Startup Optimizations

My focus is optimizing startup outcomes throughout The Startup Lifecycle.

I am available to engage with committed entrepreneurs, investors and startups who are driven to maximize their success. And I am available to private and institutional investors for due diligence support and hands-on work to optimize portfolio results.

Service examples for startups:

  • Review and refine your vision and strategies
  • Review and help you negotiate founders agreements
  • Help brainstorm your branding, positioning and messaging
  • Business model canvas development, review and refinement
  • Product and service validation, testing and refinement
  • Project resource requirements and help with product roadmap planning and development
  • Review and refine your pricing and revenue models
  • Build or refine your MVP

Email me to discuss how I can help your startup build a solid foundation.

Service examples for investors:

  • Business model evaluation (and refinement)
  • Competitive research
  • Due diligence
  • Emerging opportunity analysis
  • Engineering workflow analysis
  • Go to market strategy evaluation
  • Hands-on interim leadership roles
  • Intellectual property evaluation
  • Product roadmap evaluation and development
  • Risk assessment / Risk reduction
  • System infrastructure evaluation and risk assessment
  • Technology risk assessment
  • Technical leadership evaluation

Email me to discuss how I can help optimize your portfolio returns.

Focus Areas:

Creating and shipping products people want:

  • Product roadmap curation and oversight
  • Appropriate technology decisions
  • Intuitive and effective user interfaces
  • Core architecture and data models
  • Public and private APIs, 3rd party integrations
  • Efficient and productive engineering, QA and DevOps,
  • System design and implementation

Email me to discuss how I can help your startup optimize your product and platform.

Accelerating your growth by refining operations:

  • Review and refine onboarding, training and support operations
  • Review and refine engineering operations
  • Enhance your onboarding processes and documentation
  • Enhance and extend your technology integrations
  • Evaluate and refine your KPIs and analytics
  • Review and refine your architecture, technology and devops workflows

Email me to discuss how I can help your startup reduce friction and accelerate growth.

Competencies spanning nearly every aspect of startups:

  • From raising money to exit strategies
  • From team building to leadership and a culture of sustainable commitment
  • From ideation and market validation through hands-on software development
  • From interface design through creating an intuitive user experience
  • From engineering leadership to scaling and fault tolerant distributed systems
  • From sales and marketing to strategic partnerships
  • From business models to strategies and tactics

Business experience and focus areas:

  • Branding
  • Business Model Canvas for product/market fit
  • Business Strategy
  • Capitalization
  • Capital Efficiency
  • Company Culture
  • Cost Control
  • Copywriting
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Finance
  • Formation
  • Founder Equity
  • Fund Raising
  • Intellectual Property (IP) including Trade Secret
  • Lean Canvas for problem/solution fit
  • Lean Startup Methodologies
  • Marketing
  • Marketplaces
  • Onboarding
  • Patent strategies, application and prosecution
  • Product Development
  • Product Management
  • Retention (Churn reduction)
  • Sales
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategy

Email me to discuss how I can help your startup thrive.

Technology experience and focus areas:

  • API design and development
  • Application / Platform Architecture
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Backend Development
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Data Modeling
  • DevOps
  • Docker and containerization
  • Full Stack Development
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Go (golang)
  • gRPC services and APIs
  • Heroku
  • HTML
  • Javascript, Typescript
  • Kubernetes
  • Linux
  • Load testing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Microservices and Service Meshes
  • Node.js
  • Performance optimization
  • Product Development
  • Product Management
  • Python
  • React Native
  • Redis
  • Ruby and frameworks: Roda, Sinatra, Grape, Rails
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Software Development
  • System Architecture
  • Tailwind CSS
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • User Interface (UI) Design
  • Vue.js
  • Web Development

Email me to discuss how I can help your startup thrive.