Exceeded Our Expectations
“As a first-time startup founder you’re thrust into a position of having to be the expert on facets of your business with which you may have limited experience. Developing a team of trusted resources – legal, marketing, accounting, etc. is vital. However, in some cases you just don’t know what you don’t know. That particularly rings true when you consider the task of fundraising for your startup. You’ve spent months or even years in the trenches with your team and customers developing a product that will change the game. You understand the ins and outs of your industry and unfulfilled customer needs. When you’re ready to raise capital to take your business to the next level it becomes obvious that there are few reliable how-to resources out there. If and when you do find them, they’re not specific to your industry or niche, leaving you with more questions than answers.
I was introduced to Brain Gain, LLC and Mike Gildea through our legal team. It was pitched to me that Mike’s team would review our deck and make a few recommendations that would make us more attractive to investors. What we ended up receiving from Brain Gain, LLC far exceeded our expectations and helped us capitalize on opportunities that we didn’t even know existed.
In addition to pitch deck consulting, Mike and his team forced us to think our product in a different light – from the view of not only the customer, but the investor. They helped us to align our goals with those of the investment community and truly understand our competitive advantage and differentiator. Once we were able to do that, Brain Gain, LLC helped us to create an attractive and compelling pitch deck that we were able to present concisely to tell a story. As a result, we’ve won multiple pitch competitions and are in the process of raising our first round of funding.
Mike and his team’s guidance was invaluable in getting us to where we are today. Without their support I know we’d be in a significantly different spot. I can’t speak highly enough about Brain Gain, LLC and would recommend them to anyone looking to separate their startup from the pack.”