Radical Reads: Selling in Uncertain Times

Parasvil Patel     .    An excellent barometer for measuring the health of a company is the sales pipeline. Sales activity often serves as an early warning system for pending disruption and, in the wake of COVID-19, alarm bells were going off in the sales organizations of many startups. Last week Radical hosted an expert […]

Radical Scale: Go-to-Market Strategy for Uncertain Times

By Parasvil Patel Radical Scale is a regular feature that explores key strategies for growing early stage technology companies. Over the past several months the Radical Impact Team has hosted expert roundtables with our portfolio companies. We’re now sharing the key strategic and tactical insights from those sessions. Previous features include:   Managing the Sales Pipeline […]

Radical Reads: InsurTech and the Innovation Premium

Adithya Sreekumar, Investor     .    In the early days of the pandemic, actuaries scrambled to assess the impact of the crisis on future risks. At the same time, customer demand was changing rapidly: in October, nearly one in three millennials said they felt an increased need for life insurance. While new categories of concerns and shifting customer behavior […]

Radical Reads: Diagnosing the Mind

Sanjana Basu     .    Fever, trouble swallowing, sore throat: these are the tell-tale symptoms of strep throat. But before a doctor decides to prescribe an antibiotic, she may first conduct a throat swab to confirm the presence of streptococcus bacteria. Such reliable tools are the cornerstone of modern medicine — think of biopsies, glucose […]

Radical Scale: Secrets of Customer Success

By Parasvil Patel Radical Scale is a regular feature that explores key strategies for growing early stage technology companies. Over the past several months the Radical Impact Team has hosted expert roundtables on go-to-market strategies and talent best practices with our portfolio companies. And we’re now sharing the key strategic and tactical insights from those […]

Radical Reads: Building Star Trek’s Tricorder

Parasvil Patel     .    The Tricorder was the diagnostic tool of choice for the fictional Dr. Leonard McCoy — a small handheld device used to quickly and non-invasively assess the health of his crewmates aboard the Star Trek Enterprise. Since the sci-fi prop’s first cameo in the 1960s, a device that non-invasively measures important […]

Radical Reads: The future of automation

Jordan Jacobs, Co-founder and Managing Partner     .    COVID-19 has us thinking a lot about the complex systems that underpin the infrastructure of modern life that most people took for granted in the ‘Before Times’, back at the start of the year. In 2020, doctors, nurses and other frontline medical workers were forced to wear […]