FounderX 2022: Deciphering Bad Pitch Decks & Finding the Hidden Gems, with Russell Brand

Russell is the founder of Responsible Solutions Limited, Einsteins Elephant, and Dynamic Security Research. Each has been successful in its respective software field. He has been an active angel investor.

He advises early-stage companies on customer discovery, product direction, and strategy; and established companies on effectiveness, appropriate uses of technology, and stewardship.

Written by Chris Foltz

Chris Foltz is a renowned brand development catalyst, celebrated inspirational speaker and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley based advisory practice Responsible Solutions Ltd. From his roots in partisan politics, to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in county jail, and losing everything to the point of homelessness, Chris has re-established himself as one of the most engaging initiators of social impact and development in the nation, and some would consider – the world.


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