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February 2, 2018

How to start-up: 4 insights about the Traction Gap from Chicago Booth for entrepreneurs

Four insights from Chicago Booth’s Waverly Deutsch for entrepreneurs hoping to cultivate scalable success How does an entrepreneur know when it’s time to go to…

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February 2, 2018

In Search of a Venture Firm to Invest in Your Startup

Most savvy entrepreneurs know that getting a warm introduction to a venture firm substantially improves their odds of getting a meeting — and hopefully an investment. But,…

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January 1, 2018

1Mby1M Roundtable January 18, 2018: With Bruce Cleveland, Wildcat Venture Partners

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners, one of the early employees at Oracle, as…

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January 1, 2018

Bruce Cleveland to appear on 1Mby1M’s Entrepreneur Roundtable

As part of the 1Mby1M initiative, Sramana Mitra is offering this FREE online 1M/1M strategy roundtable to entrepreneurs interested in discussing positioning, financing, and other aspects of…

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December 12, 2017

Bruce Cleveland on Legends & Losers Podcast

A lot of people who come from big “category king” companies think they can automatically build a legendary business. How has history proven this notion…

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November 11, 2017

How Startups Can Create Minimum Viable Traction

The top five reasons startups fail are: 1. no market need, 2. ran out of cash, 3. not the right team, 4. get out-competed and…

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November 11, 2017

Bruce Cleveland guest appearance on DisrupTV

DisrupTV is a weekly Web series with hosts R "Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday.…

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October 10, 2017

Bruce Cleveland to Keynote at SeedCon 2017

SeedCon: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Conference Cohosted by the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (EVC) student group at Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center, SeedCon is a conference designed to bring…

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June 6, 2017

In Search of the Science of Sales

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with a longtime colleague, Jim Hughes, founder of Quick Start Strategies, a leading-edge sales advisory firm singularly…

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June 6, 2017

In Pursuit of Becoming a Platform

In 2006, after 20+ years in a various product management and engineering roles, I transitioned into an investor role. When I made that transition, although…

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April 4, 2017

Scaling the Revenue Engine Webinar featuring Bruce Cleveland

Tom Mohr, Founder and CEO of CEO Quest, shares his research-backed insights and best practice advice for choosing channel partnerships that maximize company acceleration and…

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April 4, 2017

Creating a 21st Century Job Ready Workforce

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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April 4, 2017

BendPoly Expands as GreenFig

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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March 3, 2017

Bruce Cleveland speaks at VetCon 2017

Bruce Cleveland discusses Navigating the Traction Gap EVENT LINK: VetCon WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:00-4:45pm (PT) WHERE: GSV Labs - 585 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

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February 2, 2017

In Search of the Mythical “VP Sales & Marketing”​

I have to admit to having an extreme bias. It rears its ugly head when a startup CEO comes into our offices to take us…

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January 1, 2017

Bruce Cleveland speaks at Products That Count

Watch the video from the event here. DATE AND TIME Wed, January 25, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST LOCATION Yelp Headquarters 140 New…

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January 1, 2017

The Interview

If you sit down with a number of HR executives and ask each of them which questions companies should ask candidates during the interview process…

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September 9, 2016

Building a foundation for crossing the Traction Gap

To successfully scale as a company and to help ensure future rounds of financing, startups must understand the framework of the Traction Gap and abide…

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August 8, 2016

How to bridge the Traction Gap

As I discussed earlier this month, 2016 has seen a significant drop in Series B financings. In order to successfully secure follow on rounds of…

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August 8, 2016

Understanding the Traction Gap

Venture capital’s grief might be wider than the industry thought: A Series B crunch may be upon us. And this puts more pressure on entrepreneurs…

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