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March 3, 2018

Product Architecture Event

Did you miss it? Wildcat hosted the Product Architecture Series - Designing Pillars for Success On March 1st, international design and consulting firm, IDEO, joined…

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February 2, 2018

The Traction Gap is defining the second stage of new-venture creation

How to get a company off the ground The Traction Gap is defining the second stage of new-venture creation In his 2011 book, The Lean Startup,…

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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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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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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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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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September 9, 2017

How Legends Design & Dominate Categories

Did you miss it? Wildcat co-hosted How Legends Design & Dominate Categories On September 6, Traction Gap Institute (TGI) joined Wildcat Venture Partners to host How Legends…

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March 3, 2017

TGI: Building the Perfect Team

Did you miss it? Wildcat co-hosted Building the Perfect Team On March 2, Traction Gap Institute (TGI) joined Wildcat Venture Partners, Velocity Coaching and Shasta Ventures…

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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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September 9, 2016

Wildcat Venture Partners Hosts Traction Gap Event with Key Technology Executives

Wildcat Venture Partners Hosts Traction Gap Event with Key Technology Executives Announces the Traction Gap Institute to Enable Entrepreneurs to Traverse the Traction Gap SAN…

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September 9, 2016

Traction Gap Institute Intro Event

Last week, Wildcat hosted the first in a series of Traction Gap events. Following up on our June launch event where we introduced the Traction Gap, we…

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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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September 9, 2016

Raising The Next Round (Part II)– Proving Minimal Viable Traction (MVT)

“I know it when I see it,” said Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, talking about pornography.  Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs get much the same answer from…

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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

Podcast with Elizabeth Burstein

Elizabeth Burstein, Principal at Wildcat Venture Partners and Ex-PM at Linkedin sat down with host of Yours Productly podcast, Ravi Kumar. She discussed the Traction Gap framework,…

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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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July 7, 2016

Product Sync Event Recap

Last week Wildcat Venture Partners co-hosted Product Sync, a meet-up for Silicon Valley’s top product managers, entrepreneurs, and VC’s. Following up on our recent launch…

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June 6, 2016

Traversing The Traction Gap Event Recap

Last week, Wildcat hosted “Traversing the Traction Gap,” where we debuted the Traction Gap – a framework that describes progressive stages of startup maturity, not…

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June 6, 2016

Traction Gap: A new startup-focused framework

Wildcat Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, has launched a tool that helps explain why some startups thrive and thus raise more capital,…

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June 6, 2016

Wildcat Venture Partners Tackles the “Traction Gap” Facing Early-Stage Companies

Venture Firm Debuts Innovative Framework to Guide Startups through the Go-to-Market Phase Menlo Park, CA – June 3, 2016 – In an era when early-stage…

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June 6, 2016

Raising The Next Round — Proving Minimal Viable Repeatability (MVR)

When an entrepreneur takes investor money, they are expected to deliver on the plan and milestones they “sold” to investors during the fund-raising process. These…

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June 6, 2016

Wildcat Venture Partners launches, focuses on early-stage startups

Partners from two longtime Silicon Valley venture-capital firms said they are launching a third: Wildcat Venture Partners, a firm focused on the stage where young…

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May 5, 2016

The Traction Gap

My friend and a partner at Wildcat Venture Partners, Bruce Cleveland, along with his associates, has come up with an idea that helps explain why…

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