Ecommerce Venture Capital

The First Round of Venture Capital in Arkansas in over a Decade

I’ve bootstrapped multiple businesses, raised well over $100 million in venture capital, and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs on the pros and cons of raising capital. In 1995, I started my first e-co...[Read More]

Engine is providing unique solutions for subscription e-commerce

The business of subscription e-commerce has grown more than 100 percent each of the past five years, expanding rapidly across a wide range of niches. According to a survey by McKinsey & Company, t...[Read More]

In The Spotlight: A Badass Female Entrepreneur

On International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight a female entrepreneur who is killing the eCommerce game: Rihanna. In the world of Fast-Fashion, Rihanna has been making moves the past 18 months wi...[Read More]

3 Questions You Must Be Able To Answer When Pitching Your Ecommerce Startup

  As we step into 2018 one of the many things I am excited about is the ability to start investing more in the ecommerce community. Now I should clarify, this is not an announcement for another H...[Read More]

Menguin and the Amazing Story Behind its $25 Million Acquisition

Last week, online retailer Menguin sold for $25 million to Generation Tux, a company founded by Men’s Warehouse founder and ex-CEO George Zimmer. The story of how the company went from the brink...[Read More]

Venture Capital Pitch Lessons from Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty

From my perch somewhere in middle America, I’ve raised over $100 million in venture capital as an entrepreneur, sat through a few hundred pitches as a seed-stage investor, and helped a a dozen p...[Read More]

The Experience of Raising E-Commerce Venture Capital

Over the past 2 decades, e-commerce venture capital has gone through several whipsaw cycles — up in the late 90s, down in the early 2000s, up again in the late 2000s, down in early 2010s, and up...[Read More]