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I recently spent some time with a Seattle-based venture capital firm, Voyager Capital. Voyager is an early-stage venture firm that focuses on B2B opportunities primarily in the Pacific Northwest. What drew me to the firm is their very different approach... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Startup Whisperer
I recently did a post back in April for VentureBeat titled 5 Reasons Your Business Plan is Becoming Obsolete. In that post, I point out how easy it is get a new business idea or startup tested and vetted without... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Startup Whisperer
I had a blast doing talking to Jerry Jao who is CEO of Retention Science and a contributor to Forbes. Here is an except below and you can read the rest of the post...... Previously, I’ve written about what a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Startup Whisperer
Check out my contributing post on TechCrunch which deals with CEOs swearing and their overall authenticity. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Startup Whisperer
I'll pile onto every popular post around, with the do's and don’ts on interviewing. Except, my list is extremely cathartic right now -- unemployment is on the rebound, and it’s getting harder and harder to get the talent you want.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
Many years ago, I was a founding executive at a company called AtomFilms. It was the brainchild of Mika Salmi and was sold to Viacom much later in its startup life. Atom was really before its time. The company was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
People often ask me how hard is it to pivot a business. Younger businesses are always easier to pivot than existing businesses. Not only are larger businesses, well larger, they also have a legacy of existing revenue that will more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
Being a native Washingtonian, I have a soft spot in my heart for Nintendo (their US headquarters are located in Redmond Washington). Not only did they arguably create the first mass market for casual games, they have continued to create... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
Although, I may have been one of the oldest guy at the show, I had a fantastic time at Tune's PostBack conference. Just to give you an idea of the vibe at the show, there were fantastic sessions led by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
I just attended the HasOffers conferenced called PostBack. btw, they just changed their name to Tune. It was an incredible conference. I have spent a bunch of time with HasOffers (now Tune) which focuses on attribution analytics for the Web... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
It is always shocking to me how there are a seeminglying never-ending of new takes on old what seem to be established busieness. I was struck with how some of the big businesses around online analytics. For every new challenger,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
Geekwire just released its list of top Pacific Northwest startups. Its missing two mobile-first startups that are well-funded and have great teams behind them. Where is Dwellable And OfferUp? Part of their proprietary ranking includes Web metrics (like SEO and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
I recently caught up with a long-time friend and long-time mobile entrepreneur, Brent Brookler the CEO of FlowBoard, right before they announced their latest round of financing. What an interesting time to be in the mobile presentation space especially since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
It was the first time that I attended RampUp! It was a fantastic event with high caliber speakers including VP and C-level execs from Google, Twitter, Rocketfuel, Criteo, Acxiom, Experian, Adroll, Adobe, Bluekai, Pubmatic and others. Sessions that I attended... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
The affiliate marketing industry in the US was $3 billion last year. Mobile ads made up 6% or $6.2 billion of the US online ad spend last year. What I haven't seen are the mobile app affiliates. I talked recently... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
Our sister company, Kount, just issued a really insightful mobile payments and fraud survey. Some interesting findings and the download is here Download MobilePmts&FraudSurvey_2014_v4: • The mobile channel is growing in importance and revenue. Comparing this year’s findings to those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
A couple of weeks ago we held our third annual ClickBank customer event called ClickBank Exchange. We had a fantastic line-up of speakers, hundreds of customers in attendance, and new ClickBank product announcments. It has been a fascinating ride for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
It has been awhile since I have posted. Its been a busy 8 months since I have taken the CEO post at ClickBank. One of the most exciting projects that I have been working on has been an extending ClickBank... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
I recently moved to Boise, Idaho to run a company called, ClickBank. ClickBank is the world's largest digital products platform for very small to mid-sized businesses. ClickBank has offices in both Broomfield, Colorado (right outside of Boulder) and we're headquartered... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Startup Whisperer
I recently lost my Grandfather on Nov. 1. I have been thinking very deeply about my "Grandpa Bit" this last week and especially today. I am not one to discuss my feelings privately let alone in social media but Bit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Startup Whisperer
I have written a lot about Amazon in my previous posts. Admittedly, I have been busy with my new job as CEO of ClickBank. Recent announcements from Amazon regarding “Login and Pay with Amazon” reminded me on why I have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Startup Whisperer
One of my true passions is entrepreneurship. I love mentoring entrepreneurs in order for them to reach their dreams. I just started at a company called ClickBank that has been helping entrepreneurs since 1998. ClickBank happens to be the largest... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Startup Whisperer
We all know that the shift from tablet and smartphone adoption is increasingly fueling an app economy. The latest numbers from IDC show that the continual growth of tablets at a whopping 142% with Q1 2013 shipments close to 50... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Startup Whisperer
We announced my official resignation as head of GameHouse after a fantastic 2+ years restarting the gaming business. My goal was to transform the business from a traditional casual download business into a free-to-play/freemium business. GameHouse has two very strong... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Startup Whisperer
I just recently posted my 2012 prediction recap. Here are my predictions for 2013. With the exciting conclusion to 2012 with my Seahawks heading to the playoffs and the fiscal cliff, its time to take a shot at my predictions... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Startup Whisperer