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Funding & Exits  –  Chapter 3: The Investor Continuum

For the fundable entrepreneur and company, there is an investor at every company stage. If you are the CEO, when it comes time to...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
9 min read

Funding & Exits  –  Chapter 2: The Value Inflection…

An investor must consider two key factors when assessing an investment: opportunity and traction. Opportunity points to the company’s potential; it includes the team, the product vision,...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
4 min read

Open source as a business strategy

Bill Portelli shares his insights on open source and how it can drive company-building. Open source software development, long steeped by misconceptions, can be...
Anabelle Budd Anabelle Budd
4 min read

Funding & Exits  – Chapter 1: The Fundable Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is woven into the fabric of America. 30 million small businesses operate in the US.¹ Each year, about 800,000 startups join their ranks.²...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
8 min read

Funding & Exits  – Introduction

  Cash is fuel. As a tech company CEO, you need cash to scale. Most small businesses in the United States generate cash from...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
7 min read

On Leadership, Hiring, and Scaling Up

Steven Schwartz and Bob Bausmith’s Essential Advice for Tech CEOs Bob Bausmith and Steven Schwartz serve as the two Managing Directors for CEO Quest New...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
4 min read

CEO Quest, New York  –  At the Forefront of…

Bob Bausmith and Steven Schwartz walk us through the city’s tech scene and underscore the value of expert advisory services for CEOs in an...
Jacob Sandler Jacob Sandler
2 min read

Chapter 23: 500 Desks  –  On Succession Planning

It was the arrival of two top executives that put you on the jetway towards IPO. In the wake of Pat Jansen’s tumultuous departure,...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
10 min read

Chapter 22: 350 Desks –  On Leadership Development

In the past three months, the temperature climbed steadily in weekly exec group meetings. You and the executive group were frogs in a pot...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
10 min read

Chapter 21: 310 Desks  –  On Layoffs

In the fourteen months after acquiring Weblastic, integration with SparkLight Digital proved difficult. Talk about oil and water. The two cultures couldn’t be more...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
14 min read

Chapter 20: 330 Desks –  On Integrating Acquisitions

With a big smile and wave, Aiden McPhee walked through French Laundry to your corner table. You put down your glass of 2010 Silver...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
14 min read