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George Deeb
Works at Red Rocket Ventures
Attended University of Michigan
Lives in Northfield, IL
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6 Key Tips to Taking Your Business Global
If your business has seen successful growth in the US, it most likely will see success in other countries as well. And, you may want to lock up those markets, before some other company does. I recently met a startup that had successfully tripled its revenues, largely from the results of a ...
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[NEWS] @georgedeeb Presents Recruiting Tips for Startups on the @StrongSuitHires Podcast
This week, Red Rocket's George Deeb had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jeff Hyman, the Chief Talent Officer at Strong Suit, a small business playbook for early-stage recruiting. In this 20 minute podcast, George talks about the five things to look for when recruiting startup executives and ...
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Lesson #240: Document Your Processes, Before They Walk Out the Door!!
Let's face it, most entrepreneurs are really busy people. They are focused on launching their new products, raising capital or a multitude of other things. And, with the limited number of hours in a day, who could fault them if they let documenting their business processes slip down their ...
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Lesson #239: Manage Towards Valuation Step-Ups
Most entrepreneurs think in the present. They know they need money now and they go out and raise whatever they can for their current stage of growth. But, it is critical that entrepreneurs are constantly looking far enough into the future, to know what financial targets will be required to ...
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You Cannot Cut Your Way to Growth
I recently wrote about the war between driving growth and profitability and how you cannot successfully maximize both at the same time. The key point was that driving growth requires an additional investment in your business, in the form of new sales and marketing activities, expenses of which ...
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Provide Multiple Wins Throughout the Customer Lifecycle
If loyal, long-term customers are your goal, you need to romance them right from the start, and continue to wow them along the way with unexpected wins along the full customer lifecycle. At the end of the day, the earlier you understand it is less about you and your business or success, ...
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Chicago Family Investment Offices
One of the growing trends in the venture scene is the addition of family offices to the mix of prospective investors. It used to be family offices would just invest in professionally managed venture funds, but many are now building in-house teams and starting to make direct investments.
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What Exactly is Venture Capital?
I have been writing about how to raise venture capital for years. But, I got a very unexpected question the other day: what exactly is venture capital? I just assumed everyone understood what venture capital actually was. But, for those of you who are new to the startup or fund raising scene, ...
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Customer Service Case Study: My Wacky Website Weekend!!
What a stressful weekend I had. The Red Rocket website went down on Friday morning. I didn't know if it was a temporary server outage from my hosting provider, or not. I tried emailing and calling the emergency support team, with no response. I said I would give it a day or two, before panicking ...
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Stop Selling the "What", Start Selling the "Why"
You gotta love entrepreneurs. All their passion and excitement around the innovative new products they are building. And, they love talking about their products with others, detailing every feature and functionality of their offering. They are laser-focused on getting others to love their ...
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Chicago's Startup Accelerators, Incubators & Co-Working Spaces
I have previously written about Chicago's exploding startup ecosystem. And, startup activity is organizing around certain startup accelerators, incubators, startup studios and shared offices in town. A few entrepreneurs asked me to compile a list of the key players in this space, so here you go.
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[VIDEO] Red Rocket's New Explainer Video
People are more visual in the way they consume content. That is why all the content marketers are adding photos and videos to their pieces, to help promote conversions and social sharing. So, with that in mind, I am excited to share Red Rocket's new explainer video, to help you better understand ...
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Startup consultant/digital executive
Employment
  • Red Rocket Ventures
    Managing Partner, 2010 - present
  • MediaRecall
    CEO, 2009 - 2010
  • iExplore
    Founder & CEO, 1999 - 2008
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
    Investment Banking-VP, 1991 - 1999
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Northfield, IL
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Chicago, IL - New York, NY - Ann Arbor, MI - Grosse Pointe, MI
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Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures
Introduction
Digital consultant and growth advisor to over 400 companies.  Crains Tech 50.  Mentor at TechStars Chicago & Founder Institute.  Former CEO/CMO at iExplore and MediaRecall.  Author of widely read "101 Startup Lessons" online book.  Entrepreneurial contributor Forbes, Entrepreneur, Wall Street Journal, TNW, Startup Beat and more.
Bragging rights
Built in Chicago "Mentor of the Year" finalist. Founder and CEO of "Best Adventure Travel" website, iExplore. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2001). Sold two venture backed companies to $1BN companies.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Finance-BBA, 1987 - 1991
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