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Bruce Maxwell

Advisor Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area, US

CEO, Elastrix, LLC. Previously Board Member, WorldDesk. Stanford GSB grad.

CEO, Elastrix, LLC. Previously Board Member, WorldDesk. Stanford GSB grad.

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Advisor

GoAnimate.com
WorldDesk
Smart Energy Instruments, Inc.
WorldDesk

Positions

CEO Elastrix, LLC February 2013 - present
Board Member WorldDesk April 2006 - December 2013
CFO Elastrix, LLC May 2011 - February 2013
Stanford ACT Consultant to MKP The ManKind Project USA February 2008 - February 2011
Interim Executive, Venture Capital Specialist Maxwell Consulting October 2006 - May 2010
CFO Volantis Systems, Inc. May 2006 - October 2006
Principal Maxwell Consulting January 1998 - April 2006
CEO, Chairman Positive Communications, inc. January 1992 - January 1998

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Business 1986 - 1988
Swarthmore College History, Economics 1976 - 1980

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I am a serial entrepreneur who has yet to hit a 12 Step Program for entrepreneurship addiction. I have helped to found 78 companies and directly raised over $78 million in Angel and Venture funding. I started my first company, Positive Communications, Inc. at the age of 33, and grew it to over 450 employees and $40 million in sales. At Positive, I raised $48 million from venture investors such as Kleiner, Sequoia, and Menlo Ventures, and sold over a million pagers. Since then I have personally started another three businesses and helped other entrepreneurs to start another 74 business. I am an expert at the process of starting a new technology business and I am an expert at attracting Angel and Venture funding. I don't just advise. I get dirty and help you execute.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

My hallmark is integrity. I am an honest person, and will never lie, or accelerate the truth. If you don't operate this way, best that you avoid me.

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Neil Peretz
GC@Aliya Fin'l Tech; Founder@Turnkey.Legal. Former:GC@Better Finance; cofounder@CFPB; COO/CFO@Sertanty; cofounder/CEO@PocketScience; banker.
I worked with Bruce a zillion years ago when he was at Positive Communications. He always had great ideas and enthusiasm that was infectiou ... s.
Rudy Mui
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Apartment Data Services and Executive Partner, Salt Creek Capital. University of Michigan grad.
Bruce is extremely knowledgable about finance and the start up environment. He works extremely hard and is passionate about any endeavor he ... is involved with.
Rudy Mui
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Apartment Data Services and Executive Partner, Salt Creek Capital. University of Michigan grad.
Bruce is extremely knowledgable about finance and the start up environment. He works extremely hard and is passionate about any endeavor he ... is involved with.
Elise Bauer
We worked together  •  Founder and President, Simply Recipes, Inc.. Previously Management Consultant, Crédit Agricole Assurances. Stanford GSB grad.
Bruce is a serial entrepreneur with lots of wear on his treads. He's built companies, raised money, built and managed teams, more times than ... I can count. He's also a great sounding board and coach. He's brilliant, and has terrific insight to offer.
Kristen Kuhns
We worked together  •  Principal Consultant & Founder, Get Social Biz! and Founder, PetGuest, Inc..
Bruce is an amazing strategist when it comes to financial strategic planning for start-ups. He created an amazing system to help break down ... true c-b ratios for start-ups to get a nuanced, fact based system in order to make projections off of. He has mentored many start-ups and has probably seen it all....
Russ Walsh
We worked together  •  CEO and Managing Partner, GRC21. Previously Sr. Director - IT Services and Advisory, SOAProjects, Inc.
Bruce was highly recommended to me nearly a decade ago when I was head of IT Audit for EY's Silicon Valley region and founder of a startup s ... oftware company. Bruce was excellent at providing business strategy, financial modeling, and VC/angel investor guidance to my startup and to many other startup executives who I have introduced him to. He has extensive experience and he knows how to quickly understand business ideas and develop the appropriate business and financial model to identify whether a business could be successful. He is also amazing at determining how much money the business will need to raise, the best way to raise money, and how long it will take for a business to become profitable. I highly recommend Bruce to any corporate executive who is open to solid business and financial strategy.
Mathew Frazer
We worked together  •  CEO/Founder, ABW Medical (athenahealth Strategic Partner). Previously Board Member, Camara Education Ltd.. Stanford GSB grad.
Bruce is exceptionally smart executive with outstanding financial modeling skills. He is an excellent consultant.

Rainer Busch, Ph.D.
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada Reno and Owner & Chief Scientist, Pacific Propellants, Inc..
Rainer has vision and persistence and a willingness to take risks. He is definitely an entrepreneur.