Sean is a serial entrepreneur VC and co-founder of GrowthX and GrowthX Academy, with three successful exits, who has successfully grown dozens of early-stage companies across a wide variety of products and markets. He was recently named the #2 Online Growth Marketing Influencer and contributor at The Huffington Post. He lectures at London Business School and The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt among others. He’s now committed to working with countries, companies, entrepreneurs and those who want to work with them on building startup ecosystems and developing the next generation of leaders for the innovation economy.View the profile
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Learn How to World's Most Valuable Companies Achieve Lasting and Sustainable Growth.
01:36 History of the accelerator
03:32 The age of applied technology
04:43 The purpose of the framework
06:03 How long does it take to find a market fit
06:35 How do you keep it and grow it?
07:49 Lasting mover advantage
11:09 Who were the First-movers?
12:17 How to become a Lasting-mover?
16:32 The characteristics of a Lasting-mover
17:56 The Lasting-mover advantage framework
What happens after you find product market fit? 00:04 How do you grow it? 00:06 How do you sustain it? 00:08 And there's this thing that I called and coined called the lasting mover advantage in and it sort of came to me 00:09 in a dream literally. 00:14 Having grown up in 47 years, 00:14 roughly thereabouts here in Silicon Valley in this ecosystem and in this world of Tech. 00:18 And so a little bit about me real quickly. 00:25
I'm one of the founding partners in the growth X family of companies. 00:28 We are seed stage venture capital fund focused on helping our companies develop their markets not develop their products. 00:33 We're focused on developing markets and making money as opposed to developing products and raising money. 00:39 Because in the age of applied technology. 00:43 It's never been easier cheaper to get our products to market. 00:45 It's also never been more expensive. 00:45
More difficult to get traction for them in the market. 00:50 So we launched the seed stage fund. 00:53 We develop a spoke accelerator that was focused on. 00:55 Helping our companies grow in a measurable methodical way we launched an Academy to train and develop the people to work in those companies. 00:58 In the roles that help move the needle in particular growth marketing growth hacking. 01:06 UX design data science sales and our core market acceleration program. 01:12
Framework we also have a corporate innovation team that helps large corporations build and market new disruptive innovative products in their world. 01:16 We also have a civic innovation practice now, 01:26 helping governments and entrepreneurial support organizations. 01:29 Create their own sustainable ecosystems. 01:32 So this all began about 7 years ago and my partners and I are all serial entrepreneurs. 01:35 I've had done 5 startups I've had 3 exits. 01:41
I've had a very expensive learning experience as well. 01:46 And I've always been on the market development side of my companies. 01:49 I am not a technologist I. 01:53 Can't even spell HTML. 01:55 What I do know though is how to translate technology into solving real problems in the market. 01:58
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