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About Us

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Growthink helps entrepreneurs become more successful. Since 1999, we have helped over 500,000 entrepreneurs to successfully start, grow and/or exit their companies.

Growthink accomplishes this through our suite of services and products that solve the key needs of entrepreneurs. These needs include: expertly identifying and pursuing new opportunities, developing business plans, raising capital, creating executive dashboards, building marketing and growth strategies, and developing and executing on exit plans.

Our Story

In 1999, at the height of the Internet bubble, Growthink co-founders and serial entrepreneurs Dave Lavinsky and Jay Turo graduated with their MBAs from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. At that time, Lavinsky and Turo identified an interesting opportunity; thousands of businesspeople wanted to launch Internet ventures, but they didn’t know how to start, finance and build them.

So, Lavinsky and Turo used their market research, finance, and small business backgrounds plus their recently gained MBA skills and mentalities to systematically help these entrepreneurs succeed. Since that time, Lavinsky and Turo have built Growthink’s team, client base, and service and product offerings in pursuit of their mission of helping all entrepreneurs succeed.

Our Mission

Growthink’s mission is to help all entrepreneurs succeed so they can create jobs, grow economies, offer customers better products and services, realize great personal satisfaction and wealth, and fund programs that make the world a better place.

Our Values

  • Integrity. In all our work, we subscribe to the simple credo of saying what we will do and doing what we say.
  • Courage. We hold ourselves and our clients to extraordinarily high standards of performance, ethics, and accountability.
  • Positivity. We encourage our clients and each other to focus and act on what is doable and good, and to approach challenges and difficulties with a pro-active, problem-solving mindset.

Our Client Promises

  • We Honor YOUR Journey. We are PRESENT with and for YOU. We have the ultimate respect for those that embark on the great “hero’s journey” of starting and/or growing a business. With each and every client, we embrace our mission of helping entrepreneurs - of all sizes, with all kinds of ambitions, objectives, goals, dreams, and visions - to succeed.
  • We Deliver Quality. We subscribe to Robert Pirsig’s famous definition of quality as the “result of care.” We take care to do and create things right.
  • We Are a Team. We embody and utilize the royal “WE”, not the pedestrian “I.” We recognize that we all stand on each other's shoulders in doing great work, in accomplishing great things.
  • We Are Efficient. Brevity and timeliness are high virtues. We define and adhere to project roles, responsibilities, and timelines. We “get on with it,” and effectively utilize technology to collaborate, to connect, and to complete in transparent, real-time manners.
  • We are Opportunistic and Strategic. We find that fine balance between the “fierce urgency of now” to complete tasks and to do lists, and the longer, strategic view of building equity value over time.

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Our Team

Growthink team members have deep entrepreneurial and professional backgrounds, and our collaborative environment ensures that each client benefits from the experience and insight of our team.

Meet the Growthink Team


Testimonials

Thank you very much for all of your hard work. We are very pleased with the final result of the business plan and the PowerPoint - say congratulations on a job well done and that you can use us as a reference for any future clients. We will definitely look to utilize Growthink's services in the future as we build our company.
- Bryan Langslet and the MediaCompound Team
The Growthink group was very easy to work with and took the time to understand our business and needs carefully. I was surprised at how quickly the picked up the nuances of our business and were able to communicate my thoughts into an organized structure that has helped jump start our future plans.
- Adam Unger, Principal at Art Asylum
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