Breaking Down Startup Studio Best Practices

June 25, 2021

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Three successful startups including two exits, one won America’s Cup, and many more successes along the road - this is the track record of T.A. MacCann, Managing Director at Pioneer Square Labs (PSL). In our first summer webinar this year T.A. gave exclusive insights into the operations of the leading Venture Studio: its organizational structure, venture building process, and well-oiled machine.

What makes PSL a leading Venture Studio? Let the metrics speak for themselves: PSL’s Studio spun out 25 Startups, PSL’s Fund raised $180 Mn. in two funds. Convinced? Great! Keep on reading to receive the key insights of our incredibly insightful, actionable webinar. In addition, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and join our LinkedIn group to not miss the next webinar sessions.

Our Key Takeaways

PSL’s Track Record

Positioning and Fundraising for a Startup Studio

Building the Machine: The Magic 4 P’s

Founder Relationship and Ownership

Making Investment Decisions

That’s it, these were our five key takeaways! If you are a premium member and would like to dive deeper into the best practices of Startup Studios, make sure to revisit the webinar recording and presentation. Not a premium member yet but interested in becoming one? Just reach out to us.

About T.A. MacCann

T.A. McCann is a Serial Entrepreneur and Managing Director at Pioneer Square Labs. In addition, T.A. is an active angel investor, adjunct professor, and TechStars mentor.

Before joining PSL, T.A. was the founder and CEO of three startups: Senosis (acquired by Google), Gist (acquired by Blackberry) and Rival IQ, a leader in marketing analytics. In addition, T.A. served as entrepreneur in residence at Polaris Venture Partners and held several senior roles at Microsoft. Before pursuing an entrepreneurial path, he was a professional sailor competing in 2 America's Cups and the Whitbread Round the World race.

About the Author

Hannah Van Vorst

As Business Analyst at StudioHub, Hannah is always identifying new opportunities to expand the community and service portfolio. In addition, she builds the IT process organization at a corporate scale-up as well as mentors founders on business model design and fundraising. If Hannah isn’t in front of her laptop, she is hiking in the beautiful countryside and listening to podcasts.

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