December 15, 2006

Great Job Openings at FundingUniverse!

I'm looking for two part-time sales ninjas to join me in my quest to help more FundingUniverse members get involved in our AngelReady Membership.

I don't plan on heading up this project for much longer, so I'll need someone to come in, learn the ropes and take the lead in growing the team. The person I hire will be the third person in on this quickly growing project, so the opportunity to play a management role as the project grows is very strong.

Our sales ninjas are not telemarketers; our sales ninjas are consultants. Our ninjas need to have a deep knowledge of early-stage investing and raising money from angel investors. Before they pick up a phone, they receive in-depth training that allows them to make qualified recommendations to our valued subscribers.

To find out more about this position, click here or call me at 877.638.3616.

We will be interviewing from December 15th to January 5th. Those who submit their resumes early will receive special consideration.

And, no, you won't have to work out of my basement. :)

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.


December 10, 2006

Links for 2006-12-10 [Digg]

  • Idea That Is Scalable
    Some might say that a "good idea" and a "fundable idea" are synonymous, but I disagree. One of the main reasons that they aren't the same is because a lot of really good ideas are not scalable. Let me explain...