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Your One-Stop for Growth


You can't build a great business without a great business plan.  Have you clearly assessed your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and defined clearly actionable goals and objectives therefrom?  Will your revenue model and financial returns attract investors?  Is there a better path for growth than the one you are currently on?  We will make sure your business plan is well-poised for success.

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Executing against your business plan, is just as important as the plan itself.  So, make sure you have the most experienced people helping you build your business.  Let our proven interim and shared executives help you with building and managing your sales & marketing teams, budgets and processes, to make sure your plan actually becomes a reality.


What good is a growth plan unless you have the capital resources to help you fund your plan.  Red Rocket is well connected within the venture capital and private equity community, and can help make introductions to potential investors.  We also make direct investments via Red Rocket or the FireStarter Fund.


About Red Rocket ?


Red Rocket is your "one-stop shop" for growth: we help B2C and B2B companies with their growth strategy, execution team and financing needs. We are particularly deep in the digital technology space, but have done work across industries. We have consulted or mentored over 750 companies, to date.  If you want to ignite your business with learnings and contacts of proven CEO’s and CMOs who have lived through the same challenges you are having, Red Rocket can help your business blast off!  Red Rocket Partner, George Deeb, was named to the Crains Tech 50  and Tribune Tech 100 in Chicago and is a featured contributor on entrepreneurship for many leading business sites, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, WSJ, TNW and Alley Watch.


To date, the Red Rocket Blog has had over 2,000,000 reads of our 101 Startup Lessons--An Entrepreneur's Handbook.  Feel free to continue to read these actionable "how-to" lessons online, or you can now download the entire free eBook at your favorite eBookstore.  Be sure to check back weekly, for our newest lessons.

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1.    Growth Experts:  learn from seasoned executives that have already raised millions of dollars in venture capital and realized successful exits for their investors.

2.    Actionable Strategies:  come out with a credible business plan and actionable insights on how best to build, grow, market and operate your specific business.

3.    On-Call Executives:  our shared or interim executives can help you turn strategies into reality--building and managing your sales & marketing teams, budgets and processes.

4.    Access to Capital:  leverage our deep Rolodex of venture capital relationships or our ability to make direct investments via Red Rocket or the FireStarter Fund. 

5.    Solid References:  don't take our word on it, we are happy to connect you with the numerous businesses our partners have successfully advised over the years.


Our Happy Clients


Our Partners


George has consulted or mentored over 750 B2C and B2B companies since starting Red Rocket in 2010. George has a very deep base of relationships in the startup, digital and venture community.  His skills are particularly deep in business planning, growth strategy, corporate development, fund raising, sales and marketing.  George is the author of 101 Startup Lessons-An Entrepreneur's Handbook, and is a featured speaker/mentor for many entrepreneurial organizations.  George was named to the Crains Tech 50 and Tribune Tech 100 in Chicago, was a finalist for the "Mentor of Year" by Built In Chicago.  George was an 8 year investment banker at Credit Suisse turned 12 year CEO at MediaRecall and iExplore, where he was named E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year.

Read George's Full Bio Here.


Jay is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience in strategy development and process execution in the technology industry.  He is passionate about solving problems through new technology and is working diligently to help make Chicago a global technology center.  Jay's skills include product strategy and marketing, business and revenue development, positioning and brand marketing, financing, digital marketing and executive team development.  Jay's career includes executive positions at Yahoo, Nvidia, Experian, Bering Media and Anderson.  He also founded Direct Geo and ManScore.


Read Jay's Full Bio Here.


Our Porfolio


The FireStarter Fund is a venture fund focused on early-stage digital technology. Portfolio includes UpCityHireologyShiftGigPangeaMightyNest
SpotHeroPublic GoodHome ChefBuilt InRoutificMystery Tackle BoxDorm It Up, Rewards 21 and Pearachute


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