This service is only available to a limited amount of companies within a limited list of categories, such as fintech, insurtech, healthtech, as well as those utilizing technologies of blockchain and AI.
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I’m Ian Arden, a serial entrepreneur, technology advisor and recently a founder of a VC/LP focused project called milestoneBased.
Due to the character of the business, I’m tightly engaged in the venture capital community.
- Monthly advisory sessions
- Email conversations
- access to relevant materials, both pre-existing and compiled ad hoc for you by me and my team members from investor outreach, consulting, and business development departments.
Being naturally quite people-oriented, I’ve started my professional path as a software engineer back in University. I got to work on mission-critical projects that many others fell the victims of, such as a software package servicing the devices on the gas station, or an email database recovery tool that was later sold to one of the largest personal computer equipment manufacturers back in the 2000s.
Through one of my other companies focusing on accelerating technology businesses, we were able to help dozens of startup founders launch their products, get their first raise, get into accelerators and achieve leadership in their niches.
I’ve rebranded Applicature in 2017 and we managed to become one of the best-rated blockchain innovation companies, with dozens of proofs of concept and MVPs done, as well as multiple token sale projects.
Why I am doing this
I have accumulated a lot of resources I’m happy to share with you.
It’s worth noting I’m providing this advisory service due to my involvement in milestoneBased – our new product destined to drastically increase the success rate for startups and drive capital raising costs and organizational overheads to zero.
(When our ultimate vision is implemented, entrepreneurs will have much easier access to capital, for less equity. In return, they’ll need to give something back: access to their ongoing traction data which will help build their unique entrepreneurial score.)
As such, my advisory for you is helping me improve and formalize my method, which I plan to put in the base of milestoneBased AI algorithm for startups roadmapping.
Roadmapping is a key method throughout the advisory engagement.
We design a roadmap in the form of a graph of milestones letting you get from where you are to where you want to get.
With milestones being highly structured and typed instances, one can simply tell whether a company is moving with the right speed and in the right direction by easily benchmarking against industry average indicators: from the number of deals in the pipeline to the count of code lines in your software produced monthly.
Through roadmapping, we also spot high-level inconsistencies, obstacles or missing pieces in your grand entrepreneurial plan, building a more definite path to your success.
Our advisory is organized in a form of 12 monthly sessions per year, between 1 and 2 hours each, with the email conversations between the session.
The goal of a session is to establish the roadmap and the interim goals for the next three months, as well as accountability of the previous month.
Not only this advisory is cost-efficient and packed with value, but it’s also a great way to establish accountability for your commitments and is a great driver for your further acceleration!
While our time on the calls is limited, I’ll be sending multiple documents, templates, checklists and reading resources in these topics:
- Fund Raising
- Lists of relevant investors – usually tailor-made
- Messages and sequences
- Pipeline management tips
- Automation tips
- Pitch deck feedback
- Advisory Board
- Tips regarding the board candidates
- Advisory agreement templates
- Business Development and Sales
- Sales benchmarks
- CRM setup tips & benchmarks
- Salesforce compensation structure
- Marketing audit & checklists
- Marketing benchmarks
- High-level code review
- Software development reading list and tips
- Templates and pre-existing boilerplate solutions