WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott
Episode # 31 – Brian Gagnon – Uprise Partners, Start-Up Strategies and Delight at Your Core
Our guest today is Brian Gagnon, CTO with Uprise Partners. He, along with his wife Malinda Gagnon and their team invest and lift their partners forward from start-up entrepreneurs to becoming successful businesses. We met at 1 Million Cups in Charleston and circled back with one another at Charleston’s premiere Tech Summit, DIG SOUTH. From SXSW, to TechStar events, CES, MASS Challenge and pitch events coast to coast our conversation inspired deeper understandings of what’s working in these eco-systems, and what isn’t. With roots at Google, VMWEAR, Western Digital and SANDISC the Uprise Partners address core principles of go-to market strategies that can include the latest breakthroughs in AI, blockchain and machine learning but can’t forget at the core, is delighting your customers. Give this a listen…You will be inspired!
We learned from Brian the importance of delight and focusing on the WOW factor while not forgetting your operational advantages and premium offerings that may find you initially in that 4th or 5th draft pick position but your fundamentals have the promise of a Tom Brady champion brand and company with delight as a driving force and focus. Check out the Data Myths Podcast while we look forward to Part 2 of this interview with Malinda Gagnon. Thank you for listening !
ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.