autonomous Robots delivering consumer products. Massive potential. His current challenge - sales. Mark explained more about how he is building the sales team: … Continue reading How to build the wrong team.
The business will pivot, the strategy will change, the target market will be altered (you might go crazy and go live up in the woods, never wanting to hear the word startup again), but the one factor which must stay constant is a successful core team. The founders and core team are perhaps the most … Continue reading Execute and don‘t pull off the band-aid slowly!