How I can be helpful to founders
Startups are hard. My lowest lows have almost all come from my startups experiences, from the firing of good people to rough co-founder relationships. Most founders avoid sharing the "bad" with investors... frankly my check size will not be big enough for this to matter! So, I can promise you that I will be there for you if you need me.
Market Research 🕵🏻♂️
I enjoy doing deep dives. Whether by following a product all the way down the commodity chain or by playing around with datasets, I'm happy to lend a hand. Heck, I'm even game to do a book club on a topic.
Product Strategy 👨🏻💻
My background is in product management and design. I enjoy diving into product strategy, like building moats or working out retention. On the flip side, I also enjoy riffing on UI / UX.
My networks: recent University of Chicago graduates, Y Combinator alums, On Deck fellows, and various private Slack groups. I'm more than happy to share job posts on my socials and / or privately within these circles!
I will not be able to guarantee any press opportunities, but I am "connected" to a few journalists, newsletter writers, and writers at various online publications, mostly in the food and beverage space. Let's speak directly about this.
Growth is challenging at any stage. My biggest forte is in search engine optimization, as I have done content marketing / SEO projects at over 5+ companies. I am also experienced in product-led growth and building community. However, my core competency is not in paid ads— but I can point you in the right direction!
It’s in my best interest to help founders fill their round with strategic, helpful investors. I am also eager to help with the deck and give frank pitch practice.