Consulting Services
Beyond investing in early-stage technology companies, Goldin Ventures also offers boutique consulting services to early-stage fund managers and their portfolio companies.
This consulting practice is designed to capitalize on our three decades of success as both investors and operators.  Helping young companies by providing on-staff veteran support to these companies, while also helping to minimize the risk for early-stage fund managers.
Mike Doyle Background
Mike began his role as Managing Director of Goldin Ventures 17 years ago, after having spent nearly 10 years running a division of a public company for the Markowitz family, who funds Goldin Ventures. That public company was Allen Organ Company and Mike was President of Eastern Research, a subsidiary. There he helped oversee the growth of this business from $3m to $65m. It was then sold to Sycamore Networks, as per the following press announcement link: Sycamore Networks Acquires Eastern Research
Prior to joining Eastern Research, Mike was VP Sales and Marketing for Teleos Communications for 4 years. Here he led growth from $5m to $25m, when this company was sold to Madge Networks. That press announcement follows: MADGE TO ADD WIDE AREA ASYNCHRONOUS MODE WITH TELEOS BUY
Mike also held executive sales positions at Infotron Systems and Datatel, both early-stage technology companies.
During this successful career as both an operator and an early-stage investor, Mike has provided both board and operational guidance to early stage SAAS and hardware companies. This consulting practice is geared to extend this assistance to fund managers and their early-stage portfolio companies who are outside the Goldin Ventures portfolio.
Services Offered
After decades of working with and for young companies, as well as operating from both sides of the table, we understand the challenges facing both entrepreneurs and fund managers. These experiences helped shape our perspective on best practices for building successful companies and understanding how to help fund managers complement their governance to their portfolios.
While each entrepreneur and company face unique challenges, we have observed recurring issues for first-time founders. We can help change the trajectory of these companies, while also providing founders the tools that they can carry into the future.
As part of this offering, we will engage in short-term contracts with companies outside our portfolio. We collaborate with founders and fund managers to define a statement of work and execute accordingly. Short-term engagements are designed to help manage challenges, bridge a gap in leadership, or strengthen business processes.
Some of the ways we can be helpful:
– Functioning as part time COO, supporting the CEO.
– Assisting a thriving portfolio company that finds themselves at an inflection point.
– Supporting a fund manager in dealing with challenges or a turnaround situation with a portfolio company.
– Part time leadership support for young organizations that may have limited organizational depth. Complementing a first time, lone technical founder, as an example.