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Growthink appoints Eddie Clay as Engagement Partner

June 15, 2017

Eddie ClayGrowthink announced today the appointment of Mr. Eddie Clay as an Engagement Partner in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Clay will work with the firm’s innovation practice, along with the M&A practice of Growthink’s wholly-owned subsidiary investment bank, GT Securities.

Mr. Clay joins Growthink with more than 15 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience, most recently as Director of Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development at Phillip Roman & Company,  a Los Angeles - based merger and advisory consulting firm specializing in private, middle market transactions.

At Phillip Roman, Eddie focused on sourcing a robust pipeline of fully-vetted acquisition targets for private equity firms via directly engaging with CEOs of middle market companies with $10M to $1B+ in revenue.

“We are thrilled to have Eddie join our team. With Growthink’s vast roster of dynamic, middle market companies and investor and acquirer networks, Eddie’s advisory, entrepreneurial, and transactional experience will greatly benefit our clients” said Jay Turo, CEO and co-Founder of Growthink and Managing Partner of GT Securities.  “Plain and simple, Eddie will be an amazing value creator and deal maker for our clients.”

Eddie said, “I am excited to join the Growthink and GT Securities teams. Growthink has established itself as a leader in innovation and change management for emerging and middle market companies.  And, GT Securities has a stellar reputation as a trusted provider of M&A advisory and transactional advice. As we expand our sector focus and geography coverage, I look forward to helping drive that effort.”

Mr. Clay received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Read the full release Here

Growthink Announces Move to Silicon Beach

December 19, 2016

Growthink, Inc. today announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to 12655 West Jefferson Boulevard, in the heart of Los Angeles’ dynamic Silicon Beach.

“Moving our global headquarters to Silicon Beach, just a stone’s throw away from some of the leading technology and creative companies in the world, including Google, Facebook, YouTube, Ogilvy & Mather, and 72andSunny (and for sports fans, to FOX Sports and the Los Angeles Clippers and Rams!), is a statement about the innovation culture and footprint that Growthink has always represented, and will continue build on in the years to come,” said Growthink CEO and co-Founder Jay Turo. "It is such an exciting time in the worlds of entrepreneurship, technology, and global business right now, and it is so exciting to have Growthink be right in the middle it all.”

"I am excited for both our Los Angeles team and for Growthink's clients around the world," said Growthink President and co-Founder Dave Lavinsky. “Having our headquarters in the heart of an innovation and ideas hub like Silicon Beach will help us better fulfill our ongoing mission of helping all companies, regardless of type and size, to grow faster, more profitably, and in better alignment with their highest goals and ideals."

Read Full Release Here

Growthink Launches Innovation Series

September 16, 2016

Growthink today announced the launch of its Innovation Series Webinars - featuring entrepreneurs and investors from some of the world’s hottest market and technology sectors, including 3D printing, drones, artificial intelligence, technology wearables, autonomous driving, and more.

 "We are doing this series of webinars because first, it is simply exciting and inspiring to visit with innovators - folks who connect the dots between technological change and business opportunity," said Growthink CEO and Managing Partner Mr. Jay Turo.

"And as an investor, I know that the only way to earn outsized profits is to identify businesses early, before they go through their "Hockey Stick" growth phase, and most of these kinds of companies are to be found in fast growth industries like those listed above."

"But as importantly, I am hosting these webinars for those of us who do NOT work in high-flying sectors, but who can benefit tremendously from the type and quality of innovation thinking and strategic planning as done in them," continued Turo.

The first webinar in the series - "Investment and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Virtual Reality," can be viewed here, and the second "Opportunities in Smart Wearables," can be viewed here.  

 

Growthink Named to Inc. 5000 List

August 13, 2015

Inc. magazine today named Growthink to its Inc. 500|5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s entrepreneurs.  

"A major thank you and big kudos to all of my hard-working Growthink colleagues that made this great achievement possible," said Growthink CEO Jay Turo. "You inspire me daily with your amazing hard work, resiliency, and enthusiasm and passion for our clients and our business."

"For 34 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club," said  Inc. Magazine President Eric Schurenberg. "As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Growthink now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. In addition to Growthink, the 2015 list adds such powerhouses as Fitbit, Smashburger, Bowlmor AMF,Planet Fitness, Giftcards.com, Radio Flyer, Box, and Mindbody. You are in good companywhich is exactly where you belong.  Congratulations to you and your team. You should be proud of all Growthink has achieved to date. I wish you many more years of success."

 

Growthink Now Accepts BitCoin!

January 30, 2015

Growthink is excited to announce that it has partnered with BitPay, the world's leading Bitcoin payment service provider, to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. "Growthink is thrilled to join companies like Microsoft, NewEgg, Virgin, and Warner Brothers in working with BitPay to accept this amazing new form of payment," said Growthink CEO Jay Turo.  "I am particulary excited by the truly global, instant conversion, no transaction fee, no credit card fee nature and promise of Bitcoin, as it  it represents and embodies Growthink's mission so well: to empower and enable entrepreneurs everywhere be successful."

About BitPay

BitPay is a Payment Service Provider (PSP) specializing in e-commerce, B2B and enterprise solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency.

Growthink Named to 2014 Inc. 5000 List

August 18, 2014

Inc. magazine today ranked Growthink No. 2515 on its 2014 Inc. 500|5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s entrepreneurs.  

Growthink joins Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and other notable alumni.  In addition to Growthink, the 2014 list added such powerhouses as GoPro, Bridger, Fuhu, Tough Muder, Bowlmor, and Lending Club.  

“Growthink's return to the Inc. 5000 is a great validation of the long-term sustainability and ongoing timeliness of our mission, and of the incredible hard work and inspirational spiritedness of our amazing professionals,” said Growthink CEO Jay Turo.

The median growth rate of 2014 Inc. 500|5000 companies is a mind-boggling 516 percent. The companies on last year’s created over 520,000 jobs, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion. 

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg. 

Congratulations to Growthink Client Uvaggio on Their Grand Opening!

May 21, 2014

Growthink client Uvaggio officially opened their doors last month in Coral Gables, FL and we're excited to see all the press and buzz they've been receiving.

Founded by Craig DeWald, a former director in HR for American Express, Uvaggio is a wine bar and restaurant focused on introducing patrons to wine from small hand selected wineries and European-style plates by Chef Bret Pelaggi.

It was named one of the top 10 new Miami restaurants that opened this Spring (http://www.thrillist.com/eat/miami/best-new-restaurants-bars-openings-miami) and we look forward to hearing about their growth and success in the future.

Congratulations Uvaggio!

Growthink's Expert Market Research Practice Publishes Industry List

April 12, 2014

Growthink's Expert Market Research Practice, led by Program Director Bridget Quinlan, recently published its list of over 500 covered industries and markets.  

Growthink’s market research capabilities have expanded greatly in the last few years, and now span almost every major industry in the U.S. as well as many niche industries. 

Our market research is an essential tool in helping entrepreneur’s successfully complete their business plans and investor presentations as well as understand their industry and market potential. 

The full industry list can be seen via this link.

Growthink Client I-MerSee Launches World’s First Social Media Network for Visually Impaired & 50 and Over Communities

March 01, 2014

Dedicated Platform Allows Visually Impaired & 50 and Over Communities To More Easily Navigate Popular Social Networking Sites

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- I-MerSee, an innovative New York City-based start-up company, today launched the world’s first social media network for the visually impaired and 50 and over communities, coinciding with Blindness Awareness Month.

See full release on CNBC.com via this link.

About I-MerSee

Founded in May 2013 by Benjamin Azuelos, I-MerSee is the first ever social media network designed specifically for the visually impaired and 50 and over communities. Featuring the latest in assistive technology, I-MerSee offers a comprehensive social media experience that connects users to the most popular social networks while also providing them with information on events and activities of interest to them. I-MerSee is headquartered in New York City.

Growthink CEO and President Featured in Entrepreneur

November 06, 2013

Both Growthink CEO Jay Turo and President Dave Lavinsky were featured in Entrepreneur.com's recent article Life Changers: 15 of the Most Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs.

The editors at Entrepreneur asked Jay and Dave about their favorite books for entrepreneurs. Jay endorsed "The Strategy Paradox" by Michael Raynor, while Dave mentioned "Thinkertoys" by Michael Michalko.

Growthink CEO Jay Turo Again Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

September 13, 2013

Growthink CEO Jay Turo was again featured in Entrepreneur Magazine with his article, "How Being Both the Chief Executive and Chief Shareholder Doesn't Always Mix."

The article discusses the three main scenarios where - in a smaller business - the interests of the Chief Executive and those of the shareholders diverge and what to do about it.

Click here to read the full article at Entrepreneur.com.

Growthink CEO Jay Turo Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

August 15, 2013

Growthink CEO Jay Turo was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine with his article, "The Best Place to Put Your Money? Other People's Businesses. Really."

The article shares best practices as to how entrepreneurs should and should not think about investing in other entrepreneurs and "other people's" businesses and companies.

Click here to read the full article at Entrepreneur.com.

Growthink President's Latest Forbes Articles

July 08, 2013

Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink, has been contributing to Forbes Magazine on the topics of entrepreneurial success and small business.

His latest articles include 90 Days To Great Leadership, Three Steps To A Solid Marketing Budget and Is More Product Innovation Really Necessary?

You can read all of Dave's articles on Forbes by clicking here.

Growthink CEO Featured in The Huffington Post

July 08, 2013

Growthink CEO Jay Turo was just featured in the Huffington Post.

The article, entitled, "6 Things You Need to Know About Raising Capital for a Small Business" answers key questions about raising funding in today's environment.

Jay Turo's comments are featured in the conclusion section, based on their critical importance in the fundraising process.

Click here to read the full article on the Huffington Post.

Growthink Client NuOrder Raises $3,000,000 from GRP Partners

June 30, 2013

NuORDER, the leading digital wholesale solution founded by Heath Wells andOlivia Skuza, has secured over $3 million in growth capital. The groundbreaking software now utilized by the world's leading fashion brands and over 40,000 retailers has acquired impressive backing from a global network of fashion icons and venture capitalist power players. GRP has led the first round, with additional investment by Greycroft, Aileen Lee, David Tisch, Creative Artists Agency, Brian Spaly, Mortimer Singer and Rachel Zoe Inc.

Click here to read the full release.

 

Growthink Featured in the Wall Street Journal

May 07, 2013

The Wall Street Journal article, "How Entrepreneurs Come Up With Great Ideas," features a cast of expert entrepreneurs describing some of the best places they've found inspiration. Growthink President Dave Lavinsky is featured among this group.

Click here to read the full article in The Wall Street Journal.

Growthink Contributes to Entrepreneur Magazine

April 12, 2013

Growthink President Dave Lavinsky shares lessons on business planning, based on his experience working with other entrepreneurs.

In this article, he addresses the relationship between short- and long-term goal-setting, as well as the importance of involving your employees in these decisions.

Click here to read the full article.

Growthink's President Featured in US News & World Report

March 21, 2013

In US News & World Report article, "The Top Cyberloafing Activities of a Distracted Office Worker," Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, shares his thoughts on monitoring distractions in the workplace.

Click here to read the entire article on US News & World Report

Growthink Featured in Inc.

March 04, 2013

Inc.com recently did a feature entitled "14 Revealing Interview Questions" where they spoke with top CEOs and presidents regarding their favorite interview questions. Growthink's president Dave Lavinsky was one of those CEOs/presidents featured.

Click here to read the full article on Inc.com

Growthink featured in The Huffington Post

February 04, 2013

In line with this week's Super Bowl, Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, was featured this week in the Huffington Post with an informative and entertaining atricle - "How A Football Mindset Can Transform Your Company."

Click here to read the full article on the Huffington Post.

Growthink CEO Jay Turo Featured on Val Be Mar Coffee Conversation Series

January 28, 2013

Growthink Featured in Small Business Trends

January 20, 2013

President of Growthink, Dave Lavinsky, teams up with Small Business Trends to teach small business owners the art of upselling.

Click here to read the full article.

Growthink President Writes Top 5 Books Purchased by Corporations

January 11, 2013

Growthink President and Start At The End author, Dave Lavinsky has been featured in The Tribune for writing one of the Top 5 books being purchased by corporations.

Click here to 'Start At The End' on the list.

Growthink Featured in Crain's New York Business

January 09, 2013

Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink and author of Amazon Best Seller for Entrepreneurship Start At The End, was featured in Crain's New York Business News.

The article discusses business strategies for the new year and why "Start At The End" is a must have for small business success in 2013 and beyond.

Click here to read the full story.

Growthink Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

January 04, 2013

Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, joins his longtime friends at Entrepreneur Magazine to help more entrepreneurs reverse-engineer their business plans for real long-term growth.

In the article, readers learn Growthink's top business planning methods and will walk away with step-by-step action items to begin implementing right away.

Click here to read the full article for Entrepreneur Magazine.


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