Driving Venture Performance
and Investor Confidence
Christian Ray Flores
9 of 10
Seed-funded startups won’t make it to
a successful exit.
80% of the reasons are avoidable.
Average rate of return for successful seed-stage investments.
Designed to improve venture success rate across 36 dimensions.
We live at the intersection of Purpose and Profit. Investing resources and expertise in people and ventures is a privilege we don’t take for granted. So we choose carefully and invest generously.
Success has a score. Created to remove avoidable sources of failure in ventures, The Program is a multi-dimensional dive into Strategy, Team, Story and Funding. Generating a detailed score predictive of success as well as steps to drive venture performance and investor confidence.
“During our first 90 days of work with Third Drive, we developed a robust business plan and financial model.
We doubled our valuation and raised $200,000.”
Leslie Gossett, CEO House of L
WHAT WE DO
Brandon holds a BSME in Engineering from West Virginia University. From creating large-scale networks and systems infrastructure for IBM to growing a smart buildings company to over 600 employees in 25 cities, Brandon has the gift of strategic innovation in a range of spaces. As advisor and investor in leading Silicon Valley technology companies, working in private equity in New York City, architecting a global Maritime broadband service company, Brandon is a master builder. Brandon and his wife Nicole have four children.
Christian Ray Flores
Christian holds an MA in Economics, speaks four languages and has a diverse international background of life and work in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the US. Christian started several entertainment and marketing companies, his first at the age of 24. A successful artist, producer, award-winning marketer, and conference speaker, Christian has inspired audiences all over the world. He is passionate about Christian leadership and serving the poor through his non-profit work in places like Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Christian is married to Deb de Flores and has three daughters.