I started Practical Founders in 2022 to provide a place for useful information and discussion for serious founders who are building valuable software companies—without big funding.
In the last 5 years, I have helped and advised thousands of software startup founders and invested in a bunch too. 90% of software startup founders are NOT trying to shoot the moon with big VC funding, once they understand what that VC game really entails.
These practical founders are my people. I want to help them, connect them, and create more resources on the best way to create major success for capable practical founders.
For the last 6 years, I have been a hyper-active mentor, advisor, and therapist to startup software founders all over the world. Every year I meet with 500+ software founders, investors, and tech leaders to help and connect and learn.
I am an ongoing paid advisor for about a dozen software founders and I occasionally invest in practical software startups and seed funds. I currently live in the Dallas area with my wife and I am very active in the Phoenix, Dallas, and Salt Lake City tech communities.
My team and I also publish Gregslist.com, the comprehensive list of 6,000+ software companies in 12 major metros in the U.S. outside Silicon Valley. This started as a volunteer project in Phoenix where I lived for 23 years and became active helping founders. Now Gregslist is a useful part of many startup ecosystems.
In my successful 30-year career in the software business, I was fortunate to be part of the startup and growth stages of three great companies that have since created over $2 billion in total revenue in the CRM software industry: