As an author he writes Startup Fiction — yes, sounds odd. It is a bit, yet it’s awesome. I am just finishing his first novel UnCommon Stock Version 1.0. I have learned so much about the inner workings of a startup and VC funding and I can’t wait to dive into his newest and just released 2nd novel Uncommon Stock Power Play.
He is 35 years old and lives in a small town called Nanaimo, B.C., where his tech firm is one of the cities largest employers, with a staff of 170.
He is currently the co-founder WithCircle, where they build software for teams that want to stay connected. Before most people have even started on their idea, this man has started, pivoted, and pivoted again on his way to building an amazing startup.
He attended the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona, where he came up with an innovative business idea —- subscription based coffee —- and called it MistoBox.
To be clear, he no longer considers himself a designer and we do not talk design.
He is Co-Founder of Business Republic, where he, and his partner Nicole, started an alternative business education program called The $100 MBA — a culmination of his years in business and education.
He is an active angel investor in several companies and is the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track you and focuses on smarter answers.