Traversing the Traction Gap

We seek entrepreneurs whose companies are currently in or about to enter the Traction Gap.

What is Wildcat Venture Partners?

The Wildcat team consists of successful entrepreneurs turned investors. Over the years, we have observed that most startups can build a product but many falter in the go-to-market phase, exposing themselves to lower valuations, significant financing risks, and suboptimal outcomes. In fact, industry data shows that more than 75% of startups fail to gain traction and never return capital invested.

In stark contrast to these industry statistics, 70% of the companies we have backed have been successful.

To achieve these results, we have developed a unique investment and operating framework generated from our collective experience; it is called the Traction Gap. We use the Traction Gap framework - terminology, strategies and tactics – to work with teams to help them successfully transition from product development into company scaling.



What's New

April 27, 2017

Creating a Job-Ready Workforce to Power the Digital Economy in the 21st Century

A Skills Problem The global economy has been rapidly transitioning from a 20th century industrial economy, to a 21st century “digital economy” – an economy…

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Bruce Cleveland

April 27, 2017

Vertafore Further Enhances Technology Platform with Acquisition of RiskMatch, a Data Analytics Innovator

Bothell, WA. – April 25, 2017 – Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology, today announced the acquisition of RiskMatch, a business intelligence and analytics…

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Vertifore

April 25, 2017

BendPoly Rebrands, Expands as GreenFig University in Multiple Cities

The founders of BendPoly debuted GreenFig University, an expanded version of the two-year-old digital marketing school, today at the Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco.…

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Kelly Kearsley

StartupBend


April 25, 2017

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and our current workforce isn’t ready for it. At Wildcat Venture Partners, we are painfully aware of this.…

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Wildcat Venture Partners

April 24, 2017

If You Wear Scrubs, You’ll Want To See These By FIGS

Scrubs haven't changed much since the 70's, but FIGS is out to disrupt the tired medical apparel industry. Any visit to a medical office or…

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Debra Borchardt

Forbes


April 19, 2017

Investing in the Wake of AI’s Impact

Through parts 1, 2, and 3, we’ve covered a lot of information around the displacement that’s going to occur as a result of AI, but we’ve also talked…

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Nathaniel Krasnoff

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