Why Young Brands Are Poised for Success in the CrossFit Economy

Why Young Brands Are Poised for Success in the CrossFit Economy

I advise a number of young brands in the health & wellness sector. Some are apparel-oriented, while others focus on nutrition. No matter their offering, many companies in this sector are competing against deeper-pocketed brands that have dominated the industry for...
What It Means to Grow Too Quickly

What It Means to Grow Too Quickly

A few years ago, I helped a well-known consumer technology brand through a very difficult time. The company had enjoyed years of success and become one of the hottest brands on the planet. It raised hundreds of millions of dollars from Silicon Valley’s top investors,...
The Importance of Grit in Ventures

The Importance of Grit in Ventures

Kathryn Minshew was rejected 148 times before raising nearly $30 million for The Muse. Marc Benioff couldn’t raise a single dollar from venture capitalists—many of whom were his friends. And yet, Salesforce raised over $60 million from private individual investors...