We use insight to create profitable startups
InsightStudios is a startup studio focused on blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and software.
For technology investors who are dissatisfied with high failure rates and capital losses associated with early-stage startups, InsightStudios uses a proven method for finding product-market and inventing scalable, repeatable business models. Our solution is a new type of startup studio based on lean startup and design thinking principles that de-leverages the risk of seed & angel stage investing. Unlike accelerators and incubators that focus on slick pitches and hype, our proprietary pipeline of validated startups is rooted in a proven methodology that uncovers non-obvious customer insights. The result is proprietary pipeline of validated startups that have a 100x higher success rate than Y-Combinator and other seed-stage portfolios.
Dave is a serial entrepreneur and innovative business leader with 24 years of disruptive technology experience. Dave created eight startups (before this one), and bootstrapped five to profitability with no outside capital. Before building startups, Dave was kicked out of large enterprises for being too innovative. Somehow, he was still successful as he added $1.5 billion in market cap to AT&T Wireless, turned around a $60 million division at Experian and created $30 million in enterprise value at Yesmail in 18 months with no capital expenditure. You can read more about Dave at LinkedIn.
Paul is an experienced technology entrepreneur. Paul has created a number of technology startups and professional services companies. He excels in creative thinking, business development and really people around him to work on meaningful opportunities. Eons ago, Paul was Dave's big brother at Acacia Fraternity at Purdue University. You can read more about Paul on LinkedIn.
Greg is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at DFC Global Corp. He is an experienced Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Strong track record of driving growth and delivering results. Proven leader of marketing, acquisitions, business development, brand, analytics, IT/front-end development, underwriting and operations teams. Comfortable leading in high-growth, pre and post-IPO VC-backed environments. Linkedin.
Jim has 25+ years of rewarding fun and experience driving corporate growth for highly visible technology companies and innovative start-ups. Turning Disruptive and Sustaining Innovation into growth and profit in highly competitive markets, he has created a consistent record of exceeding aggressive sales objectives while protecting base revenues and driving new investment. Each of these roles - global enterprises, domestic Fortune 100’s, and technology startups has fine-tuned his ability to find solutions to business challenges while leading high-performance teams. LinkedIn.
Asif is a successful health tech serial entrepreneur, six sigma black belt, with a keen eye to design and streamlining workflows. Asif brings a unique perspective of experiences leading global teams and strategy for GE companies to starting his own company (Caremerge) and scaling it to over hundreds of locations in North America, and simplifying lives of hundreds of thousands of seniors, staff and families in senior living. He understands what it takes to build a culture of innovation, while attracting and retaining the best talent and empowering them to solve problems (innovating) to move the organization forward. Linkedin.
Stephen is currently Global Chief Strategy Officer, Nextlaw, Dentons. The great thing about Stephen is that he combines his classical training in strategy, marketing, branding and communications with tech entrepreneurial success, in both the F500 and start-up environments. He has global experience and has worked in the US., Europe and Asia. Stephen has a successful track record of developing, transforming and managing complex businesses, programs, products and channels. He is a strategic, innovative, change agent. He understands that in today’s world, fundamental growth and change are catalyzed by cultural shifts, knowing how to lead, motivate, influence, manage and execute cross-functionally in highly fluid, matrix environments. His diverse global and industry experience includes, technology, finance, consumer and entertainment. Stephen has a Harvard MBA and FINRA 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses. Linkedin.
Elliott leads the Content Creation team at Google, comprised of of product managers and engineers focusing on content creation projects including Blogger (Google's free blog platform committed to supporting free expression globally) and some other not-yet-fully launched projects. Prior to this role, he was based in Shanghai/Beijing where he banged my head against a (great) wall trying to get Google back into China as the "China Product Lead" (along with my comrade Boon-Lock Yeo).
Prior to joining Google, Elliott was a startup co-founder of UpTake Networks (online travel, semantic search, SEO), sold to Groupon in 2012, Loyalty Matrix (retention/loyalty analytics consulting), sold to Responsys in 2006 and Netcentives (loyalty programs and virtual currency), went public in 1999 (NASDAQ:NCNT) and was acquired (in a distress sale, unfortunately) in 2001 by Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD) and InfoUSA (NASDAQ:IUSA). Linkedin
Matt is currently Chief Product Officer at Mighty AI. Previously, he was a Co-Founder of FeedBurner (sold to Google), and previously worked at Google and AngelList. Matt has spent the balance of his professional life in the entrepreneurial, small company trenches, but stints in large company environments have helped frame and broaden his experience and problem-tackling approach. Linkedin.
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