April 12, 2007

Feeling the Crunch

I've spent the past two months watching the FundingUniverse AngelReady programs ramp up extremely quickly. While the process has been nothing short of exhilarating, I find myself faced with a growing challenge -- a pressing, urgent, gut-wrenching responsibility to serve the explosively increasing number of entrepreneurs who are paying us to help them raise money. It keeps me up at night. I have dreams that resemble a commercial from a few years back that featured a few people standing around a computer looking at an on-screen map as they launched a new product. At first, they celebrated as the first few orders popped up on the map. Then, as the number of orders on the map started popping up at an exponentially increasing rate, their celebration turned into panic as they rushed off to fill the orders. (If you can find the video, let me know so I can post it here.) Fortunately, I believe we have the bandwidth to support the growth, so we're far from panic mode. However, I don't see an end in sight for this busy season at FundingUniverse. It's going to be a wild ride.