Entrepreneurs and VCs

Struggle, Faith, and Purpose — Tom Tognoli, Entrepreneur and Intero President and CEO

Tom Tognoli is living out the American dream.  In 2002, he co-founded Intero, an innovative Silicon Valley-based company, which grew to become one of the top real estate firms in the country.  In 2013, Intero accounted for over 11,000 transactions and $8 billion in sales.  The company’s success was noticed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.  …

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“When God Calls, You Better Show Up!” — Neil Ahlsten, Entrepreneur

Throughout history, people have used the tools available to help them communicate with God.  Prayer is recorded on cave walls by the aborigines in Australia and elsewhere. Biblical prayer was put in written form and distributed when the printing press was invented.  Prayer was broadcast on radio by our leaders during World War II.  I …

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Helping Entrepreneurs Build High Impact Organizations — Josh Kwan

Silicon Valley based entrepreneur Josh Kwan co-founded a unique non-profit organization called Praxis to help entrepreneurs build companies and nonprofits to make a significant impact on the world. If you’re trying to make your nonprofit business succesful take a look at the best branding agency around. He is driven by his Christian faith to see …

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Jason Johnson– A Serial Entrepreneur

Silicon Valley is known as a place where entrepreneurship thrives. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Jason Johnson, who embodies the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit. You may have the solopreneur spirit, where you only run one business and one business only, or you may be like Jason who has the entrepreneur spirit. He …

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Success and Struggle — Jerry Shen, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs dream about the day when the product they worked so hard to build is a big success.   And when that success translates into a liquidity event for their company – the company is acquired or goes public — that dream is fully realized.  For Jerry Shen, success came early.  His product, a fantasy sports …

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Yu-kai Chou, Gamification Expert, Entrepreneur, and Follower of Christ

Gamification takes the experience of game thinking and mechanics and applies it to other areas, such as work.  Yu-kai Chou is an entrepreneur and gamification expert.  Chou describes gamification as making boring things fun – things you have to do, but do not necessarily want to do.  Chou’s believes that gamification has the potential to …

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Miracles Do Happen – Dustin Keele, Silicon Valley Alternative Energy Entrepreneur

Are miracles possible?  The existence of miracles is certainly a barrier for skeptics. And in the Christian community, some feel that the age of miracles has past and none happen today.  Dustin Keele, co-founder of a solar energy development and finance company called Photon, emphatically disagrees.  He recently experienced a miracle himself while on a …

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Victor Ho, Co-founder and CEO of FiveStars — Following God’s Guidance

Victor Ho is a young Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is also a follower of Christ.  Ho is one of several other entrepreneurs I have interviewed and whose stories will have been or will be be posted to this “Finding God in Silicon Valley” Website over the next several weeks.  These entrepreneurs seek God’s guidance in …

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Greg Von Gehr, Entrepreneur and Community Leader — Overcoming Adversity

Life has it setbacks.  During those periods of difficulty, some turn to God for comfort and guidance.  Others turn away from God and become bitter and angry.  Greg Von Gehr, a successful Silicon Valley business leader and entrepreneur, has experienced more than his share of adversity.  He not only persisted, but thrived.  His story offers …

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Ken Yeung, founder and CEO, Prince of Peace Enterprises, Inc. – Fulfilling a Promise to Help People

Recently, I sat down with Ken Yeung, CEO of Prince of Peace Enterprises, to discuss his personal faith and business.  He has a captivating story which took him from Communist China as a boy to Silicon Valley where he lives a life dedicated to fulfilling a promise to God to help people. Ken Yeung is …

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Brent Dusing, Founder and CEO of Lightside Games — From Doing Things My Way to God’s Way

  It is said that to succeed in business one must have a big dream.  Venture capitalist Kevin Compton, for example, lists “thinking big” as one of his five rules for success.  Brent Dusing, founder and CEO of Lightside Games, has a big dream for his company.  His goal is to reach 100 million people …

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