I get to help people build their ideas and their teams.
At Revelry, we build companies. We help existing companies transform their businesses with custom software. We help entrepreneurs build their startups from the ground up. We build our own companies through our Startup Studio. And we fund new companies at the pre-seed stage through Revelry Venture Partners.
I started building online communities back in 1996. I was the Community Architect at Zappos.com. I built 5 startups but only sold 2 of them. I have been an advisor for a dozen of my friend’s companies. I mentor hundreds of founders through 500Startups, TechStars, and local communities. All this to say I have been through all the ups and downs. I know how shitty advice can be. I know how difficult and exhilarating it is to create something from nothing and convince others to get on the bus. This is why nothing brings me more joy than to help people build their ideas and their teams.
While I have a technical background, I prefer to speak in gardening and architecture metaphors. I am inspired by storytelling, psychology, evangelism, architectural theory, social economics, game mechanics, cultural anthropology, compassion, and ants. Yes, ants.
Before I dropped out of college, I was studying to become a missionary. I left that path because I grew tired of the business of religion. Now, I help businesses understand the needs and behaviors of their customers, translate their vision and mission into the language and culture of their customers, and convert customers into communities of evangelists.
Oh, and I fall in love with almost everyone I meet.