Pax Momentum Blogs

PAX is excited to announce our latest investments!

PAX has invested in 7 new promising early stage startups, ranging in industry and location.

Celebrating PAX Women CEOs

As we wrap up Women's History Month, I don’t want to miss the chance to brag about the inspirational female founders that PAX has invested in. Working closely with these trailblazing CEOs is one of the highlights of my job. But what makes these women truly remarkable? Instead of relying on my own admiration, I went straight to the source - their co-founders.

Introducing our Spring-23 Invesments!

This cohort marks a turning point for PAX, with a record number of applications and the strongest companies we’ve had the chance to evaluate. After a very intense selection process, we are excited to introduce the eight companies that make up our Spring-23 cohort.‍

When Do I Lose Control?

"If I take an outside investment, will I lose control of my company?" First-time founders frequently (and perhaps correctly) fret that investors or other stakeholders can wrest control of their company and kick the founders to the curb. The question for founders is, when exactly do they lose their grip? It's a great question with a nuanced answer. I’ll try to provide an oversimplified answer, and then offer some strategies for ways to think about control.

Open Letter about New Selection Criteria

PAX has excellent news to share with our community: Starting in Spring 2023, PAX is expanding the selection criteria for our leading B2B accelerator program to include pre-revenue companies!

What happens after you get accepted into Pax Momentum?

Well first thing, you get funded. PAX wires the money before the program starts, not at the end. This means that from the very beginning, PAX becomes your partner as we are literally invested in your success.

The Valuation Dilemma

Before a raise, many entrepreneurs grapple with the question of where to set the valuation of their company. There are advantages and disadvantages associated with raising at a high valuation; therefore it is important to weigh the short term and long term implications of where you set your next valuation.

Introducing the Fall 2022 Cohort!

Pax Momentum is excited to announce the members of its Fall-22 cohort! After a rigorous selection process, these companies have impressed the PAX team and angels with their readiness to innovate and grow. PAX is extremely optimistic about the prospects of these companies and has doubled its investment amount from $50k to $100k in cash per startup.

Introducing the Spring 2022 Cohort!

Pax Momentum is thrilled to announce our Spring-22 Cohort! Through a fiercely competitive selection process these companies have shown their readiness for intense growth. PAX focuses on a unique niche of companies that are ready to turn their founder-driven sales success into a scalable and repeatable process.

One Big Mistake Entrepreneurs Make When Telling Their Story

Lights! Camera! Action! What can Hollywood teach entrepreneurs about deeply engaging our customers?

The Best CEOs are the Best Salespeople

To achieve success, a CEO must be excellent at selling to three groups: potential customers, potential employees, and potential investors.

Finding Success as a ClimateTech Founder

Following the boom-and-bust “Cleantech 1.0” period, investing in sustainable companies was thought to be too risky. However, the looming threat of climate change has become increasingly clear and investors have become convinced that now is the time for the ClimateTech revolution.

The Sales Interview: Push/Pull

Hiring the right salespeople is one of the most important (and most difficult) challenges you will face in scaling up your revenue.

The Real Reason B2B Startups Fail

And What Founders Can Do About It

The Cold Call

Cold calls can be difficult, but are a necessary evil. PAX can help you land deals just from picking up the phone.

How Much Can You Afford to Pay Your Salespeople?

Not sure how to compensate salespeople for your startup? Turn to Pax Momentum-THE B2B Sales Accelerator.

Introducing the Spring 2021 Cohort!

PAX is proud to announce the latest batch of pre-seed SaaS and climatetech startups accepted into our B2B Sales Accelerator.

5 T's of a Startup

Twice a year, PAX selects 10 pre-seed B2B SaaS startups for our Go-To-Market accelerator program. We base our selection on the Terms, Technology, Traction, Team and TAM of a startup.

Introducing the Fall 2021 Cohort!

PAX is excited to announce the pre-seed B2B startups in our Fall-21 cohort.

Introducing the Fall 2020 Cohort!

Introducing the first PAX Cohort- Fall 2020

Welcome to the PAX Angels!

PAX Angels do more than provide the 100k cash investment for startups, they provide guidance and training for early stage founders.

Pax Momentum Announces New Partnerships

Pax Momentum Announces Partnership with Successful Entrepreneurs From Across the U.S.

PAX Welcomes First Two Professors

PAX prepares to begin its virtual B2B Sales Accelerator by adding a professor.

Angel Investor Announces New Startup Accelerator

Pax Momentum was founded by exited founder, B2B sales expert, and early stage investor Matthew Hanson.