Hello world! Thanks for joining me on this journey to find what inspires you. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and the give you a taste of what I hope to bring to you in the years to come on this blog. First, a little about me, my resume is my past; my future is yet unknown, and my present is simply awesome! Nothing I have accomplished or involved in is anything you can't do. Yes, that's really all you need to know about me to understand what my message is to you. I'm passionate about all my projects and value the people I work with more then they know. I have had ups and downs professionally as anyone has, and please don't listen to anyone who says different. I will try my best to share with you my experiences as an entrepreneur and investor. I hope this blog forum becomes a two-way information stream between myself, my teammates, and you! So please feel free to email questions you would like answered and we will do our best to work them into a narrative that reflects our experiences.
So let's get to it. Beginnings are important! I have recently been thinking about this special time in an engagement to do business with others. I recently got involved with a great technology company that has true breakout potential in the med device space. I was eager and keen on working with this company because of my surgical background and deep understanding of the field and the non-incremental changes between this particular technology to the current state of the art. So great, the world is perfect right? Not so fast.
After a few weeks of working with the company, their seemed to be some issues with the management starting from the top down. The company was poorly capitalized despite raising a crap load of money in its relatively long history, I think at least 6-8 years of development. They had numerous rounds of funding and yet nearly no capital to 'keep the lights on' the problem is not that the company had a funding problem, the true problem was that they were not transparent with us at the beginning of our working relationship. This lack of honest transparency inevitably led to the crash and burn of the relationship. I have seen many people stretch the truth, often in an attempt to overplay their technology or company's value so I am use to it and have a fair high tolerance for BS, but there is a fine line that should never be crossed. The take home message is that if you sniff any trace of dishonesty at the beginning of a consummated business relationship, you should exit immediately. Nothing worth wild will come of it. This goes for not only investors looking at an entrepreneur to entrust money to, but EQUALY so for entrepreneurs who seek capital to launch their dreams. Don't waist the most valuable assets we all have and cherish, integrity and time.