Astrolabe Partners is a small consultancy dedicated to assisting intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial ventures with innovation and the development and commercialization of new technologies, products and services.  For more information on specific roles and assignments, please take a look at some of our past work experience.

Typical Engagements

    • New product opportunity assessments and market entry strategies
    • Commercialization of new and emerging technologies
    • Development of IT and technology-enabled service businesseschoosing_the_best_path

Engagement Roles

    • Project consulting
    • Advisory
    • Part-time team member
    • Interim management
    • Fund-raising
    • Due diligence

Extended Team

Astrolabe Partners also works with an extended network of subject matter experts to address specific technical, financial, legal and business requirements.



Jay Mixter, Partner

Jay_MixterWith a strong background in strategic marketing, product development and business development, Jay has played a significant role in the development of both new and established businesses.  With strong experience in both public companies and venture-backed startups, his current focus is helping both new and established companies with product development and market entry strategies.

During his career, Jay has been involved in the evaluation, development, business planning and launch activities for nearly 100 new products and services.

Prior to founding Astrolabe Partners, Jay’s operating experience included a variety of senior management positions where he had responsibility for marketing, product management, business development and sales. Most recently, as Vice President – Marketing & Strategy, he helped found and manage embedded electronics startup Emo Labs.

  Previous Executive Management Experience

Twyxter, Inc. – enterprise SaaS
Emo Labs, Inc. – embedded electronics
Iconomy.com – end-to-end eCommerce service ASP
CDC – enterprise database software & services
Pacific Bell – telecommunications
Kurzweil Music Systems – musical instruments & digital signal processing
InfoPlus – information technology
Spinnaker Software – packaged software
Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo – consumer packaged goods


MBA  – Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
Undergraduate – Tufts University

Extra-Curricular Activities

Mentoring young entrepreneurs
Hiking, kayaking, sailing & flyfishing
Music & playing in a band



For additional information or to initiate a discussion about your specific business opportunities and challenges, please click here to contact Jay Mixter.