Product leadership for early stage startups

Monthly or one-off plans. Launch your startup, close your first customers and build the right thing with product expertise.

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How I help

Sales decks

Close your first customers by creating clear sales decks that tell the right story

Pitch decks

Make an inspiring deck to raise the funding you need from investors at any stage of the process

Landing pages

Make sure website vistors understand why they need your product

MVPs

Know how to build the right thing and which assumptions to test

Product advice

Create an inspiring product vision, strategy and roadmap

Hiring

Use my extensive network to hire designers, engineers or sales people - or your first full-time product hire!

Work with me on an advisory, consulting or recurring basis.

Advisory

One-off calls to provide advice and support as needed. Typically this covers things like product positioning, product messaging, go-to-market strategy and sales or investor advice.

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Consulting

Covering fixed-scope projects such as producing or reviewing sales decks, pitch decks, customer proposals or roadmaps.

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Recurring

If you or your team need ongoing support, work and advice. Cancel any time - no long-term commitments

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Why work with me?

Product Leader with 10+ years of experience

Extensive experience in startups and scaleups, taking products from nothing to millions in revenue.

A fraction of the cost

Much of the role of a product manager is covered by you as a founder, meaning you don't need a full time product manager. The fractional model means you only pay for the expertise you need, saving you tens of thousands of pounds.

Global reach

Most of my work happens asynchronously, meaning I can support you regardless of time zone.

Responsive communication

Turnaround time varies by project, but I am always available on email. For any recurring contracts, I join internal Slack or Chat channels as needed.

Clients

Emizio

I helped Emizio rewrite their sales deck to land their initial customers, with follow-on work reviewing client proposals.

Ambr

I helped Ambr with their product positioning and their go-to-market strategy while raising their initial funding round

Testimonials

We worked with Chris during the very early stages of Emizio. We highly valued the input he provided on our decks, he was great to work with and highly professional, I would not hesitate to recommend to other businesses looking for consultancy work

Natasha - Founder, Emizio

Plans

Advisory

One-off

  • One hour
  • One-off call
  • Call summary provided via email
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Consulting

Day rate

  • Fixed-scope, fixed-fee projects
  • Support via email and review calls
  • Delivered via Google Docs
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Fractional

Recurring

  • Ongoing advice, support and work
  • Support through internal chat tools
  • No commitment, cancel any time
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Contact

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FAQs

In early stage companies, a lot of the role that would be occupied by a product manager is taken up by the founder - things like understanding the customer and the product vision.

The kind of person an early stage company needs can cost over £100,000 a year (accounting for employer costs, pensions etc.) which is out of reach of many early companies!

If and when you do need to hire a full time person, I can help with that as well.

By default I use Google Docs as it's free, easy to use and allows easy commenting, sharing and tagging.

If needed, I can join internal chat channels on Slack, Google Chat, Discord or any platform you're using.

I'm based in High Wycombe, a town about 25 minutes outside of London, UK.

As an example, a complete re-write of a sales deck (including background research, founder interviews and revisions) will take under two weeks.

If there are specific timelines you are working to, let me know and I will do my best to meet them!

Firstly - I will do my best to make it right through additional revisions and sessions! However, if you're still not happy I will refund you in full (I will retain rights to any IP produced); for retained work, there is no contract so you can cancel at any time.