December 13, 2006

PODCAST: Will West (CEO Control4) on Raising Money from VCs

What an awesome interview! I’ve always been intrigued by Will West and his lifetime of successful ventures. Because Will has raised nearly $300 million for his 4 companies, I thought that it would be fitting to interview him to find out his secrets. Here is his BIO:

(Picture of the founders of Control4 — Will West, Eric Smith, Mark Morgan)

Will has raised more than $280 million in private capital for his 4 ventures. In 1998, he co-founded STSN (now iBAHN), the worldwide leader in broadband services for business travelers. Prior to founding STSN, Will was president, CEO, and co-founder of PHAST Corporation. Under his leadership, PHAST became the leading manufacturer of high-end home automation equipment.

Will serves as chairman of the board of the Utah Capital Investment Corporation (the State of Utah’s “Fund of Funds”). He also serves as chairman of the board for Utah Technology Council (UTC). He was named Utah Valley Entrepreneur of the year in 2004, and is on Utah Business Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the state. He was also named the Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2006 in the Utah region.