Matt Blumberg is the author of Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company's Critical Functions and Teams. Matt led his first startup, Return Path, an email marketing company, to $100 mn in revenue and a successful exit in 2019. He is now building Bolster, an on-demand executive talent marketplace for startups. On the latest episode of The Orbit Shift Podcast, we caught up with the New York Based entrepreneur to discuss his latest book, Startup CXO.
We talked about:
🚀Matt’s journey and what he’s looking to solve with Bolster
🚀Considerations when exiting a startup
🚀The first CXO a founder should hire
🚀When to hire a CFO and what are their functions
🚀Aligning the CMO and CRO teams
🚀Aligning the CPO/CTO and CRO teams
🚀The role of a CHRO in building and scaling culture
🚀What an ideal COO looks like
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About the Guest
Matt Blumberg is the author of Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, a highly influential book embraced by entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, and board of directors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that was an outgrowth of his blog, StartupCEO.com. In 1999 he founded Return Path, an innovative email marketing company, and helped grow it to $100mm in revenues and a successful exit in a strategic sale to Validity in 2019. Along with a number of his colleagues from Return Path, Matt started Bolster in 2020, a company focused on helping startups and scaleups grow, develop, and scale their leadership teams and boards.
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