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Gordon Daugherty

Over the past 15 years I’ve seen nearly 1,000 startup pitches, given personal advice to more than 200 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising over $45M in private and venture capital.  Combining that with a diverse and successful 28 year career in tech, I now share what I’ve learned in the articles, videos and other resources you’ll find on this site.  I truly hope they serve as a success multiplier for your startup or high-growth venture.


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Rather than read the hundreds of the articles on this site, check out my Founders Academy video library.  You’ll find 38 topic-specific streaming video modules to dramatically increase your odds of success.  Click on the graphic to access the video library.  A few of the most popular modules are listed below by category.

  • Fundraising:  How Much to Raise, Finding & Pitching Investors, Your Elevator Pitch, Pitch Decks
  • Strategy:  Sizing Your Market, Customer Acquisition Strategies, Leveraging Advisors
  • Marketing:  Messaging & Positioning, Pricing Strategies, Demand Generation
  • Operations:  Demystifying Cap Tables & Stock Options, Compensating Your First Employees
  • Business Development:  Strategic Partnerships, Licensing Your Technology, Golden Rules of M&A


For First-Time & Aspiring Entrepreneurs