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John Richards

Advisor Provo, Utah Area, US

Presidential Executive in Residence for Entrepreneurship at Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University. Brigham Young grad.

Presidential Executive in Residence for Entrepreneurship at Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University. Brigham Young grad.

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Involved In

Founder

Startup Ignition
Utah Student 25
Brigham Young University
BoomStartup
Lender Payments
MatchMate, Inc.
Utah Student 25
AlwaysAthletes
Auto Advice
Yellow Pages on the Internet, LLC

Advisor

The Leonardo
Novi Security
iTOK
ForeUP Golf
Enerlyte
RecruitHire.com
Zonder
Studio Design
Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum
DoxTek
LIONHEART INNOVATIONS LIMITED
PrinterLogic
The Aclaime Group
The World Table
Corda Techologies
Thanksgiving Point Institute
Inside Real Estate
Allegiance
Ocean Grown International
Blueroof 360
XOLights
OnlineTherapy
MPOWERING NETWORKS
Alkemy Marketing
MyRooms Inc.
Amber Alert GPS
DevMountain
BrandWatch Technologies
Vicci Mobile Merch
The World Table
DevMountain
LIONHEART INNOVATIONS LIMITED
Novi Security
Slingshot, Inc.
Studio Design
Blueroof 360
ForeUP Golf
XOLights
Arsenal MKG
Vicci Mobile Merch
PrinterLogic
MyRooms Inc.
Enerlyte
Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum
OnlineTherapy.com
RecruitHire.com
Inside Real Estate
The Leonardo
The Aclaime Group
Amber Alert GPS
DoxTek
MPOWERING NETWORKS
Zonder
Ocean Grown International
Bask Technology, Inc.
Corda Techologies
Allegiance (Now MaritzCX)

Positions

Senior Advisory Board Member Solutionz Technologies LLC August 2015 - present
CEO / Founder Startup Ignition May 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member Property Management Inc. April 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member Pura Scents April 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member Culinary Crafts March 2015 - present
Columnist Beehive Startups March 2015 - present
Investor The World Table February 2015 - present
Investor Formafina February 2015 - present
Consultant Aluvii November 2014 - present
Advisor The World Table October 2014 - present
Investor Grasswire August 2014 - present
Investor Aptexx, Inc. July 2014 - present
Judge The Stevie Awards July 2014 - present
Investor Peak Venture Capital (Peak Ventures) June 2014 - present
Advisor DevMountain April 2014 - present
Advisor LIONHEART INNOVATIONS LIMITED April 2014 - present
Advisor Novi Security April 2014 - present
Advisory Board Member SXSW V2V March 2014 - present
Advisor Slingshot, Inc. February 2014 - present
Investor Reveal Chat December 2013 - present
Investor VidAngel December 2013 - present
Investor & Advisor Studio Design September 2013 - present
Investor Tute Genomics August 2013 - present
Investor Peak Capital Partners July 2013 - present
Angel Panel Member FundersClub April 2013 - present
Investor Y Combinator W13 (Accelerate FundersClub I) February 2013 - present
Investor Kickstart Seed Fund December 2012 - present
Investor Transcriptic November 2012 - present
Investor CitySpark October 2012 - present
Investor Millenniata September 2012 - present
Investor RRS & Company August 2012 - present
Advisor Blueroof 360 June 2012 - present
Investor FindProz January 2012 - present
Investor & Advisor ForeUP Golf November 2011 - present
Advisor XOLights October 2011 - present
Investor Domo, Inc. November 2010 - present
Investor Talespring August 2010 - present
Investor Bridge Investment Group Partners, LLC April 2010 - present
Advisory Board Member Thanksgiving Point Institute March 2009 - present
Founder Utah Student 25 February 2009 - present
Investor Mercato Partners July 2008 - present
Investor Sundance Capital July 2006 - present
Investor Alianza, Inc. July 2005 - present
President FirstStep Advisers, Inc. February 2004 - present
Manager FirstStep Venture Debt, LLC February 2004 - present
Manager FirstStep Capital, LLC February 2004 - present
Manager FirstStep Property, LLC February 2004 - present
Founder for Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Brigham Young University September 2000 - present
Investor TH Lee Putnam Ventures July 2000 - present
Investor BrandWatch Technologies 2000 - present
Advisor Arsenal MKG May 2015 - November 2015
Presidential Executive in Residence for Entrepreneurship at Woodbury School of Business Utah Valley University October 2014 - April 2015
Investor Allegiance (Now MaritzCX) June 2004 - January 2015
Sr. Advisor Vicci Mobile Merch September 2013 - December 2014
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner BoomStartup January 2010 - December 2014
Head of Operations - Google Fiber - Provo UT Google October 2013 - November 2014
Investor The Aclaime Group August 2012 - November 2014
Advisor PrinterLogic April 2013 - September 2014
Co-Founder Lender Payments May 2013 - July 2014
Investor Bazari September 2012 - July 2014
Consultant University of Texas at Dallas February 2014 - March 2014
Advisor MyRooms Inc. November 2013 - February 2014
Co-Founder / Chairman of the Board MatchMate, Inc. January 2012 - December 2013
Managing Partner UtahAngels July 2002 - November 2013
Founder-Director Utah Student 25 February 2009 - August 2013
Associate Professor Brigham Young University September 2001 - August 2013
Advisor Enerlyte September 2010 - 2013
Board Member Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum 2003 - 2013
Advisor OnlineTherapy.com January 2012 - December 2012
Advisor RecruitHire.com June 2011 - June 2012
Advisor Inside Real Estate May 2011 - May 2012
Board Member The Leonardo July 2010 - May 2012
Advisor The Aclaime Group December 2011 - February 2012
Advisor Amber Alert GPS 2009 - 2012
Advisor DoxTek September 2009 - December 2010
Director EnticeLabs August 2007 - November 2010
Advisor MPOWERING NETWORKS March 2010 - September 2010
Co-Founder AlwaysAthletes July 2008 - September 2010
Advisor Zonder 2009 - 2010
Consultant Q90 Corporation January 2009 - April 2009
Consultant Mosaic ATM September 2008 - January 2009
Investor & Consultant Purqz December 2007 - October 2008
Investor & Advisor Ocean Grown International May 2007 - March 2008
Consultant FundingUniverse.com November 2006 - January 2008
Consultant Rapid Intake 2007 - 2008
Advisor Bask Technology, Inc. October 2006 - December 2007
Consultant BYU Bookstore August 2007 - November 2007
Director Sunrise Publishers, Inc. April 2005 - April 2007
Investor Sunrise Publishing Group Inc 2006 - 2007
Advisor Corda Techologies March 2004 - September 2006
Director CleanFilms, Inc. January 2003 - August 2006
Consultant Provo Labs 2006 - 2006
Consultant Xpress Bill Pay 2006 - 2006
Investor Omniture 2000 - 2006
Advisor Allegiance (Now MaritzCX) 2004 - 2005
Consultant NOAH'S Event Venue July 2004 - November 2004
Investor Enhance Interactive January 2000 - March 2003
Co-Chairman of the Board BrandWatch Technologies 2001 - 2002
Senior Vice President Infospace December 1996 - November 2001
Consultant RH Donnelley September 2001 - September 2001
Co-Founder Auto Advice 2001 - 2001
Investor Blu-Plate 2000 - 2000
Investor Freeport 2000 - 2000
President Locator USA, Inc. October 1997 - January 1998
President/CEO NTD Publishing, Inc. May 1993 - October 1997
Co-Founder/CEO Yellow Pages on the Internet, LLC September 1995 - April 1997
Executive Vice President NTD Publishing, Inc. January 1989 - May 1993
Vice President - Sales Neighborhood Telephone Directories, Inc. January 1987 - January 1989
IS Director West Seattle Associates, Inc. May 1985 - January 1987

Education

Brigham Young University Chemistry 1980 - 1985

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Legal agreements
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

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Joshua Westover
Investor, Advisor, Entrepreneur. Two of the three startup companies I helped build have already been acquired. I love startups.
John has been at the center of the UTAH startup scene since it started heating up. He's been an investor and on the board of multiple compan ... ies I have worked with, and he has literally seen it all. His wealth of experience / connections could add critical value to your startup.
Jeff Dance
Founder & CEO, Fresh Consulting. Previously Seasonal Snowboard Instructor Trainer, Alpental. Brigham Young grad.
John Sechrest
Founder, Seattle Angel Conference and Co-organizer, Lean Startup Seattle.
John has been a significant force in creating an engaging startup ecosystem in Salt Lake. His efforts on Boom Startup have been a great asse ... t to the area. He is well connected to entrepreneurs and investors. He has brought together a wonderful program in Boom Startup.
J.Tyler McGraw
Founder, VideoDatalytics. Previously Senior Technical Account Manager, Actian Corporation. University of Utah grad.
Chicke Fitzgerald
CEO Solutionz Technologies | Author | Radio Show Host | Game Changing Strategist, Advisor & Technologist | Zigging where others Zag
John is a stellar advisor for entrepreneurial ventures and specifically for founders and even those of us who believe that we are "special s ... nowflakes". He provides sage advice that is informed and he is able to drill down to the heart of difficult matters, helping to navigate the solution dispassionately, but purposefully.

John Dayton, MD
Founder, MedForums. Emergency Physician at the University of Utah. BYU and GW Med grad.
He is medical doctor who has identified a monetize-able pain in the medical industry. He has formulated a solution to that market pain and ... is building a rock star team.

John Dayton, MD
They're my advisor  •  Founder, MedForums. Emergency Physician at the University of Utah. BYU and GW Med grad.
John is a M.D. who has discovered a pain in the marketplace. His drive on top of being a MD is strong.

Jason Petersen
They're my advisor  •  CEO, XOLights and Owner, Hansen Lighting. Brigham Young grad.
He already is. He is his own person, decisive. But, he listens to advice form mentors -- sometimes not at first, but eventually he learns ... what advice is good and follows it. He has already built multiple companies.

Dann Ledwick
They're my mentor  •  Founder / CEO, Stealth Startup targeting the Creative Industries
Dann is tenacious! He never says die!

Chicke Fitzgerald
They're my advisor  •  CEO Solutionz Technologies | Author | Radio Show Host | Game Changing Strategist, Advisor & Technologist | Zigging where others Zag
Expeience

Nick Sorensen
They're my professor  •  Senior Director, Healthcare Operations, Prosper Healthcare Lending (formerly American HealthCare Lending). Brigham Young grad.
Nick excelled, had success, and wants to share, give back, and mentor. We need as many "been there, done that" people to help others.