USA 5x Founder. Mechanical Engineer. Founder of Wright One – 25% more energy efficient CPU fan cooling solution. Specialized in hardware commercialization and being a super connector. Passionate about giving back.
Let's talk about how to network with particular customers. I am most effective in the B2B market space where hardware is involved and it's a lengthy, involved sales process worth more than $1 million.
Let's figure out how to get your venture funded, and how to make sure you are properly positioned to be funded by venture capital.
Other topics here include: discussing SAFEs for friends and family rounds and then going into a formal funding round as you require additional capital.
You need help bringing your hardware product to market. This isn't just a go-to-market strategy, this is about figuring out what the cheapest, most effective way to scale your manufacturing operations without breaking the bank (and into your retirement account).
I wrote an entire guide on this very topic for the transition I made from a stable job over to freelancing. If this is something that interests you then I have resources which we can discuss and talk about to make your transition smooth.
I have direct experience working with the automotive sector. Having worked for a tier 1 manufacturing supplier I can give you unique insight into this sector. Let me know what questions you have specifically and let's set up a phone call.
If you have someone in mind, I can help you network your way to make the introduction a warm lead.
It all starts with figuring out who you want to target, just like you would an investor, a customer, or a top engineer.
Let me know if you want to schedule a chat and I can show you what tools I use specifically to not only get invited by investors to pitch, but to actually have investors come to me to hear me speak about my hardware company.
This is such a relevant question in today's COVID climate day. I work with a number of hardware companies (one of them based in NYC just closed a $2.5 million round with a venture capital firm that's in London).
The long and short of this is, if your business is 'that good'. Then then investor will do anything in their power to make sure they get in on the deal.
So, I think you should reframe the question a bit, you may want to ask, "We are looking for 'this' type of investor, does anyone have anybody who might be interesting to speak with directly about this?
And that, is something I can help you with. Let's schedule a chat and I can walk you through the tools I use to help companies just like yours raise capital all around the world.
The best person I have found to really understand Facebook Ads from a numbers standpoint (and success rate) is Gabriel St. Germain.
His channel focuses on e-commerce strategies, but gives you the nuts and bolts of understanding the backend to Facebook ads to really understand if you are targeting your customer successfully and gathering the proper metrics for your campaigns.
Let me know if you have any further questions!
I can get you connected with a pool of potential applicants. Contact me and let's start some conversations. I would start by getting you connected to a pool of applicants from Babson College and then move to a recruiter based here in the Boston Area.
Fantastic advise! Will definitely continue the conversation!
Never have I had a conversation with Mr. McAfee that was not to the point, and productive. Expect Genuine feedback, as well as timeliness and focus. His efforts and attention to detail always serve me well, and keeps everything fresh and engaging.
Loved speaking with Justin. His insights are clear, to the point, and backed with experience. I look forward to continuing the conversation!
Justin is awesome. I am currently building my sports & blockchain start-up, and Justin has been a huge help. Advise for investment/funding, banking, legal, product, engineering, you name it. Our call was only 10 minutes long, but it was very productive. We reviewed key items and set specific goals for our next meeting. Justin was sure to ask how best he can be helpful between now and then. Very appreciative of our discussion.
Justin is quite knowledgeable about both the technical and business side of how to run a startup.
Justin has been instrumental in helping me achieve my goals for this year. Last year when we first met, Justin helped me tangibly step forward with small steps that would eventually lead to my company's seed stage funding. He demonstrated the power of network effects and social capital, all of which were crucial to our journey this past year.
I highly recommend speaking with Justin for those who have big goals, and need a bit of tactical and productive help in pushing forward towards them.