Bobby MartinRaleigh, NC
I’m the author of The Hockey Stick Principles: The 4 Key Stages to Entrepreneurial Success and love to write about startups and history. Through my experience of starting and selling First Research (a leader in sales intelligence) to Fortune 500 firm, Dun & Bradstreet, I’ve learned first-hand the challenges and solutions at each stage of entrepreneurial growth. My current adventure is as chairman and cofounder of Vertical IQ, a leading provider of sales research insight for banks. I’m an angel investor and serves as an active board member with several innovative start-ups, including Local Eye Site, Boardroom Insiders, MyLifeSite, Sageworks, VitalPlan, Myxx and etailinsights.