2023 In Review: A Year of Community

Reflecting on 2023, one theme resonates throughout our experiences: community. In a year dominated by unpredictability, we’ve found strength in bringing our portfolio companies and the broader Norwest ecosystem together. We are grateful to have navigated a challenging environment with our community of visionary entrepreneurs, co-investors, business partners, and staff. Everyone has worked exceptionally hard […]

People-First Strategies Emerge in Norwest’s 2023 Talent Survey Results

In the ever-evolving landscape of HR, people leaders must be able to observe and adapt to trends in employee sentiment and workplace practices. At Norwest, we’re committed to keeping our finger on the pulse of HR operations, talent acquisition, organizational development, and systems and tools adoption. Sharing that knowledge with our portfolio companies empowers our […]

Norwest Welcomes ‘Sales Whisperer’ David Rudnitsky as CRO Operating Executive and Principal

David Rudnitsky - Norwest CRO Operating Executive and Principal

As we’ve built Norwest’s Portfolio Services team over the years, we’ve learned there is no substitute for experience and no shortcut to meaningful business relationships. Portfolio Services gained both experience and relationships during the past few decades by working in tandem with Norwest’s investment teams to support our founders and CEOs. We have helped portfolio […]

Board Diversity Delivers Results for Startups

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Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript from the Norwest Nowcast above where Norwest Talent Principal Kris Snodgrass shares examples of the stellar business outcomes that Norwest portfolio companies have realized from bringing underrepresented executives onto their boards and advisories. Hi, this is Kris Snodgrass with a Norwest Nowcast about the real business results that […]

How to Choose the Right Executive Coach for Startup Leadership

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If you’re like most founders, you want every possible advantage to help you and your company succeed. One go-to resource many have come to count on is leadership coaching. In the current funding environment, many leaders are in “wartime” mode, and the right coach can help you make the tough decisions needed to control burn, […]