John Gale

CEO, Carverlon

Past Board Member of Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Engineering Council. Services are provided on a World-Wide basis; others primarily in major Hitech Ecosystems

About John Gale

Biography

Services I have provided to Startups – Separately or Within Incubators/Accelerators
Some of these services are provided on a World-Wide basis; others primarily in major Hitech Ecosystems.

  • Coaching/Advisory Services Typically, 3 hours with the CEO each week (or per month at most Incubators) plus related projects that extend the capabilities of the Office of the CEO
  • Workshops
  • Service as a One-Man Board of Directors Separately for each startup in a portfolio of startups
    The task is typically to meet monthly and advise the startup CEO or Co-Founders what an investor would be expecting the startup to do, and to deliver as work products, to the Investors
  • Board Observer
  • Typically, this is for one Board meeting per month;
    It can be as an add-on to a Coaching/Advisory service
  • Part-Time, Interim Chief of Staff
    This is another way to extend the capabilities of the Office of the CEO before hiring full time executives
  • Part-Time, Interim COO
     ◦ This can include a range of responsibilities to extend the capabilities of the Office of the CEO
     ◦ Evaluation and definition of processes and systems; and formalizing SOP
     ◦ Assisting C level positions with their time management
  • Support for developing Strategies and Business Plans
    The primary responsible executive needs to be the CEO or a co-founder as a key employee has to know this ‘’cold’’ when presenting to potential investors
  • For Fund Raises
     ◦ Evaluation of a Startup’s/SME’s State of Preparedness to Raise Funds
    and face Due Diligence
     ◦ Preparation of Investment Packages For Fund Raises

Services I have provided to/participated in for Incubator/Accelerator Management

  • Selection of candidates into incubator/accelerator programs
  • Measuring relative progress of portfolio of startups
  • Drafting annual reports for the incubator manager to deliver to the Board of Directors or Investors
  • Participated in Startup Review Teams
  • Assessment of startup business plans (A process conducted every 6-12 months)
  • Direction For Startup Support Consultants
     ◦ Established what information the Support Consultants should record and report on a weekly basis
     ◦ Used the information reported by the consultants to prepare Graphical Reports showing absolute and relative progress by each startup. This was used for (1) Portfolio Management Actions; (2) As a part of a periodic 6 months startup review process; and (3) as a part of the Accelerator’s reports to its Stakeholders
  • Co-wrote the annual draft Accelerator report, with the Manager of the Consulting Support Teams, for the Accelerator Director to edit and present to Stakeholders
  • Startup Functional Areas
    • Strategy
    • Business Plans
    • Become investor ready
    • Startup life-cycle issues as they impact each of Startup CEOs, Co-Founders, and Startups
    • Business Development
    • Interim/Part Time Chief of Staff
    • CEO, Co-Founder
    • Interim/Part Time COO
    • Board Observer
    • Investor Relations
  • Business Sectors
    • Manufacturing
    • Engineering
    • E-Commerce
    • Software (including Co-Founding Board of Directors)
    • M&A (VP and CTO for a unit focused on software and electronic content)
    • Strategic Venture Capital (5 year contract re semiconductor system-on-a-chip)
  • Technology Areas
    • Internet
    • Software (including for Robotics)
    • Nanotechnology
  • Past Board Member
    • Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Engineering Council

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