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Dave Parker is a Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, Board, and Advisory Board Member for dozens of companies. Formerly the Senior VP of Programs at UP Global (Startup Weekend + Startup America) that was purchased by Techstars in 2015. Dave helped launch Startup Week globally and served as the local Seattle director for four years. With his team, he built Startup Next and launched it globally serving as the Seattle Director. Full CV here.

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DKParker, LLC is a holding company for incubating and investing in various projects. Dave writes and interviews topics for Startup and technology-related companies.

14 Successful Startup Revenue Models

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Looking for a Startup Financial Model Template? Go to Venture Ready Models is a site that Dave has built out with Excell templates for the tech business models that he blogs about here and on the Venture Ready Models Blog.

Dave works as a Coach for startup founders and Consultant mid-market companies that are staging for funding, growth, transition, or sale. To learn more about Dave’s consulting practice click the ABOUT tab above for Dave’s CV.

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8 Replies to “Startup Founders Home”

  1. Dave,
    Wanted to say THANKS for a great session here in Tampa tonite. You provided sound ideas and guidance that’ll really help me and my team as we continue to launch our new web venture.



  2. Dave,
    Thanks for traveling to Tampa for the TBTF Tuesday evening. Sorry you missed your son’s ball game.
    I was to be a member of the Founders class in Tampa. Your friend Mike has been an incredible mentor for me. He is a gem.
    I just wanted to share what I found most profound about your presentation: “I never sign an NDA. It’s not the idea, it’s the execution.” Thank you, lesson learned.
    I am revising my dinosaur business plan to an executive summary, creating my financials on a spreadsheet (instead of a chart) and make the very best, tightest ten slides of my life. Thanks.
    Monica Stynchula
    Founder and President
    Dovetail Care, Inc.

  3. Interested in incubating seeding startup in
    Mobile Pay App? also Social App too competing with Facebook

    Seed-money $ 10 Million,
    exchange equity-stake

    1. Hey Alex, thanks for the note. Give a look to Crunchbase. The average seed round is likely $500k-1.5. A $10m round will be later stage and would require $1.2-2m in revenue.

  4. Dave, thanks for the article on the pitch deck. Very informative and helpful. Hadn’t known about you before but will definitely be following now.

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