IMSA co-founders Corey Ranslem and Frank Fenner are among the most knowledgeable and focused entrepreneurs I have had the pleasure to work with. I met Corey and Frank in 2017 and recruited them into my organization’s early-stage accelerator in 2018. I watched them make significant progress in customer discovery and product development. They are incredibly coachable and utilize resources effectively and efficiently. The IMSA platform represents a significant opportunity to disrupt and improve upon a massive market that Corey and Frank know intimately. I am confident that the IMSA team will maximize the value of companies, mentors, and other relationships developed through the Techstars program to accelerate the success of the company. Corey and Frank are the type of founders you want to invest in, and IMSA is the type of company you want to invest in. I highly recommend them for the Techstars program.
I met Corey shortly after he settled in Chattanooga. At the time of our first meeting the idea behind IMSA was just beginning. Corey is a classic entrepreneur. He has a vision to disrupt an industry and has the discipline, ability and talent to pull it off. He and his co-founder have continued to impress me with their determination to make IMSA a successful provider in the vessel monitoring and security space. I have no doubt that IMSA will benefit from being a part of TechStars. I also have no doubt that the other founders and participants in TechStars will benefit from their interactions with Corey and his team. I highly recommend them to the program.
IMSA has built and continues to innovate in a space that has largely stayed stagnant from an innovation standpoint for decades.
Their resourcefulness, the qualifications of their team and the progress that they've made in the short time they've been engaged with LaunchTN. I see nothing but rapid growth ahead of them.
Corey and Frank are without a doubt Techstars material. I have known the two founders/operators for over a year now, before they were accepted to the early-stage accelerator GIGTANK in 2018. During the past 12 months I have watched them advance their technology and acquire pilot customers and key partnerships, surpass targeted milestones, and move closer to PMF. They have an unmatched sense of grit and fluid team interoperability. Wonderful people for cohort dynamics, very coachable, and they have a true moat around their business since the technology was a natural evolution of their pre-existing business and industry expertise. Very well positioned for scale and would tremendously benefit working with Techstars mentors. Fund them asap! Big win here.