Experience: Three Decades and Counting

Graeme Thickins has devoted his entire professional life to serving technology startups and other innovative early-stage firms. Early in his career, he cut his teeth in progressively responsible management positions at two of Minnesota’s renowned Fortune 500 technology pioneers, Control Data and Medtronic – both highly entrepreneurial, founder-led firms that spawned literally thousands of startups in Minnesota and throughout the U.S.

Since then, he's consulted with and advised more than 250 technology startups and corporate ventures over 30+ years that have collectively achieved billions of dollars of shareholder wealth. His clients are founders and C-level execs, and many are serial entrepreneurs that have worked with him over multiple startups.

Graeme is a successful investor in tech stocks and also in selected startups and accelerator funds. In recent years, he began serving as a mentor to certain accelerators, and as a personal coach to entrepreneurs via this site.

His long experience in the technology industry has allowed him to build a strong network of venture capitalists and angel investors throughout the country.

In the past, Graeme has served as an interim executive for some of his clients (including twice as a VP of Marketing). In addition, his career includes extensive credits as a published writer and analyst. In 2005, he launched a personal blog, now called GraemeThickinsOnTech.com, and he also shares insights from his considerable marketing experience on another blog on his company web site.

In his spare time (!), Graeme serves as a board member of MinneAnalytics.org, the nation's largest regional community and events organization for data & analytics professionals, which has grown to more than 12,000 members. Since 2014, he has been a co-organizer of two marketing analytics conferences, has assisted in planning and organizing several other events, and organizes and hosts "Startup Showcase" pitch events at 3-4 major conferences per year.

Graeme is also a mentor for gener8tor Minnesota, a top-15 U.S. accelerator program that conducts two classes per year for promising startups chosen from a large number of applicants.

His consulting and coaching style is highly collaborative, and he earns most of his business via referral, which brings him a great deal of pride.

And that gives you the confidence you’re teaming up with a trusted, high-integrity coach!

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