Inflective Havoc
Reflections on Our Big Entrepreneurial Times from Jan Horsfall

Archive for the ‘Company Culture’ Category

Are You a High Growth Startup or a Small Business? Decide!

09/16/2012

   After prepping yet another emerging company for their Series A, I can’t get the book “The Founder’s Dilemmas” out of my head.  In many ways, Noah Wasserman is the Jim Collins of the Entrepreneurial Set – combining years of anecdotes into a cohesive understanding of why our newco brethren spin out when they least expect it. […]

Power to the People!

01/20/2012

   We had an incredible meeting yesterday in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs with about two dozen entrepreneurs who are trying to do some incredible things. Take for instance, Devium, the maker of an amazing new smart phone application for your automotive dashboard. Their founder, Paul Lizer, has created an amazing device which essentially throws your […]

The Next Step is a Doozy

12/28/2011

  I’ve been discussing a lot of different opportunities with new VC-backed companies as of late – including discussions around CEO and CMO roles – and I couldn’t help but make a quick observation: some new companies really understand what’s required to get to the next level of success and what the overall ladder of funding really […]