I’m #LongDetroit Even As Techstars Detroit Winds Down
I’m sad to say the Techstars Detroit Accelerator has been wound down. To everyone: I’m not going anywhere. In fact, I’m going to keep doing what I’ve always been doing.
How I Processed a Backlog of 1,061 Emails to Reclaim My Inbox
This is an updated article I originally wrote for Entrepreneur.com [https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/313570]. In this post, I detail my favorite hack for conquering a massive inbox: email segmenting. I used time-based filtering in Gmail to see segments of my inbox. Processing segments of emails is much
3 Rules I use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed
Each week, I receive 1,000 emails, take 15-30 meetings, and I manage a portfolio of 33 startups (soon to be 44). But, I only work 40 hours and make it home for dinner almost every night with my wife and 3 kids. Here's how I do it. This is
Detroit's Ascent to Become the Mobility City
Detroit is redefining itself as a city known for bending steel to bending bits. We’re seeing a shift from manufacturing vehicles to creating software and services.
The Future of Automotive Mobility will be Powered by Open Source Software
Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal. In order to win in the market, they will need to embrace open-source software to build leverage and enhance their offering.
Why I love the Detroit startup scene
People often ask me, “Why did you move from San Francisco to, uh, Detroit?” The answer is easy.
Unification is the Automobile Industry's Path to Mobility
The airline industry is a single-use service model for consumers. After all, our interests as consumers are about getting to our destination. At a local level, why don’t automobiles work the same way? Why is the customer experience so disjointed?
Defining Mobility for the Automotive Industry
I define mobility as "technologies and services that enable people and goods to move around more freely."
24 Business Insights I’ve Learned from Billionaire Dan Gilbert
I moved to Detroit a little more than 2 years ago, joining Detroit Venture Partners (DVP). While here, I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside billionaire Dan Gilbert, #118 on the Forbes 400, whose a General Partner in our fund.
The One Competitor Your Startup Forgot About
Startup Competition is Good Startups are competitive by nature. They are out to solve a problem or change the world in an innovative way. As they take on funding, acquire paying customers, and generate revenue, others notice, and the competition heats up. This competition drives innovation and keeps the startup