Issue 143 - 05 | Keeping On the Blade: How Successful Startup Founders Persist To Discover Hockey Stick GrowthBy Bobby Martin
Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m.
This mythology can lead founders to abandon their efforts too soon because they’re not seeing rapid revenue growth and can’t get funding. They haven’t planned in a realistic way for the first three or often more years of false starts, missteps, and market resistance which are generally required before growth takes off.”
About Bobby Martin | Bobby Martin is the author of The Hockey Stick Principles. He has cofounded two successful startups, one of which, First Research, a leader in sales intelligence, was sold to Dun & Bradstreet. He’s deeply involved with five other startups as an angel investor and advisor. Martin is chairman and cofounder of Vertical IQ, a leading provider of sales research insight for banks. He speaks frequently about entrepreneurship at universities around the U.S. and at corporate events. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award in Raleigh.http://hockeystickprinciples.com/