Why Your Ideal Customer Profile Matters

Why Your Ideal Customer Profile Matters

Barack Obama’s landmark victory in the 2008 presidential election came from a wave of support from young Americans. In addressing such issues as global warming and college expenses, his platform addressed many of young voters’ deepest pain points. Chris Hughes,...
The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling

Around the mid-1970s a man rolled a pair of snow ties into a Nordstrom department store in Fairbanks Alaska and demanded a refund from the clerk. Nordstrom did not sell tires, and never did. The clerk, who had been working there for 2 weeks, saw the price tag on the...
Lessons Learned Looking Back on 100 Companies

Lessons Learned Looking Back on 100 Companies

In 2014, Acceleprise backed our first 7 founders. In 2019, we surpassed 100 investments in an exceptional group of people known as the Acceleprise portfolio founders. Looking back on those 100 decisions, we learned quite a bit. I outlined a few of those lessons for...
Where (And How) To Find Great Sales Reps in 2019

Where (And How) To Find Great Sales Reps in 2019

Sure, technology can help heat up your metrics, but only talent can sell your brand like hotcakes. In the ever-shifting market, talent spells the difference between sales organizations that are well-positioned to win the future and those that struggle just to survive...