November 15, 2008

Meet the FundingUniverse Posse: Frank Poulsen

Name: Frank Poulsen

Title: Venture Consulting Manager, Investor Liason, Distance employee and king of diatribe.

Frank’s the grand poobah over the venture consulting arm of FundingUniverse. He makes sure our consulting is producing results for clients. He’s also the guy responsible for maintaining good relations with our investor network by catering to their every whim.

Frank currently lives in Idaho and works remotely. When we’re lucky, he occasionally graces the FundingUniverse headquarters in Utah with his presence.


What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made in business? I think the biggest mistake was taking the second job that I did, no offense to anyone in the car industry, but I have never worked in such a crooked and upside down business in my life. Thank goodness I got out of that.

What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received? “He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a wise man, follow him”

Where did you work before FundingUniverse? I worked as a business analyst with an auto group in Southeast Idaho, previous to that I worked with a joint venture between a Venture Capital firm and a regional entrepreneurial center as an analyst and consultant.

What drew you to FundingUniverse? The excitement of working in the Private Equity industry, i have always been fascinated by it.

How will you help FundingUniverse grow? By ensuring quality consulting and new approaches to our work, this will help to increase our sell-ability as the word get’s out that we are truly the best in the industry.

What’s your favorite things about FundingUniverse? Of course the people. We have a great team of young accomplished professionals that work hard and play hard.

What has been the funniest moment at FundingUniverse? Well I would have to say that Michael Jones is a terminally funny moment, get to know him, you will see.

What has been the weirdest moment at FundingUniverse? I don’t think we should talk about that publicly.