$550 / month
2 calls per month
Unlimited Q&A via chat
Expect responses in 24 hours or less
One-off sessions are a great option if you’re looking for specific advice on a certain topic.
Let's start with a 10 minute introductory call so we can get to know each other. I've been building companies for 20+ years and have probably experienced exactly what you're going through at one time or another. I've made more mistakes than I can count …
I founded Velocify (formerly Leads360, in 2004. The company has grown leaps-and-bounds in that time and has over 200 employees and $50MM ARR when it was sold September 2017 for $128MM. Velocify is an Enterprise Lead Management CRM platform with over 25,000 users across 500 …
Growing your organic presence online is a grind. There is no quick route to success. Reaching high ranks for your target keywords is achieved primarily through content creation and link building. This is generally called content marketing. I've been creating B2B content for 20+ years …
Man I've failed hard and I've struggled way more than I've succeeded. But I have had success and am skilled at navigating the challenges that startups and entrepreneurship present. If you're struggling with ups and down, are near failure or just having a hard time, …
I am a co-founder and Executive Director at Amplify in Venice, CA. We've invested in 27 companies in the past 24 months and our portfolio companies have raised more than $35 million in Angel/Venture money. I've also built several startups and have raised over 20M …
Why work with me? I have deep expertise in Saas, Venture, Angel & Seed Funding, Startup Accelerators, Content Marketing, SEO, Lead Generation, UX, B2B Software, Enterprise Sales, Bootstrapping. If I don't know, I'll tell you and won't waste your time, if I do know, I'll give it to you straight and quick. I speak firm and clear so you understand and I listen to what you have to say.
My reviews are my bio and many will tell you that I'm very effective at helping other entrepreneurs think through problems and work out solutions.
Visit my personal website for more about me or to book sessions directly https://bak.me/
Check out my new online course on Customer Development and Finding Product-Market Fit - https://bit.ly/custdevcourse
I mentor founders and entrepreneurs because I genuinely enjoy sharing my experience and helping others. I've had big wins, crash and burns, and everything in-between. I'll share my successes and failures so you can learn and scale your business faster.
I've had 10+ great mentorship arrangements from MentorCruise and I've been taking advisory calls on Clarity.fm for nearly 10 years. I've advised over 500 entrepreneurs and founders and have 300+ 5-Star Reviews there.
Here's how a mentorship arrangement goes with me on MentorCruise.
1 -- You submit an application for monthly mentoring
2 -- We chat briefly to confirm that my expertise is a fit for your needs
3 -- We both accept the agreement
4 -- The 7-day free trial begins
5 -- You get 2 Zoom calls per month with me (roughly 30 minutes each) and you can email me periodically for quick questions and follow-ups.
6 -- If not a fit, just cancel in the trial or at any time.
Simple as that.
Specifically, as it relates to my experience:
I co-founded Amplify, Startup Accelerator (3 funds, $25MM raised, 8 exits for more than $100MM), and Velocify (formerly Leads360) sold for $128MM. Raised $35MM+ in venture capital. And I've had a startup fail miserably. I've angel invested in a dozen companies. I've seen over 3000 startups apply to Amplify and been pitched by hundreds of entrepreneurs. And have raised more than $50MM in aggregate seed and Angel funding for our portfolio companies.
I live and breathe startups and have a lot of experience helping and advising them. Talk to me about accelerators, incubators and raising seed capital. I've started 6 companies (1 failed, 3 sold, 1 killing it, and 1 in hustle mode).
I angel invest personally and have raised venture capital, built a SaaS company from 0 to 100 employees and I'm also a father of 12-year-old twins -- so I've got some parenting skills to boot.
I also developed an entrepreneurship course from scratch and have been teaching high school students for 5 years. And I have a new online course on customer development launching in 2021.
Almost certainly I've experienced what you're going through at one time or another. And if I haven't, I'll tell you and won't waste your time. Start with a 10-minute introductory call and let's see how we vibe.
5 out of 5 stars
I chose to connect with Jeff as he's a serial-entrepreneur and that was the future setup I wanted for my life. Our 1:1s were oriented around lifestyle set-up and navigating tough situations across multiple projects. Jeff's calm demeanour and structured thinking was incredibly helpful during those times and my issues came to a natural close! If/when I return to getting mentorship I'd definitely like to chat with Jeff again. Highly recommend. :)
5 out of 5 stars
Awesome mentor! Great experience, Jeff is a super sharp thinker. His advice is succinct and to the point.
5 out of 5 stars
Jeff provided the advice needed to close a deal with a key customer in the US market. He has a depth of experience in B2B SAAS which is very useful to a first time founder.
Customer Development is the single most important skill entrepreneurs need to be successful. Whether launching a startup for the first …
The most essential aspect of business building is solving a significant problem or need for a specific segment of customers. …
Finding product market fit is the holy grail for any startup. And not finding it is why so many startups …
We will send you a quick email if Jeff has new open spots for mentorship, and only in that case!