"The definitive playbook for
CEOs of high-stakes, venture backed companies."
—Michael Moe, Founder at Global Silicon Valley
Jeff James Martin has spent a two-decade career on the ground with VC-backed teams trying to answer the question: What makes some VC-backed companies succeed, and others fail? This book holds the answer. Peak Teams is a holistic blueprint for building an unstoppable team and empowering them with the core habits that create winning behaviors.
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“Venture-backed startups operate in a league of their own, fraught with distinct hurdles and high stakes. The Peak Teams System provides a guide for any VC-backed CEO to align their team, master the basics, and drive toward success."
—Sam Yagan, Managing Director Corazon Capital, Co-Founder of SparkNotes & OkCupid, Former CEO of MTCH
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“As a former operator and someone that’s coached countless startups, Jeff Martin’s been there. He understands the inflection points that every VC-backed company traverses, and he’s come up with an executable OS that caters to them. Being a startup founder will always be hard, but Jeff’s methodology makes the journey easier to navigate.”
- Janine Davis, Managing Partner and Executive Coach at Evolution
“I hate book blurbs (see my blog). That said, if Jeff’s passion for helping ceo/founders equals the energy he put into this book, it will be a great read.”
- Brad Feld Partner at Foundry, Author of Venture Deals, Startup Boards and many others
“Jeff’s framework for helping founders succeed is truly unique. He’s supported many of the founders that I’ve backed and have set them up for long-term success.”
- Jenny Fielding, Co-founder + Managing Director of Everywhere Ventures
“Techstars has a handful of tried and true criteria for selecting our investments, and the first three are team, team, team! Put simply, we invest in unstoppable founders who are part of unstoppable teams. With Peak Teams, Jeff powerfully explains the habits that drive amazing teams like these.”
- David Cohen Co-Founder and Chairman at Techstars
“Jeff’s extensive history with startups has given him a firsthand look at their highs and lows. Recognizing the unique needs of high-growth ventures, he’s crafted a different operating model for them. As both a founder and investor, I value his pragmatic, actionable approach in this book. It’s a boon for anyone leading startup teams.”
- Carey Ransom, Managing Director at BankTech Ventures; Founder at Operate
Jeff James Martin
Over the course of a two-decade career, Jeff James Martin has worked with hundreds of venture-backed leadership teams, from seed to exit, and investors across the US and worldwide. Jeff has personally founded, sold, and played multiple roles at venture-backed technology companies. In 2004, Jeff founded Collective Genius to assist CEOs, founders, and investors to build high-performing teams.
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