Courtney Reum and his brother Carter are former Goldman Sachs investment bankers, entrepreneurs, operators, and investors. Courtney and Carter started their careers working on deals ranging from Under Armour to Vitamin Water and have since left to pursue careers as both Entrepreneurs and new age VCs.
After co-founding and eventually successfully selling VEEV Spirits, Courtney and Carter started M13, a 21st century investing platform that seeks to affect outcomes for founders, partners, and investors by institutionalizing the process of scaling consumer-centric brands. Courtney and Carter currently live in Los Angeles, where they run day-to-day operations at M13.
Courtney discusses his and Carter’s book “Shortcut Your Startup” (an Amazon #1 best-seller) and ways to turn traditional advice on its head for better startup success. Listen for these action items you can use to take advantage of and help shape your business today!
Courtney and I discuss;
- The influence of their father
- Learning valuable lessons on Wall Street
- The show Hatched
- Criteria in looking for investment opportunities
- Why this (another) business book…’Shortcut Your Startup’
- Speedboat vs. Sailboat
and much more!
Also… check out the Marketplace Post Game: The Startup Learning Curve in which we dive a bit deeper into the discussion between Priest and Courtney about how your first startup idea not working shouldn’t discourage you.
INC Articles: https://www.inc.com/author/carter-and-courtney-reum