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Welcome to my blog.  I have a lot to talk about and a lot to share.  I have “zigged and zagged” throughout my carrer, spending time as an individual contributor and or manager/executive over just about every company function there is.  I’ve worked for very large companies as well as startups.  These companies spanned the spectrum of hardware, traditional software, SaaS and even semiconductors.  I’ve also traveled the world on business, from China to Brazil, from Israel to Ireland, from Singapore to Mexico, and almost everywhere in between.  I truly hope you enjoy the content on this site and welcome your feedback and commentary.

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Author: Gordon Daugherty

Over the past 15 years Gordon has seen more than 1,500 startup pitches, given personal advice to more than 500 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising over $45M in growth and venture capital. Throughout his 28 year career in high tech, Gordon has two IPO’s and a $200M acquisition exit under his belt. Now, through his advisory practice called Shockwave Innovations and as Managing Director for Austin’s Capital Factory startup accelerator, Gordon’s focus is purely on educating, advising and investing in tech startups.

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