Mission-Driven Organizations in Health & Wellness

Mission-Driven Organizations in Health & Wellness

Next-gen food and nutrition companies have the opportunity to make a significant impact. There’s a decent chunk of evidence to back up this claim. New developments abound in today’s market. But before we dive into the details, let’s take a step back and evaluate why...
5 Ways Young Companies Can Survive & Thrive in an Amazon World

5 Ways Young Companies Can Survive & Thrive in an Amazon World

Executives lose sleep on a nightly basis, worrying about Amazon coming to put them out of business. Amazon has permeated all major industries, and while most know the company for its retail site, it has achieved success in groceries, TV and film, robotics, cloud...
5 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Company

5 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Company

A next-gen nutritional startup received a low-ball offer for a majority stake in their company. I spoke with the founders earlier this week, and the conversation brought to mind many similar situations. I’ve encountered this often: Entrepreneurs have their head down...
5 Investment Banking Lessons for Every Startup Founder

5 Investment Banking Lessons for Every Startup Founder

Throughout my investment banking career, I’ve come across a number of brilliant entrepreneurs and exciting young companies. And yet, many outsiders only see the romanticized version of entrepreneurship. They think it’s easy, and that once the company has launched, the...
Making Mattresses & Vitamins Sexy Through Business Model Innovation

Making Mattresses & Vitamins Sexy Through Business Model Innovation

Direct-to-consumer companies are evolving. Rather than focusing on product innovation—for instance, the latest features on the iPhone—the consumer tech space has been honing in on business model innovation. That is, tech companies are not only coming up with fancy new...