Strategy, Project Management, Investments, Operations, HR, Internet Services, Smartphone Applications, Games Development, Outsourcing, Training and Public Speaking
Involved in public speaking since 1992 infront of groups with up to 70 people in attendance.
Creating Strategy Documentation for both Business (Systems, Marketing, Product, Staffing) and Projects (Market Segmentation, Technology Selection)
Project Managed over 100 Internet and Game related projects since 1997. With team sizes from 1 to 74 people.
Managing Investments in Internet and Game Development projects.
Growing Business Operations from small start-ups of 1-2 people to helping grow small businesses from 20 staff up to 74.
Human Resource Manager across various industries, from education, customer service to technology companies.
Worked on over 100 Internet based projects, some from concept to launch as well as relaunching existing entities.
Worked on over 24 released games since 1999, mostly build with Adobe Flash technology with some Android and iOS development recently.
Setup and managed Outsourcing for both start-ups and established companies. Outsourcing across China, East Europe, India, Phillipines and South America. The type of teams established were for customer support and technical development.
Been involved in software, design and process training since 2001 for individuals, small groups and lecture halls with 70 people in attendance.
Consulting and working with developers on Smartphone Applications, mainly focusing on the UX design aspects as well as monetisation strategies.
I have found that agency and video production is usually based around a sub-set of the larger team getting together for a duration of an event or project.
To facilitate the changing team members as well as shifting priorities in these environments a tool such as Trello works well:
Love the question! I also believe Maurice, Kerby and Assaf have done a great job answering it.
What I'd like to add is the consideration for these questions:
* Why are you raising the money? (why will it help? why can't you do it from profits? why now?)
* What do you need it for? (what are you buying, people's time? equipment? land? compute power?)
* When do you need it? (when is too late? when can you get started?)
* How are you going to manage it? (how will it be spent, tracked, reconciled, invested, returned, etc.)
* Where is the need? (where is the market for whatever you are building?)
If you answer vaguely to any of these, it might be a factor.
The other lovely people here have already mentioned the tools, processes and methods that can help.
I've found in my experience the biggest cause of grief for remote teams is context, or specifically the lack of context. Providing the why and how can help remote teams prioritise work, ask better questions and when forced into making decisions these usually fare better than those of teams without context.
Terrific!!! I gave him some skinny on what my plans are and he came to me ready with 3 big ideas on each of my plans. It was super interesting, important and critical to my success. I really owe him some bags of candy... not to mention some bags of gold.