FOUNDER CEO VS. PROFESSIONAL CEO — Summary

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      NEW YORK, New York — The fourth NetForum meeting took place on March 14th, 2013. The discussion centered around a hot issue in the world of fast growing Web companies: the respective roles of the Founder CEO and the Professional CEO.  This issue touches one of the foundational elements of any business, the management, but is of particular relevance to fast growing companies because they can run through growth stages very quickly — very often…

BUILDING AND MANAGING AN EFFECTIVE BOARD — Summary

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      NEW YORK, New York — The third NetForum meeting took place on January 23rd, 2013.  The discussion centered around the topic of “Building and Managing an Effective Board.”  This is a much different question and challenge for a private company funded by VCs or a strategic investor than it is for a public company.  What one can expect from board members appointed by an investor varies greatly, from full engagement or intrusiveness to minimal support…

BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS — Summary

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      NEW YORK, New York — The second NetForum meeting took place on December 6th, 2012. It was dedicated to understanding how to effectively and efficiently build strategic partnerships. How do two companies align their interests to pursue a common goal? What makes an agreement a strategic partnership and not a garden variety commercial agreement? Should they be coupled with an investment?  These difficult questions were tackled as members discussed examples of strategic partnerships that worked…

IT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER TO START A BUSINESS ON THE WEB, NEVER HARDER TO SCALE ONE — Summary

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      NEW YORK, New York — The inaugural NetForum meeting was on October 18th, 2012 on the subject of “It has never been easier to start a business on the Web, never harder to scale one.” The subject of the meeting was right on point, as evidenced by the lively discussion that took place. There was strong support for the fact that the lowering of barriers of entry made it even more important that companies have…

Update: Evolution of the NetForum

NEW YORK, New York — As we prepare for our 6th event, I feel it’s time to share how NetForum has evolved over the course of the last nine months. It started as nothing more than a hypothesis. Back in September we thought there was a market need for NetForum and said, “There is no TechStars for expansion stage Web companies. All the attention is focused on the new start-ups.  But the challenges to scale from early stage to later stage are enormous.” NetForum tried to fill this need by bringing together in a roundtable format a small group (20-30…

Introducing The NetForum Digital Executives Breakfasts

NEW YORK, New York — The NetForum gathers senior Digital executives from Expansion Stage Internet companies and senior Strategy and Corporate Development executives from large media, technology, finance, retail and services companies.  Our group meets about every 6 weeks for breakfast to discuss a topic of interest and of relevance to senior executives of companies that have left the start-up stage and are now in expansion mode — a category of companies that is largely left out of the limelight accorded to the 4-person startups.  It is a forum for honest, candid sharing of experiences — accelerated learning from peers….