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 an entrepreneur, inventor and investor. Jeff has founded several successful businesses including Mimeo and Lenddo. Jeff started his career as a management consultant at Ernst & Young and holds a BA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Andrew currently heads up marketing at publicly traded Sonic Foundry. He also co-founded two successful technology businesses. Andrew started his career at PWC where he acquired a CPA (UK) and holds a B. Bus. Science, University of Cape Town.
Key is an entrepreneur and investor with several successful startups and exits to his name. Key currently runs SoundSpectrum, a successful company in early 2000. Key holds both an MBA from Columbia University and a BA, Economics at Vermont.
Marcus is an entrepreneur, investor and corporate innovation architect. Most recently Marcus co-founded Highline, a pre-seed fund & accelerator. Marcus holds a BA, Econ. & Psychology from McGill and an MBA from Queen's School of Business.
Ben is an entrepreneur, investor and author. Ben co-founded Highline with Marcus (above), was a Product Manager at Salesforce and co-authored Lean Analytics with O’Reilly publishing. Ben holds a BSc. Psychology from McGill University.