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Nick LaFond

Advisor Portland, Oregon Area, US

+ Investor | Entrepreneur | Startup Advisor + Specialties: Strategy, Fundraising, Biz Dev + War Veteran & SalesHacker

+ Investor | Entrepreneur | Startup Advisor + Specialties: Strategy, Fundraising, Biz Dev + War Veteran & SalesHacker

3 vouches

Involved In


Funclobile, Inc.
Smartphone Wellness, Inc.


The Empress' Secret
Waste Less Living, Inc.

Side Projects

APS-3 GNSS Receiver


Evangelist TalentIQ, Inc. April 2015 - present
Founding Partner NLFVentures April 2014 - present
Co-founder & CEO Funclobile, Inc. March 2015 - July 2015
Director Business Development Empress' Secret May 2014 - March 2015
Director Business Development Waste Less Living March 2014 - September 2014
Construction Technology Specialist California Surveying & Drafting Supply, Inc. August 2013 - April 2014
CEO / Founder Smartphone Wellness, Inc. November 2012 - July 2013
Director Sales and Marketing Logistics Altus Positioning Systems January 2012 - September 2012
Western US Sales Manager Altus Positioning Systems June 2011 - January 2012
Product Support Engineer Altus Positioning Systems October 2009 - June 2011
Survey Project Technician CardnoWRG June 2008 - October 2009
GPS / Survey Technician Wood Rodgers, Inc. June 2007 - September 2007
Survey Field Technician Tru-Line Surveying June 2006 - September 2006
Infantry US Army July 2004 - November 2005


Oregon Institute of Technology Geomatics 2002 - 2008

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Recruiting
  • • Business Development
  • • Investor relationships
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I started my career as an Engineer, so I'm very adept at recognizing problems which can be solved elegantly, or in a way nobody else has tried. I take risks on people and their companies and I rely on my amazing network to back me and guide my decision making.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I prefer a situation with 2-4 co-founders where each brings a large value to group and everyone has passion. If the idea is good enough then I'll write the check or put you in touch with another Angel/VC who will.

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Amber Deegan
We worked together  •  Founding Producer, Justus Films and Promotional Marketing Ambassador, Justus International.
Nick is extremely driven, resourceful and a self starter. He is very coachable, which I believe to be one of the most important qualities of ... an entrepreneur. He takes positive criticism and makes corrections immediately.
Dexter Griffin
They're my friends  •  Worked , and CEO, Davinche Internaional LLC.
Nick is an Awesome connector. A Great researcher. Very enthusiastic about connecting and meeting entrepreneurs and learning!
Jim D'Angelo
They're my current cofounder  •  Founder, Funclobile, Inc.. Previously Product Development Engineer III, DAT Solutions.
Nick *is* a great entrepreneur because he sees beyond incremental change. He understands his own values structure and lets that guide his de ... cisions. He is also malleable enough to evolve with an idea and is driven to execute, leaving behind satisfied customers, partners, and friends. Nick is the epitome of an entrepreneur.

Dexter Griffin
They're my mentor  •  Worked , and CEO, Davinche Internaional LLC.
Dexter is a creative thinker and driven entrepreneur. Well spoken and confident, Dexter exemplifies the meaning of the word professional.

Max Kestenbaum
Founder and Marketing Director, Cocktail Academy. Previously Bar Manager, 41 Ocean.
Max has keen eye for quality. With the right team backing him, his knowledge of the customer experience will produce strong results. // NLF

Mounir Shita

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Greg Horn

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Steven Osborn

Steven will make an awesome advisor.

Kristine Leano

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Praveen Yalamanchi

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Scott Duffy

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Brian Miller

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Chimene Holmes

Chimene will make an awesome advisor.

Jason Okuma

Jason will make an awesome advisor.

Eddie Edwards

Eddie will make an awesome advisor.

Steven Osborn
They're my mentor  •  Founder, StreShi. Stanford grad.
I've had the pleasure of knowing Steven on both a personal and professional level, and he is top-notch. Steven will be successful at whateve ... r he does because of his intelligence and grit. Highly recommend him as a co-founder. // Nick

Andrew Lum
They're my friends  •  CEO/Founder, D.E.A.N.A. Fit. Previously CEO/Creative Director, Fugazo, Inc.. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Andrew has a strong passion for entrepreneurship and bettering the world. With successful exits under his belt, he's in an amazing spot to l ... everage his talents and experience. Highly recommend getting in contact with him about advising and investment for D.E.A.N.A. Fit

Miki Reynolds
They're my friends  •  City Manager - Downtown LA, General Assembly and Founding Member, Grid110. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
I've known Miki for some time now and find her to be a great entrepreneur. Very professional at everything she does. Extremely resourceful a ... nd organized. Happy to recommend her.

Josh Carter
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Brightwork and Co-Founder/CEO, Plunk LLC.
Josh is an excellent entrepreneur and I'm happy to vouch for him. A family man, experienced leader, and talented startup exec. Also a fellow ... military vet :) You wouldn't be disappointed to work with him.