Why Startup Life May Be Better Outside of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley might be a tech Mecca, but if you’re hitting the right fundamentals, you should be able to launch your startup anywhere… like in Kansas City where startups are thriving and you can find the world’s best BBQ at a gas station. Yes, seriously.

Do you need capital for your startup? Are you sure about that?

After raising nearly $1M in seed capital for eFuneral, many people ask me the question, “How did you do it?” so they can take what they’ve learned and apply it to their startup. But they’re asking the wrong question. The real question? “Do I even need startup capital?”

Lessons Learned Raising $1M Outside of Silicon Valley

I was recently asked to speak at the Industry Digital Summit about my experiences raising nearly $1,000,000 for my startup — eFuneral.  It certainly wasn’t an easy road for us, but we were grateful for getting the resources that we needed to get started, build…

How I Survived Never Meeting Mark Suster

Mark Suster was always a startup guru I looked up to. And then one day — I had the chance to meet him. It took me a while to realize that it really didn’t matter, though.