With prior experience at Cougar Capital and Peterson Partners, Mortensen returns to his Arizona roots to help boost thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 16, 2015 ─ Tallwave Capital today announced that the company has hired Nathan Mortensen as a Principal to source potential companies, conduct due diligence, provide investment recommendations and…

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How an Arizona startup caught the attention of national investors

Shelvspace, a Tallwave portfolio company, achieves national attention and seed funding. Original article appeared in Phoenix Business Journal, TECH FLASH blog, by Jeff Pruitt You might have read the news. A Scottsdale-based company named Shelvspace just raised $1 million in seed funding to grow and support the user base of its integrated mobile…

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Tallwave Drives Innovation and Success for Startups and Growth Stage Companies With User Experience (UX) Design Service Offerings

Previously Acquired User-Centered Design Firm 29th Drive Is Now Fully Integrated Into Tallwave SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwired – April 27, 2015) – Following a 2014 acquisition, venture development firm Tallwave today announced that the integration of user-centered design firm 29th Drive is now complete. 29th Drive Founder Kevin Goldman will continue in his crucial…

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How to Brainstorm for Innovation

“Stop and think.” This is my dad’s official motto when trying to solve a problem. I’ve heard it my whole life- either he’s saying it to himself or to me as a piece of fatherly advice. His next piece of advice: “You only have to be 10% smarter than the object you’re…

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Why Lean Startup is Flawed

Over the past several years, The Lean Startup has become the crying call of all entrepreneurs. Nearly everyone you talk to has read the book and can recite the concepts. While The Lean Startup introduces several great startup principles, it also has some flaws. Without understanding these limitations, entrepreneurs could end up…

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Startup Operations: Get Through the Grind and into Growth

Whether you’re creating a new company from nothing, or spinning out from another enterprise, the ultimate goal is to realize the vision of your startup and give it real legs. As you know, actually doing so requires a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and struggle.  In the early stages of executing your…

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High Tide and Tallwave Featured on Channel 12 News

Original article, “Local company looks to fast-track entrepreneurs by Emma Jade of 12 News “Do you have a great business plan but not the tools to take it to market? A local company is looking to help. Tallwave and Luhrs City Center are teaming up to facilitate and assist entrepreneurs from all…

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How Successful Prospecting Can Ruin Your Company

I had an entrepreneur once ask me to help him increase the top of the funnel. “I need the revenue to help fuel the development of my new software product,” he said. He had already experienced some success selling an event-based product, and if he could replicate that success a few more…

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You can’t buy love, real love anyway. It grows over time. Time takes a whole lot of patience. Last April, Tallwave and ethology purchased a small but mighty user experience design firm called 29th Drive. I was just one member on that mighty, magical team that got sold. Yup, I said it,…

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Four Startup Marketing Myths

Myth #1: You need a PR firm or ad agency to launch your startup. This myth comes from the common misconception that PR and advertising are marketing, and that marketing is solely about awareness. This isn’t true, and don’t let an agency tell you otherwise. Marketing is about driving revenue, and is…

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