Introductory Call

Introductory Call

Description

I love helping people. If I can provide unique insight, advice, or connections based on my background, we can jump on a quick 15 minute call. You can tell me more about what you're working on and your current challenges, and I'll see if there are ways I can help out.

Prerequisites

I'll ask that you provide some context on some challenges you're facing and why you think I'm uniquely positioned to help with that challenge, so I can be ready to make the most of our time.

Deliverables + Scope

15-minute call and available via email after.

Compensation

Free
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Termination

Expectations

Just the 15 minutes on the call and any follow-ups we agree to.

Capacity

10 per week

Getting Started

Grab some time on my calendar, and share some context on what you'd like to discuss.
Schedule time

Reviews

Colin was able to in a couple hours jump our growth strategy and execution forward far past where we would have gotten in months on our own. His experience plus his innovative mind makes him unique in the value he brings to growing a business. He also explains why and teaches you how to look at your business in new ways, seeing opportunity where there was none before. I feel fortunate to have Colin in my corner.
Stephanie Hopkins
, Owner at Luxe Homes ATX
September 16, 2022
Colin is a great guy with an immense amount of experience working with marketplaces. He has helped us improve our metrics and continues to be a valuable asset to the growth of our company. I would recommend any start-up founder and team to work with Colin in any opportunity available to them.
Matthew Baron
, Founder/CEO at Gear Focus
September 23, 2022
Colin was an excellent resource to discuss the seed round my company was pursuing. He is well versed in both the micro/macro discussions related to all things capital raising - from pitch deck presentations to negotiating valuations and legal discussions. One thing that was most impactful for me (especially given it was my first time raising) was his ability to connect me with the right groups/organizations to pitch and network with - and then assisted in the right approach when delivering my pitch. Colin was one of the biggest resources I had throughout my experience, and I look forward to staying connected with him for years to come.
Zak Ammar
, Founder & CEO at Vixster - Waste & Recycling
September 22, 2022
Colin has wide ranging experience with marketplaces, specifically p2p, and knows a good bit about everything. He helped us specifically with a project on creating a protection plan for our homeowners and renters. It was critical for us successfully moving to a recurring revenue model. He understands both the ins and outs of working with companies like Loyds of London, agents, and the needs of users. He hopped on multiple calls to help us work out the right details that needed to be in the protection plan, helping us get the right plan in place while avoiding pitfalls. Colin is also generally helpful, empathetic, a good listener, kind, and fun. He knows the start up journey well and can share about a lot of different parts along the way. He also has a genuine desire to see founders and companies succeed. I highly recommend!
Derek Snook
, Founder at CoLife
September 23, 2022
Introductory Call

Introductory Call

I love helping people. If I can provide unique insight, advice, or connections based on my background, we can jump on a quick 15 minute call. You can tell me more about what you're working on and your current challenges, and I'll see if there are ways I can help out.

Offering details

Prerequisites

I'll ask that you provide some context on some challenges you're facing and why you think I'm uniquely positioned to help with that challenge, so I can be ready to make the most of our time.

Deliverables & scope

15-minute call and available via email after.

Compensation

Free

Expectations

Just the 15 minutes on the call and any follow-ups we agree to.

Capacity

10 per week

Getting started

Next steps:

Grab some time on my calendar, and share some context on what you'd like to discuss.
Schedule time

What people say about

Colin Gardiner

Colin was able to in a couple hours jump our growth strategy and execution forward far past where we would have gotten in months on our own. His experience plus his innovative mind makes him unique in the value he brings to growing a business. He also explains why and teaches you how to look at your business in new ways, seeing opportunity where there was none before. I feel fortunate to have Colin in my corner.
Colin is a great guy with an immense amount of experience working with marketplaces. He has helped us improve our metrics and continues to be a valuable asset to the growth of our company. I would recommend any start-up founder and team to work with Colin in any opportunity available to them.
Colin was an excellent resource to discuss the seed round my company was pursuing. He is well versed in both the micro/macro discussions related to all things capital raising - from pitch deck presentations to negotiating valuations and legal discussions. One thing that was most impactful for me (especially given it was my first time raising) was his ability to connect me with the right groups/organizations to pitch and network with - and then assisted in the right approach when delivering my pitch. Colin was one of the biggest resources I had throughout my experience, and I look forward to staying connected with him for years to come.
Colin has wide ranging experience with marketplaces, specifically p2p, and knows a good bit about everything. He helped us specifically with a project on creating a protection plan for our homeowners and renters. It was critical for us successfully moving to a recurring revenue model. He understands both the ins and outs of working with companies like Loyds of London, agents, and the needs of users. He hopped on multiple calls to help us work out the right details that needed to be in the protection plan, helping us get the right plan in place while avoiding pitfalls. Colin is also generally helpful, empathetic, a good listener, kind, and fun. He knows the start up journey well and can share about a lot of different parts along the way. He also has a genuine desire to see founders and companies succeed. I highly recommend!