Company Kick-off Meeting
We planned to kick-off operations at a ranch, but it started raining (a rare occurance in LA). The meeting was moved to a bowling alley, followed by dinner at El Cholo, a local Mexican restaurant.
Adam MillerMastermind, CEO
Perry WallackMoney man, CFO
Steven SeymourEntertainer, SVP Sales
walked away from stability to follow the dream
Opportunity at AOL
Walked away from a then-coveted opportunity to become the premier sponsor of AOL’s Research and Learning Center. The internet bubble burst a month later.
started getting attention
Built a Pipeline of Prospective Clients
Our online learning software was first ‘to the cloud.’ We built a pipeline primarily of Northeast financial services firms.
Hired Help and Closed Deals
September 11th happened and instead of a hiring freeze, on September 15th we went on a hiring streak. We closed some big named clients, all from large enterprises.
continued closing deals and servicing clients
Closed Even More Deals
We then had to figure out how to service all of these closed deals, and then build a sales team to rinse and repeat.
in the money
Raised Venture Capital
After too many no's to count, we finally raised our first institutional venture capital led by Bessemer Venture Partners.
grow fast as lightning
Tripled the Size of the Company
We began international expansion in EMEA and APAC. Closed even more deals including a global reseller deal with ADP.
a little fun
AC/DC World Tour
We took time out to tour the world following AC/DC. ‘For those about to learn, we salute you!‘
graduation (aka IPO)
Completed a successful IPO led by Goldman Sachs. We were one of the top performing IPOs of the year.