May 30, 2016
This interview was originally published on October 23, 2014, as HTE 019: Is This Startup Worth My Life? | Dan Martell
During this conversation, I ask Dan Martell what the criteria is for knowing whether or not your idea needs VC funding — his response leaves me speechless, but clarifies the murky waters.
As a Canadian entrepreneur, Dan has taken two businesses from idea to exit and he shares with us what he has learned.
Today’s guest has been an entrepreneur most of his life – having started at 18 – and failing twice – before finally figuring it out.
Now he is an award-winning Canadian entrepreneur and founder of Clarity, a venture-backed startup that makes it easy to connect with top business minds over the phone.
He previously co-founded Flowtown, a San Francisco-based social marketing product which raised funding, grew to over 50,000 small business customers and was eventually acquired in 2011.
A year later he was named Canada’s top angel investor having completed over 33 investments in companies like Udemy, Intercom, and Unbounce.
Now, let’s hack...