Born in the early 2000s out of the “Agile Manifesto,” agile processes have become the gold standard in software development, driven by the main pillars of customer collaboration and the ability to quickly respond to change, while empowering those closest to the customer to make decisions. Here we talk about Professor Naidoo's newly minted article “7 Successful Battle Strategies to Beat COVID-19,” how this relates to the idea of running an agile organization, and most importantly, how this plays a role in Venture Capital.
We chatted with Jake Shinder, Founder and CEO of Setllyt, a platform for user-generated competitions, challenges, and friendly bets. Jake shares how the company has reacted to COVID and talks about the great growth the startup seen in users recently.
We caught up with Yosh Rozen, Co-Founder and CEO of PartRunner, an on-demand and scheduled delivery logistics tech platform for the construction industry. Yosh shares how the company has reacted to COVID and how this changes the strategy moving forward.
We caught up with Brandon Flanagan, CEO of In Force Technology, a real-time, threat-alert notification software designed to reduce police response time and bridge the communication gap. Brandon shares how the company has reacted to COVID and how this changes the strategy moving forward.
We chatted with Knox Financial Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Friedman, a Boston-based real estate technology (proptech) startup, about how COVID has impacted his business, how the team is handling it, along with how it changes plans moving forward.
We chatted with Fisherman Co-Founder & CEO, Ameet Kallarackal, a Boston-based startup that automatically generates complete restaurant websites for small businesses that don’t have or need a new website. They've seen extreme growth and demand during the COVID outbreak - we talked about how COVID has impacted his business, how the team is handling it, along with how it changes plans moving forward.
We chatted with FreightFlows Founder & CEO, Matt Morgan, a Boston-based startup that provides a data platform to those involved in the commercial shipping market to source, synthesize, and analyze current and future market data. We talked about how COVID has impacted his business, how the team is handling it, and how they were prepared to close out a funding round right before COVID.
We chatted with Qatch Co-Founder & CEO, Nicole Phillips, a Boston-based startup that has a subscription-based shopping platform that lets each user customize their own experience, creating valuable insights to improve recommendations in real-time. They're right in the thick of e-commerce, so it was great to get their perspective on COVID, how it has impacted their business and how they're adjusting. The team is also looking for advisors.
We chatted with IgnitePost Co-Founder & CEO, Arian Radmand, a startup using robots for handwritten notes. They lost a substantial amount of business at the beginning of the COVID shutdown, but have found great traction in e-commerce since. Learn more about how they shifted, what the customer journey is for an IgnitePost customer, and help the company needs now.
We chatted with Jess Lynch, Founder and CEO of Wishroute, a text message-based encouragement and accountability service that helps users reach their diet and exercise goals. They've had to make some quick adjustments on the fly with COVID, watch to learn more.
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