Are You Crazy, Unrealistic Or Just Naive?

How Can You Possibly Assume The Returns Will Be 31 to 139x for InsightStudios? 

We recently started a second raise for InsightStudios, a startup studio that is developing startups using a proven methodology for finding product-market fit. Our initial raise was largely self-funded and we’ve been pretty modest about the capital we’ve brought in so far. But this has changed with our goal of raising $7.5MM in the second round to help fund six startup spinouts. We'd like to attract this capital because we would like to go faster and capital is a great accelerator for our proven business model. 

InsightStudios Is Off To An Great Start

I just wanted to take a moment and reflect on what we've accomplished in 2016. As we wrap up the year, I find myself incredibly excited for what 2017 will bring. Our plan for InsightStudios is coming into focus, and it's a beautiful thing. We are changing the enterprise innovation market and the startup ecosystem at the same time. It's incredible when you stop and think about it.

P&G Gets It

Large, established businesses are being disrupted at different rates of change. Insurance and financial services are being disrupted by autonomous vehicles, Internet of things and blockchain. These disruptions are existential to their core businesses. In contrast, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG's) are being disrupted to a lesser degree, in relative terms.

Insights From CIO West

I recently attended the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in San Francisco on May 18 & 19. The conference was worthwhile for me as I met a number of serious innovators, particularly in the audience and during the networking events. 

For those of you who couldn't make it, I thought it might be useful to summarize some of the themes I heard over and over again during the two day event.