We believe great things can happen when you combine the resources of large organizations with the focused speed of an entrepreneurial team. We are a network of world-class entrepreneurs, scientific experts, regulatory specialists and investors who turn ideas into new stand alone businesses, Fast.
A proven process results in faster and more predictable outcomes. The Urgent team employs the Urgent Process™, a rigorous, battle-tested, structured methodology based on our own experiences and influenced by the lean approach to startups popularized by Eric Ries and Steve Blank.
We partner with large, innovative companies who recognize the value of leveraging proven entrepreneurs to solve big problems, accelerate growth and create new categories. We’ll also partner with other entities who have an unfair advantage they’d like to leverage into a new business.
Lenddo is a technology company that forged the idea of using non-traditional data to compute people’s credit scores. Founded in 2011, its main focus was to improve the lives of the emerging middle class in developing countries by providing micro loans for specific purposes.
In January 2015, Lenddo opened its technologies for third parties, such as banks, lending institutions, utilities companies and credit card worldwide to reduce risk, increase portfolio size, improve customer service and verify applicants.
Mimeo.com is the innovator of online managed content distribution and printing. Mimeo’s global footprint and cloud based platform provide customers the simplest way to create, manage, and distribute content and materials they rely on to do business.
Mimeo measures success by their ability to delight customers by delivering ease of use, speed, quality and value. Mimeo has delivered on this mission for more than 50,000 organizations, small businesses, and Global 2000 companies in over 140 countries.
Sound Spectrum allows music lovers to experience music in a whole new way with their artistic music visualizers.
SoundSpectrum offers easy-to-use, rich music visualization software, full-featured standalone applications, and screen savers. Users can see what their favorite live and pre-recorded music looks like with Sound Spectrums’ real-time visualizers, giving endless and unique video for any environment!
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and investor with deep experience scaling technology enabled international businesses. Jeff's experience includes founding roles in over a dozen companies, which, if combined, employ over 1,000 people, and operate in 24 countries. Jeff started his career as a management consultant at Ernst & Young and holds a BA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in New York.
Key is a serial entrepreneur with experience across several industries. Key's experience includes founding roles at NexGraph (acquired by LivePerson), XGraph (acquired by AddThis / Oracle), SoundSpectrum, Mimeo and Solbright (acquired by Operative). Key holds an MBA from Columbia University and the London Business School and a BA in Economics and English from the University of Vermont.
Gary is a serial entrepreneur with extensive operational expertise. Along with Key Compton, Gary co-founded NexGraph (acquired by LPSN), XGraph (acquired by Oracle), SoundSpectrum, and Solbright (acquired by Operative). Gary also previously had executive roles in the Advertising and Fashion industries. Gary holds an MBA and an AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and was as an Adjunct Professor at Parsons/New School.