First Investor: The importance of recognizing the investment your family will make in your entrepreneurial venture FULL
Denise Franklin is the CEO of Kindara, makers of Wink, the world’s first connected thermometer for fertility awareness method. Prior to Kindara, Denise was the VP of Revenue at SendGrid, Inc., a cloud infrastructure company. Previous to her tenure with SendGrid, Denise held various roles at Logitech, @Last Software (acquired by Google), and MessageMedia (also acquired by Google.) Denise also serves on the board of KidsTek, providing... Read More →
Investor/Board member, Section.io
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member and | advisor to the startup community. Jim was most recently the | CEO of SendGrid, Inc., a cloud developer infrastructure | services company. Prior to his tenure with SendGrid, Jim was | the Vice President of Enterprise Performance Management | and the General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business | Unit of Oracle Corporation.  ... Read More →
Fun Manager!, Simple Startup
Verity started a company in London that won the Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2009 and subsequently she was named one of the top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500, ‘an elite network of the rising stars in the UK’ so is intimately familiar with the struggles of being an entrepreneur. |
She then spent 3 years at the Unreasonable Institute as their VP of Operations where she worked with incredible entrepreneurs, before joining Simple Startup... Read More →
CEO, Concurrence Consulting
I have a strong background in operations, change management and consulting, and have been involved in everything from billion dollar projects to startups. Entrepreneurism is about assuming a high level of personal risk, and therefore the role the spouse/partner/family plays in handling that risk is significant. By recognizing and strengthening the personal relationships, we strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Scott Yates is CEO of BlogMutt, the leading site for businesses and agencies to buy blog posts. Scott, along with co-founder Wade Green, built BlogMutt to be the one site that makes it easy for businesses to get posts so necessary in today’s inbound-marketing world, AND making it easy and fun for freelance writers to create those posts. Scott lives in Colorado with his wife and son, their mutt, Buddy, and his dictionary collection.