My friend Jim Lejeal just launched his blog.
Jim is a very accomplished entrepreneur. His first company – Link-VTC – was acquired by Frontier Communications (now part of Global Crossing). His second company – Raindance Communications – went public (I was an investor/board member in Raindance). Jim’s current company is Oxlo Systems – I’m also an investor/board member.
In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Jim has also been an active angel investor and board member for early stage companies. One of his angel successes was Dante Group (now owned by webMethods), which he introduced to us and helped guide the founders through a venture financing. He’s also on the board of a couple of my companies (Gold Systems and Rally Software).
Jim has seen the process of creating companies through many phases (initial startup, early financing, product development, growth, IPO, exit) and many angles (entrepreneur, angel investor, VC, board member). Jim’s also a great, honest soul that is very introspective (and a pretty good poker player), so I expect his blog to be full of insight for anyone interested in creating companies