It starts with a dream
Ours is to be a business accelerator like no other. To rocket your unstoppable talent, drive and determination to heights unknown.
Our Detroit roots hold the ultimate inspiration, the legendary Motown Records and its founder Barry Gordy, Jr.
Motown’s unique approach launched more superstars than virtually any other record label in history, enabling Gordy to turn his initial investment of just $800 into a $61MM exit for himself, equivalent to $135MM in today's dollars.
Gordy’s success model included a group of experts who could take unrefined singers and turn them into hit-makers. This “Artistic Development” team included the people, processes and financial resources required to make superstars – songwriters, arrangers, producers, choreographers, public speaking experts and even etiquette teachers – all working toward the same goal.
GOTOWN’s “Success Acceleration” team works the same way for technology entrepreneurs. Our team of proven experts – business planners, investors, lawyers, marketers, tech pros, researchers – provide the highest quality business resources, processes and capital funding to launch and grow tomorrow’s technology superstars.
We accelerate your success
Our mission is to create genuine success faster for exceptional technology start-ups. We provide proven, high-level resources to help you most effectively launch and grow your business. Whether you need business planning, marketing, sales, distribution, finance or capital funding, we can accelerate your success.
Our 20-minute funding assessment will determine your potential for capital funding and identify your company's gaps for reaching full potential.
We will help create a complete and realistic business plan, financial forecast and business requirements for achieving maximum
potential and obtaining required funding
Sales & Distribution Strategy
We can develop and implement a high-performance sales and distribution strategy for scaling your business, including structuring, building and leading your sales team.
We can conduct market research, develop highly-competitive marketing strategies and provide tactical support for branding, marketing materials, websites and multi-channel campaigns.
We can help you develop realistic product pricing, P&L forecasts, valuations and financial requirements for growth and maximize current and future profitability.
Staffing & Recruiting
We can provide interim staffing during initial stages of start-up as well as help recruit a qualified management team for moving forward.
We can provide technology support when needed, including advisory services, managed services and cloud-based hosting to help bring your product to commercial readiness.
Through our partnership with Alcor Capital, we can help qualified start-ups obtain "angel capital" as well as capital at each stage of growth thereafter.
Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Tim has 40 years of experience in general management, strategic planning, sales and marketing for some of the world's largest and most successful companies, including AT&T, Caterpillar, Citibank, Eli Lilly and General Motors. He has also successfully bootstrapped four
companies throughout his career to provide technology and professional services to these well respected organizations.
Bryan’s experience spans across senior leadership roles in large firms as well as multiple start ups and early stage growth companies, almost always leading and building organizations to drive innovation for large Fortune 500 companies. Bryan’s consulting expertise includes Digital Strategy & Transformation, as well as the application of AI, Analytics, Data, and IoT to drive business performance both in the US and globally. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, and has over 20 years experience in data and metrics driven business building.
George is the CEO of Alcor Capital, our VC partner and shareholder in Gotown. He is also a serial entrepreneur, global speaker, investor, alumni of Harvard Business School, and Oxford University, with 15 years of global cross-border Mergers and Acquisition experience, Private Equity Investments, and Debt Funding. He provides both strategic guidance to Gotown as well as capital funding resources to our clients.
Managing Director, Business & Funding Strategy
Harsh is a recognized entrepreneur and business leader who has driven large and small businesses towards growth and profitability. He's held senior executive roles with UniLever, IBM and Motorola in Asia, UK and USA. More recently, he has helped over 75 tech start-up get funded and prosper.
Managing Director, Research, Marketing and Operations
Susan is a marketing communications professional with extensive experience in acquiring and growing profitable customer relationships – working on both the client-side and agency side of the business. She has a diverse background with an emphasis in telecommunications, retail, automotive, insurance and the travel industry.
Executive Advisor, Sales and Growth Strategy
Kevin is a seasoned executive and board member with more than 20 years experience in corporate strategy; sales strategy and channel management; market development; advanced analytics; customer experience design; corporate communications; and organizational change. He has proven experience leading and developing global teams.