Meridian Bird Removal is a company that specializes in safely removing birds from commercial buildings and businesses in 38 states across the country.It’s the definition of a niche business: Meridian only handles bird removal (although it will consult on bats). And the problem it solves is serious and widespread: Having a bird in your building… Continue reading Meridian
When you’re selling to C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies, information is critical. You need to know about the business you’re targeting first and foremost, but just as important is the person. Social media can tell you where he or she went to school and offer a rough career trajectory, but that’s not going to… Continue reading Boardroom Insiders
Think of the most intricate, densely populated spreadsheet you’ve ever seen, and you’ll get a sense for the problem Tyler Traudt & Erik Pelletier set out to solve. Spreadsheets are the go-to source among governments, educational institutions and nonprofits for storing and managing financial data, and they are vital in the work those organizations do… Continue reading DebtBook
Elevation Church had built a powerful online community. There was just one thing holding them back — an off-the-shelf mobile app with serious limitations. Technology has changed just about everything about the way we live. That includes how we go to church. Once a strictly in-person experience, churches are now building communities online. In the… Continue reading Elevation Church
If you’re an outdoorsy type in the market for a durable pair of pants, Mountain Khakis is your best bet. It’s a company committed to outfitting and inspiring the outdoor enthusiast, and over the past 15 years, it’s gotten very good at making solid, dependable clothing and selling that clothing to its target market. But… Continue reading Stabilizing a complicated software platform while under high usage.
Brandon Shelton’s job is to take risks. He’s the Founder and Managing Partner of Task Force X Capital Management, a venture capital firm that invests solely in Veteran-led technology startups. And he makes big bets on companies that are building technology to change the world. But he’s not a technical software expert. So, in the… Continue reading Partnering with a VC firm to help investors hedge against risk.
If you’ve ever rented an apartment with a pet, you know the process goes something like this: You fill out a form detailing what type of pet you have, the breed, the size, the status of its vaccines. Perhaps you agree to a pet deposit, and that’s it. If you’ve ever owned a rental property,… Continue reading From idea to a high-growth pet registration platform.