September ’20 FathPath Member

Company Website: https://blu.team

In January, Founders First FastPath member Blu Digital Group, Inc. announced that it closed a multi-million dollar Series A round of funding. 

“It’s very gratifying to see our growth as a company, and the scope of the opportunity, recognized by Silicon Valley,” said Paulette E. Pantoja, CEO of Blu Digital Group, which is a digital media services and software company. “The funds raised will help accelerate our push for leadership in digital services, software solutions and media licensing/distribution for the media and entertainment industry.”

We couldn’t be more excited for Blu Digital Group and Paulette. We chatted with her about their success after the Series A was announced. 

“I think any owner or entrepreneur should always continue to educate themselves, whether it’s a program like an MBA or the Founders First FastPath,” she said. 

Paulette said that the FastPath program helped her leadership and decision-making abilities, especially where finance was concerned. That and business strategy were the most important topics covered during the accelerator program for her. Revisiting those topics is important, especially when you are caught up in the weeds of day-to-day operations of your business. 

Now that Blu Digital Group has received the funding, Paulette said the company’s goal is to expand globally, hire and build upon the key leadership team, and scale to adjacent industries. 

Her advice for other entrepreneurs? Always go back to the core of WHY you’re in business, and maintain focus on WHAT you’re doing. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. “Never spread yourself too thin,” she said. “Stay focused, otherwise you become the master of nothing.”

Most of all, never stop learning, and keep persevering – it’s the hard work that pays off in the end.

We can’t wait to see where Blu Digital Group goes from here! We’ll be following their success every step of the way.