We're not an investor, an incubator, or an accelerator. We take our own ideas and we launch. That's it. It's a pretty simple model—we have a bunch of smart, hungry, aggressive Internet veterans that know how to go from concept to market very quickly. So we look for opportunities to make great use of the Web to solve everyday problems that people face. More than anything we just love building Web companies—so here we are.
Experienced internet and IP entrepreneur.
GoBIGNetwork.com (2004-Present) - Go BIG helps entrepreneurs connect with investors. I joined GoBIG as the third team member and helped grow it from concept to a $6MM valuation in a year in a half. We now have over 300,000 members and over 20,000 active investors. I specialized in product development, drip marketing, increasing customer LTV, creating partnerships with media outlets like INC Magazine, and traffic generation.
IdeaBuyer.com (2006-Present) - I launched the first Online Marketplace for Intellectual Property to allow for the licensing and sale of patents. IdeaBuyer.com has listed over $1 billion in intellectual property since 2007 and has become a widely used tool by corporations, investors, and entrepreneurs looking to purchase or license new and patented technologies/products from universities, corporations, and inventors. In addition to the online marketplace, our team has generated over 70 licensing agreements, raised over $2MM for new products, and has generated over $10MM in initial purchase orders for new products and technologies.
RealEstateInvestor.com (2007-2011) - A social network and educational platform for real estate investors. I served as an advisor from concept to $2.5MM in annual revenues and it's sale in 2011. I advised on product development, customer acquisition, increasing customer LTV, CPC, and advised on the sale.
Virtucon Ventures (2010-Present) - We take our own consumer facing web ideas to market.Our portfolio companies include GoBIGNetwork.com, BizPlan.com, Unsubscribe.com (Sold in November 2011 to TrustedID), Affordit.com, GotCast.com, and Fundable.com.
Intellectual property licensing and sales, site development, internet market research, SEO, CPC, customer acquisition, increasing customer LTV, startup hiring, and social media marketing.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry
August 2006 – Present (5 years 10 months)
The Idea Buyer Network is a new product database used by leading consumer product companies and entrepreneurs seeking original product ideas in many different industries.
Our Mission and practices streamline the product development and sale process within the consumer product market by giving inventors a platform of monitored exposure to top consumer product buyers. This gives companies an efficient way to scout for original product ideas and patents for sale by inventors. We also provide resources to help an inventor create, license, and sell their intellectual property
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Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry
December 2004 – September 2006 (1 year 10 months)
- Facilitate and build business relationships
- Increase Brand Awareness
- Generate new clients
- Planning, preparation, and execution.