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Brant Cooper

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater San Diego Area, US

Author, The Lean Entrepreneur & The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development. Formerly, VP Marketing, Product Management, Business Dev.

Author, The Lean Entrepreneur & The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development. Formerly, VP Marketing, Product Management, Business Dev.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Moves the Needle
Market By Numbers


Co-Founder Moves the Needle December 2013 - present
Speaker and Author Speaker, TEDx, Innovation Conferences, Corporate Innovation Summits January 2010 - present
Founder Market By Numbers January 2009 - present
Interim VP of Marketing Infobright October 2007 - March 2008
Director, Products inCode Wireless March 2006 - November 2006
VP, Corporate Strategy Savvius 2002 - 2005
Director, Product Management Savvius April 2001 - December 2002
Professional Services PM/IT Manager Tumbleweed Communications December 1997 - September 2000


University of California, Davis Economics 1981 - 1986

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Marketing automation

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer development • Wireless • Product management • Product strategy • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Executive Business Development, Product Management, Marketing, Corporate Strategy
Numerous startups, including Tumbleweed, Timestamp, Wildpackets, Incode Wireless, BrightHouse...

Runs San Diego startup meetup groups San Diego Tech Founders and San Diego Tech Coffee

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Lean Startup expertise, Customer Development, marketing, Enterprise b2b, product strategy

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Michael Bastos, BSCS
They're my friends  •  Self & University taught C++, Java, PHP, Perl and Ruby Developer, Data Scientist & Former Marine working as a Software Engineer in San Diego
He wrote the book on it, his Lean Entrepreneur book is exactly what I needed in order to make the leap as a developer, if you partner with h ... im you have all that knowledge right at your disposal.
Jerry Hall
CEO of I'm an entrepreneur that champions utilizing technology and data to strengthen citizen-government relationships.
Brant is expert at Lean Business Development. He's an integral part of the San Diego, California startup ecosystem. He's not timid about spe ... aking his mind - around everything from good-ol-boy-networks to vanity metrics. If you don't know Brad I hope you'll introduce yourself. He puts your business success as first priority and to that end and in respect you, doesn't candy-coat his feedback.
Initiating Sustainable Development, Green India Business Corporation and Proprietor, S.Kumar's Agri Business Corporation.
Michael Darius
Founder / Reflectioneer @rethinkCAFE, Design Partner @darius design — I humanize and design meaningful branded product & service experiences

Michael Bastos, BSCS
They're my friends
Great combination of engineering talent and leadership ability.

Sean Callahan
They're my friends  •  Experienced Tech Startup CEO, Product Manager, Marketer and Entrepreneur. Previously Founder & CEO, Plixi, Inc. (Acquired by Lockerz, Inc.).
Why *would* Sean be a great entrepreneur? He already is. Look at the guy's track record.

Steve De Long
They're my friends
Steve is an idea machine, but doesn't stop there -- he tests them out! I should say he's an MVP machine.

Olin Hyde
They're my friends  •  Previously Founder & CEO, Englue Inc.. Previously Business Advisor | Go-to-Market | Startup Strategy Consultant, Connect.
Olin is already a great entrepreneur with a proven track record.

Cyril Lopez - Uriarte
They're my advisor  •  Lead Business Consultant, Knowesis Pte Ltd and Founder, Kiddie Kist.
Experienced in the real business world, plus deep startup experience.

Nathan Strich
They're my friends  •  Roboticist, Beigel Technology Corp. Previously Research Assistant, Drexel University ExCITe Center. Drexel grad.
He's got a great idea and the chops to pull it off.